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Can sudden and strong scare cause problem at 23 week of pregnancy?I am high risk pregnant, with history of PPROM, currently low cervix w/cerclage

Can sudden and strong scare cause problem at 23 week of pregnancy?I am high risk pregnant, with history of PPROM, currently low cervix w/cerclage

You should be ok: Preterm Labor and/or weak cervix are very complex conditions. You already do have the best evidence based preventative tool in use: a cerclage. PERSISTENT high emotional stress is not good for your overall health, but a one time high stress event should not adversely affect your pregnancy. If you have leakage of fluid or persistant vaginal bloody discharge, seek MD eval. Otherwise you should be ok ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

YES!: Birth weight over 4 kilos or 9 lb increases the likelihood that the mother will develop overt diabetes outside of pregnancy. Diet and exercise to decrease your weight for height can avert this dire complication. ...Read more

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I have PCOS no periods. High risk of womb cancer, how high? How to be tested? Also high levels of oestrogen and testosterone hormones.

I have PCOS no periods. High risk of womb cancer, how high? How to be tested? Also high levels of oestrogen and testosterone hormones.

Your gynecologist is: The answer can be best obtained from your gynecologist. If you do not have one, you should find one who can help you manage your PCOS. Cancer is not a significant risk for you. I do not think Cancer of the womb is associated with PCOS. ...Read more

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Can abnormal bleeding prevent pregnancy ( I'm 31 and over weight but on a diet and planning a baby)?

Can abnormal bleeding prevent pregnancy ( I'm 31 and over weight but on a diet and planning a baby)?

Abnormal bleeding: If someone is having irregular vaginal bleeding then they may or may not be ovulating. Ovulation is one of the key components for pregnancy to occur. See a doctor to evaluate why you are bleeding irregularly so that a treatment plan can be created. ...Read more

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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

Stilllbirth: It is unlikely that stillbirth can be caused by the amount of weight which you have gained. Excessive weight gain, however, is related to diabetes of pregnancy. Undiagnosed diabetes can lead to elevated blood sugars which in turn can lead to stillbirth. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. How to deal with this?

Preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. How to deal with this?

Talk to your doctor.: There are significant risks associated with preeclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy. Sometimes blood pressure medicine is needed, but not always. Patients need to be closely followed with visits and also labs. Some patients need to be delivered early depending on the severity of the disease. Talk to your doctor and follow the directions that they give you. ...Read more

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How high is risk of pulmonary embolism in late pregnancy?

How high is risk of pulmonary embolism in late pregnancy?

Not very: If you don't smoke, are mobile, have no family history of clotting disorders, it's rare to see a pe. It can happen, but not so common as a truck driver or someone with cancer. ...Read more

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Is vomiting water while pregnant normal? Im a high risk pregnancy due to a low cervix and spontaneous premature labor my past 2 pregnancies.

Is vomiting water while pregnant normal? Im a high risk pregnancy due to a low cervix and spontaneous premature labor my past 2 pregnancies.

Ask your OB MD: You need to contact your treating OB MD who is providing your continuing care for this answer, who will know your history and have examined you previously. ...Read more

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Mother(51yo),after menopause,has diabetes and high bp.Worried coz in situation of stress her BP is very high(170.120)how to make cardio risk lower?

Mother(51yo),after menopause,has diabetes and high bp.Worried coz in situation of stress her BP is very high(170.120)how to make cardio risk lower?

Diet, exercise: and medications to lower blood pressure, keep blood sugar within limits. Also monitor cholesterol and triglycerides which can be controlled in the same manner. ...Read more

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What's my chance to get a heart attack? No family history, smoking or diabetes, low BP and cholesterol. Bmi 19.5, but have anxiety and high stress.

What's my chance to get a heart attack? No family history, smoking or diabetes, low BP and cholesterol. Bmi 19.5, but have anxiety and high stress.

Tx: Hello. I can not provide you with a statistical probability. But, the fact that you are asking the question means that you are concerned and that your stress levels are likely to be at least moderate. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy to address & reduce these symptoms. The pay off is improved quality of life. Take care. ...Read more

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Am I a high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Am I a  high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Possibly.: It all depends on what type of cardiac condition you have; if it is only a mild mitral valve prolapse for example, you should anticipate completely normal outcomes. If it is something more serious, your cardiologist and perinatologist should devise a birthing plan to assist you and minimize the risks to your health. ...Read more

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Overweight fibroids hernia high blood pressure heart problems sleep apnea and a lot of scar tissue what complication will I have from surgery?

Overweight fibroids hernia high blood pressure heart problems sleep apnea and a lot of scar tissue what complication will I have from surgery?

Can't predict: It's impossible to predict the future. There are also many factors involved related to risk and benefits. These things however are good for a group of people, and thus cannot predict what will happen with an individual. At age 29, you have the medical problems of someone much older. Weight loss before surgery may be the key to your success. Best of luck. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can being stressed out cause uterine cramping in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy?

Can being stressed out cause uterine cramping in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy?

Pregnancy cramping: The main cause of pregnancy cramping early in pregnancy is the uterus "stretching" to accommodate fetal growth. Stress can cause indirect cramping as the uterus is not under direct control via the nerve pathways. However, if the body is undergoing an acute stress there can be some indirectly caused cramping. ...Read more

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Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Can be a start of...: Weight gain and absence of periods are signs of pregnancy. Hypertension of pregnancy is common but not necessarily toxic. Toxemia of pregnancy involves hypertention, protein in urine, leg edema, and in severe cases liver trouble, seizure etc..Which require emergency care. I would consult doc for eval as soon as feasible. Check a hpt for quick result! good luck. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana during 2nd week of pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Can smoking marijuana during 2nd week of pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Unknown: But smoking anything while pregnant is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

PCOS: For pcos, you might have higher risk of infertility. Due to the imbalance of your hormones and extra testosterone, it is not easy to get pregnant. There is also higher risk of premature babies. If you have premature babies, risk of small babies is higher too. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more