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After pregnancy diabetic level?

After pregnancy diabetic level?

Gestational diabetes: Often pregnancy will reveal a tendency in the mother to metabolize sugar poorly. The diagnosis is gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes. This usually resolves after the pregnancy is over. However, there are women in whom the underlying diabetes becomes more chronic. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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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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Is post menopausal pregnancy possible?

Is post menopausal pregnancy possible?

No: Menopause is defined as 12 months without a period. If you are in menopause, pregnancy is impossible because you are out of follicles within the ovaries. This would also be best to review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could post partum depression cause a false at home pregnancy test?

Could post partum depression cause a false at home pregnancy test?

Not likely: But you deserve to be treated for your post partum depression. You can have the positive test confirmed by your doctor and if you are pregnant is is especially important to get care for your depression. ...Read more

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What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it from a a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?

Can you tell me about fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?

That's diabetes: Hi. Yes, Ma'am, that's diabetes, by both fasting glucose and OGTT criteria! Your OB will get you on insulin (or refer you to someone for that). Control your diabetes for your sake and your baby's. Good luck! ...Read more

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1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

No and Yes: Having gestational diabetes does not mean that you will have to have a cesarean section. Lots of gestional diabetics deliver vaginally. Important to control your blood sugar because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to large babies which do need a cesarean. All gestational diabetics on medication typically deliver by 39 weeks or undergo induction at 39 weeks. One week prior to one's due date. ...Read more

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My fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?

Yes!: Yes you most certainly have impaired glucose metabolism and gestational diabetes. This requires prescription medication, strict diet modification and exercise asap to prevent pregnancy complications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there pregnancy complications for an insulin dependent diabetic?

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Are there pregnancy complications for an insulin dependent diabetic?

Yes for mom and baby: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is associated with a number of risks including DKA if poorly controlled. There's also an increased risk of preeclampsia which might require early delivery. Babies have higher risk of birth defects, abnormal size, breathing problems even if born near term. It's always best for someone who needs Insulin to see an expert before trying to conceive (ttc) for her sake and baby's. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy at 1 week post embryo transfer?

Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy at 1 week post embryo transfer?

Hopefully not!: An ectopic pregnancy is suspected in the following setting: 1. A patient is pregnant 2. Hcg levels are rising abnormally 3. Pain is present on one side of the other 4. There is findings on ultrasound of a mass or cystic area near one of the ovaries it would be very early to have symptoms this early after ivf and this is more likely related to an ovarian cyst - call your ob/gyn! ...Read more

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Are there side effects during the 1-hr glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes?

Are there side effects during the 1-hr glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes?

No long lasting: Some people feels nauseated, slightly sick but no long lasting effects. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...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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I'm 9 days post IUI. Experienced strong symptoms of PMS days 6-7 post IUI. Is it possible that I'm pregnant?

I'm 9 days post IUI.  Experienced strong symptoms of PMS days 6-7 post IUI.  Is it possible that I'm pregnant?

Anything possible: But reality and truth can only be known if you administer yourself a pregnancy test on the first date that you miss your next expected mense. Everything else is pure speculation and really not going to help you very much. ...Read more

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Is increased thirst normal at 38 weeks pregnant? Blood sugar is normal & no gestational diabetes.

Not a problem: Hopfully you are not eating lots of salty food. Living in hot climate will certainly require increase fluid intake. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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