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What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

Normal: The cervix is open when a woman of child bearing age is able to get pregnant. The cervix typically closes when the woman is pregnant to keep the products of conception in the uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 does it mean when you are pregnant and your uterus lining is thin?

What does it mean when you are pregnant and your uterus lining is thin?

Pregnancy: If you are pregnant the lining of the uterus should not be thin. It would look enlarged on early ultrasound ...Read more

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What does it mean when you pee blood and your not on your period?

What does it mean when you pee blood and your not on your period?

Several causes: Kidney stones, uti, any bladder disease, bleeding disorders are few of the causes of hematuria (blood in urine). If certain that it is not 'period' bleeding please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pregnant and your baby is not growing correctly?

What does it mean when your pregnant and your baby is not growing correctly?

Ask your OB doctor: You need to direct this question to your obstetrician. It may or may not signify a serious problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you pee blood when your not on your period?

What does it mean if you pee blood when your not on your period?

Different causes: Could be bladder infection/inflammation, kidney stone or other kidney problem. Plse see a physician. The cause must be found even if there is no pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina bleeds while fasting?

What does it mean when your vagina bleeds while fasting?

Unsure: Your fasting should not cause vaginal bleeding. You should see your gynecologist to find out why you have the bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your uterus hurts and your not on your period?

What does it mean if your uterus hurts and your not on your period?

Get an exam: If it continues or worsens see a gynecologist; w-a-y too many possibilities to review here, very few are dangerous though. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pregnant and your babys heartbeat is 140.

What does it mean when your pregnant and your babys heartbeat is 140.

You are Pregnant: That is a completely normal fetal heart rate. You are normal and so is your baby. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

Depends: Twitching can have various causes. Also makes a difference if it is one eye or both eyes, simultaneous or independent, other symptoms or no other symptoms. Suggest you take movie (e.g. w/ smartphone) of the twitching and show your doctor. In otherwise healthy young woman might be benign but needs at least a visit to your doctor to see what kind of twitching. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your uterus hurts and your not on your period or pregnant ?

Bladder infection?: There can be many causes of pain above the pubic bone in the area of the uterus. But a bladder infection would be the most common reason in your age group. Usually this would also cause frequent urination and pain with urination. It would be best to have evaluation if the symptoms continue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly drops during pregnancy?

Lightening: At about 30 to 34 weeks the uterus and baby are large enough and heavy enough that gravity causes the uterus to descend into the pelvis giving the impression that the abdomen is dropping. That is normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urin stinks and your a women?

What does it mean when your urin stinks and your a women?

Dehydrated/diabetes: Top two possibles are :dehydration and diabetes. Most likely is dehydration. Your urine should be clear to light transluscent yellow if properly hydrated. If your urine smells sweet, then you are probably spilling ketones. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day for the next 3 - 5 days and check your urine color. If it is correct and you still have the strong oder, see your md for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your doctor tells you your kidneys are low?

What does it mean when your doctor tells you your kidneys are low?

Hard to say.: Not really sure what that means precisely. Perhaps your kidney function is a bit low based on a blood test result? Your best bet would be to go back to your doctor and ask him/her to offer a more detailed explanation. I'm sure he/she will be more than happy to clear it up. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are pregnant and the uterus lining is thin?

What does it mean when you are pregnant and the uterus lining is thin?

OB monitoring: If you are now pregnant, your OB-GYN will monitor the thickness of the endometrial lining with periodic ultrasound measurements- this may be normal for you; however, it should be checked regularly. ...Read more