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Is 20 Weeks Too Late For My First Ob Appointment
With mo-di twins aren't I suppose to see a high risk doctor i also had a mymectomy last year this wld be my first C-section im 20 weeks+2 I see an ob?
Early: Some docs won't schedule the initial OB appt prior to 8-10 weeks and then some don't actually see the patient on that initial visit-- they rely on nursing staff to collect history information and perform initial blood work. My personal preference is to see the patient when she discovers she is pregnant and establish care as early as possible. If complications arise, care is already established. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Call your doctor for an appointment. You will need to know the date of your last menstrual period. It is usually scheduled between 6-9 weeks gestation because the baby can be seen in the uterus at that point on ultrasound. If you don't have a doctor, check with your insurance to get a list of covered providers and research your options to find a good fit. ...Read more
My HCG levels were 42, but my progesterone is 51! My doctor isn't concerned about my HCG, but it seems low to me and she's not going to test again until my first OB appointment on 12/01. What do you think?
Depends.: Things may vary slightly from one dr to another. In my practice, the first visit is spent discussing things like: the patient's symptoms, nutrition in pregnancy, common do'/don'ts of pregnancy, exercise, assessing need for nausea treatments, explaining routine prenatal care and expectations, doing the pelvic exam, screening for high risk conditions. We don't routinely do a sonogram til 2nd visit. ...Read more
Depends: What do you want from the visit? Why are you going to the appointment? Depends on your age and your issues. Be open to any and all options. Is it for birth control, is if for becoming sexually active and responsible, are you concerned with a condition or disease or infection? Go n with some general questions and concerns and see where you end up. Don't overwhelm the doctor. There is a limit. ...Read more
I just got an appointment to my OB-GYN for the first time. I feel comfortable asking this to a lady doctor. What should I expect?
Just talking.: Most times you do not need to get undressed or have a pelvic exam by a GYN at your age. You will likely just be talking to the doctor. If you are more comfortable with a female than that is who you should see. If there is not a female OB/GYN nearby then perhaps you could see a nurse practitioner. It is important to be comfortable with your healthcare providers. Hope this helps. ...Read more
TTC, 60 days late after stopping yaz, Neg tests, been to doctor, tested thyroid and blood count, normal. Earliest OB appointment 11Dec. Advice please?
Sit back: And do not fret. It is still early ...Read more
Depends: On how good the measurements were, how your baby's growth is. In a very average sized baby with good measurements, it's pretty accurate. Was it fairly close to your clinical/lmp date. ...Read more
Yes, immediately: Good prenatal care is tantamount to delivering healthy babies. See an OB immediately, you are way "overdue". ...Read more
Research: Do you have an obgyn physician? If not talk to your friends for opinions. Talk to your primary care physician. Research the internet. Must obgyn do not need referrals. ...Read more
I'm 39 weeks+3 I have an ob appointment tomorrow but I do have asthma. And at night its getting really hard for me to breath I don't know what to do?
Let your OB know: Asthma symptoms at night is important to note as this can be an indicator that the asthma is not controlled. Being pregnant at term can also make it difficult to breathe, but don't assume it is not asthma. Have a spirometry lung function test and perhaps a medication adjustment. If you can't breathe, neither can the baby! ...Read more
Should I be worried. Last ob appointment was july 25th 2014. I am 28 years young and don't tan period. I noticed freckle on vagina, not raised.
Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment ...Read more
I have had dark stinky stools (two today) and ate raspberries last night. I have my OB appointment tomorrow and am curious if I should be concerned.
No worries: Raspberries are fine, and the nature of your recent stools are in the range of normal. Do keep your OB appointment and report your concerns to your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What to do if I have a scheduled appointment tomorrow, which is my 4 week 4 days postpartum. Will my ob take the stitches off tomorrow?
Staples or stitches?: Metal staples have to come out, typically after 5 – 7 days after a c/section; after 4 weeks it may become a bit more laborious to get them out. Stitches these days don't need to come out, whether a woman had a c/section or a tear/cut to her perineum during a vaginal delivery. At any rate, your provider will know what to do. ...Read more
Hi, just had my ob appointment and it was suggested that maybe my alopecia areata of last 5 years might be related to yeast how would I test or treat?
I think I have a urinary tract infection, is it okay to wait for my gyn/ob appointment in 3 days?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods (having a cycle further apart than 35 days) is not considered normal. You could have something more serious than just the irregular period. It's definitely worth seeing your gyn for more evaluation — likely an us and bloodwork for starters, and maybe some medication as well. Call your doc for an appointment, and bring a calendar tracking your period for the past six months. ...Read more
What can I expect at my ob/gyn appointment at 13 weeks? I am 41 with a history of a uterine avm after a theraputic abortion 4 years ago. Thanks.
A few things: An ultrasound possibly. Nuchal translucency (nt) test, and possible blood draw to check for chromosomal or anatomical abnormalities. Check blood pressure, urine, weight. At 41 are you considering cvs? The avm and treatment for it shouldn't affect this pregnancy, but if you have questions, consider consultation with maternal fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more
What can I expect at my ob/gyn appointment at 13 weeks? I am 41 with a history of a uterine avm after a therapeutic abortion 4 years ago. Thanks.
High risk: It is hard to predict exactly what you specific doctor will do. Generally around this time first trimester genetic screening is done. Since you are over age 35 this is important. It is certainly reasonable to call your doctors office and ask the nurse for guidance on what tests you are due for at the next appointment. ...Read more
A good relationship!: Your first visit will consist of a complete history, physical exam, blood work and often an ultrasound. Then depending on your particulars the visits usually are spaced at monthly intervals until the last two months. These visits are usually "belly checks" where the heart rate is assessed and your weight and BP is measured. This is the best time to have your questions answred. Good luck! ...Read more
Standard OB appts. : Your OB appointments should include a urine test, fetal heart rate monitoring, a measurement of your belly, your weight and blood pressure. These are the standards items monitored throughout your pregnancy. Your OB may request more tests as your pregnancy progresses if necessary. ...Read more
My LMP was 05/27/2013 and my first u/s was 07/29/2013 ob told me I was 7 5/7 according to the u/s. When did I conceive?
Not precise : You likely conceived between 14 and 21 days after the first day of your last period based on science, average cycles and your us, give or take a few days. Weeks of preg is not calculated from conception but using lmp. You can pinpoint a week not a day. ...Read more