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Will sarcoidosis affect my pregnancy?

Will sarcoidosis affect my pregnancy?

Other way: Pregnancy can precipitate a sarcoidosis flare. In more than 60% of the cases however, sarcoidosis severity will remain unchanged, or even improve during pregnancy. Certain medications used to treat sarcoidosis are not safe during pregnancy, others increase your blood sugar and thus the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Can fatty liver disease affect home pregnancy tests results?

Can fatty liver disease affect home pregnancy tests results?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver does not affect he pregnancy test results. Fatty liver is. Radiologic diagnosis seen on ct scan or sonogram. It does not affect lab values on less it progresses to cirrhosis but that is rare and takes a long time ...Read more

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Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid factor in pregnancy?

Rheumatoid factor in pregnancy?

Not specific: Rheumatoid factor is the response of the body to a chronic problem. The exact problem needs to be identified. Although there are lots of reasons your physician will need to clarify why the rheumatoid factor is present. Is unlikely that pregnancy is the reason. ...Read more

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Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?

Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?

It affects everyone: Graves' can occur in anybody so it can affect pregnant woman as well, however, pregnancy is an immunosuppressive state so it's possible that the graves' disease will get better during the pregnancy and get worst after the delivery. ...Read more

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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes : Any severe disease can potentially affect your menstrual cycle. Also your cycle will change as you approach menopause, average age 51. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

It can.: Pregnancy is an altered immune state to allow the mother to tolerate a 'foreign body'- the infant in her body. In some women, this altered immune state can result in some immune disease that alter normal hormone production in the body, most commonly thyroid over or underproduction. ...Read more

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Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

See answer and link: This test may not be able to identify abnormalities or may report a positive result in the presence of mosaicism (which may be confined to the placenta). http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TH_Panorama_Prenatal_Test ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could poly cystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) affect the results of a home pregnancy test?

Thoughts? Could poly cystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) affect the results of a home pregnancy test?

No: Pcos may make it harder to get pregnant in the first place, but once pregnant the tests are unaffected. ...Read more

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How could lung disease affect a pregnant woman?

How could lung disease affect a pregnant woman?

Harder to breathe: During the normal course of pregnancy it gets harder and harder to perform usual activities. Any condition that affects the lungs will make things worse. In most cases, matters can be medically managed. In extreme cases, pregnancy can become a health threat to the mother. ...Read more

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Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

There are: People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time. Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement. ...Read more

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How do antihistamines & other antinflammatories taken longterm affect accuracy of ESR,CRP, PTT tests when r/o lupus or other CTD's?

How do antihistamines & other antinflammatories taken longterm affect accuracy of ESR,CRP, PTT tests when r/o lupus or other CTD's?

Little or none: ESR (sed rate) and C-reactive protein are actually of little real use in the lupus workup, and the public and physicians set too much by them generally. PTT is used to look for the "lupus anticoagulants" that paradoxically cause thrombosis. The common meds that affect small molecules like histamine and prostaglandins don't impact production of the proteins involved in these tests, or lupus testing ...Read more

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Can anemia affect a pregnancy test?

Can anemia affect a pregnancy test?

No, it should not: Affect a standard urine pregnancy test, nor should it have any appreciable effect upon a serum beta- HCG test. Likewise, the predictive quality of either test for pregnancy is not affected by anemia. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does UTI affect the outcome of a home pregnancy test?

Does UTI affect the outcome of a home pregnancy test?

Not usually: If you have any doubt, you can get a blood test that is more sensitive. ...Read more

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Age 22yrs.Mycobacterium tuberclosis complex detected in uterus after hyterscopy.How will it affect future pregnancy. Also have thyroid problem.

Age 22yrs.Mycobacterium tuberclosis complex detected in uterus after hyterscopy.How will it affect future pregnancy. Also have thyroid problem.

Complicated: This is a very complicated and relatively rare condition. You should speak with your ob/gyn about it. Healthtap is great but any advice on that subject you get is not going to be very well informed. A doctor needs to read your medical chart, see the results of lab test and know more about your history. Consult a doctor who knows the entire story. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid affect a pregnancy ultrasound?

Can the thyroid affect a pregnancy ultrasound?

Only if the: Thyroid level is abnormal and causes changes to either the fetus or the placenta. Hopefully, your thyroid level is normal, as abnormal levels increase the risk of pregnancy complications. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which nodules form in various organs, including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more