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What are the tests for multiple gestation?

What are the tests for multiple gestation?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only totally reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Two or more babies: Multiple gestation is simply twins, triplets, etc. In other words, a woman carrying more than one baby. ...Read more

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What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

Multifetal pregnancy: Simple answer: a multiple gestation is a pregnancy with more than one fetus. Please see my guide to multiple gestation. I will post the link in comments below. ...Read more

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What does multiple gestation mean?

What does multiple gestation mean?

Multiple babies: Multiple gestation means more than one baby at a time. They can be twins, triplets, etc. The multiple can be identical or fraternal. Our infertility treatments increase the risk for having multiples. Multiples are much more complicated pregnancies (more for babies than mom). We are trying to reduce the number of multiples with our treatments. ...Read more

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I had two grade A blastocysts transferred on day 5. My hCG levels are: 9dpt 498, 13dpt 2994, 16dpt 9400 Does this suggest multiple gestation?

I had two grade A blastocysts transferred on day 5. My hCG levels are: 9dpt 498, 13dpt 2994, 16dpt 9400 Does this suggest multiple gestation?

Yes: In a normal singleton pregnancy these levels should double. The fact that they are closer to quadrupling suggests but does not diagnose twins. You should know soon with an ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

What is the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

Puppps: The treatment of puppp is symptomatic. High strength steroid creams or ointments, such as clobetasol (temovate) or Betamethasone (diplrolene), used up to 2 to 3 times a day usually relieve the itching and prevent the spread of the rash. Once the rash is under control, changing to a lower strength steroid used less frequently is advisable. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant, top of belly broke out in a very itchy red welt rash, allergy, or normal pregnancy symptom? I do not think it is PUPPP rash

33 weeks pregnant, top of belly broke out in a very itchy red welt rash, allergy, or normal pregnancy symptom? I do not think it is PUPPP rash

Hard to say: Being pregnant does not protect you from getting a skin rash and in fact makes you more likely to get strange skin rash. It is however not normal. If it is a raised welt which goes away after a few hours, then consider taking an antihistamine. There is no way to tell at this time whether this is from an allergic reaction or not unless you have noted such an association (food, pet etc) ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1 tablet of 10mg phenergan (promethazine) per day for pupps at 37 weeks of gestation?

Is it safe to take 1 tablet of 10mg phenergan (promethazine) per day for pupps at 37 weeks of gestation?

Yes: This skin condition, peculiar to pregnancy, will get better when you deliver. It may take a few days to weeks to subside. It is not dangerous and only needs treatment to help with the itching. Antihistamines, such as phenergan, (promethazine) Hydroxyzine and Diphenhydramine can be used safely to cut down on the itching. ...Read more

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I don't know if I'm pregnant or not but I've developed a rash that looks a lot like a pregnancy rash should I take a pregnancy test?

I don't know if I'm pregnant or not but I've developed a rash that looks a lot like a pregnancy rash should I take a pregnancy test?

Wait on cycle: Rashes are so common that I would wait and see what happens with your cycle, as this is much more accurate. ...Read more

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What are the tests for multiple pregnancy?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only completely reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable. ...Read more

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Is ther much risk of having multiple pregnancy?

Is ther much risk of having multiple pregnancy?

Multiple rates: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%, natural triplets very roughly around1/2000 to 1/5000. Use of some fertility medications can increase the chance of twins to as high as 25%, and triplets to around 5%. ...Read more

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What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

Several: Multiple gestation (meaning twins, triplets) increases the risk of several complications during pregnancy including but not limited to: going into labor early, breaking your bag of water early, bedrest and hospitalization, c-section, diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia, death of a baby in utero and improper growth of one or more of the babies. ...Read more

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I've taken multiple pregnancy tests, and they keep coming back negative. I am over 2 weeks late. What's up?

I've taken multiple pregnancy tests, and they keep coming back negative. I am over 2 weeks late. What's up?

Non-ovulatory cycle: The most likely reason is you didn't ovulate in your last cycle, but there's a long list of other possibilities. A doctor should be able to help you start sorting through the list. ...Read more

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I am having multiple pregnancy symptoms but had four negative hpt. Why else would I be getting these symptoms?

Hormones: If your own hormones are higher than usual (usually due to normal fluctuations) you can experience breast tenderness and bloating. As long as your period comes at its normal time unlikely you are pregnant. ...Read more

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How can I treat multiple pregnancy?

Prenatal care: If you know you have a multiple pregnancy, you will have already had an ultrasound exam. Follow-up with your obstetrician as directed. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Pregnancy Rash (Definition)

Pregnancy rash is merely a description, not a diagnosis. However, there are some rashes that only happen during pregnancy such as Puppp (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) which can happen during the mid trimester and be very itchy. It can be treated ...Read more


Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, ...Read more