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Pregnant Hypertension Complication Birth
Clots vs. pill: One of the many risks of the oral contraceptive pill is thrombosis(clots) which can travel to distant places like the lungs and cause "issues". Smoking on the pill is a major no-no as it can make the blood vessels produce spasms and enhance the likelihood of clots.That is why we as md's use low dose estrogen combination pills and insist on no smoking to decrease that side effect. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safer options: Since Takayasu arteritis causes inflammation, thickening, narrowing, and scarring of blood vessels and can decrease blood flow to major organs, estrogen's increase in clotting factors and blood clots make it inadvisible. There are progestin only pills and other methods of contraception that are safer. your options with your doctor. Best wishes.Hope this helps. ...Read more
Around 3%: The rate of giving birth to twins is about 30 per 1,000 live births in the US. However, this number may be higher than the chances for you to have natural twins. This is because the 3% number includes women who use assisted reproductive technology like IVF (they have higher rates of twins). The fact that you recently stopped birth control does not change your chance of having twins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?
Yes: Ocps induce a pseudo-pregnant state. That is how they work. ...Read more
Can omega3 pills cause failing birth control pills(qlaira),and breaktrough bleeding?
Never missed any of bcp
No,fish oil: does not interact with birth control pills. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Which birth control pill is safest for a young woman to take? Lowest risk of serious side effects like blood clots, strokes, etc...
Gf can't use birth control due to her mother having a stroke from birth control yrs ago. Is this actually hereditary? Other contraceptive options?
See details: I would also urge avoidance of oral contraceptives in this instance as clotting abnormalities can be hereditary. How about an iud? ...Read more
Had gestational diabetes last pregnancy.does every subsequent pregnancy put me at higher risk of developing diabetes?
On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?
Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?
No: Switching from depo to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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