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I'm four months pregnant and I haven't been to the doctor yet is that bad?

I'm four months pregnant and I haven't been to the doctor yet is that bad?

Call for appt ASAP: It can sometimes take weeks to get in to see an OB provider so call now for an appointment. If there is a long delay or difficulty, ask a local hospital or board of health for referral. It is important to have a pregnancy test to see if pregnant, an ultrasound to evaluate the fetus and other tests in 2nd trimester. While waiting, read, start vitamin daily, eat well, avoid toxins, tobacco, alcohol. ...Read more

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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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I have had an itchy scalp for the past four weeks. So bad that I carry a comb around the house with me to scratch it. I've been checked by a doctor and by my midwife (I'm five months pregnant) both have assured me that it is not lice but do not have an

I have had an itchy scalp for the past four weeks. So bad that I carry a comb around the house with me to scratch it. I've been checked by a doctor and by my midwife (I'm five months pregnant) both have assured me that it is not lice but do not have an

Itching when pregnt: There are many ill defined itchy rashes that happen during pregnancy, but they don't continue after delivery. See your doctor or dermatologist who may look for inflammation or local infection. It is completely anecdotal, but dandelion root may help. ...Read more

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Hi doc, im badly need ur answers how abort a one month pregnant? ; (

Hi doc, im badly need ur answers how abort a one month pregnant? ; (

Can't advise: Sorry for your predicament, but we cannot ethically, legally or safely advise you on how to terminate a pregnancy outside of a medical facility. Please seek care from a qualified healthcare professional in your area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Am pregnant don't know how many weeks going to the doctors next week but every morning I wake up with brown blood just drops is it bad?

Am pregnant don't know how many weeks going to the doctors next week but every morning I wake up with brown blood just drops is it bad?

Light Bleeding: Rest assured that in the early weeks of pregnancy, a little spotting or bleeding is very common. The most common cause for experiencing a brown discharge during pregnancy, especially in the later half of the first trimester, is that the body is getting rid of the older blood remnants in the cervix. As the baby grows, the original blood which is used to protect the womb is no longer required. ...Read more

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How precise is a doctors pregnancy test after four days of unprotected sex?

How precise is a doctors pregnancy test after four days of unprotected sex?

Too soon to test: It takes 10-14 days for an embryo to produce enough HCG for a positive test, from the day of the fruitful intercourse. ...Read more

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Bloated for almost four months now. Took a pregnancy test at the doctors office, came back negative. Should I be concern?

Bloated for almost four months now. Took a pregnancy test at the doctors office, came back negative. Should I be concern?

Not about pregnancy: If you have gained weight, it would help to increase your physical activity and reduce your intake of food. If you are sexually active and do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. ...Read more

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My doctor told me not to take xrays due to my pregnancy 9 weeks doctors I work for are making me will it be bad for my baby?

My doctor told me not to take xrays due to my pregnancy 9 weeks doctors I work for are making me will it be bad for my baby?

No, baby will b ok: If you take radiographs as part of your job, then you are protected from any harmful effects by the walls and distance from the xray head. If there are other circumstances to your situation, then your obgyn needs to talk to your employer. ...Read more

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Hi doc I was wondering why my stretch mark from my pregnancy four years ago so itchy out of no where again like when I was pregnant?

Hi doc I was wondering why my stretch mark from my pregnancy four years ago so itchy out of no where again like when I was pregnant?

See belo: Usually that is from stretching more--are you gaining weight again? Also can be from excess dryness--the oil glands can be damaged during stretching. Try some baby oil on them twice a day for a week. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant, monday I went to the doc and told me I was 2cm dilated & 80 percent effaced. I have such bad pressure pains. Is it normal?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant, monday I went to the doc and told me I was 2cm dilated & 80 percent effaced. I have such bad pressure pains. Is it normal?

Labor: Bleeding, leaking of fluid, and regular contractions that go on for an hour are reasons to call your doctor. Decreased movement is also a reason to call. Pelvic pressure happens especially as the baby descends. When you have increased pressure do you also have contractions? Put your hands across your belly when you have increased pressure, tight? Then a contraction. ...Read more

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I always have really bad cramping after a pelvic exam. And the doctors know. What might be the reason behind the pain?? I'm pregnant. Thanks

I always have really bad cramping after a pelvic exam. And the doctors know. What might be the reason behind the pain?? I'm pregnant. Thanks

Pain after pelvic ex: Pain after pelvic exam is due to contraction of the uterus and is very common. Gently massage area of pain with hand or warm pad to help relief pain. Remind MD so they are extra gentle for future exams. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant. Doc couldn't find heartbeat did vaginal scan scan. Still no heartbeat and basically said that's bad. What happens now? Miscarriage?

8 weeks pregnant. Doc couldn't find heartbeat did vaginal scan scan. Still no heartbeat and basically said that's bad. What happens now? Miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Dear Ressee,
I'm sorry to hear that there was no heartbeat. This likely means that the fetus is not viable and you will likely miscarry. Your ob will likely have you come in for a procedure where they remove the fetus. ...Read more

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Nov17 I had bad cramps threw up felt dizzy went to doc pregnancy test was + Nov19 home tst + Nov 21 went to doc tst + Dec5 tst - how's that possible?

Nov17 I had bad cramps threw up felt dizzy went to doc pregnancy test was + Nov19 home tst + Nov 21 went to doc tst + Dec5 tst - how's that possible?

Need reliable test: If your Dec 5 test was a home test it may not be reliable; get a reliable test through your doctor. Otherwise, a positive pregnancy test that turns negative wearly in pregnancy may suggest spontaneous abortion fetal demise ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with gestational hypertension, which my doctors say is not as bad as preeclampsia?

I am 34 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with gestational hypertension, which my doctors say is not as bad as preeclampsia?

OB hypertension: Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc. You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant having bad cough. Doc suggested steam inhalation n gargles with saline water.? Still no change. Can I take medication for cough?

31 weeks pregnant having bad cough. Doc suggested steam inhalation n gargles with saline water.? Still no change. Can I take medication for cough?

Cough: You can certainly use plain robitussin (guaifenesin) or guafenisen for your cough. Most cough drops are also safe. However, if coughing up any green mucus or getting worse, please see your doctor to make sure you don't have bronchitis or pneumonia ...Read more

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I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

Possibly: Metformin helps to lower fat synthesis. Fortunately you can eat 6 equal healthy meals and do 10 minutes of exercise after each meal to get the benefits of metformin without taking the medication. Diabetes, pcos, and acne are all helped by lowering stress, avoiding sugar, increasing vegetables and taking evening primrose oil which is high in gamma linoleic acid. ...Read more

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I'm four months pregnant and have not seen a doctor because I don't have insurance... Will my baby be okay?

I'm four months pregnant and have not seen a doctor because I don't have insurance... Will my baby be okay?

Hopefully: The best pregnancy outcomes are in women with good prenatal care. You should be able to secure care at a community health clinic or rural health clinic - those clinics have governmental subsidy funding specifically to provide prenatal care for the uninsured. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my side hurts very bad that it hurts to move or bend down? I haven't been to the doctor yet either

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my side hurts very bad that it hurts to move or bend down? I haven't been to the doctor yet either

See a physician: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Pain like this can be from a tubal pregnancy (ectopic). At 8 weeks this can be an emergency. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant and still haven't been to the doctor how bad is that?

I'm 5 months pregnant and still haven't been to the doctor how bad is that?

Very bad: You should have already seen an ob/gyn doctor by this time, for prenatal care, your blood counts, sonogram and other assessments, first trimester is very critical time, you passed it with out exam, now into second, you are not only neglecting your self, have to protect the baby's health go and see quickly, to correct any existing problems. ...Read more

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I'm 8 in a half months pregnant and still haven't seen a doctor is that bad?

I'm 8 in a half months pregnant and still haven't seen a doctor is that bad?

Why?: I think you already know the answer. There are several obgyns in sherman texas. I know several. Get prenatal care. Protect yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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I'm 3 months pregnant and itching bad should I go to the ER I don't have a doctor yet because I'm waiting on insurance?

I'm 3 months pregnant and itching bad should I go to the ER I don't have a doctor yet because I'm waiting on insurance?

Not good enough: Reason to go to the ER. You can always go to a county hospital, public health free clinic, or any state run health agency to be checked since you are pregnant and are with child. The itching needs to be addressed as medication alone may not be the solution. So you may need to have blood tests done to make sure you're not anemic. That can also cause intense itching. So don't wait any longer. ...Read more

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I'm four weeks pregnant and have a stitch on my right side for last four hours. Should I go to the doctor?

I'm four weeks pregnant and have a stitch on my right side for last four hours. Should I go to the doctor?

Possibly: This could be ligament pain, but you are very a little early for this to start. Ligament pain is sharp pulling pain at the lower abdomen commonly felt during pregnancy. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice and rest may help, but if the pain is very severe, see you doctor to ensure nothing more serious is occurring. ...Read more

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Pregnant but have bad morning sickness to the point I feel lazy and can't get out of bed! But I can't seem to get in to a doctor what do I do? : (

Pregnant but have bad morning sickness to the point I feel lazy and can't get out of bed! But I can't seem to get in to a doctor what do I do? : (

ER or Women's Clinic: I am unsure of your dates but you should be seen, particularly with vomiting and potential dehydration. Make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins and go wherever you can to have an assessment. All the best. ...Read more

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Does going to the doctor to get lab results always mean something bad cause I'm pregnant and I'm so worried.

Does going to the doctor to get lab results always mean something bad cause I'm pregnant and I'm so worried.

Not necessarily: Many lab tests are done routinely to monitor health and progress of pregnancy. Please follow your doctor's advice and do not stress yourself and do not miss your appointment. ...Read more