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What Happens During Pregnancy That Might Cause Pyloric Stenosis
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
Unknown: The cause of gastroschisis is unknown.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rare: This a rare but very serious problem. It can occur when amniotic fluid gets into the blood stream and sets up a reaction that can b e life threatening., . ...Read more
What are the risks if a woman develops Acute Rheumatic Fever during pregnancy (16 weeks)? What could happen to the baby? Mom?
This depends: The infnat hsould do well. This depends on the involvment. During the preganacy she will need to see high risk OB ...Read more
If cushing's syndrome is undiagnosed during pregnancy what problems could the baby be born with? Could this cause pituitary dwarfism?
Not really.: Cushing's doe not appear to be terribly damaging to the fetus. Most complications seen from cushing's in pregnancy result from effects on the health of the mother, which can in turn affect the health of the developing fetus. Common maternal complication is high blood pressure, which can lead to pre-eclampsia, can also predispose to diabetes during pregnancy. Once born, babies are usually normal. ...Read more
Paradoxical embolism is a phenomenon that happens only in "patent foramen ovale" or it can occur in every type, can you tell me about this?
Embolism: Embolism is a clot floats downstream. If there's a hole in one of the heart's walls, and if embolism occurs, it should float from an area of hi to lower pressure (L to R). If it goes the other way, (lo to hi), it's "paradoxical". Potential for PFO is likely present in 60-80% of nl people but only opens with sudden rise in pressure e.g cough or valsalva which suddenly raises right heart pressure. ...Read more
Does BV always lead to preterm labor or miscarriage? What is the chance of these problems to occur if recurrent?
No: Bacterial vaginosis, while increasing the risk of preterm delivery, does not mean it will absolutely happen. There is little evidence it has any effect on miscarriage rates. If you have chronic BV or recurrent bouts of the condition, then you need to talk to your OB about your concerns with regard to pregnancy problems and options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you please explain can common cold lead to severe heart complications. Is this sth that happens in stages or as a result of prior heart illness?
See answer: The common cold is defined as an upper respiratory viral infection that is self limited. Causes include RhinoViruses, Influenza virus, Adenovirus and Enteroviruses. The common cold does NOT lead to severe heart disease BUT some of the viruses that cause the common cold can also cause myocarditis, which is a separate illness. PATIENTS WITH MYOCARDITIS USUALLY DON'T HAVE A PRECEDING COMMON COLD. ...Read more
What happens if a woman is fattening up a lot during pregnancy is that a predisposition to why the child could be fat?
Infection: You might have an infection - and you need to get this checked immediately - as you might also have an UTI ...Read more
If someone has immunological issues that is causing recurrent miscarriages,at what week of pregnancy will it cause a miscarriage?
Eight and 12 weeks: The likelihood of miscarriage is greatest at 8 and 12 weeks. ...Read more
Is it true that having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy can cause damage to the babys hearing?
No.: I don't think so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me what it mean: a neural tube defect or pre-eclampsia, because screening does not detect all affected preg?
Neural Tube Defects : are malformations of the fetal spinal cord, brain & vertebrae that occur the 3rd-8th week of pregnancy. The most common NTD is Spina Bifida, a split of the vertebral arches; 90% of cases are diagnosed on fetal ultrasound before 18 weeks' gestation. Pre-eclampsia, with maternal high blood pressure, edema, protein in the urine, & more, usually starts after 20 weeks & can harm mother & fetus. ...Read more
If stress caused preterm labour once, is preterm labour likely to happen again even though the stress is no longer an issue?
Does slow rising hcg, if pregnancy turns out to be viable, indicate a chromosomal abnormality that could result in child with birth defects?
Difficult issue: About 2% of those infants born to mothers with chickenpox during the first 20 wks of pregnancy will have the fetal varicella syndrome.The risk may be higher in the earlier weeks. The effects include mental deficiency with or without seizures, brain shrinkage, small heads, eye defects, limb and skin defects. CPX at delivery could be harsh on mom and baby, but treatments are available. ...Read more
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