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What do obgyn doctors mean when they say g3p2?

What do obgyn doctors mean when they say g3p2?

3pregnancies2kids: G = gravity = # total no. Of pregnancies p = parity = # livebirths it gets tricky because of miscarriages, abortions, ectopics, stillbirths, a current pregnancy, etc., but loosely this statement means that the woman has been pregnant 3 times and has given birth twice. ...Read more

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My doc says i've got eczema. What does this mean?

My doc says i've got eczema. What does this mean?

What is eczema: Eczema is a diagnosis of a chronic, recurrent, itchy skin rash that can be caused by several factors. Care of the skin and use of anti-inflammatory creams can usually control the symptoms. Allergies can sometimes be the cause, particularly in children. Consultation with an allergist or dermatologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does saturated fat mean?

Can doctors tell me what does saturated fat mean?

Dietary fats: It's a type of fat that in excess is associated with heart disease and is found in animal fat, dairy fat, shellfish, even chocolate. People are always debating diets, but national guidelines still recommend a diet that is higher in the healthier unsaturated fats in vegetable oils, nuts and fish and lower in cholesterol and saturated fats. Details in ncep (national cholesterol education program). ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does my white tongue mean?

Can doctors tell me what does my white tongue mean?

Several possiblities: White tongue could be something as simple as hairy tongue; in which case a tongue scraper is all you need. But is could also be a fungal infection. Best get it checked out by a dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My doc says i've got phlebitis. What does this mean?

My doc says i've got phlebitis. What does this mean?

Inflamed vein: Phlebitis literally means that you have an inflamed veins. Usually the inflammation comes from the vein having a clot in it. When there is a clot, it is called thrombophlebitis. Usually phlebitis is a painful condition that gets better in 2-3 days. Phlebitis can be associated with a DVT as much as 25% of the time. So if someone has phlebitis, it is important the a venous ultrasound be done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when doc says baby's head bounces?

What does it mean when doc says baby's head bounces?

Labor: Pregnant? The baby's head can be felt. This is a good position for labor. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does low elektrolytes mean?

Can doctors tell me what does low elektrolytes mean?

Low electrolytes: "low electrolytes" probably means low levels of sodium, potassium, chloride or carbon dioxide, or calcium on a blood test that was ordered by a physician. Ask that physician about the implications of any low level found on the blood test. ...Read more