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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Equivocal pregnancy test at 7 hCG can I go on to have a healthy pregnancy?

It is very early or : Low 7 would be less than 1 day pregnant , please repeat it in 3 days and most likely it will be less than 5 which is - , if u have a very early normal preg which is unlikely with that number the bhcg will double and also a Progesterone level can be drawn. ...Read more

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I have pcos,taking metformin 850 mg,follicum,taken pregnyl 5000 iu injection,my doc called to take vaginal ultrasound at 20 days,wat will she examine?

I have pcos,taking metformin 850 mg,follicum,taken pregnyl 5000 iu injection,my doc called to take vaginal ultrasound at 20 days,wat will she examine?

Not sure: Not sure what the purpose of this ultrasound is. Possibly she wants to see if there is "dominant" folicule present that may indicate that there will be potential ovulation. I think the best way to find out is to ask her prior to the ultrasound. ...Read more

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Light line inpregnancy test ,beta hCG 74 ,nothing visible in Doppler us , after 7days of missed periods .can ds mean a risky pregnancy?

Light line inpregnancy test ,beta hCG 74 ,nothing visible in Doppler us , after 7days of missed periods .can ds mean a risky pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Its not necessarily abnormal to have a low HCG level in very early pregnancy. It probably doesn't mean you have a high risk pregnancy, just a very early pregnancy. Also, you shouldn't expect to see anything on Ultrasound 7 days after you missed a period. A repeat HCG level can help clarify the situation if you are worried. ...Read more

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Can I buy 3 ultrasound photos of baby?

Can I buy 3 ultrasound photos of baby?

Usually free: I know the techs in my hospital routinely give out us photos to expecting moms. Most OB docs i know do the same. Don't be shy to ask - thermal paper isn't expensive. ...Read more

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Prg-17-oh at 14.6nmol/l. Dhea So4 at 10.9umol/l. Androstenedione at 21.2nmol/l. Testosterone 3.29nmol/l. Is this Locah? Trying to concieve.

Prg-17-oh at 14.6nmol/l. Dhea So4 at 10.9umol/l. Androstenedione at 21.2nmol/l. Testosterone 3.29nmol/l.
Is this Locah? Trying to concieve.

Consult your doctor: the lab values vary from lab to lab and certainly from country to country. if you are having sophisticated lab studies, you are obviously seeing a caregiver. you should be asking them what the results mean. ...Read more

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How can I lose my belly (39) fats? I'm 36 years male height 180cm & 82kg. I want to get flat abs.Can swimming will reduce belly fats?Am i overweight?

How can I lose my belly (39) fats? I'm 36 years male height 180cm & 82kg. I want to get flat abs.Can swimming will reduce belly fats?Am i overweight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Can I do home insemination with 5ml syringe(means index finger length only)can i get pregnanat by deposting sperm in index finger deepness to vagina?

Can I do home insemination with 5ml syringe(means index finger length only)can i get pregnanat by deposting sperm in index finger deepness to vagina?

Unlikely: Insemination done at a reproductive endocrinologist's office will entail proper preparation and sterilization that will only enhance your chances for a successful outcome. Although there are patients who try this at home, sperm banks are expensive and i would recommend that if you're going to do it, do it in a way that will optimize your chances. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a girl care about big penis stretch marks?

What would experts say? Could a girl care about big penis stretch marks?

I don't know: Since i've never heard of big penis stretch marks. I'll have to ask the next girl i talk with to find out the answer. ...Read more

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Doctor, can i get pregnant by fresh sperm fingering(outside for 5-10 seconds)?Do sperms die suddenly when hitting air?Any possibility of pregnancy?

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can i get pregnant by fresh sperm fingering(outside for 5-10 seconds)?Do sperms die suddenly when hitting air?Any possibility of pregnancy?

Activity of sperm: Sperm do not suddenly die when exposed to air. If there were active sperm just outside your vaginal opening and a finger was inserted pushing them into the vagina there is a small chance that you can become pregnant. ...Read more

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37 year female, attempting IVI - 3rd day hormone tests show prolactin 38 ug/807 mui & FSH 15. Could pro. affect FSH? Having headaches, short periods. Want to get pregnant! What steps do I take next?

37 year female, attempting IVI - 3rd day hormone tests show prolactin 38 ug/807 mui & FSH 15. Could pro. affect FSH? Having headaches, short periods. Want to get pregnant! What steps do I take next?

Yes, but: Prolactin can affect your fsh but by lowering it and making it look better than it really is. An fsh of 15 as you may be aware means your ovarian reserve is not particularly good, and it is likely affecting your chances for pregnancy and may be the cause for your short cycles. You should sit down with your doctor and discuss the plan, but you may have to consider egg donation in the future. ...Read more

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I want to end this! Am I HIV negative? FDA approved PCR RNA (-) at 4 month, FDA combo Ab/Ag (-) at 1,3,4,5,6 month. Can I resume my monogamy sex life?

I want to end this! Am I HIV negative? FDA approved PCR RNA (-) at 4 month, FDA combo Ab/Ag (-) at 1,3,4,5,6 month. Can I resume my monogamy sex life?

Yes: The test results you provided are virtually diagnostic of being HIV free. For the sake of complete assurance you may wish to repeat the HIV nucleic acid test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm a 5"10, 77kg, 25 year old man. If I cut calories by 600 below my daily needs what fat to muscle loss ratio can I expect per week. I don't exercise or intend to at this point. I know it's a difficult question but an estimate will be fine?

I'm a 5"10, 77kg, 25 year old man. If I cut calories by 600 below my daily needs what fat to muscle loss ratio can I expect per week. I don't exercise or intend to at this point. I know it's a difficult question but an estimate will be fine?

No consistent ratio: The ratio of fat to muscle loss with any given calorie deficit depends partly on the nutritional composition of your diet. You need the proper balance of unrefined carbs, high quality protein and some fat to avoid muscle loss & maintain stable blood sugar levels. Regardless, weight training is ESSENTIAL to maintaining muscle mass. See >hsph.harvard.edu/obesity prevention ...Read more

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Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Beware the machines: While exercise machines attempt to alert users of calories burned and wattage acheived, the reality is unless in a sport medicine clinic, you probably are not getting accurate results. I am a strong proponent of regular exercise, and then increasing intensity and duration as tolerated. However, it is what you put in your body that is going to make the biggest difference to your fitness goals. ...Read more

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At 5w4d pregnant my hCG level was 8, 250. At 7w3d pregnant my hCG level was 36, 350. Saw heartbeat 7w3d at 158. Concern: levels rising quick enough?

At 5w4d pregnant my hCG level was 8, 250. At 7w3d pregnant my hCG level was 36, 350. Saw heartbeat 7w3d at 158. Concern: levels rising quick enough?

Yes: Once one see the heartbeat, the levels become less and less important. There is wide variation in the "normal" numbers of hcg. Thus, now that you've seen a heartbeat i wouldn't worry for one second that the pregnancy is progressing appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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