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Why Is It Important To Find Out If I Have A Bleeding Disorder Early
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
Yes: Yes, it is important to know if you have a bleeding disorder. It has a huge potential bearing on your medical care in the future. I am not sure what the circumstances are, but please see your doctor. ...Read more
Random question. Do you think that it is possible for a baby girl to be born w/ out a uterus? If this does happen what do docs do to help this cause?
Yes: Usually a pelvic exam and a cervical culture provides the answer. Other sources of pelvic pain can be misinterpreted as pid, and frequently are in the emergency department. A positive culture is definitive; an exam alone always includes an element of opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to wear a tampon if you think you may have had an early miscarriage? Also how easy is it to get pregnant again?
Depends: If the testing is done very close to the time of the miscarriage, with blood work, it is possible. After the miscarriage, the blood levels rapidly drop off making it harder to tell. ...Read more
I believe I may have BV again. Is there a way to find out for sure before going back to the dr again? The test is just so expensive
Bacterial vaginosis: If your symptoms are typical (discharge, odor) and you haven't been at risk for a new STD, your doctor may be willing to discuss by phone and prescribe another round of treatment without needing to be seen in person. But I don't understand what "so expensive" test there is for BV. It's usually diagnosed quickly and easily; the main cost usually is the office visit itself. Good luck! ...Read more
It is common, : Sleep paralysis is common and most people experience it at some point in their lives. Though there are various causes, in children it is often due to sleep deprivation. When over tired the various sleep centers in the brain are out of sync. Part of you is awake, but part of brain is still in rem sleep. During rem sleep we are "paralyzed" so we do not act out are dreams. ...Read more
Is there a way to find out why did i start having uterine cramps again now that my son is a toddler?
Likely unrelated: Your cramps are unrelated to the age of her son. However, the age of your son is reflective of your age. Your uterus and reproductive health are completely different in your late 30s, than in your 20s. Discuss this with your gynecologist to ensure that it is not reflective of any underlying problems. ...Read more
Is there a simple blood test to see if I am suffering from allergies? One that i could do before skin testing to see if that is even the problem.
Is it possible to have a miscarriage and find out you miscarried and is still pregnant by a different baby?
Unclear question: You can get pregnant after a miscarriage, obviously with a different baby, It is unlikely that you were pregnant with twins and only miscarried one baby. ...Read more
Depends: Normal cycles represent that your hormones and organs are functioning properly. Any deviation from normal cycles can be associated with a number of medical conditions which need to be evaluated by a doctor. However, patient's on birth control do not "need" to have a period. Birth control pills were invented to closely represent the normal cycle to gain religious organization approval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an actual test to determine if you're a bipolar? Should i go meet doctors and check it myself?
Evaluation, not test: Making a psychiatric diagnosis such as bipolar disorder requires an in-person interview with a mental health professional. It's a combination of your answers to questions and how you look and act in the office. There is no blood test or brain scan to diagnose bipolar, although psychological testing (pencil-and-paper type tests) can help confirm it. First step: see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a heart problem that is yet to be diagnosed following tests, is it possible my reoccurent sleep paralysis is related to my heart?
I have anemia and I am trying to see if there is a way i can find out what kind of anemia it is and how to fix it without it coasting me a lot?
Go to see PMD: Go to see your pmd. You just need a few basic blood work and regular test for anemia to easily find out the cause of anemia. Pmd should be able to do it without the need to send you to see a specialist in majority of cases. The basic work up will not be expensive. If the case is more complicated then you will need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Yes: There is controversy about this question. Some Ob/Gyns will perform elective c/sections without an indication (reason) other than your wishes. Others won't. Some insurance companies won't pay for a c/section without a medical reason and others will. If you really want a c/section it is fairly easy to find a doc that will do it for you if you search for one. ...Read more
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