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Dr. James Chapman
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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 long does back pain associated with pregnancy last?

How long does back pain associated with pregnancy last?

Depends: For some women it starts around 20 weeks and can last until the end. Most will discuss with the doctor and use maternity belts, or have physical therapy and prenatal massage to decrease the pain. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the evening with elevation of feet the swelling goes down. If you are pregnant and have swelling inform your md as it may also be seen with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How long does implantation bleeding last and symptoms associated with it?

How long does implantation bleeding last and symptoms associated with it?

Variable: Most women so not experience implantation bleeding. When it happens, it can be highly variable. ...Read more

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How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

Until VV fixed: Muscle cramping is often a common symptom of venous insufficiency, and when this is corrected, the cramping often lets up within days/weeks. See www.Phlebology.Org, and check out a phlebologist in your area who can help you sort out the cause. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby is born, not before. Congrats on your upcoming birth and hang in there. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

Depends on patient: Swelling in the legs or lower extremity associated with hellp syndrome (preeclampsia, toxemia, high blood pressure of pregnancy) resolves after delivery. How fast depends on the person. For some it is in the first 24-48 hours. For others it may last as long as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with fibroids last?

How long does back pain associated with fibroids last?

Varies.: Fibroids can cause pain with intercourse, period, or spontaneously at any time of the cycle or pregnancy. They typically regress in size and symptoms after menopause, or with hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with syphilis last?

How long does back pain associated with syphilis last?

See below: Syphilitic disease of the spine, similar to bone and joint syphilis elsewhere in the body, may be encountered following either the congenital or acquired forms of infection. It may manifest itself, first, as an arthralgia or backache; second, as a necrosis of the vertebrœ, and, third, as a; charcot spine accompanied by cerebro-spinal degeneration. It may be a life long issue. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with HIV last?

How long does back pain associated with HIV last?

Etiology?: More info needed. Please contact your HIV doctor to discuss your symptoms. May need x-rays and some blood tests to see if related to HIV disease. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after a leg cramp?

How long does pain last after a leg cramp?

About a day.: The pain should ease up in about one day. You could apply ice to the muscle for 20 minutes and take an anti-inflammatory medication to help. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

IF U HAD ECLAMPSIA: U should still be followed very closely by your doctor who took care of u because as u know now adays pre-eclampsia should not become eclampsia if u were having regular OB care, so if u are worried about swelling u need to call your doc right now to make sure everything is ok and that your blood pressure is not still elevated or going up again or go back to the hos where u delivered for evaulation. ...Read more

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How long does paregnancy associated with oligohydramnios last?

How long does paregnancy associated with oligohydramnios last?

Depends: How long oligohydramnios lasts depends on the cause and what is done to address it. It can last up until delivery and needs to be very carefully managed, usually with the help of a maternal-fetal medicine expert ( a doctor who treats high risk pregnancies). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does increased saliva associated with pregnancy last?

How long does increased saliva associated with pregnancy last?

Variable: Hormonal changes/salivary changes are not set in stone and exaclty the same for anyone. Likely it will cont during pregnancy and likely during nursing. Know that increased saliva is only good for your oral health and helps reduce the risk of decay by buffering acidic encounters. ...Read more

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How long does cramping in pregnancy last?

How long does cramping in pregnancy last?

Different per person: Some patients don't report any cramping until labor! However, it is common for patients to have mild cramping throughout the whole pregnancy, but typically more in the 1st and 3rd trimesters. Dehydration can make cramping worse, so drink plenty of fluids throughout. ...Read more

Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more