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How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

Depends: If you get a new infection during the 1st trimester, your baby could have some birth defects. If you have an old infection, your baby will probably be ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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How does CMV affect the unborn baby during pregnancy?

How does CMV affect the unborn baby during pregnancy?

Depends.: If the mother has been previously exposed, then the fetus is protected by her antibodies and should not suffer when the mother is exposed to CMV during pregnancy. If the pregnant woman has never before been infected with cmv, the fetus is at risk for in utero infection that can range from lethal to mild/none. The earlier the infection the more severe and unlikely; the later, the milder and likely. ...Read more

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How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

Thyroid & pregnancy: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is grave's disease. Most women and babies will not experience any significant problems if the graves' is mild. Treatment is with a drug to lower the thyroid production. Risk of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy: hypertension with protein in urine (increase risk of pre-eclampsia), infection, iron def anemia. Baby might have hyperthyroidism as well. ...Read more

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Will sarcoidosis affect my pregnancy?

Will sarcoidosis affect my pregnancy?

Other way: Pregnancy can precipitate a sarcoidosis flare. In more than 60% of the cases however, sarcoidosis severity will remain unchanged, or even improve during pregnancy. Certain medications used to treat sarcoidosis are not safe during pregnancy, others increase your blood sugar and thus the risk of complications. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

See details: If you do not have clotting issues or major disease activity lupus is unlikely to effect pregnancy. If your lupus is not under excellent control at the start of pregnancy it is likely to significantly flare the disease. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy affect the mother's eyes?

Does pregnancy affect the mother's eyes?

Yes: Dry eye due to hormonal changes, and you should also be checked for gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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How can infliximab affect a baby during pregnancy?

How can  infliximab affect a baby during pregnancy?

Maybe: May cross placenta and cause birth defects. However; there have been several patients to give birth without birth defects. Cimzia which is an injectible tnf inhibitor like Infliximab is currently felt to be the safest during pregnancy as it is the least apt to cross placenta. If you have RA you may be able to stop all medications when you are pregnant as RA can go into remission at that time. ...Read more

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Can diabetes affect pregnancy?

Can diabetes affect pregnancy?

Yes: The fetus will eventually make it's own insulin & control its glucose levels but if mother is poorly controlled her high sugar levels cause problems. Every tissue & organ within baby can end up overgrown & some will develop birth defects. Tight control of blood sugar levels reduce the risk. Babies excess insulin can cause low sugars at birth requiring IV glucose for extended periods. ...Read more

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How will pregnancy affect my lupus?

How will pregnancy affect my lupus?

It depends on kidney: Patients who become pregnant with active lupus kidney disease have a worse pregncany outcome. With that said lupus and pregnacy is difficult. We certainly see normal and successful pregnancies in lupus. You need a high risk OB to follow along with your rheumatoogist.. The key in lupus and pregnacy is that some patients are stable, some who do better, and some who flare. Kidney disease is the key. ...Read more

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Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?

Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?

It affects everyone: Graves' can occur in anybody so it can affect pregnant woman as well, however, pregnancy is an immunosuppressive state so it's possible that the graves' disease will get better during the pregnancy and get worst after the delivery. ...Read more

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Will pityriasis rosacea affect me or baby during pregnancy?

Will pityriasis rosacea affect me or baby during pregnancy?

No, treatment will: Vitamin a products frequently used for treating rosacea can cause birth defects. Avoid using any drugs as far as possible, especially early in pregnancy, when the fetus is much more sensitive to damage. If you have been using any drugs, or even topical creams containing retinols, retinoic acid, or the like you will want to talk to your dr about evaluating your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can prenatals affect a pregnancy test?

Can prenatals affect a pregnancy test?

Largely positive: Prenatal vitamins should support pregnancy and give you the essential building blocks throughout the process. Unless you are allergic to the vitamins it should help. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thyroid problem. Hypothyroid women may need more thyroid in each trimester. By delivery many patients are taking half again more thyroid replacement. Hyperthyroidism is more complicated due to the different causes of hyperthyroidism. Any hyperthyroid woman should be followed by an endocrinologist or high risk obstetrical team to determine the best type and amount of meds. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect pregnancy?

A variety of ways: The type and organ involvement of the lupus can be important. Year ago people with lupus were advised not to get pregnant. Now we know people with lupus can have great pregnancy outcomes. There is a risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, lupus flares, hypertension especially with kidney invovlement and smoking. You will need to be evaluated for your lupus risks before pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more