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Is white cells in urine during pregnancy serious?

Is white cells in urine during pregnancy serious?

Urinary infection...: White cells in the urine can indicate you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs are treated more aggressively during pregnancy because in pregnant woman the infection can infect the blood and cause sepsis more easily compared to non-pregnant women. Best wishes! ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Presence of pus cells and epithilial cells in urine during pregnancy?

Presence of pus cells and epithilial cells in urine during pregnancy?

Urine culture ? : If those are the only findings then these items are not relevant. These are cellular findings when the urine is examined under a microscope. If abnormalities are seen then urine may be sent for a culture to determine if there is an infection or not. ...Read more

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Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?

Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?

Yes, yes, yes: What is safe during pregnancy is probably the most studied medical question...and recommendations are very conservative. The questions of cell phones & microwaves being safe during pregnancy has been well studied, & you can rest assured that you need not worry. I'm sure you appreciate ALL risk can not be removed from life...you would have to stay in bed all day! Good wishes; have a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Question about pregnancy. Do you get more or just bigger fat cells during a pregnancy?

Question about pregnancy. Do you get more or just bigger fat cells during a pregnancy?

More if: My recollection of med school listed 3 times in life when you add fat cells; early infancy, puberty & pregnancy. Existing fat cells can always enlarge, but the hormonal flux of these periods seems to play a big role in adding cells. ...Read more

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Will the body fight off a sickle cell trait during pregnancy?

Will the body fight off a sickle cell trait during pregnancy?

No: Sickle cell trait is a genetic variant that is either passed on or it is not. If it is passed on the body will not fight it. ...Read more

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Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom. ...Read more

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Does white cells in urine mean cancer?

Does white cells in urine mean cancer?

Rarely: White cells are a sign that there is inflammation in your urogenital tract but a simple urinary tract infection (UTI) is by far the most common cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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