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What are the causes of chicken pox in pregnancy?

What are the causes of chicken pox in pregnancy?

Viral infection: Infection with varicella zoster virus causes chicken pox whether in childhood adulthood or pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is typhoid injection dangerous to pregnancy in the early stages of development?

Is typhoid injection dangerous to pregnancy in the early stages of development?

Typhoid vaccination: There is no data available on the potential risks or lack thereof of typhoid vaccine given during pregnancy. In the usa there is no need for the vaccine. If travelling to areas in which this disease is endemic typhoid fever in a pregnant women carries a high risk of fetal loss. The risk of the vaccine is probably minimal, the risk of the disease great. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early stage chickenpox in a toddler?

What are the symptoms of early stage chickenpox in a toddler?

Blistery rash: Chickenpox often starts with fever, decreased appetite, and feeling droopy.Usually within 24 hours a rash appears, quickly turning into itchy clear blisters. More blisters can appear over the next few days, and blisters and sores can occur on mucus membranes like in the mouth. Luckily, this disease is almost completely preventable by vaccines, so we don't often see its serious complications anymore! ...Read more

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Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Yes: The risk of first trimester miscarriage goes down after we visualize a fetal heartbeat. The risk drops to less than 5% after about 12 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chickenpox in teens?

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What are the symptoms of chickenpox in teens?

Same as in chldren: Symptoms and signs of chicken pox in teens are pretty much same as in younger children. However, teens tend to develop severe form of disease ( lot more bumps) and its complications, i.e., meningoencephalitis. ...Read more

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What are the chances of defects in ovum or sperms in the case of getting pregnant one month after chicken pox (in both partners)?

What are the chances of defects in ovum or sperms in the case of getting pregnant one month after chicken pox (in both partners)?

Unlikely an issue: Cpx is not known to target the ovary so ovum defects if present would be unrelated.There are some reports of an inflammation of the testis with the disease but this is also unlikely to be a factor. Sperm that are altered by any force are not the healthy swimmers that produce a pregnancy. Cpx during pregnancy can produce fetal changes & neonatal cpx detected at birth is life threatening. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of rubella in a fetus?

Are there symptoms of rubella in a fetus?

Rubella: Rubella is a virus which can affect the fetus especially in the first trimester. Signs of intrauterine infection include deafness, blindness, heart abnormalities, growth retardation. ...Read more

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The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

Yes.: German measles, or rubella, has become rare in the United States because of the availability of a very effective vaccine. Since it became available in the late 1960s, no major outbreaks have occurred here. That is not true in other parts of the world, however. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of perinatal transfer of hepatitis b virus in the vaccine era?

What is the percentage of perinatal transfer of hepatitis b virus in the vaccine era?

Where?: With use of the vaccine there is marked reduction in the incidence of chronic hep b carriage which is generally how perinatal transfer occurs. In taiwan, for example, the rate has fallen dramatically. In third world countries it remains inordinately high since access to the vaccine or acceptability by the population is reduced. Check the who web site for exact percentages by country. ...Read more

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What complications can occur in the third trimester of pregnancy?

What complications can occur in the third trimester of pregnancy?

Many: Growth restriction, pre eclampsia, pre term labor, increased heartburn, back pain; that question is a bit broad, may need to be more specific to have your answer satisfactorily answered. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lymphoma treatment in pregnancy?

What are the effects of lymphoma treatment in pregnancy?

It depends: The treatment of lymphoma depends on the type (hodgkin's vs non-hodgkin's) and stage, and can include chemotherapy and/or radiation. After the first trimester, and avoiding radiation, it is possible to limit toxicity to the fetus, but your team should include your cancer doctors (hematologist/oncologist), your obstetrician and a pediatrician specializing in neonatology (care of newborns). ...Read more

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What are signs of pregnancy in the first month in a teen?

What are signs of pregnancy in the first month in a teen?

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 more

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What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

There are none: German measles (rubella) is often never even noticed and at worst produces an uncomfortable arthritis and mild viral-type illness. However, the great concern is permanent damage to the unborn child before 20 weeks. Before the vaccine, the effects were familiar to everyone -- these blind, deaf, brain-damaged &/or deformed children were common sights. Be grateful for immunization. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of german measles in baby?

Rubella: Rubella is also known as german measles. Child can have fever, rash, irritability, decreased appetite, lymph node enlargement, etc. Any rash with fever in a child should be evaluated by the doctor. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of pregnancy in the fifth month?

What are some symptoms of pregnancy in the fifth month?

Enlarging gelly: The fifth month is usually a pretty good time during pregnancy. The nausea and vomiting of early pregnancy is most often better, and the pregnancy is not so big as to cause a lot of symptoms. So enjoy the middle trimester! ...Read more

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Can the first outbreak of herpes simplex 2 always appear with in the first month of contracting it?

Can the first outbreak of herpes simplex 2 always appear with in the first month of contracting it?

Can vary: First outbreak of hsv-2 can vary from happening within 2-12 days post exposure, to longer than that for some. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early diabetes in a child?

What are the symptoms of early diabetes in a child?

4 major symptoms: The symptoms of diabetes are: excessive thirst, excessive urinating, excessive eating but losing weight. Often these children come in very sick. ...Read more

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What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Few documented: There have been many episodes where a woman received these vaccines & later found out they were pregnancy. At last review, no adverse outcomes were documented.Physicians generally prefer to avoid any live vaccine during pregnancy out of caution. Non living vaccines like DtaP are actually part of today's standard of care.. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

5-25 %: Depending on how the studies have defined depression (major versus minor, etc.) and whether postpartum depression has been included in that definition, the incidence has been estimated at anywhere from 5-25%. If there are any concerns about possible depression, have a conversation with your provider. ...Read more

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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more