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Signs Of A Boy Or A Girl In Pregnancy
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
Can a female or male have chlamdyia for a year and a half and not know about it? What's the chances of a female developing PID in that time?
A girl with haemoglobin e-trail married with a normal boy, is there any possibility of having a boy/girl child with some defect/ diseases?
Not from this: 50% chance for each child to have the trait. ...Read more
If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?
50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Takes only 1 swimmer: There are thousands of sperm in a small drop of sperm & it only takes one to do the job.The sexual fluids passed early during intercourse have enough to do the job long before any main "load " is delivered. A tiny pin hole in a condom may let enough through to do the job.That's why they have expiration dates that should be respected. ...Read more
When should a woman have her first child by? For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?
When she is ready: There is not an age when there is a "sharp" increase in pregnancy risks. Generally speaking, pregnancy risks tend to increase with age. That also applies to risks for genetic anomalies (like down syndrome), that risk at age 35 is 1 in 270 and it increases with each year. There is no specific age that is recommended as "best" to have your first child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a male rubs his penis on the opening of a female's vagina, is there a possibility of pregnancy?
No, and...: The viable sperms have to be deposited at right time in right way to right site in order to get conception. To mouth is wrong place where sperms can not survive so there should be no odd to conceive. If you wish to explore more on how to live a realistic long happy life, welcome to http://www.formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. Best wish to your health & happiness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife is in week 16 of her pregnancy. Any signs of whether she could be carrying a boy or girl? We hope to find out the gender in 3 weeks.
No--but enjoy trying: I think folks have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years--and there are plenty of methods that people suggest. But it appears that none of them (short of blood testing, or amnio) are any more reliable than a coin toss. And although ultrasound studies are pretty accurate, i've had a few dozen families who were certain of a baby's gender based on the ultrasound...But surprised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Philosophical questi: That is not really fully a medical question - various factors come into play based on peoples upbringing and religious/moral beliefs. Some consider conception the beginning of life - some consider the baby only when it reaches the age where it is "viable" outside of mom (somewhere in the 24-26 week gestation). ...Read more
Laws of genetics: When a woman with Down's Syndrome forms gametes (unfertilized eggs), all the chromosomes except #21 will split evenly. Since Down's Syndrome means three copies of chromosome 21 (by dehfinition), the chromosome cannot split "evenly" - half will have 1 copy (normal); the other half will have 2 copies (Down's syndrome carrier). These will pair with 1 copy (usually) of Chromosome 21 from the father. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same: Symptoms of pregnancy as a teenager are similar to pregnancy at any age. Nausea, vomiting, bloating, breast changes, and fatigue are all common symptoms. Unfortunately, no constellation of symptoms reliably diagnoses pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if you think you are pregnant. If pregnant, see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch & one side may emerge weeks before the other.Your pcp can confirm this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: If there has a truly been a (n objectively documented) decrease in iq--that is, cognitive ability--whether quickly or slowly, yes, it is an indication that something has adversely affected the brain. If it has happened quickly, it is something different than if slowly. And the causes of quick deterioration are more often reversible (such as intoxication). Immediate pro evaluation is crucial. ...Read more
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