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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
The devil is in...: The devil is in the details, as the saying goes. "Can you" questions often have YES for an answer, because many things are possible in life. The details in this case would be: how long after the D&C (1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, ...), and what actually happens during this particular masturbation (different women do many different masturbating activities, internal or external or combination). ...Read more
1/10, 000.: That's the average risk for most western world countries nowadays (much higher in third world). ...Read more
Typically no: A ganglion cyst is a benign fluid filled sac, commonly presenting as a compressible soft tissue mass on the back of the wrist. They are usually not associated with pregnancy, but may be associated with previous trauma which may have created a small tear within the ligaments and capsule of the wrist. Over time, the accumulation of joint fluid creates a cyst which may wax and wane in size. ...Read more
Nausea: There are many causes of nausea involving multiple organ systems. Get your self evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Hello. What exactly is pregnancy related bleeding (cryptic pregnancy)How is it different from that of a period?
Pregnancy bleeding: Although bleeding in pregnancy can occur it is never considered normal. If you think you are pregnant then check a home pregnancy test. A cryptic pregnancy is when a pregnant woman thinks she is not pregnant because she is experiencing bleeding. A home pregnancy test will determine if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more
Regarding insurance?: If you're asking about insurance coverage, most insurance plans have a separate coverage for pregnancy-related care as well as delivery and newborn baby care. If you're asking about the ability of an emergency room to provide pregnancy-related care- then absolutely! Emergency physicians are well trained in caring for pregnant patients, performing deliveries and caring for newborns! ...Read more
How do u know if your period is normal and not pregnancy related. Had period for four days. Two days full flow. Remains days blood on and off.
How can I go about seeing an orthodontist and dermatologist for pregnancy related issues I'm experiencing if im having problems obtaining official i.D?
Been to doctors been having symptoms I thought was pregnancy related I told doctor my symptoms he didn't examine me just said it was probably hormonal?
Consult: If pain is right side only and low back and does not radiate it is likely your sacroiliac joint. Si joint problems are common in pregnancy because of the stress of extra weight and increased curvature (hyper-lordosis) that occurs. See your pcp as you may be helped with a simple trigger point injection of the joint ligaments. If he does not do those injections check ortho or pain management. ...Read more
How rare/common is lab error when hCG blood levels are drawn? (pregnancy related; no other hCG producing issues).
Usually very rare: If done in reputable labs, margin of error is small. If still having a doubt better repeat it. ...Read more
When does the smallest, undetectable amount of hCG start to be produced after intercourse? (pregnancy related hcg).
Accuracy trumps time: Quantitative blood (serum) tests detect HCG levels at 1 miu/ml. This must be ordered by a doctor. Urine tests advertise detection thresholds between 20 and 100 miu/ml, but this depends on the brand. Qualitative blood tests generally have a threshold of 25 miu/ml, and so are less sensitive than some available home pregnancy tests. Time is less important that accuracy and confirmation by physician. ...Read more
Is appendicitis or appendix removal and ectopic pregnancy related? Or have an effect on future pregnancy or conception?
I've been lactating for 3 years, non pregnancy related. Discharge from left nipple is green. Prolacton levels normal. What are the possible causes?
Not sure if this is pregnancy related or not but I woke up out of my sleep because my gums was burning and bleeding. Is this normal to happen? 36 wks
Not sure either...: During pregnancy you undergo hormonal changes which can cause the symptoms you describe. Then again, if you haven't had a good, professional cleaning in a while, that can cause them, too. Best of luck with the baby, and attend to your own health as soon as you can... ...Read more
Hi, I am 20 wk pregnant. Since 16 wk I have been having issues w/ my ears. They pop/crackle, every time I swallo/yawn. Is this pregnancy related? TY
Mom said she had herpes when she was carrying me but it was pregnancy related & she delivered me vaginally, early 90s, could I been born with herpes?
Doubt it: If the herpes was not shedding virus while you were delivered you would not pick it up and carry it for life. If it was, the chances are that by 6 weeks you would have developed a systemic herpes infection in your internal organs and brain and would have died or been left in a vegetative state. ...Read more
Scabies gets worse: Scabies is a mite infestation, so without treatment it will get worse and worse. It is extremely itchy, and often the bumps will bleed from all the scratching. Usually a pregnancy-related rash will not be so severe nor gradually worsen over time. Also, scabies is contagious; pregnancy obviously is not. ...Read more
I'm experiencing some random chest congestion in my first trimester - no other cold like symptoms. Is this pregnancy related at all?
Daily ear popping during pregnancy. Not sick, crackling and popping for last 6 weeks. Ears look normal. Been told Pregnancy related. Why? Thank you
Vasomotor rhinitis: Pregnancy is often associated with nasal congestion presumably from hormonal changes-aka vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy. The nasal congestion-> eustachean tube obstruction (best assessed by tympanogram) -> popping. On the other hand, TMJ disease can also cause this sensation. ...Read more
I'm due a period on the 3rd April it's now the 1st of April and just noticed white spots on my nipples come up I'm ttc could it be pregnancy related?
I'm almost 22 weeks pregnant and constipated. Can I drink Smooth Move Herbal tea to help? I have no other health/pregnancy related problems
Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?
Tough question: By this I assume you mean for in vitro vertilization. Any hormone manipulation has a potential for side effects. Increased Estrogens increases the risk of breast and cervical cancer, but lower estrogen increases risks of ovary and uterus--also influenced by Progesterone and other hormones. This is not a straight forward topic, as there are many studies that contradict each other. ...Read more