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If cushing's syndrome is undiagnosed during pregnancy what problems could the baby be born with? Could this cause pituitary dwarfism?
Not really.: Cushing's doe not appear to be terribly damaging to the fetus. Most complications seen from cushing's in pregnancy result from effects on the health of the mother, which can in turn affect the health of the developing fetus. Common maternal complication is high blood pressure, which can lead to pre-eclampsia, can also predispose to diabetes during pregnancy. Once born, babies are usually normal. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
If you had undiagnosed breast cancer and then got pregnant, would the pregnancy hormones shrink the tumor?
NO: The very high hormone levels of pregnancy are a big risk factor for increased growth, and often, women with a breast cancer diagnosis have to deliver their babies early, so that they can have their evaluation for the cancer completed, or surgery done, and begin any additional treatments necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Pregnant teenagers face different challenges. Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Complications in pregnancy can be from the pregnancy itself, such as placenta problems, amniotic fluid problems and problems with the baby's development. Other reasons might be medical complications related to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and many other medical conditions. Other reasons can be self imposed such as smoking drinking and using drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Pregnancy spacing is a matter of individual preference. Ideally, one should allow the body to recover from one pregnancy before beginning another usually 18 months to 2 years, however, "in the olden days" women had large "stair step families" many without harm on a yearly basis before secure contraception. ...Read more
Possible: Although unlikely, you can get pregnant without intercourse. If a man ejaculates just outside the vagina it's possible that the semen could travel far enough to cause a pregnancy. And there are many cases where a woman gets pregnant without intercousre and so, depending on the woman, could be considered a virgin birth if the woman in question had never had intercourse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a question about pregnancies and youth. I would like to go further into detail if I get a response.
Further detail: You will need to go into further detail if you need an answer: I suggest provide some limited medical background and ask your question(s) as concisely as you can. Good wishes. ...Read more
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