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Doctor insights on: Illnesses With Pregnancy Like Symptoms

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Are there any terminal illnesses that have the same symptoms as pregnancy?

Are there any terminal illnesses that have the same symptoms as pregnancy?

Depending: On the symptoms you are referring to: an enlarging abdomen accompanied by nausea and vomiting, for example, are frequently encountered in advanced liver disease or malignant tumors originating or spreading to abdominal organs.

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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.

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Is there any disease out there that has all the symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnancy? I'm not preggers but month or so I keep getting all the signs for it but I never am pg help?

Is there any disease out there that has all the symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnancy? I'm not preggers but month or so I keep getting all the signs for it but I never am pg help?

Yes, but...: The are some unusual & rare problems that mimic pregnancy. Frequently, if women desire pregnancy, they will get the signs & symptoms even if not pregnant. Ovarian cysts that happen when a woman doesn't ovulate produce excess estrogen which can give the symptoms of pregnancy.

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If I had untreated lymes disease before all of my pregnancies, would all 8 of my breastfed children have it? Could symptoms show anytime in their lives?

If I had untreated lymes disease before all of my pregnancies, would all 8 of my breastfed children have it? Could symptoms show anytime in their lives?

Possibly ; yes: The cdc does not officially recognize whether lyme can be transmitted from mother to baby in utero; this is controversial but there is sound evidence that this can occur; how often it occurs is not known. Some doctors even feel that many cases of autism are caused by this. While the lyme bacteria has been found in breast milk, transmission via breastfeeding seems less likely. See comment for more:.

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Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Various: There are several kinds of liver problems related to pregnancy. If your skin or the whites of your eyes start looking yellow, if you are having pain in the upper right side of your abdomen, or if you are having nausea, vomiting & headaches later in pregnancy, tell your OB and be seen right away. Some liver problems in pregnancy are mild, but others can be life-threatening and/or harm your baby.

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Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Many: There are many autoimmune diseases. Some effect the skin, some the joints, some the kidneys, etc. If you are having specific symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor about them to get a specific answer.

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Before being pregnant ESR was 63 at 5 weeks ESR was 77 could this complicate pregnancy? No symptoms of illness all other bloods normal please help

Before being pregnant ESR was 63 at 5 weeks ESR was 77 could this complicate pregnancy? No symptoms of illness all other bloods normal please help

ESR: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and in the absence of symptoms or other manifestations of illness should be ignored. Lab test results taken out of the context of clinical presentations and findings seldom have relevance. Good luck and have a great baby. Should you develop any issues, see your OB quickly.

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What are the classic symptoms of kidney disease in pregnancy?

What are the classic symptoms of kidney disease in pregnancy?

Those are the classi: The initial symptoms of a kidney infection show up quite quickly. Fever, pain, chills, vomitting, constant need to urinate, pain when urinating or blood in the urine are all initial indications of a kidney infection.

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Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Polyhydramnios: There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid). Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended.

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I have Crohn's disease in remission for about 2 yrs. & need to know what are the symptoms of early pregnancy in Crohn's patients.?

I have Crohn's disease in remission for about 2 yrs. & need to know what are the symptoms of early pregnancy in Crohn's patients.?

Same as anyone else: It's great you're in remission. Symptoms of pregnancy are the same as for any woman without crohn's. It's important to talk with your doctor about your crohn's. It's important for the baby to keep your disease under control. Many medicines are safe for pregnancy, but some (methotrexate for example) are not. So let your doctor know if you become pregnant, or if you are thinking of becoming pregnant.

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Is it likely that my pregnancy 5 years ago caused my illnesses to be worse? Never noticed symptoms until year after had baby. Lupus, sjögren's, heart

Is it likely that my pregnancy 5 years ago caused my illnesses to be worse? Never noticed symptoms until year after had baby. Lupus, sjögren's, heart

Very possible: Many auto immune diseases but especially lupus tend to flare and get worse in the postpartum period in some cases the disease first truly expresses itself after a prefnancy.

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Can you tell me what it feels like for symptoms for pregnancy?

Can you tell me what it feels like for symptoms for pregnancy?

Many symptoms: There is a wide range of symptoms that women experience in early pregnancy. Some women feel no change. Others have one or combination of all of the following: very nauseous, feel very tired, have severe bloating or constipation, breast pain, cramping, dizzy

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I'm 11wks pregnant tomorrow but I feel like all my pregnancy symptoms have just disappeared?

I'm 11wks pregnant tomorrow but I feel like all my pregnancy symptoms have just disappeared?

Unlikely: Unless you are having periods every month, you are still pregnant. A lot of women have significant symptoms (nausea, vomiting, pain) during pregnancy and you are lucky if you are free of symptoms. As long as you don't have any bleeding, you should be ok. Follow up with your Ob-Gyn as scheduled. Best wishes Dr M

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I been having symptoms like pregnancy but I have a iud?

I been having symptoms like pregnancy but I have a iud?

It is possible!: It is possible to get pregnant even w/ an IUD in place! Run a pregnancy test with a first morning urine spec. You will get your answer than!

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Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

Cold sx: pregnancy?: Pregnancy in general produces more active growth in the lining of sinuses, and other mucus membranes. This can cause obstruction in breathing, and lead to a "runny nose" and sinus headaches. Ask your obstetric provider for advice in reduction of these symptoms.

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