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Is it ok to get pregnant if I have longstanding colitis?

Is it ok to get pregnant if I have longstanding colitis?

Yes: You should be fine, the meds you are taking should be discussed with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Yes: There are many types of kidney disease, and many ranges of severity. Your nephrologist is crucial in getting your renal function stable, and your medications should be reviewed by your obstetrician. If you've had a kidney transplant, experts recommend waiting at least one to two years (depending on donor) before attempting pregnancy. Unfortunately, pregnancy is very rare in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take medicine for an UTI if I'm not sure I have one? I have symptoms but I just need it to go away

Is it dangerous to take medicine for an UTI if I'm not sure I have one? I have symptoms but I just need it to go away

You need guidance: If you have symptoms with urination then it's possible that you have a UTI or something called urethritis. This should definitely be checked out by a doctor, because there is the risk it could worsen and affect other parts of the body. There are simple tests that can be done to determine the cause -and only then will treatment best be targeted to eradicate the symptoms and cure the disease. See MD ...Read more

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I want to know if it is possible to have healthy pregnancy even though I have been diaignosed with glomerulonephritis?

I want to know if it is possible to have healthy pregnancy even though I have been diaignosed with glomerulonephritis?

Yes, with difficulty: It is possible, but it will require intensive care by a nephrologist, ob-gyn, and maternal fetal medicaine specialists. ...Read more

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Hi. I was diagnosed with pcos 3/52. Do i need to c a gynae dr to get treatment n wot is it does it get worse as i age is it time to have a baby

Hi. I was diagnosed with pcos 3/52. Do i need to c a gynae dr to get treatment n wot is it does it get worse as i age is it time to have a baby

Lose weight!: The only way without medication is significant weight loss. A few women with pcos get normal menses and can be come pregnant anyway, so there's always a chance -- but therapy such as metformin has a much higher chance of normal periods (in approx. 60% of cases) and a safe successful pregnancy, if desired. Let your doctor help you , . ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex if you have a stasis ulcer?

Is it okay to have sex if you have a stasis ulcer?

Certainly!: A stasis ulcer if appropriately treated and dressed is not contraindication to having sex. Protect the area and procede! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have IBS or IBD? I have had diarrhea for a week straight now and it only seems to be getting worse

How do you know if you have IBS or IBD? I have had diarrhea for a week straight now and it only seems to be getting worse

Need work up: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is very different than IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Prolonged non-bloody diarrhea alone would not be suggestive of either. A general practitioner can initiate the work up, but definitive diagnosis may require evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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If i have irregular periods should i treat it now or wait until i get married and want to be pregnant? If i treat it with ocp could it affect me negat

If i have irregular periods should i treat it now or wait until i get married and want to be pregnant? If i treat it with ocp could it affect me negat

Talk to your dr: Depending on what you mean by irregularity, your doctor can help you decide if you need to treat this now or not. Birth control pills are safe for most women, but your doctor can discuss any potential negative side effects. Irregularity can make it difficult to get pregnant, so this is a good topic of discussion anyways. ...Read more

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I have hypothroid. Will having this make it harder to get pregnant? Or should I still be able to get pregnant no problem?

I have hypothroid. Will having this make it harder to get pregnant? Or should I still be able to get pregnant no problem?

Treated?: Hi. May we assume it's treated, and that on thyroid hormone replacement, your thyroid function tests are normal? If so, normal thyroid function has no adverse effect on fertility. Once conception is achieved, many women need to have their l-thyroxine dose increased early in pregnancy and for the duration, then returned to the pre-preg dose after delivery. Your gyn knows all that stuff. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am anemic and had/probably still have chlamydia. How likely is it that i would ever get pregnant?

I am anemic and had/probably still have chlamydia. How likely is it that i would ever get pregnant?

Pregnancy possible: Having chlamydia and being anemic don't prevent you from getting pregnant, unless the chlamydia caused pid with damage to the fallopian tubes. Being 46 years old is the more important issue. ...Read more

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I have periondontal disease.I am 57. I am trying to see dentist. Is it possible for overall health to improve if i get it treated or is it too late .

I have periondontal disease.I  am 57. I am trying to see dentist. Is it possible for overall health to improve if i get it treated or is it too late .

Periondontal disease: Periodontal infections set up a low to medium systemic infection process to lower your immune system. Periodontal disease can also cause infections in your heart which can become life threatening. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic and want to get pregnant but i don't want my child to have it. Is it possible for them not to have it if i do?

I'm diabetic and want to get pregnant but i don't want my child to have it. Is it possible for them not to have it if i do?

Not passed directly: The tendency toward developing diabetes is influenced by genetics but is not passed as you would eye color or other common traits. Infants of diabetic mothers can have related problems that can be minimized if mom's blood sugar is well controlled during pregnancy.Most will do well & not develop diabetes. <10% might develop type 1 in their lifetime. Anyone can develop type 2 if conditions are right. ...Read more

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Hi I just want to know if its ok to get pregnant if I have mild chronic inactive gastritis? Am 27yrs old an will like to start having a family.

Hi I just want to know if its ok to get pregnant if I have mild chronic inactive gastritis? Am 27yrs old an will like to start having a family.

Pregnancy OK: Hello, Of course, if you are otherwise healthy, you can safely plan a pregnancy. As for the mild gastritis, this can be managed with diet avoiding spicy food and food high in fats. These typically increase the acid that the stomach produces. Always consult a physician when taking medication that may effect the early weeks of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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I might be pregnant if so 2 weeks, i was going to take a cleanser but it is not recommended for pregnant women. What should I do healthy femaled.

Take a test: If you are unsure if you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test, or see your doctor. It is not recommended to do a colon cleanse during pregnancy. Hold off until you know for sure if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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How likely is it for me to get pregnant if I have ovarian cysts?

How likely is it for me to get pregnant if I have ovarian cysts?

Depends: It depends on what type of cysts you have how likely pregnancy is. It is necessary to have functional cysts in order to get pregnant since eggs grow in a follicle cyst and once it ruptures and releases the egg another cyst known as a corpus luteum forms and produces the progesterone that gets the uterus ready for implantation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is diverticulitis serious I have diverticulitis and wanted to know if it is serious

Is diverticulitis serious I have diverticulitis and wanted to know if it is serious

Diverticulitis : Diverticulitis can become serious. Inflammation around the colon occurs when small bubbles on the wall of the colon rupture. If the ruptured area does not spread the process is self-limited and the infection that results can be treated with antibiotics, often on an outpatient basis with oral pills. If the ruptured area spills more contaminated material than can be contained, i.e. Spread of infection occurs, serious infection can result and require emergency surgery. Elective surgery should be considered if a patient has more than one or 2 episodes of diverticulitis to avoid the development of an emergency, since emergency colon surgery often leads to the need for a temporary colostomy (bag). Also diverticulitis needs to be confirmed as the diagnosis by studies of the colon, e.g. Colonoscopy, to be certain something else, like colon cancer, is not to blame for the symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have to have second blood in 2 months due to liver! is it serious?

What should I do if I have to have second blood in 2 months due to liver! is it serious?

Something needs f/u: more details would be very helpful but am guessing something was a little 'off'. not too off cause then they would have started a lot more investigation sooner - but just something to be followed up on. let us know how the next bloodwork turns out. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

A condition in which the large intestine (the colon) ...Read more