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Doctor insights on: Reducing Risk Of Miscarriage

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Can use of IUD increase risk of later miscarriage?

Can use of IUD increase risk of later miscarriage?

No: Recent studies show that iud use (with currently available approved iuds) isnot related to later miscarriage. ...Read more

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What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

Earlier age of birth: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read more

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What factors increase the risk of developing diabetes?

What factors increase the risk of developing diabetes?

Obesity. Genes.: Fat tissue in the body increases resistance to insulin, which ultimately causes diabetes. As well, 90% of family members of diabetics will be hard wired genetically to get diabetes. ...Read more

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Could masturbation increase risk of pregnancy?

Could masturbation increase risk of pregnancy?

No: Essentially all males and a majority of females enjoy their bodies by themselves after they have reached puberty. It isn't going to increase or decrease the likelihood of conception for either sex. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more

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What factors increase the risk of diabetes 2?

What factors increase the risk of diabetes 2?

Family history- ie:: genetic history- then obesity , hi fat and hi carbohydrate diets, abnormal sleep-wake cycles, acute stress ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep increase your risk of preterm labor?

Can lack of sleep increase your risk of preterm labor?

Not typically: Increased amounts of rest in pregnancy is important. Rest improves uterine perfusion for the fetus and allows your body to recover over the course of the day. Overall, good hydration and nutrition play an important role in all pregnancies. However, difficulty sleeping can be a common complaint in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can walking reduce the risk of cancer?

Can walking reduce the risk of cancer?

Indirectly possible.: Walking is a very useful exercise that not only stimulates your circulatory system, but also keeps you away from extra food and sedentary lifestyle. While it cannot be said to directly reduce cancer risk, it helps reduce risk of cancer from lower circulation and not moving and eating extra food which can indirectly lead to cancer, like colon cancer, etc.. It also lowers heart diasese risk. ...Read more

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What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

Age, STDs, smoking: Women's ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality) starts to decline from mid 20's on average, and fastest by the 40's. Smoking, stds like chlamydia, endometriosis, surgery on the ovaries, and cancer chemo or radiotherapy reduce ovarian reserve faster. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block the fallopian tubes or cause scarring around ovaries. Overweight or underweight reduces fertility. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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Can surgery increase the risk of blood clots?

Can surgery increase the risk of blood clots?

Yes: Yes their is a increase risk of DVT or blood clots after surgery. ...Read more

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What things increase risk of infertility?

What things increase risk of infertility?

Age, STDs, smoking: Women's fertility starts to decrease from the mid 20's, fastest by the 40's. Smoking, stds like chlamydia, endometriosis, ovarian surgery, chemo- or radiotherapy reduce egg numbers & quality. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block fallopian tubes. Overweight or underweight lowers fertility. For men - testosterone or anabolic steroid use, overweight, heavy alcohol or weed, narcotic use. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase the risk of mesothelioma?

Does smoking increase the risk of mesothelioma?

No: Smoking does not increase the risk of mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure does. However, smoking increases the risk of several other types of lung cancer and being exposed to asbestos too drastically increases this risk. So, asbestos exposure increases mesothelioma but smoking +/- asbestos increases virtually all other types of lung cancer. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

APLAs: The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, (enoxaparin) during and after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more