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Precautions Blood Clot Pregnant
Specialist counsel: Active management of clotting disorders is best initiated before pregnancy. Most patients have a predisposition to venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and require changes in drugs during pregnancy. Some conditions like von willebrand disease may manifest increased bleeding at the time of delivery. Your hematologist and ob/gyn or mfm can help devise a plan if you are already pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?
Depends: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common - about 1/3 of women may have some degree of bleeding. It is important to establish that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not an "ectopic pregnancy " which can be life-threatening. A sonogram will help establish the location and health of the pregnancy. It may also be able to determine the source of the bleeding. One's blood type should also be checked. ...Read more
Pregnancy itself: Pregnancy itself raises the coagulability of the blood 600%. You can imagine why that might be useful if you've ever seen a delivery, which can be bloody. But it can lead to clots during pregnancy that migrate to the lungs causing a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. The likelihood of clots rises if you slow blood down. So if you travel while pregnant, don' t sit in one place for too long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
possible: Some bleeding in early pregancy could be normal or not. Call your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
One leg swollen: Blood clots can occur anywhere in your body and pregnancy increases the risk. Most commonly they occur in the leg. If they are below the knee they are less dangerous then above the knee. The affected leg usually swells, there is sometimes pain and or rednes. A clot in the leg or pelvis come break loose and go into your lungs. This is a pulmonary embolism and can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different ways: Generally clotting disorders during pregnancy can and should be treated to help prevent any adverse events for baby. Even in the face of such treatments, fetal growth restriction (small babies) and placental blood flow problems may develop. If you have a strong family or personal history of blood clots, get the disorder diagnosed and treated before conception if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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