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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


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What about molar pregnancy?

What  about molar pregnancy?

Dangerous: Hydatidiform mole is a highly abnormal change in the embryo and requires skilled medical advice. ...Read more

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What is your concern about multiple pregnancy in pregnant women?

What is your concern about multiple pregnancy in pregnant women?

Many: Women with multiple pregnancies are at higher risk for preterm labor with subsequent preterm delivery. The more babies the earlier to patient usually delivers. They need more testing to assure adequate growth of the babies becaus the usually meadsurement of fundal heigh tis not accurate some people might have to be transferred from a small hospital to a larger on that can handle premature babi. ...Read more

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So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

CALL YOUR OB DOC: If u are worried that is your OB doc's job, he or she can examine you do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok , u can often have spotting and everything turns out fine but your doc will need to detrmine that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy after tubal pregnancy?

Can you tell me about pregnancy after tubal pregnancy?

Need time to: allow tube to heal before trying to conceive again. It does increase risk of having another ectopic pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy then throughout pregnancy?

Can you tell me about pregnancy then throughout pregnancy?

What is the question: Not sure what you are trying to ask? Would be helpful if you are specific and not so geneal? Best Wishes ...Read more

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Sex! worried about pregnancy/problems with men?

Sex! worried about pregnancy/problems with men?

Hmmmm.....: So what exactly are you worried about? Sex has certainly been associated with pregnancy and problems with men. There is no law that says you have to have sex. You can't expect men to change much. So....Skip it or enjoy it and deal with the issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any concern about spotting and discharge in early pregnancy?

Any concern about spotting and discharge in early pregnancy?

Minimal spotting : Is not a cause for concern as it is common in first trimester. If the spotting is more than minimal or persistent, please consult your doctor. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/bleeding-during-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy scare! possible 3 week pregnancy?

Can you tell me about pregnancy scare! possible 3 week pregnancy?

Scare versus known: A pregnancy scare means that a pregnancy test hasn't been run and if not, then do so and make it a "known" entity or not. ...Read more

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Guide me about the home pregnancy test and abortion pills?

Guide me about the home pregnancy test and abortion pills?

See agyn who does th: Teh ab pill, u can get a home pt at any store most will be + by the start of when your period should ahve been. ...Read more

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What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

Several: Multiple gestation (meaning twins, triplets) increases the risk of several complications during pregnancy including but not limited to: going into labor early, breaking your bag of water early, bedrest and hospitalization, c-section, diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia, death of a baby in utero and improper growth of one or more of the babies. ...Read more

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What is late pregnancy termination?

Late term abortion: A late-term abortion often refers to an induced abortion procedure that occurs after the 20th week of gestation. The exact point when a pregnancy becomes late-term, however, is not clearly defined. Some sources define an abortion after 16 weeks as "late". ...Read more

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What to do about implantation bleeding and home pregnancy tests.?

What to do about implantation bleeding and home pregnancy tests.?

See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If the result is negative repeat the test in 3-4 days, if you do not get your period by then. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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Pregnancy question, very concerned?

Pregnancy question, very concerned?

What is the question: Stephk1, I am sure the docs at healthtap can ease your concern, but they need to know what is it that you are concerned about your pregnancy. Please repost a specific question and I am sure it will be answered accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

Political question: Not strictly a medical question.Teenage pregnancy should not occur in the first place.If it does occur then they are stuck with it and a heavy responsibility falls on the unprepared shoulders of the adolescent parents and their families. ...Read more

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Question for all women about best pregnancy tests!?

Question for all women about best pregnancy tests!?

Best Pregnancy Test: According to american journal of obstetric and gynecology the best home pregnancy test is first responceearly pregnancy test the study evaluated592 urine specimins from women at different stages of the pregnancy to determine what kind of Chorionic Gonadotropin is prevalent at what time.The inference was that first responce is the most sensitive test and detects pregnancy in 95% cases. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptoms for baby boy...6week pregnant?

Pregnancy symptoms for baby boy...6week pregnant?

Same for boy or girl: Despite whatever your friends and their grandmother said, there are no specific symptoms of your pregnancy that will predict if your baby will be boy or girl. ...Read more