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What are the most common symptoms of gestational diabetes?

What are the most common symptoms of gestational diabetes?

Most commonly none: There can be no symptoms at all for the mother. That's why we screen all mothers during pregnancy. However, gestational diabetes can cause "macrosomia" in the fetus. Macrosomia is an overly large infant. Growth measurements of the fetus during pregnancy show a fetus that is over the 90th percentile for size. What causes the large size of the infant is high blood levels of glucose in the mother. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of gestational hypertension?

What are the most common symptoms of gestational hypertension?

Almost none: Rarely mild headaches and pop up noises in your ear. Mostly you dont feel a thing, thats why is really important to keep your appt with your ob/gyn and have your blood pressure checked every appointment. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of diabetes?

What are the most common symptoms of diabetes?

Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of diabetes?

What are the common symptoms of diabetes?

Full blown, poorly: Controlled symptoms include excessive thirst, excessive urination, excessive hunger, weight loss, fatigue. ...Read more

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What symptoms of double diabetes are the most common?

What symptoms of double diabetes are the most common?

Metabolic: Polyuria (increased urination) polydipsia (excessive thirst) and polyphagia (increased food intake) are the common issues. After that it depends on the severity of illness and treatments. In severe cases coma and death can ensue. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of toxemia?

What are the most common symptoms of toxemia?

Multiple: Swelling especially in the hands/face, headaches, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting are warning signs. If you have any of the above symptoms - see your doctor right away. Your doc will check your blood pressure & your urine for protein to check for toxemia (preeclampsia, pih-pregnancy induced hypertension). Straight to l&d if you have abdominal pain (esp over your liver), vision loss, or seizures. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of polyphagia?

What are the most common symptoms of polyphagia?

Eating more: Polyphagia implies an unusual increase in appetite which leads to a large increase in food intake. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of preclampsia?

What are the common symptoms of preclampsia?

Pre eclampsia: read this for lots of information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/preeclampsia/basics/definition/con-20031644 ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of hypoglycemia?

What are the common symptoms of hypoglycemia?

Weak and shaky: Most patient tell me the first symptom they develop is an internal shaky or anxious feeling that is followed by weakness and sweating. Some people develop hunger and/or dizziness as well. These are all early symptom but as the hypoglycemia worsens (glucoses <50) people can developed confusion, trouble concentrating, a decreased level of consciousness and even passing out or coma if severe enough. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

Nausea/vomiting,pain: Pancreatitis often results in upper abdominal pain which can radiate through to the back and is usually worse with eating. Nausea and vomiting are also usually present. ...Read more

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What are the most common diabetes complications?

What are the most common diabetes complications?

Several: Common complications of diabetes include changes in sensation in your feet and legs which can lead to pain, blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and poor wound healing possibly leading to infection and amputation. ...Read more

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What are the common signs/symptoms of having diabetes?

What are the common signs/symptoms of having diabetes?

Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

Memory is first: By definition, if you have dementia you have a problem with memory. Other symptoms include problems with language, trouble using objects like tools, trouble evaluating and processing information, trouble knowing that you have deficits. Other types of symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, aggression, disinhibition, irritability and mood lability. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

Some sxs: Symptoms include:pain in the abdomen, lower back, side, or groin,frequent urination,urgent urination producing only a small amount of urine,burning pain with urination fever and chills, nausea and vomiting, pus and blood in the urine,loss of appetite etc. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of phenylketonuria?

What are the common symptoms of phenylketonuria?

Intellec. disability: Phenylketonuria (aka pku) is an inherited disorder that increases the levels of a phenylalanine (pa) in the blood. Pa is an amino acid, that is obtained through the diet. In untreated kids toxic level of pa can cause: permanent intellectual disability, seizures, delayed development, behavioral problems, and psychiatric disorders, musty (mouse-like) odor, light skin & hair, eczema. ...Read more

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What are the common types of diabetes?

Type 1 or 2: Type 1 aka juvenile diabetes aka insulin-dependent diabetes in which the pancreas does not make adequate Insulin so you need to take insulin. And: type 2 aka adult-onset diabetes aka non-insulin-dependent diabetes in which the body is resistant to the Insulin produced so medication is needed to sequester the sugar, carbs, and fats and Insulin may be used as well to help the pancreas. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of alcoholic ketoacidosis?

What are the most common symptoms of alcoholic ketoacidosis?

Many: Air hunger from acidosis, faintness from low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting from electrolyte imbalance, somnolence and/or confusion from intoxication and/or withdrawal. Dehydration needs to be reversed. There may also be fever if infection is contributing. Malnutrition requires treatment with vitamins and calories. Ketoacidosis is a serious disease that requires immediate hospitalization. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of emphysema?

What are the most common symptoms of emphysema?

Breathlessness: Shortness of breath, initially only with exertion, but over time with progressively less exertion and even at rest, is the cardinal symptom of emphysema. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more