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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Complications Puppps

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

What is the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

Puppps: The treatment of puppp is symptomatic. High strength steroid creams or ointments, such as clobetasol (temovate) or Betamethasone (diplrolene), used up to 2 to 3 times a day usually relieve the itching and prevent the spread of the rash. Once the rash is under control, changing to a lower strength steroid used less frequently is advisable. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant, top of belly broke out in a very itchy red welt rash, allergy,or normal pregnancy symptom? I do not think it is PUPPP rash

33 weeks pregnant, top of belly broke out in a very itchy red welt rash, allergy,or normal pregnancy symptom? I do not think it is PUPPP rash

Hard to say: Being pregnant does not protect you from getting a skin rash and in fact makes you more likely to get strange skin rash. It is however not normal. If it is a raised welt which goes away after a few hours, then consider taking an antihistamine. There is no way to tell at this time whether this is from an allergic reaction or not unless you have noted such an association (food , pet etc) ...Read more

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Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Common: 1 in 3 women have spotting or bleeding in the first few months of pregnancy. This is usually due to implantation bleeding and, in most cases, is not a sign that there is a problem with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can there be any complications during pregnancy : my wife has gestational diabetic?

Can there be any complications during pregnancy : my wife has gestational diabetic?

More risky: Gestational diabetes does increase the risk for a c-section, a difficult vaginal delivery, and other complications during pregnancy. It's very important she keep her blood sugar in good control, and that can dramatically lessen the risk of any complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does pregnancy complication reflect on a women?

How does pregnancy complication reflect on a women?

Cause for grief.: Pregnancy complications can have profound effects on the maternal psyche, especially in the setting of extreme hormonal influences and emotional lability. Family support, friends and even psychologists/psychiatrists may be required to help the woman cope with the complications and their dire consequences. ...Read more

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What link is there between immobility and the complications of pregnancy?

What link is there between immobility and the complications of pregnancy?

What's causing it?: Immobility of what: one part of your body or your whole being? Must make diagnosis then treat it. Suspect severe depression or stroke. Depression during or after delivery (post-partum) is part genetic predisposition, hormonal and early life experience. Professional help and medication is obligatory. Forget breast feeding and use medication as directed by the experienced professional treating you. ...Read more

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Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Pregnancy Rash (Definition)

PUPPPS, or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, is a condition where the expectant mother develops ...Read more