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Are their any over the counter medicines that cause miscarriage. Does taking Ibuprofen during the first few weeks cause miscarriage?

Are their any over the counter medicines that cause miscarriage. Does taking  Ibuprofen during the first few weeks cause miscarriage?

33% of preg misc in : 1st trimester normally. To tease out just what causes them is a process of statistical inference! There is no data implying that ibuprofen causes miscarriage. In general, if you don't feel that you have to take a medicine then don't. Every action you take has its risks and its benefits. We believe that the risks to a pregnancy of taking ibuprofen are minimal and that it is safe to take. ...Read more

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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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What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

FBG and OGTT: Fbg is fasting blood glucose (sugar) and ogtt is an oral glucose tolerance test. For the ogtt, a woman comes in fasting, drinks a sweet liquid with a set amount of glucose. Blood is drawn just before the woman drinks the glucose solution, and at several time points afterwards for up to 3 hours (~ 4 draws total). Having a high glucose for two of the readings means she has gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Which precautions can we take for the onset of diabetes?

Which precautions can we take for the onset of diabetes?

Best is diet&exercis: Best thing to prevent or control dm is to loose weight if overweight and follow healthy diet. Stay away from juice, pop (even diet), eat variety of vegetables & lean meat, cut down processed and high carb foods, like bread, pasta, chips and exercise at least 3-4x/wk. ...Read more

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Is there a over the counter drug that can shorten the bleeding days of my period?

Is there a over the counter drug that can shorten the bleeding days of my period?

No: There are prescription drugs that can help change or shorten a bleeding cycle but they have side effects. See your doctor for more details and options. ...Read more

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Is there any vaccine or instant treatment for diabetes which can cure completely on one time administration of medicine?

Is there any vaccine or instant treatment for diabetes which can cure completely on one  time administration of medicine?

Wonderful if true: This would be a wonderful thing if this was possible. Diabetes is a dysregulation of insulin and blood sugar. Type one diabetes often results from decreased production of insulin from the pancreas. Type two diabetes results from the end organs, mostly muscle, not using insulin efficiently. Occasionally in type one diabetes a pancreas transplant can resolve the problem. no permanent fix yet. ...Read more

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What can a diabetic, dialysis patient take for nausea over the counter?

What can a diabetic, dialysis  patient take for nausea over the counter?

OTC not much: Benadry may help, but youi should talk to your doctor about prescription anti emetics which are very uselful. If this is a long term problem you may need an investigation to find a cause. ...Read more

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Constant migraine for over a year. Beginning of the day a pain level of 2 to 3, goes up to 8 or 9 at night. Lyrica (pregabalin) and bc for prevent. Recommend ?

Constant migraine for over a year.  Beginning of the day a pain level of 2 to 3, goes up to 8 or 9 at night.  Lyrica (pregabalin) and bc for prevent.  Recommend ?

Stop bc: Migraines should not occur every day, and so if they do, a different diagnosis or an exacerbating factor needs to be considered. In your case, the use of bc powder every day may be causing analgesic rebound headache. This can happen when otc pain meds are taken more than twice weekly. Try minimizing otc's if you can. If still not improved, there are many other options for effective prevention. ...Read more

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I take 3 times the recommended over the counter sleep aid. Is this Ok?

I take 3 times the recommended over the counter sleep aid. Is this Ok?

No: You need to follow the directions. Now the best thing to do is to see your doctor. Discuss your sleep issues and let your doctor tell you the best options ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication can I take in early pregnancy for a uti?

What over-the-counter medication can I take in early pregnancy for a uti?

Would not: Do not take otc medications without seeing your obstetrician, having a specific diagnosis made and discussing options at length. Do this for yourself and for the sake of the baby. Get better soon. ...Read more

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Which home remedies are considered the best to cure acne in a couple of days?

Which home remedies are considered the best to cure acne in a couple of days?

There aren't any: The over-the-counter product that works best is benzoyl peroxide. None of the home remedies you'll find online (lemon juice, sleeping with your face smeared with honey) will work, and i suspect some of them are cruel pranks on folks with an already-cruel disease. And no rx of any kind words very fast. Please get with a scientific physician. He/she can help. ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter medication that can shorten the days I bleed on my cycle?

Is there any over the counter medication that can shorten the days I bleed on my cycle?

No: however if you go talk to your doctor you should be able to get placed on continuous birth control pills, one without the placebo "bleed" week. There is no medical necessity to having a monthly period, and it will not harm you to skip them. ...Read more

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Over the counter pill for gout?

Over the counter pill for gout?

Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What are the risk of taking priolisec for over 14 days?

What are the risk of taking priolisec for over 14 days?

Undiagnosed disease: The reason the instructions on the bottle say to only take it 14 days is so that you see your doctor if you are still having GI symptoms after taking Prilosec for the 2 weeks. If you have an ulcer, severe reflux, gastritis, or some other condition that you treat by yourself then an undiagnosed condition could worsen without additional treatment. ...Read more

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Cholestasis of pregnancy - are there any alternatives to inducing at 37 weeks? Can you wait till proper full term of 39 weeks by monitoring baby often?

Cholestasis of pregnancy - are there any alternatives to inducing at 37 weeks? Can you wait till proper full term of 39 weeks by monitoring baby often?

Balance: There is always a balance to consider in these situations. Not all babies give clear indications on the monitor that something is wrong, and stillbirth, when it happens, happens mostly without warning. You can talk with doctor about your specific situation, as well as the risks of prematurity at 37 weeks. Typically, the balance at 37 weeks lays with inducing labor to prevent stillbirth. ...Read more

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What meds for the treatment of sinusitis are safe during pregnancy?

What meds for the treatment of sinusitis are safe during pregnancy?

Penicillins: Also cephalosporins (like keflex) and erythromycins. You want to avoid tetracyclines and quinolones (like cipro). ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant. ...Read more

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How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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Can you get Gestational Diabetes after pregnancy (like 3 months later) or is it only during pregnancy?

Can you get Gestational Diabetes after pregnancy  (like 3 months later) or is it only during pregnancy?

A qualified yes: By definition, gestational diabetes is diabetes that appears during and is confined to a pregnancy. Since it indicates a predisposition to full-blown diabetes, your chances of developing diabetes in 3 months or even later is definitely increased and is not unusual. ...Read more

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Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of gestational diabetes is difficult (even though it should be easy). It is possible, based on a 3 hour glucose test to test positive on monday and, if repeated, test negative on friday. If you consistently run high glucose levels then you need to modify your diet and sometimes be on medication. Diet can often reverse the high sugars but you need to still check glucose levels. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Increased risk: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for adult onset diabetes. Watch your weight, exercise and get yearly check up. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes be prevented? Is it possible for gestational diabetes to be prevented during a pregnancy? .

Can gestational diabetes be prevented? Is it possible for gestational diabetes to be prevented during a pregnancy?

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Risk factors : Oftentimes gdm is preventable by avoiding the risk factors for it before pregnancy. Being fit and at a healthy weight are the best ways to enter a pregnancy to minimize those risks. Once pregnant it is still important to eat and exercise properly. Please discuss with your ob/gyne. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes be prevented? Is it possible for gestational diabetes to be prevented during a pregnancy? .

Can gestational diabetes be prevented? Is it possible for gestational diabetes to be prevented during a pregnancy?

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Let me explain: Usually the mother's pancreas is able to produce more Insulin (about three times the normal amount) to overcome the effect of the pregnancy hormones on blood sugar levels. If, however, the pancreas cannot produce enough Insulin to overcome the effect of the increased hormones during pregnancy, blood sugar levels will rise, resulting in gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Many possible: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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I have a Hx of gestational diabetes. I'm 4 wks pregnant now and want to start off right. Which artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy?

I have a Hx of gestational diabetes. I'm 4 wks pregnant now and want to start off right. Which artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy?

None: If you have had gestational Diabetes in he past most artificial sweeteners that contain aspartane will do you no favors in this pregnancy. Consider modifying that amount of sugar in your diet and possibly substitute honey which is a simple more digestible sugar. Talk to you OB MD about this issue when you make an appointment and congratulations on thinking ahead droning this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes go away after pregnancy?

Does gestational diabetes go away after pregnancy?

Yes it does: Yes it does but these patients are predisposed to Diabetes and many will get Diabetes later on. In other words you are high risk to get Diabetes later on ...Read more

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What is gestational diabetes in pregnancy caused by?

Insulin resistance: Result of hormonal changes in all women during pregnancy increased levels of certain hormones made in the placenta interfere with the ability of Insulin to manage sugar as the placenta grows larger during pregnancy it produces more hormones and increases this Insulin resistance usually the mother's pancreas is able to overcome the Insulin resistance if can not that will result gestational diabe. ...Read more

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Gestational diabetes, will I have it every pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes, will I have it every pregnancy?

More risk: Each pregnancy is independent;however, if you had gestational diabetes in one pregnancy you are more at risk for it reoccurring in future pregnancies. Try to begin early with limiting sugars and carbohydrates and be reasonable with weight gain and exercise. Taking steps early to prevent problems may decrease your risk. ...Read more

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How early in pregnancy can you get gestational diabetes?

How early in pregnancy can you get gestational diabetes?

24th week typical: Usually around the 24th week! I can see that you are already concerned about this, so no better time to really focus on healthy nutrition for you and your baby. No sweets, soda, sweet drinks, candy, and junk food. Get a couple of new cookbooks on healthy pregnancy diet and experiment! Your taste buds may surprise you. Get your heart rate up ( less than 140) every day for 30 minutes to an hour. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gestational diabetes on pregnancy?

What are the effects of gestational diabetes on pregnancy?

Detect + protect: Stories told of losing babies or having really large infants due to diabetes typically refer to cases in which women didn't have access to or take advantage of good care. With detection, proper diet/exercise, rx if needed, frequent testing of blood sugar, and ultrasound+studies of fetal well-being when needed, risk of many problems in baby like drop in glucose, jaundice, large size can be reduced. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes harder to control as the pregnancy progresses?

No: It should not be difficult as well as you follow your doctor's advice, like controling carbohydrate, watching blood sugar level, taking medication as your doctor's prescription if needed. ...Read more

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What are the complications of gestational diabetes and third pregnancy?

What are the complications of gestational diabetes and third pregnancy?

Several: Dm in pregnancy increases risk of diabetic retinopathy which is eye disease caused by high sugar. Also if the blood sugar is uncontrolled women are at risk for having large babies>9-10lbs, low blood sugar in the baby after birth and multiple defects. These risk can be decreased however with tight control of the blood sugar. ...Read more

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If I have gestational diabetes, will i still have diabetes after pregnancy?

If I have gestational diabetes, will i still have diabetes after pregnancy?

Gestational dm: You may not be diabetic postpartum, but you are predisposed to hyperglycemia so I would consult with your obgyn for a referral to a nutritionist and possibly an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If I have gestational diabetes, will i still have diabetes after pregnancy?

If I have gestational diabetes, will i still have diabetes after pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, but there is a higher risk. After pregnancy, 5-10% of women with gdm are found to still have diabetes. Women with a history of gdm have a 35-60% chance of developing diabetes in the next 10-20 years, especially non-caucasian women. Through lifestyle changes (healthy eating, exercise), this risk has been shown to be lowered. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more