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Hi, I was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and I had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011. I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts

Hi, I was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and I had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011. I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts

The: The symptoms of pregnancy can start once implantation occurs. This typically happens about 8-10 days after ovulation. Based on your LMP of 8/30/11, you likely ovulated on or around 10/14/11, if in fact you conceived, then the timing for pregnancy symptoms is consistent. There are early prediction pregnancy tests in stores that can predict pregnancy a week before your next period is due. I suggest you take one to be sure, or you can always follow up with your primary care provider or gynecologist for testing.
Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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On implanon, obese, 7negative pregnancy tests, bottom and top of stomach is hard, movement in stomach. No pregnancy symptoms, bloated. What could be wrong?

On implanon, obese, 7negative pregnancy tests, bottom and top of stomach is hard, movement in stomach. No pregnancy symptoms, bloated. What could be wrong?

Stomach hardness: Could be related to constipation, reflux, gallbladder, or ovarian pathology. A sonogram could check for pregnancy and ovarian/uterine pathology, a plain abdominal film would assess constipation. Consider a trial of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for 3 days and see if there is result and change. Follow up with a doctor/urgent care this week ...Read more

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Are signs and symptoms of pregnancy different in obesse wommen?

Are signs and symptoms of pregnancy different in obesse wommen?

Not really: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is obesity dangerous to a pregnancy?

See below: Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infection,
thrombosis, obstructive sleep apnea, labor problems, increase risk of C-section problems, pregnancy loss obesity increases risk of miscarriage and still birth. Please see your ob-gyn for help. These are just a few of the increase risk with obese patients. You doctor will help you. Blessings to you! ...Read more

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What risks does obesity have in pregnancy?

What risks does obesity have in pregnancy?

Many.: Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are much increased in the obese pregnant female. The hyperinsulinemia will usually cause and increased birth weight, and a debate is on about the long term impact of the child. An obese pregnant female should gain much less weight than her thinner counterpart. ...Read more

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How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

15 pounds: An average pregnancy weighs 20-25# at the end, so I reccomend 15-20# weight gain in obese women. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

Depends: Keeping weight gain undercontrol in an obese woman is safe when done properly and in the long run makes the pregnancy much safer for her and the baby. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low fat, hearty, unprocessed carbohyrdrates, etc. Frankly you can do weight watchers while pregnant. It is a sound, sensible way of eating. ...Read more

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I am 19, obese, a smoker, no other medical problems, what are my chances of pregnancy?

I am 19, obese, a smoker, no other medical problems, what are my chances of pregnancy?

Severe obesity: Can decrease fertility, maybe by up to 50%. Definitely not big enough of an effect to skip contraception. On the other hand, if you are severely obese, there are many other good reasons to lose weight than to increase your chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Abdominal obesity can affect pregnancy to happen?

Abdominal obesity can affect pregnancy to happen?

Yes, not specifc: Any obesity can affect normal fertility because extra weight can disrupt normal ovulations. Abdominal obesity isn't specifically worse than obesity elsewhere, but adbominal obesity is sometimes associated with disorders like pcos in women with irregular cycles. ...Read more

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Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more

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How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

Normal BMI: Check online to find out your body mass index. You can then see how much weight you would need to lose to get a normal bmi. If you are very obese consider bariatric surgery. I have seen patients lose a great deal of weight and have successful pregnancies. ...Read more

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How should you perform the heimlich maneuver on someone who is very obese or in the last term of pregnancy?

How should you perform the heimlich maneuver on someone who is very obese or in the last term of pregnancy?

The same way: The heimlich maneuver in obese and pregnant patients is done the same way, but the technique of pressing just under the sternum (chest bone) from behind upwards with both arms to the patient must be absolutely accurate and not squeezing the abdomen. ...Read more

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I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?

I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?

Compare Answers: Many healthtap docs are experts in their fields. But even experts don't always agree with one another. We may approach questions from very different perspectives. One of the strengths of healthtap is that you can see what different docs have to say. And you can get a feel for whether any individual doc's perspective feels like a good match for you. "there are many ways out of a forrest.". ...Read more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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I'm about 183 lbs, 5.3 in tall, I'm on Clomid (clomiphene) for the 2ndmonth, due2my ovulation test I did ovulate. Could being obese prevent pregnancy if im ovulati?

I'm about 183 lbs, 5.3 in tall, I'm on Clomid (clomiphene) for the 2ndmonth, due2my ovulation test I did ovulate. Could being obese prevent pregnancy if im ovulati?

Yes and no: Every one does not get pregnant on climid
there can be many other reasons as fallopian tube blockage, inadequate sperm count
or hormone dysfunction
obesity causes hormone dysfunction. ...Read more

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I've been obese since forever, I'm on Clomid (clomiphene) for the 2ndmonth, due2my ovulation test I did ovulate. Could being obese prevent pregnancy if im ovulatin?

I've been obese since forever, I'm on Clomid (clomiphene) for the 2ndmonth, due2my ovulation test I did ovulate. Could being obese prevent pregnancy if im ovulatin?

Unfortunately yes: Studies have shown that obesity is an additional risk factor for infertility even in women who have regular ovulatory cycles. So if you're not pregnant by your 3rd cycle, you may want to take a break from fertility treatments and just work on your diet, exercise, and weight. You could work with a personal trainer and a nutritionist. Any improvement will help! ...Read more

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On implanon, obese, 7neg pregnancy tests, hard stomach above and below, movement in stomach. Not trying to get pregnant, what could be wrong?

On implanon, obese, 7neg pregnancy tests, hard stomach above and below, movement in stomach. Not trying to get pregnant, what could be wrong?

? constipation: I assume you are not having periods with the Implanon and that you are within the 3 yr window, also neg UPT.
You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Obese. No period since Jan. Negative pregnancy test month ago. Weird tapping feeling in belly especially at night. Any answers?

Obese. No period since Jan. Negative pregnancy test month ago. Weird tapping feeling in belly especially at night. Any answers?

Likely gas: It is likely that the feeling is from the movement of gas in the intestine. Not easy to do, but it would be good to lose weight. 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 or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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Ejaculated inside of overweight (not obese) girl with pcos that was not on birth control. Few times. Doesn't have normal cycle. Chance of pregnancy? %%

Ejaculated inside of overweight (not obese) girl with pcos that was not on birth control. Few times. Doesn't have normal cycle. Chance of pregnancy? %%

Nobody knows, and...: It really doesn't matter if the statistical chance is 5% or 10% or 15% or 20%..., because the reality remains that she might get pregnant. If not wanting a baby and if this happened less than 3 days ago, one can talk with her about taking emergency contraception pill (s), but those may not work as well in an overweight girl. One can take her to her Ob-Gyn doctor for an IUD, which works pretty well. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from pcod I'm obese 87 kg can I get pregnency?

I'm suffering from pcod I'm obese 87 kg can I get pregnency?

Yes you can: Some patients with pcod can get pregnant. The infertility rate is rather high in women with pcod. But with tratment it can improve the chances of getting pregnant.pcod patients do not release (ovulate)regularly. Great majority of women with pcod will be able to have a baby with fertility treatment. You need to consult a fertility specialist to find your chances or first talk to your Gynecologist ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tubal pregnancy in a woman?

What are symptoms of a tubal pregnancy in a woman?

Many possible: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are most common symptoms. These are rarely present with an early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tubal pregnancy a woman feels?

What are symptoms of tubal pregnancy a woman feels?

Pain, bleeding: A tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy) can feel like belly pain and bleeding from your vagina (even brown stains or slight bleeding). Sometimes you don't have any symptoms until your tube ruptures. Then your belly pain can be sharp and severe, you may have bleeding, and you may feel dizzy. Please see your doc right away! This is an emergency. ...Read more

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What can I do about these symptoms? I am a 44 yr old woman & here is my gynocelogical history: I have had 3 pregnancies in 1 year's time. The 1st one ended in a miscarriage at the end of the 3rd month, the 2nd one, 6 months after the 1st, was an ectopic p

What can I do about these symptoms? I am a 44 yr old woman & here is my gynocelogical history: I have had 3 pregnancies in 1 year's time. The 1st one ended in a miscarriage at the end of the 3rd month, the 2nd one, 6 months after the 1st, was an ectopic p

I: I am sorry that you are going through all of that. That is a wide variety of symptoms. The best advice would be to seek out a low cost or no cost clinic in your area. The best start may be to start at planned parenthood who could evaluate your abnormal periods and discharge, and could refer you to another low cost or no cost provider for assessment of your other symptoms. There are providers who will help you so please be sure to start calling to be seen. ...Read more

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What are the top most pregnancy symptoms of all women?

Fatigue: Fatigue, more frequent urination, and breast tenderness are nearly always present in early pregnancy. Nausea with or without vomiting is common but less consistently present. ...Read more

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Can a woman convince herself of being pregnant, thus bringing on pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: Yes, definitely. Here's a description and definition:
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/false-pregnancy-pseudocyesis. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more