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What Is Premature Prolonged Membrane Rupture And Should I Be Concerned About It
Yes: Rupturing of the membranes is a natural part of the birthing process that can be done by a doctor or can occur spontaneously. The risks are infectious as bacteria can ascend and infect the membranes, uterus, and even your baby. Prolonged rupture means greater than 18 hrs and premature rupture means prior to onset of labor. The infection risks increase as the length of ruptured time increases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my best friend's membranes spontaneously ruptured at 41w3d. 41w5d no heart tones. What happened?
So sad - sorry: Sounds like she lost the baby to me. So sorry. ...Read more
Just was told i have a uterine polyp about 7.2cm. What is the treatment, is it considered small or large and should I be concerned?
Symptomatic?: 7.2 cm is a fairly large polyp, the non pregnant uterus is about 7.6 cm. I assume that you had symptoms that led to finding the polyp. If you can live with the symptoms then you can live with the polyp. If the symptoms are not bearable or get worse then you should have it surgically removed. ...Read more
My doctor told me I may be at risk of bleeding problems during chemotherapy. Why is this a concern? Is there anything I can do to prevent bleeding?
Chemotherapy can weaken your bone marrow's ability to produce platelets, a blood cell that helps stop bleeding by binding to the site of damaged blood vessels and helping your blood to clot: When you have low levels of platelets, you bleed and bruise more easily. Cuts that bleed excessively, Menstrual periods that are heavier or last longer than usual, Bloody vomit, Black or bloody stool, Reddish or pinkish urine, Dizziness, headaches or changes in vision, Unexpected bruising, Red spots under your skin. Shave with an electric razor, not a razor blade. , Don't walk around barefoot. , Blow your nose gently. , Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush. , Avoid contact sports and other rough activities. , Use sanitary pads instead of tampons. , Don't drink alcohol without first asking your doctor. , Don't take any over-the-counter medicines without asking your doctor. , Eat high-fiber foods to avoid constipation. Hard bowel movements can scrape at the lining of your intestines. . If you do start to bleed, use a clean cloth to press down firmly on the area until the bleeding stops. Call your doctor if the bleeding doesn't stop after a few minutes. ...Read more
I have a A/G ratio of 3.0. 3 months ago it was 1.5. Should I be concerned that it has gotten so high, so fast? What can cause it to be high?
See your doctor.: First, ask your doctor. A repeat test may help. If truly elevated, the A/G ratio may be the result of underproduction of immunoglobulins (Igs), or less likely, elevated albumin. More tests, such as liver function tests and serum protein electrophoresis, may be needed to determine the cause (which can range from benign to serious). These can be ordered by your doctor as appropriate. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My blood pressure was 139/88 and is always close to that. Should I be worried? What could be the consequences of it being that high?
Needs addressing: That BP, if regularly at those levels, is too high. Lifestyle and dietary changes are the first modes of treatment. If you truly give them a real effort with the guidance of a nutritionist and your physician and the pressures are still elevated in 4-6 months, then medications need to be considered. Obviously a thorough blood and cardiac work up needs to be performed as well. Good luck!! ...Read more
I have one testicle very large than the other what would cause this and should I be concerned about it? It does not cause any discomfort.
Is it safe to have a surgical procedure when my platelet count is 252 and dropping and my mean platelet volume is 8.4? Should i be concerned?
This is adequate cou: Platelet counts will fluctuate between 150, 000 to 300, 000. If your count is over 150, 000, it is normal. Surgery can be done safely(if necessary) as long as platelet count is >50, 000. The mean platelet volume does not matter as long as the counts are sufficiently high. ...Read more
My kidney filtration is bit high. Still within the normal ranges. What would cause this? Is this something to be concerned about. Gp not worried.
Kidney filtration: As long as it is still in normal range don't worry about it. ...Read more
If your ankles & feet are swollen for long periods of time is this something serious I should be worried about? It's not from an injury or anything.
I should be worried: if it was swollen in a short period of time because it could be related to heart , liver or kidney disease. Swollen for longer period of time could be due to orthostatic edema. Swelling of the ankles and feet is often an early symptom of venous insufficiency, a condition in which blood inadequately moves up the veins from the legs and feet up to the heart. See your doctor for confirmation. Best! ...Read more
I have an ear discharge, clear watery not very heavy no pain or head injury for about 12 hours .What can it be caused by please?
What is mono, a doctor on this app said I have it after having protected sex yesterday and I'm curious as to what it is and if it is serious or not?
Is it possible to start losing mucus plug at 7 months of pregnancy? And is this safe or should it get checked out? Really worried
Yes it is possible: And no it isnot safe and should be checked out! ...Read more
I read about you can develop sepsis from bitting nails, extremely worried now about that. What are the chances? Is it really possible?
You'd have : Bite your nails so significantly that you compromise the associated nailed to create a portal of entry for bacteria. This would be exceptionally rare but not impossible like a person getting sick from flesh eating bacteria after a paper cut. I'm not sure anyone can quote you reasonable statistics due to its rarity. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What to do if I'm 30 weeks pregnant and I'm pretty sure its my baby pushing on my ribs but it is very pain full is that normal or should I be worried?
Is it possible to leak amniotic fluid at 21 weeks of pregnancy? And if so would it be colored? How would i know?
Yes, colorless: You can leak and it is colorless. Easily identified in dr office most of the time. ...Read more
It depends...: ...On the situation. If the baby is still inside mom, a drop in heart rate below 100 could suggest a problem. However, if the baby is already outside mom, a heart rate of 100 is usually quite okay. We may need to factor in other circumstances, like the baby's age and whether there are any other symptoms. ...Read more
Had 3rd molars out on 11/18. Is it safe for me to go swimming, or should I be concerned about this increasing the likelihood of infection?
My doctor noted I have a twisted cervix while placing my IUD. What does this mean for me? Is it normal or should I be concerned?
NORMAL: Should be of no concern for you, expecially if you have been pregnant before. ...Read more
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