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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Could measles in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Could measles in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Measles in pregnancy: If a pregnant woman has measles it depends on the trimester what effects it will have on the fetus. It can cause brain anomalies as well. You OB should be the one counselling you on this, and the ultra sound of the fetus tells a lot about such problems. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

Depends: Using a typical, abdominal doppler to listen, typically around 12-13 weeks; using a vaginal probe with an ultrasound machine, you may be able to detect something as early as 7 weeks. ...Read more

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When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

Probably very soon: Can see the heart beat on ultrasound at approximately 6 weeks. By doppler electronic stethoscope on 9-12 weeks - depends on mom's anatomy. (not a regular adult stethoscope- won't work well). There are home doppler units you can get so that you can hear baby's heartbeat at home and electronically record it for the future. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Yes: The risk of first trimester miscarriage goes down after we visualize a fetal heartbeat. The risk drops to less than 5% after about 12 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Hi iam pregnancy in 34 week to second pregnancy the first pregnancy born in 36 week is second born in 36 or not?

Hi iam pregnancy in 34 week to second pregnancy the first pregnancy born in 36 week is second born in 36 or not?

Possibly: It depends on why you delivered the first child preterm. If it was preterm labor, it is highly likely that it will be repeated. If it was preeclampsia or ruptured membranes or something more unique to the specific pregnancy, then the answer is no. Talk to your Obstetrician about this and come up with a plan of management. ...Read more

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Is the virus in cats that are bad for pregnant women airborne?

Is the virus in cats that are bad for pregnant women airborne?

No: Toxoplasmosis is not airborne. Here's a great description and diagram: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/biology.Html. ...Read more

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Is zika still a Concern at 24/25 weeks pregnant? The studies are confusing - are most of the severe birth defects seen with 1st trimester transmission

Is zika still a
Concern at 24/25 weeks pregnant? The studies are confusing - are most of the severe birth defects seen with 1st trimester transmission

Confusing=yes: Zika like many viruses can infect a fetus at any point and the outcome is hard to define at this point. It seems to attack/damage the developing nerves within the brain more in their earliest stages. Such damage lessens brain growth and leads to the small head. Most older kids and adults have few if any symptoms when infected. When the nerves are safe or resistant to damage is not clear. ...Read more

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Does delayed/late ovulation and late conception affects growing baby in pregnancy r der any complication in such pregnancy?

Does delayed/late ovulation and late conception affects growing baby in pregnancy r der any complication in such pregnancy?

Maybe: Late ovulation can be from poorer quality eggs which then may make lower levels of progesterone so early pregnancy not week supported and possible higher risk of early pregnancy loss. Once placenta takes over at ten to twelve weeks should nol ...Read more

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Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Poor sensitivity: A high resolution ultrasound can often yield evidence of structural changes that occur more often in some chromosomal disorders.It is not specific.Many genetic metabolic disorders are only picked up after birth when byproducts of metabolism build up in babies blood.Some metabolic disorders can be confirmed by fibroblast culture on material from an amniocentesis when family hx is suggestive. ...Read more

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What are signs of pregnancy in the first month in a teen?

What are signs of pregnancy in the first month in a teen?

Same: Symptoms of pregnancy as a teenager are similar to pregnancy at any age. Nausea, vomiting, bloating, breast changes, and fatigue are all common symptoms. Unfortunately, no constellation of symptoms reliably diagnoses pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if you think you are pregnant. If pregnant, see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more

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What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Few documented: There have been many episodes where a woman received these vaccines & later found out they were pregnancy. At last review, no adverse outcomes were documented.Physicians generally prefer to avoid any live vaccine during pregnancy out of caution. Non living vaccines like DtaP are actually part of today's standard of care.. ...Read more

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My mom had german measles in the 1st trimester of her pregnancy in me. Is their a possibility that i could get heart diseases from it?

My mom had german measles in the 1st trimester of her pregnancy in me. Is their a possibility that i could get heart diseases from it?

Yes: The more common results of rubella during first trimester include sensorineural deafness (58%), eye abnormalities—especially retinopathy, cataract and microphthalmia (43%) and congenital heart disease—especially patent ductus arteriosus (50% of patients). ...Read more

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What are the tests for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

What are the tests for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Toxoplasma testing: There arev 2 immunologic tests-igg serum level and igm. The first indicated a possible present or past contact. The latter confirms or rules out a present contact. ...Read more

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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

Antibiotic/pregnancy: Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics. For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no. ...Read more

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Could measles in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Measles in pregnancy: If a pregnant woman has measles it depends on the trimester what effects it will have on the fetus. It can cause brain anomalies as well. You OB should be the one counselling you on this, and the ultra sound of the fetus tells a lot about such problems. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have German measles during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous to have German measles during pregnancy?

Infection: Maternal infection with german measles during pregnancy can produce a baby that is deaf, blind, brain injured with multiple failing organs by the time of delivery. ...Read more

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What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of measles in pregnancy?

What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of measles in pregnancy?

Immune status: Ordering measles antibodies through blood testing will determine if you have had measles. The IgM titer will reveal a recent infection; the IgG titer will reveal past infection and immunity. ...Read more

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My rubella Igg came out positive and im 19weeks pregnant. Is this mean that i had measles in my first 3weeks of pregnancy? My igm is non reactive.

Unlikely: The IgM will eventually drop off a month or two after primary infection so absence at 19 weeks doesn't tell you much about early pregnancy. Unless you were ill with rubella during that period I would not expect it.This pair of tests are often done in pregnancy and your results is what they expect from someone who received the vaccine as a kid or had the disease before pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get chicken pox or measles during pregnancy?

Is it possible to get chicken pox or measles during pregnancy?

Confusing question: If you have been immunized or had prior infections with these agents, it is unlikely you would become infected during pregnancy. However, if not immune, pregnant women can and do become infected with either or both. The vaccines for both are not recommended during pregnancy, although many who have received them without knowing of their pregnancy turned out fine. ...Read more

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My mom had german measles in the 1st trimester of her pregnancy in me. Is their a possibility that i could get heart diseases from it?

Yes: The more common results of rubella during first trimester include sensorineural deafness (58%), eye abnormalities—especially retinopathy, cataract and microphthalmia (43%) and congenital heart disease—especially patent ductus arteriosus (50% of patients). ...Read more

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What are the measles?

What are the measles?

Measles: Measles is one of the most contagious infectious diseases in humans. Initial symptoms include fever, cough, runny, and conjunctivitis. After 2-4 days, a characteristic erythematous maculopapular rash develops. Symptoms resolve in most cases. Fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Fortunately, the measles vaccine can prevent both. ...Read more

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How is measles treated?

How is measles treated?

Treat symptoms: Measles is caused by a virus. There is no specific medication for measles. Most children with measles are miserable. Fever & pain control with Acetaminophen are typical. Dehydration is a common complication which needs to be treated. Measles is highly contagious you will want to keep your sick child away from others. Prevention with vaccine is recommended. ...Read more

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Measels and chickenpox simeltanouesly?

Measels and chickenpox simeltanouesly?

Shots? Infection?: I hope that you are writing about getting both the varicella (chicken pox) and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) injections at the same time, which is certainly ok. These two shots are given either the same day, or otherwise, at least one month apart. They are both live vaccines by the way. If you have both infections as the same time, that would be quite unusual. Most have gotten the shots already. ...Read more

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What is measles- viral or bacterial?

Virus: Measles (also called rubeola) is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted via the respiratory route. A person infected with measles can infect others up to 7 days prior to symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. You can prevent getting the infection by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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Why is rubella called "german measles"?

First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because of where it was first described, and because the rash it produces is similar in appearance to the rash of measles or rubeola. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus. ...Read more

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How does the measles virus enter the fetus ?

How does the measles virus enter the fetus ?

Via the placenta: The only potential entry point for measles virus to a fetus is the shared blood supply with the mother (placenta/umbilical cord). Other potential invaders are kept out by the membranes that surround the fetus and the womb. For this reason, only a mother who becomes infected with measles during pregnancy can have a baby affected by the measles virus. If mom is immune, the fetus cannot get it. ...Read more

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Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

Of course, because..: Life is not perfect, and vaccinations are not 100% protective (but they are so so much better than catching the disease). A measles vaccine given to an infant may not give long lasting immunity, so we give 1 shot after age 12-15 months and a second shot after age 4 yrs. If we give only a single shot, the antibodies don't last as long and the person may still be able to catch measles in the future. ...Read more

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After measles now suffer joints pains, is it normal?

Viral Synovitis: After any viral illness it isn't unusual for joints to be sore or inflamed. ...Read more

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How can I safe my 4year old girl from having measles?

Vaccinate her: Make sure she is vaccinated against measles. ...Read more

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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more