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How Many Extra Pints Of Blood When Pregnant
Volume increases: During pregnancy, the plasma volume (the fluid component of your blood) increases by 50% and the red blood cell volume increases only by 20-30%. So it is hard to say exactly how many "pints" it increases. It easier to describe as an increase in volume faster than the expansion in red blood cell volume. So measures of blood counts will show you to be anemic during pregnancy. This is normal. ...Read more
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
I am 11weeks pregnant.I took blood test at 9 week. results:Hemogl.12
Red blood cell count 3,8
Hematocrit 33% RDW cv 10,6
Should i take extra iron?
Should I see my doctor again after having pregnancy symptoms even though I had a negative blood pregnancy test 2 weeks ago? The symptoms are new to me but not all the pregnancy symptoms are present. I only have sore boobs ,feeling gassy and excess saliva.
Week 1: had sex/ week 2:had scanty blood with huge tissue for 7 days when period was due/ week 6: had a negative pregnancy blood test/week 8: pregnancy symptoms i.e. Sore breasts , excess saliva & gassy only.
Could I be pregnant ?
Im 21 weeks pregnant and hear a constant pulse or heartbeat in my ear is this common I've been to an ENT he thinks its because of excess blood flow in my main vein its driving me crazy with this go away
Relax!!: Yes, the excess fluid in your body can cause you to hear otherwise unnoticeable happenings in your body (ever wonder what the sound of food moving through your gut sounds like? You will). However you may also be hearing the clenching of your jaw muscles. I often explain these sounds as like a distant freeway. Ask your dentist if a hard night guard would help. Many other jaw problems come from this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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