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Should I have cvs or amniocentesis?

Should I have cvs or amniocentesis?

Maybe: CVS and amniocentesis are tests that some patients will choose to have to help get a diagnosis. They allow testing of the baby's genes and help diagnosis genetic defects. These tests are not done routinely on everyone but rather on those who are at high risk for genetic diseases. Age > 35 or an abnormal blood test for Down syndrome would be examples of those who might consider this. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Should I breastfeed if I have ms?

Should I breastfeed if I have ms?

Yes: According to the aap there are very few true reasons not to breastfeed. Ms is not a reason to not breastfeed and i would encourage it. Most of the medications used to treat MS are too big to cross into breastmilk. You can see if your medications are compatible with breastfeeding at lactmed, a free database on medications and breastmilk. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

No: After a delivery, either c-section or vaginal birth, it is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks. Your bleeding can also go back and forth between heavy and light and you may have different sized blood clots . If you feel like you are bleeding excessively call your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed if I have diabetes?

Should I breastfeed if I have diabetes?

Sure: Your baby can benefit tremendously from your breast milk. Also keep in mind your baby's pancreas is normal and will have the correct hormones to regulate blood sugar! ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I have an ovarian cyst?

Should i be worried if I have an ovarian cyst?

If MRI imaged the ..: Whole cyst, it is 3 cm or smaller, and there is nothing suspicious on the mri, then it is likely physiologic and "normal". If the whole cyst was not imaged, or if on MRI there is any question about it being simple or benign, then a trans abdominal and a trans vaginal ultrasound should be obtained to fully evaluate it. Statistically, it is likely benign since simple cysts are very common. ...Read more

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Do I have to have an abortion if amnio is bad?

Do I have to have an abortion if amnio is bad?

Depends.: This is a personal decision and there are only rare conditions when a pregnancy termination is warranted/recommended (lethal fetal anomalies). Many women/families are perfectly content to have a child with down syndrome (mongolism) and would never regret their decision to continue an affected pregnancy - whereas others would cringe on that prospect. ...Read more

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I think I have pink eye and i'm pregnant? Should I have any concerns? Should i go to a clinic?

I think I have pink eye and i'm pregnant? Should I have any concerns? Should i go to a clinic?

Pink Eye : Pink eye is almost always caused by a virus similar to a cold. Like a cold there is not much that can be done to make it go away other than wait for it to go away itself. Cold compresses often help with the itching and burning. Viral pink eye will not effect your unborn baby. Rarely, pink eye can be caused by a bacterial infection. You should see a doc to be sure. That could effect your baby. ...Read more

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If I have ibd, can I have a baby?

If I have ibd, can I have a baby?

Yes: Women who have inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or chron's disease can have babies. Some may have worsening of their symptoms during pregnancy, some may not. Proper absorption of nutrients and adequate weight gain are important in these individuals. ...Read more

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If I have preclampsia, should I be induced?

If I have preclampsia, should I be induced?

Pre eclampsia: this condition should be discussed with your ob doctor not with someone unfamiliar with your case ...Read more

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I m 6weeks pregnant i see some blood should I be worried?

I m 6weeks pregnant i see some blood should I be worried?

Well it may be: Ok. 25% of people will have some first trimester bleeding; it depends on whethr you have had an ultrasound. That would be my next step if not. Once you see a pregnancy in the uterus with a heartbeat the rate oif miscarriage goes down dramatically. There is a 15% risk of miscarriage in recognized pregnancies so i would go in for evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed if I have a fever?

Should I breastfeed if I have a fever?

Yes: In general, the most common cause of a fever in the mother is a viral syndrome such as a cold/flu. A breastfeeding mom should not stop breastfeeding just because she has a fever. The antibodies that she is creating to fight her own infection are pasedt through to her baby via the breastmilk. So, she is in fact also providing protection from infection while continuing to breastfeed. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery if I have gynecomastia?

Should I have surgery if I have gynecomastia?

Possibly.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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If I have indigestion, should I be concerned for myself or my baby?

If I have indigestion, should I be concerned for myself or my baby?

No: Mild to moderate indigestion is common in pregnancy because of the hormones of pregnancy and the pressure on the stomach from the growing uterus. Avoid fatty foods. Avoid onions, tomatoes and garlic. Allow at least three to four hours between your last meal for the night and when you go to bed. ...Read more

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I have been told I have IBS but refused to have anymore extensive testing done. Should i be worried?

I have been told I have IBS but refused to have anymore extensive testing done. Should i be worried?

Irritable Bowel Synd: Ibs is truly a diagnosis of exclusion, so you may need testing to rule out other possibilities. Hopefully, any testing required will not be too "extensive" and you will get the definitive diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I wont have abortion, why should I do prenatal screening?

If I wont have abortion, why should I do prenatal screening?

Probably shouldn't: If you have strong and unchangeable objections to amniocentesis or pregnancy termination, then the information from a screen is of no benefit and you should refuse. It is a personal choice. ...Read more

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I have been told I have an ectopic arterial tachycardia, should I be concerned?

I have been told I have an ectopic arterial tachycardia, should I be concerned?

Ectopic atrial tachy: Severity depends on frequency, heart rate, and symptoms. Worth discussing with an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What should I be eating in pregnancy if I have diabetes?

What should I be eating in pregnancy if I have diabetes?

Protein: The goal is to maintain steady, stable blood sugars and avoid the spikes and falls that occur with simple carb intake. Every meal should have a protein, it helps maintain blood sugar levels. Avoid the "whites": sugar, rice and white bread. Eat complex carbs instead, brown rice and whole grain breads. Veggies are great, but watch the fruits, they can be high in sugar. ...Read more

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Should i abort pregnancy if I have copd?

Don't Abort: You don't have to abort your pregnancy due to copd. It will be critical step for you to stop smoking. You should have pulmonary function test to assess your lung function after which your physician can prescribe appropriate inhalers to help you go through pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and have endometriosis should I be concerned?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have endometriosis should I be concerned?

Will be inactive: Actually pregnancy is a time where endometriosis will be quite inactive and without symptoms. Once pregnant, endometriosis should have little to no effect on a woman's health. After the pregnancy the symptoms of the disease may return, however. ...Read more

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