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Plaquenil Pregnancy Risk Of Infection
Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more
Yes, especially: Yes, especially if on immunosuppresant medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
APLAs: The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, (enoxaparin) during and after the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?
Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more
Why is there an increased risk of developing osteomyelitis in sickle cell anaemia patients having salmonella infection only? (pathogenesis)
Sickle cell disease: Although salmonella frequently cause osteomyelitis in sickle cell dz patients, it isn't the most common cause - the most common cause remains staphylococcus. Sickle cell dz predisposes to infections including osteomyelitis due to: hyposplenism & infarcted bone (due to microvascular occlusion). Salmonella is thought to spread from intestine secondary to microinfarction of bowel caused by sickling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn) increase with each pregnancy?
None (except meds): So looking strictly at RA and pregnancy, there is no known risks between the two. In fact, for reasons that remain unclear, RA gets better during pregnancy. Unfortunately, women tend to flare postpartum. The caveat to this answer regards medications, where several that are used frequently in RA (i.e. Methotrexate) are known to harm the fetus. Discussion with your doctor will help you avoid issues. ...Read more
Happens: Patients with sle need perinatologist involvement in care. ...Read more
Same as in any...: The risk of catching something is the same as in any other medical office visit... meaning there could be another patient in the waiting room with cold or flu symptoms, and thus cough or sneeze viruses into the air that others in the same waiting room end up breathing in. Thus, wear a mask if worried. Also, avoid catching germs in restrooms. Ultrasound scans themselves don't transmit diseases. ...Read more
Any risk of paraguard IUD for people with autoimmune disease? Increase for blood clots? Greater risk for perforation? Copper make SVT worse?
Is there a possibility of acquiring hepatitis e infection without getting prior infection of hav, HBV or hcv? What are major complcations of hev? Ty.
Unique RNA virus: ...With 4 genotypes, outbreaks of which have accounted for epidemics in europe in 18th ; 19th centuries, ; today in india and asia where the infection is endemic. Outbreaks have particularly high attack rates ; mortality among pregnant women. Fecal-oral transmission from person-to-person. See no chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer but severe hepatitis with fulminant hepatic failure is possible. ...Read more
Many: There are many autoimmune diseases. Some effect the skin, some the joints, some the kidneys, etc.. If you are having specific symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor about them to get a specific answer. ...Read more
Had gestational diabetes last pregnancy.does every subsequent pregnancy put me at higher risk of developing diabetes?
Is a pregnant PCOS patient with lots of anxiety issues at a greater risk of developing PPD? I'm currently 30w 5d pregnant.
PPD risk: Yes, a hx of anxiety or depression makes you at a higher risk for a postpartum mood disorder. My rec would be to start therapy now to 1. Reduce your current anxiety 2. Learn some coping skills prior to your delivery. You might be surprise what you can accomplish in a short amount of time. Yoga, massage (pregnancy massage center in ViHi is wonderful)and Hypnobirthing can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had GD in last pregnancy, diet controlled.Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?
Not exactly: Having gestational diabetes means that you are at a higher risk of having GDM again in future pregnancies. It also means you have a higher lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. The number of total pregnancies does not directly correlate with the lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. ...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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more