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When Should I See A Doctor If I Am Pregnant
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
See your neurologist: If you have a seizure disorder, pregnancy could alter your medication levels and allow a seizure to occur. If you have had a seizure but do not have a diagnosis of seizure disorder, then you need to discuss this with your OB NOW. A seizure is more likely to injure you than your baby, but it you are hurt or injured, it could affect your baby adversely. Act now to protect you both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever/chills: Symptoms of mastitis are fever and/or chilling, pain in your breast, and a wedge-shaped area of pain and redness on your breast. You need to see a doctor and be on antibiotics if you have fever or chills. You can get sick very fast once you have fever and chills. Best wishes! ...Read more
Hi doctor, I am not sure if I am pregnant or not, if I am I would be 12 weeks. I haven't missed a period, how can I be sure I am not pregnant?
HPT: Agree w dr. Peters - tanksley. If you are sexually active start w a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You should have a back up doctor even though you plan to deliver with a midwife. Usually, your midwife will have a doctor or group of doctors that they work closely with. Every once in a while, a low risk patient becomes a high-risk one and you want to have that back up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well it may be: Ok. 25% of people will have some first trimester bleeding; it depends on whethr you have had an ultrasound. That would be my next step if not. Once you see a pregnancy in the uterus with a heartbeat the rate oif miscarriage goes down dramatically. There is a 15% risk of miscarriage in recognized pregnancies so i would go in for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: Minor bleeding is associated with cystitis. Major bleeding is not. ...Read more
How soon can I do a pregnancy test to see if I am pregnant. I would like to know before my next period.
Patience. Patience.: Erase the desire to know before the next period. A urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more
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