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Likely Pregnant Causing
I'm pregnant and just had one bite of mouldy pizza bread before noticing. Is it likely to cause me any upset or problems?
Doubtful: If it was only a small bite, your digestive enzymes and stomach acid will destroy any mold. If you become symptomatic, consult your physician. ...Read more
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
I had a d&c about 2 weeks ago and I had unprotected sex yesterday am I more then likely to get pregnant? I'm scared I've caused danger to my body
I was pregnant before and had very bad dizzy spells. What is the cause of this? If I get pregnant in thhe future is it likely to happen again?
How likely is it for condom slippage to cause pregnancy if I was ovulating, he ejaculated, and the condom was inside of me for about 48 hours?
Condom slippage: There is no point in calculating odds here because it is like a regular intercourse at the right time to get pregnant. If not wanting to get pregnant, you should take contraceptive precautions. ...Read more
I took macrobid when 11 weeks pregnant, could this have caused Duane's syndrome? Or would it have likely happened before?
Not the macrobid: Macrobid is one of the antibiotics that is considered safe during pregnancy. We do not know exactly what causes Duane's syndrome, but it was not the macrobid. There are several forms of Duane's syndrome and we know that genetic abnormalities are the cause in some cases. ...Read more
Do women typically get colds during early pregnancy? Also really stressed out and strange "period". Which is the more likely cause?
Is it likely that my pregnancy 5 years ago caused my illnesses to be worse? Never noticed symptoms until year after had baby. Lupus, sjögren's, heart
What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts
Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have been drinking non-alcoholic ginger beer (26g of ginger/bottle!) daily. Is this likely to cause problems?
Non alcoholic: Even though your beverage is labeled with the word beer, it is non alcoholic and therefore safe in pregnancy. The amount of ginger that you are getting is also safe in pregnancy, and maybe even stay off some morning sickness. Good luck with your pregnancy, continue good habits. ...Read more
I am 2 months late 4 period, sexually active. Took pregnancy test 2 weeks ago, was neg. Is the cause more likely stress? Do I need to see dr for this?
Possible Reasons for: Missed periods: v body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle, travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. If no period x 3 mo's s then it would be important to see dr (or before for other sxs). ...Read more
How likely it is to cause pregnancy if a girl which massages me (Standing all time) took a bit of sperm with her finger and inserts it? High/low risk?
Sperm + egg: In order to get pregnant sperm must be able to reach the egg. Vaginal intercourse is the most efficient way to do this. Based on what you describe it is theoretically possible the sperm was deposited in her vaginal although this is a very inefficient way to try and get pregnant. The two of you should discuss your plans and if you do not want to have a baby together use proper precautions. ...Read more
It's been 44 days since my last cycle. Pregnancy tests are negative. I've been using VCF. Can VCF cause a delayed period or am I likely pregnant?
Unlikely: If the pregnancy tests are negative, it is unlikely that you are pregnant but vaginal contraceptive film is not a very reliable form of contraceptive if used alone. It is a spermicide and works by killing sperm. Like other spermicides, it is far from 100%. You need to use a condom with it at least but would be better off with a more reliable method. You still need to see a doc for the late period ...Read more
Are pre eclampsia, blood clot and AVM only cause of stroke in Pregnancy? Can I get tests done to see how likely a blood clot would develop? AVM?
Stroke in pregnancy: There are many causes of stroke in pregnancy, some unique to being pregnant. The list is quite exhaustive but include all the things that would make young people art risk. Diabetes, HTN, smoking, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, collagen vascular disease, trauma, cardiac conditions, DVT with paradoxical emboli, hematologic malignancies, inherited disorders of connective tissue, congenital A ...Read more
I am having unusual pus-like and sometimes bloody discharge from my womb, I am not pregnant and not on contraceptives, what is the likely cause of thi?
My period is two weeks late. I always use condoms. I want to know is it more likely stress loss of weight and thrush is the cause or pregnancy?
I have enterococcus urinary tract infection. I've heard UTI can cause miscarriage. How can UTI cause miscarriage an how likely is it? I'm 10w pregnant
Please go to see your obstetrician for detailed general and specific advice concerning UTI and pregnancy. In fact, you're a woman after giving two births and should have more knowledgeable than the average. Of note, all medical care is based on the indirect evidence from available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, and common sense; that is experience.
Best luck. .. ...Read more
From the symtoms listed below what could possibly be the most likely causes my girlfriend & I just found out she's pregnet but she's exspirencing a ringing in both her ears, dizzyness, sweating, allmost past out. She has a history of high blood pressure. 39
She: She needs to be examined immediately by a doctor if she is having ringing in her ears, dizziness, diaphoresis (sweating), and almost passing out and has a history of high blood pressure. She needs to be examined immediately as she is pregnant. She should not drive herself. Please have her evaluated immediately by a doctor. ...Read more
Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
Lots of causes:
There are many causes for a failure to get pregnant. On the female side it could be structural, hormonal and even stress can play a role. It may also be an abnormality of your partner's sperm. My advice is to see your OB for an evaluation he or she can refer you on if needed.
Good Luck:) ...Read more
This can occur if: You are pregnant but the HCG levels are not yet high enough to trigger a + on the test. ...Read more
Bleeding!: Around the world, maternal hemorrhage, followed by infection causes most of the pregnancy related deaths. In the U.S. Maternal mortality is calculated in deaths per100, 000 live births. It is in fact, very low. An ectopic or tubal pregnancy can cause death by hemorrhage and is one of the leading causes. ...Read more
Serious question?: Everything that could cause her to die before she became pregnant, in addition to postpartum hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, eclamptic seizure and stroke to name the big ones. Fortunately, the latter three are relatively uncommon in the US. ...Read more
Please I have noticed this creamish fluid in my pants. May I know what causes that? I'm 12weeks pregnant
Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
I hit my side on the doorknob and im 7 weeks n a half pregnant. Did it cause any damages to me or my baby?
U OK, baby likely ok: Congrats on the pregnancy! at 7 wks the uterus is still egg-shaped and maybe size of a large orange or small grapefruit and thus still swell protected/cushioned deep in your lower belly area. Simple bump into side which if not really hurting you much likely is not affecting baby. If you are having much pain, cramping/spotting/bleeding, then seek care asap. Otherwise, congrats! Good luck. ...Read more