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Fallopian Tube (Definition)

Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more


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What is it called when a testicle gets stuck in the abdomen? How is this fixed?

What is it called when a testicle gets stuck in the abdomen? How is this fixed?

Testis: Cryptorchidism, or an undescended testis is the condition where the testicle does not fully migrate into the scrotum. Occasionally the testis does not form at all, but more often it incompletely descends and is trapped between the abdominal and scrotal regions. Surgery can usually identify and correct this condition if the cord structures have adequate development and length. ...Read more

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Uterine ectopic pregnancy is where it is in the uterus but not the uterine cavity. Why isn't it viable? Just a little more surgery at birth is needed.

Uterine ectopic pregnancy is where it is in the uterus but not the uterine cavity. Why isn't it viable? Just a little more surgery at birth is needed.

Very serious: Uterine ectopic pregnancies are very serious ; potentially dangerous. They can occur in the area where the fallopian tube originates and can rupture thru the uterus causing so much damage that a hysterectomy is necessary. Can try methotrexate. Be very careful. ...Read more

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Left tube blocked by hydrosalphinx what causes it to be blocked? And does the fluid inside it harm the baby if i am pregnant

Left tube blocked by hydrosalphinx what causes it to be blocked? And does the fluid inside it harm the baby if i am pregnant

Tubal occlusion: This type of tubal occlusion is a function of a resolved tubal infection/abscess. As long as it does not "re-ignite" during the pregnancy then there is little impact on an existing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the probability that my baby lungs to be mature on an amnio at 37w5d?

What is the probability that my baby lungs to be mature on an amnio at 37w5d?

Doesn't matter.: Elective delivery should be discouraged prior to 39 weeks gestation regardless of lung maturity tests. Babies born electively (with no other medical indication) prior to 39 weeks have higher risks of respiratory distress and nicu admission even when the amnio test demonstrates "lung maturity." if there is a medical reason for delivery, the amnio is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What is it called when doctors measure from pubic bone to uterus during pregnancy??

What is it called when doctors measure from pubic bone to uterus during pregnancy??

Fundal height : Fundal height is measured from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. After the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, your fundal height in cm often matches the number of weeks you have been pregnant. This is just a gauge and your doctor will determine if all is well with your baby ...Read more

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Is it true that if your baby moves too much in the womb that means the cord is around them?

Is it true that if your baby moves too much in the womb that means the cord is around them?

No.: Not at all. In fact, it's almost guaranteed, given the length of the cord and how little space there is, that the cord is all around the baby. If the cord is in someways compromised, i.e., if it is pinched in there somewhere, it would result in decreased baby movements. You can take an active baby as a good sign. ...Read more

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What is the word for a baby that dies before it is born?

What is the word for a baby that dies before it is born?

Still born: Still born are born without a heart rate and are apneic, limp, pale and cyanotic. ...Read more

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What is it called when a woman is born without a uterus? Why does that happen?

What is it called when a woman is born without a uterus? Why does that happen?

MRKH...: There are several syndromes. Two of the most common are the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) and Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS). MRKH, also called Müllerian Agenesis, is caused by incomplete development of the Müllerian ducts in utero. Cause uncertain. AIS individuals are genetically male but their cells don't respond to testosterone so appear fully female. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What happens to an egg if the tube is blocked and there is a sperm traveling up the tube? Yhe result will be an ectopic pregnancy correct?

What happens to an egg if the tube is blocked and there is a sperm traveling up the tube? Yhe result will be an ectopic pregnancy correct?

More likely: Yes, if there is a blockage in the tube either pregnancy won't be conceived, or there will be a higher risk of ectopic. If women are aware of tubal blockage, i often discuss an earlier ultrasound (6 weeks) to confirm that the pregnancy is in the uterus. ...Read more

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What is it called when the placenta attaches improperly in the uterus?

What is it called when the placenta attaches improperly in the uterus?

Placenta accreta: Placenta accreta, percreta and increta are increasingly severe conditions where the placenta actually grows into the myometrium, or wall, of the uterus, making detachment at birth difficult if not impossible. Moms with this condition more often than not will require hysterectomies at the time of birth to avoid hemorrhage. ...Read more

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