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What sort of disorder is a false pregnancy?

What sort of disorder is a false pregnancy?

Phantom HCG: Besides the psychological disorder where women feel pregnant but they are not, there is also an interesting phenomenon where women test positive for pregnancy by blood, but are actually not pregnant. This is due to antibodies that give false positive blood tests. In these women urine pregnancy tests should remain negative. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Parvo and pregnant: Fortunately, about half of pregnant exposed to Parvovirus B19 are already immune, and there are no ill consequences to mother or baby. Risk of miscarriage and fetal anemia occurs in less than 5%, usually in the first few months of gestation. There is no treatment, but your OB may want to increase monitoring, and they would likely want to be notified of your possible infection. ...Read more

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What happened to my body if I make out? Disease? & no pregnancy right?

What happened to my body if I make out? Disease? & no pregnancy right?

Depends: if you are only kissing then you can spread some diseases like mono or viral infections for colds, cold sores etc If there is no semen involved and you both have clothes on there is little chance of pregnancy ...Read more

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What disease or medicines can give you appearance of a false pregnancy?

Probably none: Pseudocyesis (false preg) is not understood. It is obvious that the body is imitating the presence of a non existent fetus, so it illustrates how much thebrain plays in the symptoms associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm using cream for herpes1.it's not effective.can this disease pass on to my child during pregnancy.What's the percentage.

I'm using cream for herpes1.it's not effective.can this disease pass on to my child during pregnancy.What's the percentage.

HSV: Herpes can indeed be passed to the baby. There are medications that can be taken to prevent outbreaks so that vaginal delivery can be achieved. You need to have a frank discussion with your provider on what your plan should be during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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My wife has pregnancy thyroid but it was detected after 5 months of delivery. Is there any chances of being this disease finished?

My wife has pregnancy thyroid but it was detected after 5 months of delivery. Is there any chances of being this disease finished?

Possibly: There is a disorder called post partum thyroiditis. This can cause thyroid levels to be temporarily abnormal, and may return to normal within 1 year after pregnancy. However, there are other more permanent thyroid problems that also develop after pregnancy, that do not resolve. Getting thyroid antibody levels can help to decide which problem she has. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

Celiac disease: It certainly can, as celiac disease can cause significant illness including malabsorption issues. It is necessary to obtain physicians that can treat the celiac disease as any pregnancy will probably be a high risk pregnancy if the celiac disease is not well controlled. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ectopic pregnancy?

What sort of disorder is an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy: A pregnancy which is developing outside of the uterus is an ectopic pregnancy. Most commonly it is in the fallopian tube. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver disease iin pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of liver disease iin pregnancy?

Depends: There are some liver diseases that are related to pregnancy (common). On the other hand, someone may have pre-existing liver disease. Symptoms of pregnancy related liver disease vary from no symptom (only blood work will show abnormal liver tests) to itching, nausea/vomiting, belly pain, leg swelling, high blood pressure and signs of liver failure etc. ...Read more

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Could I have pregnancy while i get disordered proliferative endometrium?

Could I have pregnancy while i get disordered proliferative endometrium?

Yes: You may need to evaluate why there is disordered proliferative endometrium, however. There may be hormonal reasons at play which could make achieving pregnancy more difficult. ...Read more