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Would a pulmonary artery pressure of 33 at rest during pregnancy in a 26 yo be a significant finding on an echo? Echo 7 months prior was normal.

Would a pulmonary artery pressure of 33 at rest during pregnancy in a 26 yo be a significant finding on an echo? Echo 7 months prior was normal.

Probably normal: Estimation of pa pressure on echo can be very helpful, but depends on estimation using characteristics of the inferior vena cava (size, collapsibility), as well as which standards the echocardiographer used for the estimation - this had changed a few years ago.
Estimation in pregnancy may be altered due to increased cardiac output and blood volume. If a concern, gold standard is right heart cath. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?

4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?

Yes: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is almost never diagnosed prenatally, since an atrial opening (pfo) is normal at that time. Most of the time i diagnose an ASD it is after the baby has gone home from the hospital. A murmur is often not heard initially, developing only later. Fortunately early diagnosis is not critical, since intervention is usually not needed for several years. ...Read more

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Can endometroimas make you miss your period. Tvu shouwed 2 cyst (low level echos) 6 and 8 cm. Now my period is late by 2 days. ---- pregnancy test?

Can endometroimas make you miss your period. Tvu shouwed 2 cyst (low level echos) 6 and 8 cm. Now my period is late by 2 days. ---- pregnancy test?

You may need: To have surgery being too late days late for your period is not a reason to believe you're pregnant not everybody is that regular. The cysts are probably ovarian cyst and they are probably benign but may require excision. ...Read more

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I have been getting blue lips for a while now in my pregnancy. Oxygen is normal and have had an echo done .. was told results are normal.

I have been getting blue lips for a while now in my pregnancy. Oxygen is normal and have had an echo done .. was told results are normal.

There are many: normal vascular and blood volume changes that occur during pregnancy. Your blue lips may just be a sign of this modification of your normal physiology and will resolve after delivery. If your Echo and oxygenation are good it is unlikely to be anything serious. Follow the recommendations of your health care professionals. ...Read more

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I was thought to have Marfan's syndrome . My first pregnancy i had echo of my heart done many times but no changes . Does that clear me from having it?

I was thought to have Marfan's syndrome . My first pregnancy i had echo of my heart done many times but no changes . Does that clear me from having it?

Marfan syndrome : The echo shows whether the heart abnormalities on Marfan are present and to what extent. You could still have marfan's. Talk to your doctor and ask if you have it and what you need to do. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause patleous eusthian tube I hear my voice echo like I'm in a tunnel when I speak this starred with pregnancy currently still pregant?

Can pregnancy cause patleous eusthian tube I hear my voice echo like I'm in a tunnel when I speak this starred with pregnancy currently still pregant?

Possibly: There could be a possible link. As discussed in prior versions of your question the next step is an evaluation by a ENT physician. They can do an examination and confirm the diagnosis. They can also determine if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My dad and brother both had surgeries to prevent aortic dissection . I had echo my first pregnancy often with no change . Should i still be worried?

My dad and brother both had surgeries to prevent aortic dissection . I had echo my first pregnancy often with no change . Should i still be worried?

No: Worrying accomplishes little in any case. The tendency to aortic dissection is often passed parent-to-child with a 50% chance. If you made it through a pregnancy and were reassured that your aorta looks fine, the real question is whether it's even worth ultrasounding you any longer. That's what you want to discuss with your physician. Glad your kin are okay -- many aren't so lucky. Glad your wrote. ...Read more

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28 yrs old 2 wks PP pregnancy . c section . been having stabbing in center of chest for 3 days echo & ekg last month was normal afraid of heart attack?

28 yrs old 2 wks PP pregnancy . c section . been having stabbing in center of chest for 3 days echo & ekg last month was normal afraid of heart attack?

Be reassured: Hi,
With your clinical history, normal echo, and ekg, your symptoms are not due a possible heart attack. I'm not sure exactly what is causing your symptoms, because we really need more information. Spending time consulting with your doctor or with a HealthTap inbox consult may help clarifying things. Please be reassured that this is probably not a "heart attack". ...Read more

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Potassium 3.7, costochondritis , and anemia after pregnancy . I'm stressed . Am I going to die ? Feel weak and fast heart beat . Echo normal .

Potassium 3.7, costochondritis , and anemia after pregnancy . I'm stressed . Am I going to die ? Feel weak and fast heart beat . Echo normal .

Anemia: You are not going to die. Your symptoms are commonly from mal nourishment as your baby took so much nourishment out of you. You need help to treat your anemia, and low potassium and probably low on a number of vital substances. Start with super nutrition, take slow release iron, potassium foods e.g. bananas, get good sleep and get help with your baby. You will get better and be OK. ...Read more

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It is safe to have smear test during early pregnancy ? I am 8 weeks & 3 days pregnant

It is safe to have smear test during early pregnancy ? I am 8 weeks & 3 days pregnant

Pap smear: If you referring to a pap smear then yes that is a standard part of care and is safe. An update to do pap smear is recommended during pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a pregnancy test during your period?

Is it safe to take a pregnancy test during your period?

Yes: A pregnancy test will be accurate even during your period. But if you are having a normal period, it would be unlikely you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more

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Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Clarify : If you mean can you do a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant then yes. If you mean can you see a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding normally then yes. If you are asking something different then please reword your question and ask again. ...Read more

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What exercises are safe to do during pregnancy?

What exercises are safe to do during pregnancy?

Many but,: Go to see you obs/gyn to take the special classes with exercise that is recommended for pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many are...: .. And many aren't. The list is too long and to complex for this forum. Consult with your obgyn for specifics. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options : Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

Studies: To show that electromagnetic energy can cause cancer or diseases have been equivocal. The heat generated also was implicated but that is from the machine moving parts and the battery. There is no conclusive study. Since that is so, i can't say you can't use your gadgets, but limit it to need only so you will stay on the cautious and safe side. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is their any test during pregnancy to show if their is down synddrom or not?

Yes there is : However, i don't know how accurate it is .I know a case her lab test came back negative , but her child had down syndrome. ...Read more

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Is avil safe during pregnancy ?

Is avil safe during pregnancy ?

Do you mean ADVIL (ibuprofen)?: Generally, it isn't recommended during pregnancy. Avil (pheniramine)
is an antihistamine which has anticholinergic effects that is used for allergic conditions. Avil is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use >. ...Read more

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Is odomos safe during pregnancy?

Is odomos safe during pregnancy?

Most likely: I looked up this product and its likely safe for use. However, no can promise you safety until we see reports on users hand what there pregnancy outcomes where. These students usually come from observation as most people are unwilling to subject themselves to studies where the outcome may be a bad effect on your baby. ...Read more

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Is narco safe during pregnancy?

Is narco safe during pregnancy?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is an opioid, taking throughout pregnancy will result in addiction in the fetus. and they may have withdrawal at birth. So doctors will try to wean Also small teratogenic risk

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-63/norco-oral/details/list-precautions ...Read more

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Is Mypaid safe during pregnancy?

Is Mypaid safe during pregnancy?

No: Prefer not to use any. It contains Ibuprofen. Panado or alternative measures like physio, ice etc. is better. ...Read more

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Is avil 25 safe during pregnancy?

Is avil 25 safe during pregnancy?

Avil (Pheniramine) : Is an antihistamine which has anticholinergic effects that is used for allergic conditions. Avil is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.”. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more