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Doctor insights on: Is Concern For C Section A Symptom Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Is spotting a major symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Is spotting a major symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: The majority of ectopic pregnancies present with persistent vaginal bleeding and spotting. However. About one in three women with a normal pregnancy will also have spotting. The safe thing to do is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pregnancy of unknown location, brown discharge for one week and no change in hormonal level. Is this a viable pregnancy? Thank you

Diagnosed with pregnancy of unknown location, brown discharge for one week and no change in hormonal level. Is this a viable pregnancy? Thank you

Ectopic pregnancy: an ectopic pregnancy( pregnancy outside the uterus), most of the time a fetus cannot develop properly and survive outside the uterus ( assuming that pregnancy of "unknown location" means a the fetus can not be located within the uterus with a sonogram) ...Read more

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Is bloating alone a sign of pregnancy?

Is bloating alone a sign of pregnancy?

It is not a : Diagnostic sign of pregnancy. Some pregnant women may bloat due to constipation. If your period is late please take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Removed one ovary is there a risk for a pregnancy?

Removed one ovary is there a risk for a pregnancy?

You can still : Become pregnant even if you only have one ovary. ...Read more

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At what week of a pregnancy is a fetus considered a real live baby?

At what week of a pregnancy is a fetus considered a real live baby?

Philosophical questi: That is not really fully a medical question - various factors come into play based on peoples upbringing and religious/moral beliefs. Some consider conception the beginning of life - some consider the baby only when it reaches the age where it is "viable" outside of mom (somewhere in the 24-26 week gestation). ...Read more

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Is a result of 100% antibodies in a seminal fluid test for infertility a permanent problem or is the only way for pregnancy ivf? Thanks

Is a result of 100% antibodies in a seminal fluid test for infertility a permanent problem or is the only way for pregnancy ivf?  Thanks

Maybe IVF: It depends on what testing you are referring to, as there are several ways to perform this test. In some cases, it may refer to 100% being free, which would be normal. 100% affected on the other hand would not be good. It is not absolute that one could not conceive with iui, but with high antibodies, there is a decreased chance outside of ivf. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a sign of pregnancy?

Is diarrhea a sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: Symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. They can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting, lack of a period, increased frequency of urination, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings, passing gas, enlarging waistline, etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Constipation is common. Take a HPT to know. ...Read more

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Is it a concern of having hypoglycemia in children?

Is it a concern of having hypoglycemia in children?

Yes: Hypoglycemia in anyone, including children, can suggest an underlying metabolic problem including Insulin resistance or other pancreatic problems. Hypoglycemia in anyone should be further evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is cramping a symptom of pregnancy?

Is cramping a symptom of pregnancy?

Possibly: Cramping occurs in up to 30% of patients. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Yes to both: Seeing blood before 8 weeks is worrisome but its not always a miscarriage. Sometimes there is bleeding as the placenta grows and expands its blood supply inside the uterus. If you have bleeding, its best to have it checked out. Everything may well be ok and then you can sleep better at night! ...Read more

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Is constipation a sign of pregnancy?

Is constipation a sign of pregnancy?

Many causes : While pregnant women can develop constipation, it is not a common sign of early pregnancy, and there are many other common causes, including: 1. Poor dietary fiber intake 2. Inadequate fluid intake 3. Sedentary lifestyle solutions: 1. Eat more fruits, raw vegetables, and whole grains 2. Drink more water 3. Get up and move / increase exercise if persists or pain develops, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 12 considered below the normal range for a Vit D blood test result for a 48 yr woman ? Could this be a serious deficiency w/complication?

Is 12 considered below the normal range for a Vit D blood test result for a 48 yr woman ? Could this be a serious deficiency w/complication?

Too low: Rather than ask, "Serious?" -- please address this. It may be hard to get enough sunlight in the northern US in winter, and it's time to ask your physician about diet (worth considering -- fortified foods or the few that are naturally rich) and/or supplementing (easier). I'm glad this was detected. You may find you feel MUCH better once this is addressed. ...Read more

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What birth method is safer for a women with a benign heart arriyhmia. C section or vaginal birth?

What birth method is safer for a women with a benign heart arriyhmia. C section or vaginal birth?

Depends: It depends on what type of arrhythmia you have. Most arrhythmias are okay for vaginal delivery, but you need the advice of your ob/gyn or a maternal fetal medicine specialist to give you advice on your specific case. Most women do better with vaginal delivery because cesarean is major surgery and has it's own risks for heart problems following delivery of the baby and venous return to the heart. ...Read more

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My wife is having a 6.4 level of hypothyroidism during her 1st trimester of pregnancy. Is it a matter of risk or can be controlled?

My wife is having a 6.4 level of hypothyroidism during her 1st trimester of pregnancy. Is it a matter of risk or can be controlled?

Can be controlled: She must consult with her ob/gyn and an endocrinologist (thyroid specialist). It is essential for the good health of the baby ; your wife to make frequent appointments and keep them. ...Read more