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Is intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy painful?

Is intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy painful?

NO: Cholestasis of pregnancy does not generally cause pain. The most common symptoms is pruritis (itching). It almost always starts with itching on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and it is first noticed at night. The itching spreads to other parts of the body over time. Treatment with ursodiol (bile salts) can improve symptoms. Consultation with a high risk OB is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 is late pregnancy termination?

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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Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more

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What is cholestasis of pregnancy?

What is cholestasis of pregnancy?

See below please: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in the gallbladder is affected by the high amounts of pregnancy hormones. Cholestasis is more common in the last trimester of pregnancy. 1-2 pregnancies/1000 are affected by cholestasis. In severe cases, but not all, cholestasis may increase the risks for fetal distress, preterm birth, or stillbirth. Blood tests are key. ...Read more

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Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

If the spotting : Occurs while you are actually pregnant - then yes it is ok to take a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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Eptopic pregnancy symptoms?

Eptopic pregnancy symptoms?

Pain: Early on, of course, the symptoms are the same of pregnancy; however, the warning signs for ectopic pregnancy are worsening pelvic pain and/or worsening vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Early pregnancy symptoms?

Many or non: Can include a missed period, breast tenderness, breast enlargement, weight gain. Take a pregnancy test if you are not sure if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Ectopic: Pain, bleeding, abnormal progesterpone and HCG levels are signs and symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more

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No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy?: Purchase a home pregnancy test. They turn positive by the time you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Earliest pregnancy symptoms?

SXS of pregnancy: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by sonogram exam will verify then. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes away on its own. Sometimes a "cyst" seen in or near the ovary does represent an ectopic pregnancy (most often in the fallopian tube". This is often accompanied by pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely NOT!: Why would you think of taking anything like that during pregnancy that could endanger your developing fetus? Adulthood should always precede parenthood. ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Depends: Initially symptoms of pregnancy. Then pain in the lower abdomen, low grade, then increasing in intensity and confused with stomach virus, menstrural cramp, appendicitis or bowel cramp. The pain may get severe and then disappear. If it disapears, that is the point of greatest danger. The tube ruptures, the pain relieved but bleeding begins. Bleeding is usually present. Hemorrhage is ocurring. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Cholestasis (Definition)

When the flow of bile (chole) is held back (stasis). It can be from the liver cells not moving it (often from medications), or from the biliary tree being plugged by ...Read more