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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Confirm diagnosis: Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis. There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Medication might: Pinworms make people uncomfortable literally and figuratively. Weight or sleep loss can occur. They are common in childcare settings but can be prevented with hand hygiene please read this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/pinworms.Html and fact sheet http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/index.Html also tell your OB providers and discuss treatment http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read more

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Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Possibly: Pregnancy does increase pulmonary strain by increasing metabolic demand and decreasing overall lung capacity. The key is to work closely with your OB and pulmonary specialists to minimize risk. ...Read more

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What complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson white?

What complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson white?

WPW: Wpw is the presence of ventricular pre-excitation due to an accessory pathway which can result in fast heart rhythms (i.e. Supra ventricular tachycardia). Risk stratification is important to determine the risk of sudden cardiac death. The main risk during these fast rhythms is usually syncope (fainting) which can be very dangerous in a pregnant state. I would speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How do you treat a pregnancy complication that is sickle cell related?

How do you treat a pregnancy complication that is sickle cell related?

MFM, hematology help: Maternal-fetal medicine expert care with hematology consultation, recurrent prolonged hospitalizations, good luck, vaccinations, careful/few blood transfusions, Folic Acid at 5 mg daily, antibiotics, good hydration, low altitude and patience are necessary to get the best possible outcome from pregnancies in women with sickle cell disease. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more

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What my risk of complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson whites syndrome wpw?

Minimal risk: If you are 40 and going tohave a baby, you are at increased risk and need a high risk OB person, and a cardiologist who does electrophysiology (electric recordings and treatment of the heart). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the complications of pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

I was wondering what are the complications of pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

Renal function: One normal kidney is sufficient for normal kidney function. So if its is unilateral, please check your kidney function. If it is normal, you may not be at risk for bad outcomes with pregnancy. If you do have abnormalities in kidney function, you need to monitored closely- worsening of kidney function. For fetus- low birth weight, preterm , sometime miscarriages. ...Read more

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My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion: These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity ...Read more

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If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

Endometriosis : No. The pregnancy itself would not be effected by either. Pregnancy improves endometriosis and functional cysts. Rest assured your pregnancy is low risk. Good luck and congratulations. DrG ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Pregnancy Rash (Definition)

pregnancy rash is merely a description, not a diagnosis. however, there are some rashes that only happen during pregnancy such as Puppp (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) which can happen during the mid trimester and be very itchy. it can be treated ...Read more


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