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What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked. ...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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What causes anemia during pregnancy?

What causes anemia during pregnancy?

Dilution, iron def.: As the baby grows and the uterus enlarges, more blood volume is needed. The number of red cells increases, but the plasma (liquid part of blood) increases even more, so the red cells get diluted. If there isn't enough iron in a woman's system to make the extra red cells, anemia will be more pronounced. If you are anemic to begin with before pregnancy, it will be worse while pregnant. ...Read more

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Tubes tied, have high bp, & rh antibodies. I know havin antibodies can cause anemia but is it safe to have another baby if pregnancy is closely watche?

Tubes tied, have high bp, & rh antibodies. I know havin antibodies can cause anemia but is it safe to have another baby if pregnancy is closely watche?

Multiple issues: If you could get pregnant, the issue of anemia in the fetus could be managed. If the father of the baby is Rh negative, there is no risk of anemia to begin with. Having your tubes tied would make a natural conception difficult, even with surgical reversal of the tube blockage. You may need assisted reproduction. ...Read more

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

Annoying!: Ptyalism or excess saliva is common during pregnancy. Try eating dry plain crackers, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sunflower seeds or sugar free mints . Stay well hydrated. This too shall pass! ...Read more

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Can anemia mimic pregnancy in certain situations?

Can anemia mimic pregnancy in certain situations?

Anemia & Preg: Anemia and pregnancy both can cause fatigue. Anemia is not sinonimus of iron deficiency. Symptoms of early pregnancy may be breast tenderness, increase in frequency to urinate and missing period which none are cause by anemia. Pregnancy may be associated to anemia too. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more