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Hcg beta at 14dpo=70 16dpo=106. Doubling time= 80 hours. What are chances of miscarriage? Slow x2 time happened to me in last (healthy) pregnancy too.

Hcg beta at 14dpo=70 16dpo=106. Doubling time= 80 hours. What are chances of miscarriage? Slow x2 time happened to me in last (healthy) pregnancy too.

May be normal: You cannot predict anything from these data. Do not take the "doubling time" too literally, there is some variability and 166% increase in 48 hours is still within normal many times. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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33yr female.2 healthy daughters.Both cesarean.2 missed abortions.First at week 9, 3 yrs ago.Second at week 11,20 days ago.How soon safe to try again?

33yr female.2 healthy daughters.Both cesarean.2 missed abortions.First at week 9, 3 yrs ago.Second at week 11,20 days ago.How soon safe to try again?

Best to wait: It is best to wait at least 6 months to recover before trying again. In the meantime take your prenatal vitamins and stay as healthy as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly long distances (about 17 hours each way) while in early pregnancy (first trimester)? Are there risks for the fetus?

Is it safe to fly long distances (about 17 hours each way) while in early pregnancy (first trimester)? Are there risks for the fetus?

Travel while pregnan: Long travel like that puts you at higher risk for blood clots which are serious for you . That being said your child could be at risk if your health is at risk. I would weigh all your options first for this length of travel. ...Read more

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We read a lot about childless women having higher cancer risks. How serious is this? Should we be worried about it at age 34?

We read a lot about childless women having higher cancer risks. How serious is this? Should we be worried about it at age 34?

Do not worry: Not having children does not raise your risk of cancer. Pregnancy has its own complications. Do keep your weight under control, exercise regularly and avoid tobacco and alcohol. ...Read more

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Why specifically should you wait at least one cycle after a m/c to try again? I've heard for easy dating/for uterine lining/for emotional health...?

Why specifically should you wait at least one cycle after a m/c to try again?  I've heard for easy dating/for uterine lining/for emotional health...?

Waiting: I assume you mean an uncomplicated miscarriage. Reasons include 1) your HCG level from the miscarriage must fall to zero, 2) you must resume ovulating, and 3) you must re-establish a cyclic endometrium. I recommend waiting 1 full cycle after an uncomplicated miscarriage and confirming the HCG has fallen. Many doctors recommend a longer wait, but it seems arbitrary to me after 1 cycle. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is 126 BPM at rest for about 8 hours unhealthy for a 16 year old?

Bpm: No but it is something that needs to be checked by your primary care provider to see if you may need a specialist to take a look to further determine if there is a real problem. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gestational diabetes and starting testing at 34 weeks pregnant?

Can you tell me about gestational diabetes and starting testing at 34 weeks pregnant?

Gestational Diabetes: The American Diabetes Association recommends that all women who are not already diagnosed with diabetes be tested for gestational diabetes between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy using the oral glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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16. about stage V tanner scale. period at 15 yr 0 mo. parents 5'4.5/5'5. currently 5'2.5 done growing? how much more

16. about stage V tanner scale. period at 15 yr 0 mo. parents 5'4.5/5'5. currently 5'2.5 done growing? how much more

Possible a little: Most girls grow for about two years after onset of menses. You don't say how far into 16 you are. If just turned 16, you have almost a year to grow yet, but if almost 17, then your growth is about done. My guess is you may have 1/2 to 1 inch possible yet. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant: blood pressure - 123/70. Is this within range? At what point do I need to worry about pre-eclampsia?

26 weeks pregnant: blood pressure - 123/70.  Is this within range?  At what point do I need to worry about pre-eclampsia?

140/90: The blood pressure criteria for pre-eclampsia is 140/90 however a diagnosis also requires protein in the urine. Nevertheless having high blood pressure alone is also associated with complications so you make sure you continue to consult w/ your OB. ...Read more

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Are more doctors starting to learn more about amniotic fluid embolism?

Are more doctors starting to learn more about amniotic fluid embolism?

Hope so everyday: Knowledge is never complete , doctor will be learning , every day on every disease to the endless eternity , to save humans , fortunately the dangerous amniotic fluid embolism is not that common. ...Read more

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Are these vitals normal for a newly pregnant woman? BP:110/74 HR-105 RR-12 TEMP-99.3 Still trying to detect pregnancy at 5 weeks. please advise.

Are these vitals normal for a newly pregnant woman? BP:110/74 HR-105 RR-12 TEMP-99.3 Still trying to detect pregnancy at 5 weeks. please advise.

Fever: Not sure why you would bring this to us. I cannot understand what you are really asking. You have a fever, but you don't need a doctor to tell you that. Vital signs have no role in diagnosing a pregnancy. ...Read more

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At 4 weeks 6 days my hCG has come at 1515 and progestrone at 14.3 - is there anything to worry about?

At 4 weeks 6 days my hCG has come at 1515 and progestrone at 14.3 - is there anything to worry about?

Need more info: You can't really tell unless you have several levels. The HCG should double in about 2 days, and the Progesterone level should be stable or also increase. A falling level of Progesterone can be a warning sign. 14.S is a little low early on. Best to recheck some numbers, especially if you have had a miscarriage before. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel internationally (20+hrs flight time) at 34 weeks with gestational hypertension?

Is it safe to travel internationally (20+hrs flight time) at 34 weeks with gestational hypertension?

Flying pregnant: Although it can be perfectly safe to fly up to 36 weeks, discuss your plans with your doctor or midwife before you book your flight. In high-risk cases, your healthcare provider may advise against travel in pregnancy. Increased risks of DVT are associated with pregnancy and long flights. With a 20 hour flight in combination with hypertension in the third trimester, I suggest staying home. ...Read more

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Started period at age 9. Am 26 now. I know there are a limited supply of eggs. Should I think about having kids sooner rather than later?

Started period at age 9. Am 26 now. I know there are a limited supply of eggs. Should I think about having kids sooner rather than later?

You have time...: If you are wondering if you should have children because of a decreasing egg supply, don't let that concern you. You were born with over a million eggs. The number dwindles over time, so that at puberty you have about 300,000-400,000. You have plenty of eggs. Don't let that be your deciding factor. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 34 wks pregnant and am aiming for a water birth, everyone is telling me to not have one is this unrealistic to achieve at 17 ?

Hi i'm 34 wks pregnant and am aiming for a water birth, everyone is telling me to not have one is this unrealistic to achieve at 17 ?

Hard to say: You are not planning a shower or remodeling your kitchen. If your baby had a vote, it would ask you to find the best help possible to get born healthy, If that means a water birth, fine, but I find few that are practiced enough in the method to remove the risks involved. Done well, that might give you bragging rights, done poorly and baby may have a bad outcome. I find it a poor choice at any age. ...Read more