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My mother was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy. How will this affect her?

My mother was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy. How will this affect her?

It will be removed: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside of the uterus and is generally not sustainable to full term. Moreover, it can cause fallopian tube rupture through an artery and be life threatening under those conditions. It will be spontaneously expelled, treated with methotrexate, or surgically removed. ...Read more

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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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My mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis. How will this affect her?

My mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis. How will this affect her?

Increased risk Fx: The most important affect that needs to be worried about is the increased risk of fractures to vital areas such as the hip, back, or wrist. Other areas can be fractured also. Loss of height also can occur over the years.There are many treatment options available now and your mother should speak with her physician regarding these. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with atrophic vaginitis. How will this affect her?

My mother was diagnosed with atrophic vaginitis. How will this affect her?

Vaginal estrogen: This can effect her in several ways. Atrophic vagina is caused by lack of estrogen stimulation of the walls of the vagina. This leads to thinning of the walls, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse ("feels like sadpaper" and decreased diameter of the vagina. Without estrogen replacement vaginally as well regular vaginal penetration, the vagina will eventually become so small to inhibit sex. ...Read more

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My wife s cervix was removed. How dangerous would a pregnancy be for her and the baby?

My wife s cervix was removed. How dangerous would a pregnancy be for her and the baby?

????: Mean she had a piece of her cervix removed ? Like a leep or a cold knife cone, no on would remove the entire cx without removing the uterus also, assuming she a piece of the cervix removed, it depends how much was removed and for what reason, but she will have to be monitored closely as she may need a cervical cerclage placed during her pregnancy which is surgical procedure. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with broken hip. How will this affect her?

My mother was diagnosed with broken hip. How will this affect her?

Would seek treatment: Hip fractures generally require treatment as they usually cofine folks to bed and the sequlae of bed rest is not very good. Treating a hip fracture is generally done to keep a person out of bed active and mobile as far as possible. ...Read more

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My wife has been diagnosed with cholestasis. How does this affect pregnancy?

My wife has been diagnosed with cholestasis. How does this affect pregnancy?

In bad way: Upon diagnosis, most providers will prescribe ursodeoxycholic acid. While there is no cure for for it, and no way to guarantee a successful outcome, studies have shown a slightly better fetal and maternal outcome from administration of ursodeoxycholic acid, whereas Cholestyramine appears to only relieve itching. Giving vit k during delivary. Delivery by 37 completed weeks is considered crucial ...Read more

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My mother was born with a hole in her heart. What are the chances it will be passed down to me or my kids?

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My mother was born with a hole in her heart. What are the chances it will be passed down to me or my kids?

<3 affects >1 person: Doctors need to know this history when seeing patients. There is an increased risk (generally 3-4%) that offspring will have some type of heart defect if there is a close family member with congenital heart defect. Risk is high enough that special ultrasound imaging of the heart by a cardiologist (for women before pregnancy if possible) and by perinatologist (for 20wk fetus) may be recommended. ...Read more

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My gf is pregnant and on her dad and mom side they've had twins in the family does that mean she will have twins?

My gf is pregnant and on her dad and mom side they've had twins in the family does that mean she will have twins?

Twins: There is about a 1% chance of any pregnancy resulting in twins. If the twins in the family are identical, her chance would we the same - about 1%. If the twins are non-identical, her chances are little bit higher, but not really much higher. ...Read more

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Can a breast cancer survivor get pregnant? My wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She and i want to know how this will affect her having children, and what we can expect. What effect will the treatments have on her? Is it safe for her to h

Can a breast cancer survivor get pregnant? My wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She and i want to know how this will affect her having children, and what we can expect.  What effect will the treatments have on her?  Is it safe for her to h

Team approach: Meet with a fertility specialist who has worked with cancer patients. They can coordinate with the oncology team to do egg retrieval. Hormones to facilitate the process can be done safely with tamoxifen. This should be done before chemotherapy is started. Adoption is a great option. I am an adoptive parent and it was a great experience for us. A wonderful option when childbearing is not possible. ...Read more

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Can anemia during pregnancy harm the fetus? I’m four months pregnant and was just diagnosed with anemia. Could this be harming my unborn child? .

Can anemia during pregnancy harm the fetus? I’m four months pregnant and was just diagnosed with anemia. Could this be harming my unborn child?

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Possible, unlikely.: Maternal anemia is grossly overdiagnosed during pregnancy in the U.S.; british studies have proven that the best maternal hemoglobin is 9-11 g/dl as a nadir around 28 weeks. If you are in that range you and the baby are just fine. I would get concerned if this gets below 8-9 g/dl and try oral iron supplementation. Consider electrophoresis if never done before to exclude hemoglobinopathies. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I have the hyper ovulation gene or not? My grandfather was a twin and my mothers twins died before I was born.

How can I tell whether I have the hyper ovulation gene or not? My grandfather was a twin and my mothers twins died before I was born.

Not sure: I'm not sure what you are referring to by the term, "hyper ovulation gene". Are you referring to ovarian cancer? See a family doctor or an ob/gyn to discuss your family tree and history to make sure you're not at increased risk of a genetic cancer. Consider re-phrasing the question, as well, when you have a more specific name for the hyper ovulation gene. ...Read more

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My friend had cancer and just found out she is pregnant. Will her cancer affect her pregnancy?

My friend had cancer and just found out she is pregnant. Will her cancer affect her pregnancy?

It depends: Most cancers do not affect pregnancy especially if the Cancer was adequately treated in the past. But a lot depends on what kind of Cancer she has had? Breast cancer or some other cancer> And how long ago was her Cancer treated??? Tell us the whole story. ...Read more

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My newborn was diagnosed with GERD . She breastfeed. What can I do on my end to lessen her symptoms, diet wise?

My newborn was diagnosed with GERD . She breastfeed. What can I do on my end to lessen her symptoms,  diet wise?

See below: It's nothing to do with your diet, sorry. It's physiological at this age and will go away as she grows. The newborn's ger relates to their liquid diet, such as bm, the immaturity of the low esophageal sphincter, and positioning (most of the time lying horizontally in the bed). I bet, you were advised by your pcp to burp her during the feeding, elevate the head of the bed and thickening the feeds. ...Read more

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My cousin was told she miscarried one of her twins at 5wks, but the other survived and is growing. How is this possible with all the bleeding she had?

My cousin was told she miscarried one of her twins at 5wks, but the other survived and is growing. How is this possible with all the bleeding she had?

Not unheard of.: Most recent data suggest that many of us started our in utero lives with a co-twin that never survived to viability, or even detection by ultrasound. Losing a dichorionic twin and continuing the pregnancy with the survivor is actually a well-known outcome in multifetal pregnancies. The earlier the fetal loss the less severe the consequences to the survivor, because these insults are all/nothing. ...Read more

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If my wife was taking tamoxifen for 2 weeks only to improve fertility and we found out she was pregnant, is this going to affect the baby?

If my wife was taking tamoxifen  for 2 weeks only to improve fertility and we found out she was pregnant, is this going to affect the baby?

Tamoxifen: Is not used to improve fertility and can be associate with abnormalities if the woman taking it becomes pregnant. Effective birth control is recommended for women taking tamoxifen and for two mos. After it's use. Why was your wife receiving the drug in the first place? Check with your ob/gyn immediately. ...Read more

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Hi. Last month i was diagnosed with 3 fibroids all out of the uterus. Trying to have a baby. How do fibroids affect my chances?

Hi. Last month i was diagnosed with 3 fibroids all out of the uterus. Trying to have a baby. How do fibroids affect my chances?

Difficult to state: Fibroids are often multiple and three fibroids outside the uterus does not exclude smaller ones at other sites that may interfere with conception, pregnancy and delivery. Please see this site for information and consult your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uterine-fibroids/ds00078. ...Read more

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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal pregnancy in which an embroyo implants ...Read more