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How long does sudden groin pain associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

How long does sudden groin pain associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

Hard to say: If the disruption of the pubic symphasis remains unstable the pain will likely persist. Alot depends on how it happened (trauma vs child birth). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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What are the tests for separation of the symphysis pubis?

What are the tests for separation of the symphysis pubis?

X-rays: This abnormally wide gap can be diagnosed by radiologic studies such as x-ray, mri, ct scan or bone scan. Manual testing by a healthcare professional can also be used. The patient is placed in various positions and pressure is applied in such a way that it provokes pain and maybe movement in the pubis. ...Read more

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How long does pelvic pain associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

How long does pelvic pain associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

Hard to say: If the disruption of the pubic symphasis remains unstable the pain will likely persist. Alot depends on how it happened (trauma vs child birth). ...Read more

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How long does difficulty walking associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

How long does difficulty walking associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

Pubic symphysis : Disruption of the pubic synthesis usually results from trauma, or in some cases during pregnancy. Traumatic injuries are usually part of pelvic ring injuries and often require surgical treatment. Those injuries do not require surgical treatment will generally require three months until symptoms gradually improve. This is only an estimate and the results are based on the individual injury pattern and treatment. Disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy or delivery is generally self-limited and symptoms resolve within a few weeks to months after delivery. In rare cases the disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy can persist and be symptomatic. ...Read more

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How long does pain associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

How long does pain associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

Hard to say: If the disruption of the pubic symphasis remains unstable the pain will likely persist. Alot depends on how it happened (trauma vs child birth). ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes last throughout your life?

Does gestational diabetes last throughout your life?

Yes and No: Gestational diabetes itself usually resolves in the postpartum period. However, women who have gestational diabetes have an increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes during their lifetime. Up to 19% of women with gestational diabetes may develop diabetes in the first 10 years after delivery. Staying active, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining an normal weight can help prevent diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of gestational diabetes?

What are the most common symptoms of gestational diabetes?

Most commonly none: There can be no symptoms at all for the mother. That's why we screen all mothers during pregnancy. However, gestational diabetes can cause "macrosomia" in the fetus. Macrosomia is an overly large infant. Growth measurements of the fetus during pregnancy show a fetus that is over the 90th percentile for size. What causes the large size of the infant is high blood levels of glucose in the mother. ...Read more

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How can I take care of myself if I have gestational diabetes?

How can I take care of myself if I have gestational diabetes?

Multiple specialist : My advice see an ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, an obstetrician who deals with high risk pregnancy, diabetes education team, nutritionist, a pediatrician who is familiar with diabetes mothers, and the most important a primary care doctor who coordinates all these specialists and help you make decisions. This pcp can be your family doctor or your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get gestational diabetes, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get gestational diabetes, or is it unusual?

Pregnancy diabetes: Abnormal maternal glucose regulation occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. In 2-4% of pregnancies it is severe enough to be considered diabetes. Only 1.5-2% of white women develop gestational diabetes mellitus, whereas native americans from the southwestern United States may have rates as high as 15%. In hispanic, black, and asian populations, the incidence is 5-8%. This is pretty common. ...Read more

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What's the next step if tested positive for gestational diabetes?

What's the next step if tested positive for gestational diabetes?

Get treated: If gestational dm is confirmed, next step is to start tracking your blood sugar (before and after meas), go see a certified diabetes educator/nutritionist, dietician to learn about dietary choices and what you should start cutting down. See your physician to get treated for the diabetes: either with a drug, drugs or Insulin depending on severity. ...Read more

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How bad a 3 hour gestational diabetes result is having 1 high score?

Normal: By definition, it's normal. However, most obs will reassess your risk factors and determine if repeat testing, diet modification, or finger-stick testing is helpful. Some patients develop gestational diabetes later in their pregnancy and this factors into your doc's decision process. Follow a reasonable diet & exercise program to help deter gdm or ask your OB the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

I don't want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

Why jeopardize baby?: You could refuse it, but why? Having gestational diabetes could cause significant harm to you and/or your child. Simple dietary changes and/or meds could prevent that damage. There are other blood tests that can be done to assess for gestational diabetes, if you're reluctant to do the oral glucose challenge test. Ask your OB doc to refer you to an endocrine (or diabetes) clinic. ...Read more

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What type of diabetes will I get later if I've had gestational diabetes?

What type of diabetes will I get later if I've had gestational diabetes?

Type II (or not): Gestational diabetes puts you at a significantly higher risk for type 2 diabetes in the future. The rest, however, is up to you. Many women avoid ever getting diabetes because they eat right, lose weight after the baby, change their eating habits and get healthier than ever. Gestational diabetes can be a great wake-up call for your health. With hard work you may avoid future diabetes ! ...Read more

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Just found out I have gestational diabetes and have a particular concern about the baby?

Just found out I have gestational diabetes and have a particular concern about the baby?

Depends on control: If your blood sugar stays high during pregnancy it will create problems for baby. Baby will begin to to make its own Insulin & begin storing the excess as enlargement of organs and body size. At some point, baby may be to large to go thru your birth canal & c-section may be necessary. If you achieve & maintain good control, baby will remain normal & normal delivery may be possible. ...Read more

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For gestational diabetes: do insulin shots hurt?

Minimally : If you use the right technique and the appropriately sized needle, it should not hurt much. ...Read more

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Do people with gestational diabetes have a lot of pain?

Do people with gestational diabetes have a lot of pain?

Pregnancy diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition of elevated sugar, induced by the changes in hormone levels during pregnancy. It does not cause pain. ...Read more

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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to eat calamari with gestational diabetes?

Is it possible for me to eat calamari with gestational diabetes?

I think so: From a diabetes standpoint you can have calamari, but i'm honestly not sure if there are restrictions because of the pregnancy ( like tuna). ...Read more

Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more