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Pregnancy Denial Syndrome
I think my friend is in pregnancy denial. What are the signs that she is? We are really worried and need help.
?pregnant: If she had unprotected sex around the time she ovulated, she may be pregnant- first, she would have a missed period, then breasts may get sore and larger, mood sings possible, flushing, possible nausea and or vomiting, weight gain, swelling, etc. Have her check a pregnancy test and then you will know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
How does a dr diagnose asbergers syndrome when the person is in denial of symptoms. Symptoms obvious to close friend. ?
Forgive my frankness: What's accomplished by taking a teen or grownup to the doctor to get diagnosed with asperger's? It has many pluses and many minuses. There's no magic cure beyond getting educated on social skills and reading other people. If he wants it, fine, no need even to diagnose. If he doesn't, it's his business. It's seldom wise to try to change people even when you love them. But i'm glad you do care. ...Read more
Preg will be shorter: The cure for hellp syndrome is delivery. The good news is it usually develops late in the pregnancy. Although the baby maybe premature, many of them will do fine. Your doctor may give steroids in order to help the baby's lungs mature more quickly. Medication maybe used to control blood pressure, prevent seizures, and correct problems with blood clotting. Transfusion of blood poducts maybe needed. ...Read more
Hi pregnant 9 weeks. Had abortion in previous pregnancy due to heelp syndrome. What should be done this time for taking care ?
I am 27 female and I am suffering from hyperventilation syndrome since 8 mths. How safe is it for me to plan for pregnancy? Can hvs be totally cured?
Cause?: Only rarely is hvs caused by underlying lung disease in someone so young. But this should first be ruled out by pulmonary tests. Assuming healthy respiration, the cause is psychological--and self-perpetuating. If associated with panic, this should be treated, but that's rare, too. Two good interventions, then are 1) breath-focused meditation to calm the 2) identify triggers. ...Read more
Increased risk: Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome can cause growth restriction, early onset high blood pressure of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) and blood clots. Your doctor will likely prescribe blood thinners during your pregnancy and follow the babies growth with serial ultrasounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chromosome analysis : obtained by amniocentesis or Chorionic Villous Sampling is diagnostic for Trisomy 21, other trisomies & monosomies. It is offered if the calculated statistical risk of DS from screening by blood tests & fetal ultrasounds + maternal age at EDD & family history reaches a cut-off point, often 1:270. This calculated risk method has an 80% detection rate & a 5% false-positive rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: All women with marfan syndrome at increased risk for complications during pregnancy. Any woman with marfan syndrome and pregnant should be cared for by an obstetrician with the expertise needed to manage potentially life-threatening cardiovascular complications.Women with an aortic root above 4.0 cm are at greater risk and risk of rupture appears to increase proportionally with aortic root size, . ...Read more
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