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What is the incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy?

What is the incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy?

Low: Many women will have nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Hyperemesis gravidarum is unrelenting nausea and vomiting that usually requires treatment with IV fluids and IV anti- nausea medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Severe Vomiting (Definition)

"Severe vomiting can mean that: You vomit more than 10 times in 24 hours. For at least 24 hours, you vomit every time you try to drink something. The vomit shoots out in large amounts and with ...Read more


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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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IS VOMITING IMPORTANT IN PREGNANCY? IS TRUE THAT WOMEN WHO HAVO NO MORNING SICKNESS ARE MORE LIKELY TO MISCARRY?

IS VOMITING IMPORTANT IN PREGNANCY? IS TRUE THAT WOMEN WHO HAVO NO MORNING SICKNESS ARE MORE LIKELY TO MISCARRY?

NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.: Some women has vomiting in pregnancy and some do not. Others have vomiting so severe it may require hospitalization and feeding through an iv line. It's a spectrum between no symptoms to very severe symptoms. Women without symptoms are no more likely to miscarry than those with symptoms. Matter of fact, those with severe symptoms may be more likely to miscarry from complications than those without ...Read more

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Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom. ...Read more

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What is the risk concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

What is the risk concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

Cystic fibrosis: This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...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

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Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Treat before pregnan: Hypothyroidism should be corrected by an appropriate dose of brand name T4 before you get pregnant. If you're already pregnant, make sure your abnormal thyroid is treated properly immediately, as low thyroid level can endanger the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How accurate is an abdominal ultrasound at 10-11 weeks pregnant? Is there a difference in accuracy of vaginal or abdominal at this stage in pregnancy?

How accurate is an abdominal ultrasound at 10-11 weeks pregnant? Is there a difference in accuracy of vaginal or abdominal at this stage in pregnancy?

Very accurate: Goose: the transabdominal ultrasound is very accurate at that gestational age. The transvaginal is typically done early on in pregnancy to better see the fetal pole and heartbeat. By 10-11 weeks, the pole should be easily seen transabdominally and there should definitely be a heartbeat. ...Read more

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What is a major factor in low birth weight?

What is a major factor in low birth weight?

Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

20 - 25 best age: Teenage women and women roughly starting at the age of 25 have increasing risk of all kinds of pregnancy complications - which many times with proper prenatal care can be managed and result in the delivery of a healthy baby while keeping mom safe. ...Read more

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Is hemoglobin of 8 in a woman is significant ? The normal is 12 in here's lab.

Is hemoglobin of 8 in a woman is significant ? The normal is 12 in here's lab.

Yes: I would have your Md investigate why - bleeding sources? Excessive menstruation? enlarged spleen? autoimmune diseases? hereditary causes of low hemoglobin. ...Read more

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I've heard the mother's age at conception is important (below 35 usually best) for a baby's health. How much of a factor is the father's age?

I've heard the mother's age at conception is important (below 35 usually best) for a baby's health.  How much of a factor is the father's age?

Age effects: Women get the blunt of aging effect due to the basics of reproduction.Women are born with all the eggs they will ever release and the effect of background radiation/toxic exposures add up.Men produce sperm from stem cells and essentially make a new batch daily.The healthiest and best swimmers are the most successful for conception.This natural selection spares some of the age issue for men. ...Read more

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After healthy heart rates are identified in identical twins, what is the probability of a vanishing twin?

After healthy heart rates are identified in identical twins, what is the probability of a vanishing twin?

Fairly common: A conservative estimate of frequency is that vanishing twin syndrome occurs in 21-30% of multifetal pregnancies. More commonly identified now that first trimester ultrasound is widely used. There are no known preventive measures since the loss usually occurs because of cord implantation abnormalities. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is Dehydration a risk factor for?

What is Dehydration a risk factor for?

Dehydration is a risk factor for:: Amphetamine overdose, Cavernous sinus thrombosis, Familial Mediterranean fever, Frostbite, Hepatic encephalopathy, Low blood pressure on standing, Migraine in children, Tumor lysis syndrome, Hypernatremia, Migraine, Electrolyte disorders, Kidney failure, Acute kidney failure, Prostatitis, Kidney Stones, Headaches & Migraine, Chapped lips, Metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is drug abuse in pregnancy?

What kind of condition is drug abuse in pregnancy?

Drug abuse in pregna: Means basically taking substances(alcohol, prescription drugs, ilicit drugs) that are not needed for the simple reason of providing pleasure and comfort to the pregnant patient.An addiction mechanism is involved every time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennifer Niebyl
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Definition)

A condition in pregnant women where nausea and vomiting are more extreme or persistent than ...Read more