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I Am Pregnant Ventriculomegaly
Currently 22 weeks pregnant, MRI showed mild-moderate ventriculomegaly (14mm on both sides). What are the chances of this increasing? Decreasing?
Depends on the cause: If the dilatation is caused by prior infection, vascular compromise, or obstruction to fluid flow the degree may increase. There will probably be a search for any evidence of a neural tube defect like spina bifida or other structural abnormality. Rarely, some sort of intrauterine intervention may be considered. Time will tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Didi twins both w/ bilateral Ventriculomegaly(10/11mm)and mild polyhyd. Stable for 4 wks.I'm 30 wks pregnant. Amnio &torch clear-Prognosis? why both?
Gestational sac: Between 4 and 5 weeks the gestational sac should become visible, followed by the yolk sac by mid 5th week, and fetal pole by 6th week. ...Read more
Fluid space in brain: Brain has fluid spaces, the bilateral lateral ventricles , consisting of frontal (anterior) horns, atrium or body, temporal horns, and occipital horns. Other ventricles are 3rd ; 4thventriculomegaly means enlargement of ventricles and frontal ventriculomegaly specifically frontal horns.Enlargement sometimes comes from loss of brain substance( atrophy) or relative obstruction to drainage of centric. ...Read more
Me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. What other things can I do other than sex to get pregnant faster? I am turning 22.
First things first: At 21, there should be no rush. First a woman trying to conceive (ttc) should try to do these things: strive to reach and maintain a healthy weight through nutritious diet and exercise. See a primary or obgyn doctor for exam, any needed tests and vaccinations; keep record of lmp (first day of last normal period). Avoid alcohol, tobacco, other toxins. See gyn if not pregnant after 1 year of trying. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Congratulations on: Your pregnancy. Here are some pregnancy safe tips for the common cold. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. Although over the counter medicines can be helpful - doing this with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More wiener news: For public health topics, .Gov sites offer credible information. Usda even sends out safety alerts for specific products. For more on the hot dog debate, check out http://www.Fsis.Usda.Gov/factsheets/hot_dogs/index.Asp and to all pregnant women and moms of wee ones, please follow strict food handling procedures and watch those who prepare your food. If in doubt, don't eat out! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From doc on bedrest: I was on bedrest for several weeks and surprised how quickly the quad muscles of the thighs became weak. A physical therapist (rpt) at the hospital taught me this method: lie on my left side, push off the bed with my left arm at the same time i swung both legs gently over the side of the bed. Then i sat till stable and put both feet solidly on the floor before standing. Women should ask OB also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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