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How Do You Know If You Have An Ectopic Pregnancy
You don't - see MD!: No woman can know if she has an ectopic pregnancy by history or symptoms. Even the physician cannot know if an early pregnancy is ectopic by history and physical examination alone. One has to rely on high-quality transvaginal ultrasound and serum beta HCG levels to clinch this potentially life-threatening diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Look At The Evidence: The best way to tell is by checking a pregnancy test, if "+" ; then you have a heavy cycle followed by a "-" test...You miscarried. Often, an early miscarriage isn't tested so know your risk factors. Ie - any birth control? Any symptoms of pregnancy? Unprotected sex during ovulation (mid-cycle)? Overall the best way to know is by protecting yourself ; using effective birth control, take care. ...Read more
Miscarriage: Early miscarriages can be associated with a delayed period which is heavier and associated with cramping. This type of miscarriage is usually suspected, but not proved. Later miscarriages are associated with a positive pregnancy test and an ultrasound showing the fetus without any heart beat. This type usually requires a D & C or medical management to empty the uterus. ...Read more
Painless early deliv: Painless midtrimester delivery is a typical definition of incompetent cervix. More modern definitions rely increasingly on sonographic features before preterm birth, such as a very short cervical length (<15 mm by transvaginal sonography) in asymptomatic women. If you are diagnosed with incompetent cervix, vaginal Progesterone and possibly cervical cerclage could help you carry a pregnancy 2 term. ...Read more
How do you know if you may have had a miscarriage if you didn't get tested for pregnancy prior to it?
Difficult to know: It would probably be hard to prove. If you had missed several periods, then there is a chance. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Ultrasound is best: Ectopic pregnancy is the presence of a fertilized embryo implanting outside the normal confines of the uterus, most commonly within the fallopian tube. This can cause pain as the baby grows, since the fallopian tube is not pliable like the uterus. If you have a positive pregnancy test, appropriate followup with an ob/gyn is needed. Ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is intrauterine. ...Read more
OPK or ultrasounds: If you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk). Iui can be timed according to when your opk goes positive. You can also have ultrasound scans to measure the size and number of follicles developing in your ovaries, which may be combined with blood tests to check your estrogen levels. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
See your doctor: Delayed or excessive vaginal bleeding is a sign you might be having or had a miscarriage. If you think you had a miscarriage, you should see your doctor. They will be able to do an ultrasound to check the contents of your uterus. You should also know what type of blood you have as you might need an injection called Rhogam to prevent future problems. I am sorry for your loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By physical, imaging: Fibroids can be discovered by physical exam or by imaging (exs. Pelvic ultrasound, mri). They can be very small (pea size) or quite large (melon). Most women that have fibroids are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment (unless they are causing infertility). Fibroids can cause significant symptoms, most notably heaving menstrual flow, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular periods: Regular periods are invariably a sign of ovulation. If your periods are erratic and less frequent but normal when they come you are probably ovulating. A simple method you can use is to track your morning temperature, your "basal body temperature." after ovulation your baseline temperature will rise 0.3 or more degrees f, and stay elevated until your period comes (or longer if you are pregnant). ...Read more
Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendicitis : The classic scenario will be vague pain that starts around the umbilicus and eventually migrates to a very focal point in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. This is usually accompanied by fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Laboratory findings will generally show an increase in your white blood cell count. ...Read more
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