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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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 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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What does it mean that when you're vagina burns when you start on your period?

What does it mean that when you're vagina burns when you start on your period?

Infection or hormone: Right before your menstrual period starts, your estrogen levels drop. This can cause vaginal symptoms either by just raising the pH of the vagina or by the increased pH encouraging yeast or certain bacteria to grow. For some women these symptoms will get worse until just after their menses stops. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor tells me I have sugar in my urine while pregnant?

What does it mean if the doctor tells me I have sugar in my urine while pregnant?

Many times normal: Diabetes of pregnancy is a condition screened for with a one hour sugar test, generally done around 7 months of pregnancy. Pregnant women can develop 'leaky' kidneys and spill some sugar in their urine but this does not mean they have diabetes of pregnancy. ...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 you puke on the day of your period?

What does it mean when you puke on the day of your period?

Once?: If this was a one time thing then it means nothing. If this happens every time you have a period then it probably needs evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor tells me I have leukorrhea in my urine?

What does it mean when the doctor tells me I have leukorrhea in my urine?

Vaginal discharge: Dr has made a definitional mistake, leukorrea does not occur on urine. Urinary leukocytes (white blood cells) may indicate urinary tract problem such as kidney or bladder infection, damage to any part of urinary tract, foreign body includind kidney & bladder stones or catheter, urinary retention, intestinal bladder augmentation causes mucus in urine often with attatched leukocytes like leukorrhea. ...Read more

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Hi what does it mean when your vagina is itching inside and when you clean it it starts to burn?

Hi what does it mean when your vagina is itching inside and when you clean it it starts to burn?

An Itch In Time: It means there's a good chance you have a yeast infection (or some other infection/inflammation) in there.So you really should see a doctor to see what there is to treat. If you're really strapped for dough, get an over-the-counter antifungal cream and see if that kicks it. If not then you really should see a doctor.And be sure to ask yourself if you're at risk for any sexually transmitted disease ...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 when you feel like your in labor but your not pregnant?

What does it mean when you feel like your in labor but your not pregnant?

Unclear: I'm so sorry, if at 15, you already know what labor feels like. Gastrointestinal pain can feel like severe cramping, making one doubled-over with waves of pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get your period and its brown not red?

What does it mean when you get your period and its brown not red?

Only that older: Deoxygenated blood is being shed from the uterus. It is ok. ...Read more

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What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

Induction method: While your doctor or midwife is checking your cervical dilation at the end of your pregnancy, they can sweep their finger in a circle to slightly loosen the bag of water from the top of the cervix. This "membrane stripping" can release a hormone called prostaglandin that may help to induce labor if your body is ready. Spotting and some cramping is common after this exam. ...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 period is thick and clumpy?

What does it mean when your period is thick and clumpy?

Normal: It is normal for periods to sometimes be thick and clumpy. This does not necessarily mean anything by it self. ...Read more

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This is the 3rd time when i poop i lose too much blood what does it mean and what to do?

This is the 3rd time when i poop i lose too much blood what does it mean and what to do?

See a doctor: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be investigated. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, fissure, colitis, and cancer. Please see your doctor. ...Read more