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What is the major cause of pregnancy-related death?

What is the major cause of pregnancy-related death?

Several things: Post partum hemorrhage, thromboembolic disorders, cardiac disorders, infections and trauma such as car accidents are some of the leading causes in all countries. In developing countries obstructed labor and lack of hospital access is a serious issue. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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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Can you masturbate after a pregnancy related D&C?

Can you masturbate after a pregnancy related D&C?

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

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How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

1/10, 000.: That's the average risk for most western world countries nowadays (much higher in third world). ...Read more

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Are ganglion cysts and pregnancy related?

Are ganglion cysts and pregnancy related?

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

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How is pregnancy related to immunosuppression?

How is pregnancy related to immunosuppression?

Odd question: The outcome of pregnancy depends completely on superior diet without "junk". A healhy pregnancy does not suppress immunity, but a bad diet definitely will! ...Read more

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Belly is always rumbling, pregnancy related?

Belly is always rumbling, pregnancy related?

If you are pregnant: It may be. There can be an increase in gas, passing gas ; burping when pregnant. It is not diagnostic for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What could cause on-going nausea that is not pregnancy related?

What could cause on-going nausea that is not pregnancy related?

Nausea: There are many causes of nausea involving multiple organ systems. Get your self evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Hello. What exactly is pregnancy related bleeding (cryptic pregnancy)How is it different from that of a period?

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

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Does emergency care include pregnancy-related doctor visits?

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

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Postural tachycardia syndrome and possible pregnancy; related?

Postural tachycardia syndrome and possible pregnancy; related?

No: But you probably don't have pots, which is a rare entity. First, you need an accurate diagnosis: both of the pregnancy and then of the tachycardia. After your urine or blood test, consider getting a tilt table test and wearing an event monitor. ...Read more

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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 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.

Check a UPT: Check a urine pregnancy test. Best to do this with a 1st morning urine. If it's positive, see your obgyn immediately. It's not normal to bleed that heavily if you are pregnant. Best of luck! ...Read more

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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?

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?

???: An orthodontist would not be able to help with pregnancy related issues. Additionally, having or not having an id should have nothing to do with whether an orthodontist will see and treat you. Many of our patients do not have official identification. ...Read more

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What can I take for pregnancy related severe lower back pain (right side only)?

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

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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

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When does the smallest, undetectable amount of hCG start to be produced after intercourse? (pregnancy related hcg).

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

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I've been lactating for 3 years, non pregnancy related. Discharge from left nipple is green. Prolacton levels normal. What are the possible causes?

I've been lactating for 3 years, non pregnancy related. Discharge from left nipple is green. Prolacton levels normal. What are the possible causes?

Lactation: Green discharge is concerning for infection. Lactation is usually associated with elevated prolactin levels. Despite your normal prolactin level I would suggest you have an MRI of your brain to evaluate your pituitary gland. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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 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

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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?

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

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How can you tell itchy rash of scabies from a pregnancy related rash?

How can you tell itchy rash of scabies from a pregnancy related rash?

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

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I'm experiencing some random chest congestion in my first trimester - no other cold like symptoms. Is this pregnancy related at all?

I'm experiencing some random chest congestion in my first trimester - no other cold like symptoms. Is this pregnancy related at all?

Chest Congestion: Chest discomfort occurs in mostly late 2nd to 3rd TM. You may have common cold. Try gargles and steam inhalation. If no improvement, see doc. ...Read more

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Daily ear popping during pregnancy. Not sick, crackling and popping for last 6 weeks. Ears look normal. Been told Pregnancy related. Why? Thank you

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

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Bitter mouth and dry lips, is it pregnancy related?

No: Usually no relationship; however, you might be vomiting more during pregnancy. Just make sure you continue good oral hygiene to prevent acid decalcification of your teeth. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and have loose stool once a day for 4 days now. Pregnancy related?

5 weeks pregnant and have loose stool once a day for 4 days now. Pregnancy related?

Possible: It is not uncommon to have some G.I. Changes in the early part of pregnancy. Most of these are temporary and due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?

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