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How does pregnancy affect ibd?

How does pregnancy affect ibd?

May worsen disease: Activity of uc and cd at time of conception greatly predicts disease course. If in remission, most stay in remission (2/3) where as 1/3 will flare. Disease that is active during conception usually does not go into remission during the course of pregnancy and may even get worse. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Variably: It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications. Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth or maternal injuries, fetal death, and maternal diabetes worsening; leading to renal problems (kidney failure), other organ damage, or other health issues...The good news is that all of these problems can be improved or avoided with proper care. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hormone can cause cretinism which is a syndrome of severe physical stunting and mental developmental delay. If already diagnosed with hypothyroidism be diligent about taking daily thyroid hormone medication and get levels checked every 3 months at least. ...Read more

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How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

It normally doesn't: Endometriosis can cause problems with getting pregnant due to scarring that can affect the tubes or involve the ovaries so that the egg and sperm can't meet. It can increase your risk of a tubal pregnancy since it is harder for the fertilized egg to move down to the uterus. There are also chemical changes that can do both those things.Once you are pregnant, endometriosis is inactivated. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

See details: If you do not have clotting issues or major disease activity lupus is unlikely to effect pregnancy. If your lupus is not under excellent control at the start of pregnancy it is likely to significantly flare the disease. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect my back?

How does  pregnancy affect my back?

May increase pan: Some patients experience more back pain during pregnancy because of the added weight, others do not. Try to manage your symptoms conservatively with gentle stretching and exercises and consult with your OB if you need medications. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thyroid problem. Hypothyroid women may need more thyroid in each trimester. By delivery many patients are taking half again more thyroid replacement. Hyperthyroidism is more complicated due to the different causes of hyperthyroidism. Any hyperthyroid woman should be followed by an endocrinologist or high risk obstetrical team to determine the best type and amount of meds. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect your skin?

How does pregnancy affect your skin?

In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect pregnancy?

How does lupus affect pregnancy?

A variety of ways: The type and organ involvement of the lupus can be important. Year ago people with lupus were advised not to get pregnant. Now we know people with lupus can have great pregnancy outcomes. There is a risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, lupus flares, hypertension especially with kidney invovlement and smoking. You will need to be evaluated for your lupus risks before pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does hsv1 affect pregnancy?

How does hsv1 affect pregnancy?

HSV1 ; Pregnancy: Pregnant women who are infected with herpes simplex virus 1 (hsv-1) genital herpes have a higher risk for miscarriage, premature labor, retarded fetal growth, or transmission of the herpes infection to the infant while in the uterus or at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

Prolactinoma: A prolactinoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland and part of the hormonal regulation in the human body. If you have a prolactinoma with high secretion of the prolactin this can definitely prevent a pregnancy from occurring. You would need to see an hormone specialist for evaluation and drug treatment or if the lesion is large then a neurosurgeon for possible surgical resection. ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect my health if pregnant?

How does diabetes affect my health if pregnant?

Not good.: There are varying degrees of involvement (e.g. Onset during pregnancy, diagnosed before pregnancy, etc..). Risks of big baby, shoulder dystocia, fetal anomalies, mom could develop notable end organ damage (e.g. Eyes, kidney, nerves and other systems), etc... ...Read more

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How can bulimia affect pregnancy?

How can bulimia affect pregnancy?

Yes: Any eating disorder can affect pregnany if the mother is not receiving enough nutrients to support herself and her developing baby. Poor weight gain in pregnany is associated with low birth weight infants, and preterm delivery. The vomiting associated with bulimia can cause electrolyte distrubances and certainly increased discomfort during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can fibromyalgia affect pregnancy?

How can fibromyalgia affect pregnancy?

Meds?: Fibromyalgia is not thought to have an adverse effect on pregnacy, although their may be some issues with medications during pregancy. Best to avoid them, unless signficant co-existent depression is there. Exercise daily, get good sleep, and talk to your doc about discontinuing meds or continuing meds. ...Read more

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How does stomach ache act during pregnancy?

How does stomach ache act during pregnancy?

Worsens with time: If u already have gerd or esophagitis, ulcer etc, as the baby grws it takes up a lot of room and makes symyoms worse. Many do better elevating the head of the bed, higher as u approach term. Ask ur gyn for rx like tumms, or liquid antacid. Follow his direction please. ...Read more

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How does bulimia affect me if i'm pregnant?

How does bulimia affect me if i'm pregnant?

Very badly: Bulimia is unsafe when you're not pregnant, and worse if you are. Electrolyte imbalances from repeated vomiting can come through to your baby. Also you risk premature delivery, low birth weight, delayed fetal growth, fetal death or stillbirth, gestational diabetes, and hypertension since many bulimic woman gain excess weight in pregnancy. Please tell your OB so you can get needed help. ...Read more

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How does bulimia affect me if i'm pregnant?

How does bulimia affect me if i'm pregnant?

Risk for you & fetus: Pregnancy takes a lot of a woman as the fetus takes what it needs to develop. Bulimia leads to skewed balance of electrolytes and also can affect the nutritional balance you growing child needs. Absolutely let you doctor know you have this problem and seek help to control it for you and for the baby to be. ...Read more

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How does lemon affect your periods?

Lemon claims.: Lemons are rumored to prevent your period, induce your period, slow your period ; lighten your period. I have not found any studies to support these claims. ...Read more

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Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but  can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Definitely: You can take some over the counter gas-x, simethicone, this might help. If you're having heartburn symptoms from this, Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid might help as well. Walking may help as well. Very common for pregnant gals to feel indigestion, especially as pregnancy goes on. Progesterone, one of the hormones of pregnancy, causes your stomach and intestines to slow down... Thus food takes longer to pass. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Alka seltzer : It would not be advisable it contains aspirin that could cause difficulty with bleeding or possible complications at delivery or if an epidural is used ...Read more

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Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Many possibilities: There are a number of possibilities that could cause a late, light or no period, some of which include pregnancy, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, etc. I do not think your indigestion is related. If this persists, however, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Of course, a potential cause is always pregnancy. Consider taking a home test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

See your doctor.: Pregnancy can occur after a tubal ligation and your symptoms could be consistent with an ectopic pregnancy. Need to see your doctor to rule this out because it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Maybe: Heartburn in pregnancy is very common, but it tends to occur mainly in late pregnancy. Touch base with your doctor to make sure it isn't something else more concerning. ...Read more

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How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

Diet changes: Avoid onions, tomatoes, garlic, and caffeine. Eat small meals. Make sure at least 4 hours have gone by after eating before you go to bed. Prop yourself up with some pillows when you sleep. ...Read more

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What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

Often chest pain.: Heartburn is usually pain under the sternum or in upper abdomen. It may feel like a burning or raw sensation. May also feel like stabbing pain under the sternum. It is usually relieved or improved with antacids or something like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. If severe or not relieved see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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I have had some pretty nasty heartburn with this pregnancy. I told the dr. and she prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) - anybody used this?

I have had some pretty nasty heartburn with this pregnancy. I told the dr. and she prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) - anybody used this?

Be very wary: I would not recommend Reglan (metoclopramide) in pregnancy. It has black box warnings from the FDA, with a strong recommendation for "short-term (4 to 12 weeks) therapy for adults with symptomatic, documented gastroesophageal reflux who fail to respond to conventional therapy." It is not to be used in the pediatric population. Side effects in toddlers have included severe muscle spasm. Fetal effects unknown. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks preg. I have heartburn & feel heavier but unlike my 1st 3 pregnancies (girls) I have no morning sickness yet. Could something be wrong?

I am 6 weeks preg. I have heartburn & feel heavier but unlike my 1st 3 pregnancies (girls) I have no morning sickness yet. Could something be wrong?

Not necessarily: The absence of morning sickness does not automatically signal something wrong. Every patient and pregnancy is different. Just see your doctor for possible ultrasound to verify that everything is progressing normally. ...Read more

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Heartburn a sign of pregnancy or what ?

Heartburn a sign of pregnancy or what ?

The majority of: people who get heartburn are not pregnant. Nausea and vomiting are more frequent GI signs of pregnancy. While the best sign of pregnancy is a baby, taking an at-home pregnancy test (even the ones at the 99 cent store are accurate) will let you know for sure. ...Read more

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Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Not actual indicator: Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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What is best heartburn remedy during pregnancy?

What is best heartburn remedy during pregnancy?

Simple tips: Ppis are effective. But if you take the following steps they should help as well. Dont eat less than 2 hours before lying down. Either raise the head of your bed six inches or sleep on 1 wedge pillow - dont sleep with multiple pillows as that can actually allow acid to come up to your throat. Avoid mint, caffiene, chocolate, spicy foods (i know its difficult to do but it will help -promise!). ...Read more

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Is acidity and heartburn is also sign of 6 weeks pregnancy?

Possibly: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more