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Should I Have 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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