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Is it common to have leaky heart valves during pregnancy? I have three out of four valves leaking.

Is it common to have leaky heart valves during pregnancy? I have three out of four valves leaking.

Yes: yes, but it shouldn't be severe or cause symptoms .otherwise the pregnancy may be causing a normal response to changes in your volume status. some times a mild to mod leak can become severe during pregnancy which be problematic as well. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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How many ultrasound examination should I get during pregnancy?

How many ultrasound examination should I get during pregnancy?

Depends : The number of ultrasounds will vary depending on what complications of pregnancy you have and depend on your doctors' preferences. Most will do one around 16-24 weeks to look at the baby's anatomy to make sure everything is normal. Some do one between 11-13 weeks as part of genetic testing. Problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, twins and other problems will require more. ...Read more

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What does it mean if during the 14th week of pregnancy, pus cells 6 to 7, epithelial cells 2 to 3 in urine stool examination?

What does it mean if during the 14th week of pregnancy, pus cells 6 to 7, epithelial cells 2 to 3 in urine stool examination?

Evaluation for UTI: If you are pregnant, you should be under the care of an obstetrician to safeguard your and your baby's health. The findings you described warrant ascertaining if you have urinary tract infection and you should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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I had three times sex during my ovulation , can it lead to my pregnancy .

I had three times sex during my ovulation , can it lead to my pregnancy .

Yes: Unprotected intercourse cal lead to prenancy. Ovulation is fast, however, and sperm takes about 24-48 hours, sometimes longer, to make it to the egg. Once it's released it lives 24-48 hours, sperm lives 7 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Depends: The fourth month, or 16 weeks, is usually a time when genetic testing for down's syndrome is performed. Not all patients want this testing. It is an individual decision. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Anatomy Scan: If a quad screen or Alpha fetal protein not done, that's usually the latest time. An anatomy scan is usually done between 19-20 weeks. (sonogram). ...Read more

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Helloo I took three pregnancy test all of them are negative but I didn't come on my period for four months what should I do?

Helloo I took three pregnancy test all of them are negative but I didn't come on my period for four months what should I do?

See a GYN MD: There may be a medical reason for the lack of a period such as thyroid dysfunction. Testing(blood) is needed and your GYN MD can "jump start" your period with medication if necessary. ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Generally no problem: Sex is safe if done with one's monogamous spouse and if there are no sexually transmitted diseases nor any pregnancy complications (such as premature labor). As long as it is comfortable enough for both people, one can have sex throughout her pregnancy. Having intercourse and orgasms is fine as long as the pregnancy is going well. It is also important psychologically for both people. ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Pregnancy Norms: Yes. Of course. I often answer these questions with the advice i give to all pregnant patients I have or am caring for. Many obs also recommend that the pregnant patient get a pregnancy guide or prenatal book. Most of the variety of questions and situations that occur during pregnancy are covered. Having this kind of book is empowering. It saves a lot of worrying. ...Read more

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We want to our first child after three years of marriage.. How we can protect the early pregnancy. We have only four months of marriage.

We want to our first child after three years of marriage..  How we can protect the early pregnancy. We have only four months of marriage.

PREGNANCY: As long as you plan your having a baby, there is no problem having it. Length of marriage have nothing to do with it. The acceptance and love for the coming baby is all that matters. ...Read more

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What are the procedures for testing newborns for drug use during pregnancy?

What are the procedures for testing newborns for drug use during pregnancy?

Drug testing: The first urine void an infant has is screened for drug presence. Meconium can also be screened for drug presence. If there is a positive screen on mom, infant will be screened, or if there is positive history, many cases are also referred to child protective services. ...Read more

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Is metformin safe during pregnancy I am pre diabetic and pregnant four weeks?

Yes: It is safe for use but usually it is not continued in pregnancy for prediabetes. When you see your doctor ask if it your specific case it is indicated or not. ...Read more

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What causes painful inner thigh cramping during the last few weeks of pregnancy?

What causes painful inner thigh cramping during the last few weeks of pregnancy?

Growth of the baby: As the baby and uterus continue to grow they put downward pressure into the muscles and ligament of the pelvis, which is probably why this is happening. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids and do stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: "decidual bleeding" can be lumped together with "implantation bleeding" and we can call them both "first trimester bleeding". I'd estimate 20-30% of pregnant women have some type of first trimester bleeding, and many go on to have normal pregnancies. An ultrasound is the only way to know that things are ok in there and to rule out an ectopic. An hpt will still be positive if you are miscarrying. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible four-three days after a period? A 27 day gap between ovulations? (Not well educated on cycles, I don't study much on them).-Male

Is pregnancy possible four-three days after a period? A 27 day gap between ovulations? (Not well educated on cycles, I don't study much on them).-Male

Yes: Since the tendency of human nature is to normalize the abnormal, there is no safe time to have unprotected intercourse unless pregnancy is desired. See your gynecologist and use a condom. ...Read more

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Period came four days early and was three days shorter, no pregnancy symptoms and negative test but ttc could i be pregnant?

Period came four days early and was three days shorter, no pregnancy symptoms and negative test but ttc could i be pregnant?

Unlikely: If your test was negative it is unlikely, however if your urine was too dilute an early pregnancy test could show up as negative. The best specimen for a pregnancy test is from the first void in the morning. ...Read more