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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SLIMY DISCHARGE, time of ovulation, last period
time of ovulation, last period, gynecologist: The discharge that was white and a little brown, cold have been ovulatory bleeding (mittelshmerz) which can occur at the time of ovulation. If your last period started on March 12, you were due to ovulate on March 25. Usually, this dischrge is nothing to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SLow rising hcg levels, viable pregnancy, laporoscopy
viable pregnancy, laporoscopy, early pregnancy: If your last period started on April 21, you would have been 4 weeks 2 days on May 22. The HCG values at 4-5 weeks range from 1000 - 50000. A value of 27.530 is within normmal limits for that stage pregnancy. Sit tight for the next HCG value, or wait until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sleeping, vena cava, last period
vena cava, last period, perfusion: We advise that you sleep on your left side so as to take the weight of the uterus off the Vena Cava (the vein that returns blood to your heart). It is not critical that you do not sleep on your stomach. However, it would give better perfusion to your baby...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sleeping while pregnant, vena cava, perfusion
vena cava, perfusion, uterus: Don t worry about it. While we like to advise you to sleep on your left side in order to increase perfusion and prevent the uterus from lying on your vena cava, it is not critical. If you wake up and notice that you are lying on your belly or on your back,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sleeping, futher, sad thing
futher, sad thing, good question: Good question. As you know by now everyone and every book has their own ideas about everything. Sleeping on your back is not good when you are pregnant exspecially the futher along you are. The reason is simply circulation. As the baby grows and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Slight Brownish spotting at 16 weeks, bleeding during pregnancy, brownish discharge
bleeding during pregnancy, brownish discharge, invetro: Dear Yvette, I agree with your daughter s doctor in this situation. Many women have a discharge, even bleeding, during pregnancy - usually early on. The fact that this is brown in color indicates that this is old blood. It is not fresh or active bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Slow Fetal Heartbeat, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy, sore breasts: As long as you are not having bleeding and cramps, it is unlikely that you are miscarrying. However, after 6 weeks gestational age (from the first day of your last period) the FH should be 120-160BBM and there should be adequate growth of the fetus. I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Slow rising HCG, & Dropping Progesterone, blood work, retest
blood work, retest, backache: If you had a D&C, you no longer have any chance of having a pregnancy in your uterus. If the HCG was going up, I would have waited a bit. It could have been a very early gestation. HOwever, once you have a D&C, the contents of the uterus are scraped out and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Slow rising HCG levels in pregnancy, empty gestational sac, high risk pregnancy
empty gestational sac, high risk pregnancy, hcg levels in pregnancy: We date the pregnancy based on the first day of your last period, not on your date of conception. Based on the first day of your last period, you are now 6 weeks 3 days. A sonogram at 5-6 weeks will only show an empty gestational sac. A sonogram at 6-7 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Small bleed near gestational sac and baby measuring 1 week ahead, partial molar pregnancy, gestational sac
partial molar pregnancy, gestational sac, fetal heartbeat: At this stage of pregnancy, a sonogram is not very accurate ini determining your gestational age. However, as I mentioned to you before, the difference between your dates of 6 weeks 6 days and the sonogram dates of 7 weeks 5 days is only 6 days. This is an...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Small Cervical Os, abnormal pap smear, mild dysplasia
abnormal pap smear, mild dysplasia, fertility specialist: Dear Kate, If you have normal menstrual bleeding, then the size of the cervical os is large enough for sperm cells (which are microscopic in size) to flow through also. I would not consider that a hindrance to your fertility. It sounds like you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Small cervical os, traditional herbs, magnetic belt
traditional herbs, magnetic belt, yeast infection: It appears that you were over-treated. For a yeast infection, you can use Clotrimazole (which you did) but there was no need for metronidazole (which is used for severe bacterial infections or PID). I see no reason for the other medications or for the extraneous...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Smoke away, cold turkey, nicotine
cold turkey, nicotine, fetus: I have not heard of the product Smoke Away , but if it contains any nicotine, it should not be used during pregnancy. We usually advise cold turkey during pregnancy for the safety of the fetus and of the mother during the pregnancy. I know it is quite difficult...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Smoking and newly pregnant woman, chest muscles, cigar smoke
chest muscles, cigar smoke, smoke effect: Hello Bob. She needs to stop NOW and YOU must never smoke in her presence. Every exposure to the smoke reduces the oxygen and nutrient supply to the baby by 40%. Later on, when the baby is practicing for breathing and exercising it s chest muscles, every exposure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SOrry SO long..Please Help, can take a pregnancy test, fertile period
can take a pregnancy test, fertile period, 3rd of july: If you started your last period on June 26, and did not start the pills untikl July 3, then you probably ovulated on July 9. YOu could, therefore, have conceived if you had unprotected sex on Muly 8,9,10, or 11. It is doubtful that you would have become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Social drinking, fetal alcohol syndrome, pain in early pregnancy
fetal alcohol syndrome, pain in early pregnancy, binge drink: What was the first day of your last period? Your next period was due four weeks after your last period. If you had a period due on September 13, tnen you were four weeks pregnant at that time (two weeks after conception). At that stage, we cannot determine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Solvent Exposure, level 2 ultrasound, acrylic nails
level 2 ultrasound, acrylic nails, burning sensation: Although you can never say that anything is certain, I would think that it is unlikely that any of the exposures that you had were significant enough to harm the baby. I don t have any experience with the Stop-It product that you mention though. Also,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sonogram, 4d sonogram, rooting reflex
4d sonogram, rooting reflex, primitive reflexes: Dear Susan, 4D scans are still relatively new and are considered reassurance scans or entertainment scans . They really provide no more useful information to the medical field than 2D or 3D scans. Their largest benefit really is more with mother/baby...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sonogram dating, last period, care doctor
last period, care doctor, sonogram: We usually advise a woman to gain 3lbs per month during a pregnancy (that is 30 lbs for the entire pregnancy). If you are gaining too much weight, discuss it with your obstetrician. It may merely be fluid, but you may have to watch juices, sweets, etc. Until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Passing Tissues, vaginal ultrasound, forceps
vaginal ultrasound, forceps, cervix: It sounds like all the tissue that was in your uterus has passed and, if your cervix is closed and the bleeding has tapered off to none, you are back to normal. You can start trying to conceive after your next normal period. It is not the job of the sonographer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sonogram picture?, aliens from outer space, triangle shape
aliens from outer space, triangle shape, sonogram: At 12 weeks gestation (and for most of the pregnancy) the baby s head is much, much larger than the rest of the body. As the pregnancy continues, the body catches up to the size of the head. That is why all fetuses appear to have enlarged heads (like aliens...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sonogram, low lying placenta, placenta previa
low lying placenta, placenta previa, bleeding during pregnancy: A low lying placenta at 12 weeks gestation will usually move away from the cervical opening by the time she is 24 weeks gestation. I would repeat the sonogram at that time. If the placenta stays as it is, there may be some bleeding during pregnancy, but usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Had They Sonohysagram, malignant polyp, hysteroscopy
malignant polyp, hysteroscopy, sonogram: I agree to remove the polyp via hysteroscopy. It is usually done in the office (if they have a hystereoscope) or can be also done in the OR. The the removal of the polyp is only a minute or two. It is very doubtful that a polyp is malignant, but occasioally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sorry- wrong address 1st time-Pregnancy test question, pregnancy tests, hcg levels
pregnancy tests, hcg levels, pregnancy test: WOW! I would like to have the money you spent on test! You are probably pregnant. Your test are light because you are not far along. The one test not showing may be because of the time of day you took it and the fact you are not far along. CALM DOWN!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Me Again Sorry, endometrial polyp, septation
endometrial polyp, septation, mid cycle: Everything you mention is normal, including the endometrial polyp. If, on the other hand, you are having copious bleeding inbetween your periods, and the polyp is large, you can have it removed. Otherwise, do nothing. As I mentioned before, you have to get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SPOTTING, brownish discharge, implantation bleeding
brownish discharge, implantation bleeding, pregnancy test: If you are due to start your period on Friday, the brownish discharge may merely be a prodrome to your period, or it may be old blood (oxidized) from the previous period that was still in the uterus and is now cooming out. It can also be implantation bleeding,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SPOTTING, birthcontrol pills, birth control pills
birthcontrol pills, birth control pills, triphasic pills: Usually, spotting during the menstrual cycle in a woman who is on birth control pills, is due to hormonal imbalance. As long as your PAP smears have been normal, you should not worry about cancer. A PAP smear is a test for cervical cancer and cervical cancer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SPOTTING, little specks, implantation bleeding
little specks, implantation bleeding, black blood: If a pregnancy test showed a positive result on January 13, and since it takes 14 days following conception to get a postive pregnancy test, you must have conceived around December 31 and the bleeding that you had on January 4 was probably implantation bleeding....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SPOTTING EVERYDAY, brown blood, time of ovulation
brown blood, time of ovulation, daugter: It is certainly common to have some spotting around the time of ovulation (Ovulatory bleeding). It does not interfere with ovulation or inhibit conception. If you spot every day until your next period, I would suggest that you be evaluated by your doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SPOTTING, mucus plug, second pregnancy
mucus plug, second pregnancy, red blood: Hello Kathy. This is very scary, I am sure. But I agree with your Dr. What is most likely going on is bleeding from things moving around, stretching, making room etc. Funny enough this often happens in the second and more pregnacies. Good luck to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sperm and pregnancy, egg white cervical mucus, fertile cervical mucus
egg white cervical mucus, fertile cervical mucus, regular periods: When you have stretchy (egg white) cervical mucus, it is a sign of ovulation. It has nothing to do with the longevity of sperm or the ovum. Sperm remain viable for 12-24 hours (even though they still may be moving a few more days). The egg can remain viable...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sperm, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation period
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation period, 3rd of april: Sperm can remain viable for 12-24 hours. An egg (ovum) can remain viable for 24-48 hours. Therefore, if you have sex on one day and ovulate 24 hours later, you can, indeed, become pregnant. However, if you have sex and ovulate two days later, you will not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spine Pain and Sleepless nights, muscular skeletal system, c shape
muscular skeletal system, c shape, endometreosis: With your history, and the progression of the pain with your pregnancy, I think you should consult a pain specialist . This is a new speciality and they can try many different modalities that are safe for use during pregnancy and that may help you. Certainly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sports and Pregnancy, pregnancy check, health care provider
pregnancy check, health care provider, contact sports: Dear KC, I m afraid I m completely ignorant about broomball! I m not really sure what it is or what it involves. For the most part, you should be able to engage in MOST activities that you participated in before getting pregnant. HOWEVER, any contact sport...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, home pregnancy tests, blood test for pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, blood test for pregnancy, viable pregnancy: If you have not had a normal period since December, you first have to absolutely rule out pregnancy. Ifyou have taken three home pregnancy tests that have been negative, I would suggest that you get a blood test for pregnancy (Beta HCG) twice, 48 hours apart....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, pregnancy test, mid cycle
pregnancy test, mid cycle, last period: Mid-cycle spotting will not interfere with your attempts at conception. You do not need to be worried. If your last period staarted on January 20, then if you normally have a 32 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, gyn exam, granulation tissue
gyn exam, granulation tissue, hysterectomy: If you had a hysterectomy and notice vaginal spotting, it may be some granulation tissue at the scar in the vagina or it could be something serious (if you bleed continuesly. In any case, you need a gyn exam. If you don t like your doctor, make an appointment...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, tubal ligation, sterilization procedures
tubal ligation, sterilization procedures, kidney infection: Dear Teresa, If you had a tubal ligation nine years ago, it is unlikely that it has all of a sudden failed. Not absolutely impossible, but unlikely. I m unclear as to whether you meant that you actually bled/spotted through the entire month of October?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, fertile window, chances of pregnancy
fertile window, chances of pregnancy, breast tenderness: Dear Amber, If you are due to get your period on January 21st, then I ll estimate that your last period was approximately 12/24. If that was the case, then 12/31 would have been a little early to have been in your fertile window (the fertile time of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, oral contraceptive, sign of pregnancy
oral contraceptive, sign of pregnancy, early pregnancy: Dear Jackie, It sounds more like you have a hormonal imbalance going on. Estrogen and progesterone increase and decrease throughout your cycle to cause different things to happen. It sounds like your hormones are not cycling as they should - for whatever...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting at 7 weeks, sensitive cervix, yellowish discharge
sensitive cervix, yellowish discharge, swolen: It is, indeed, possible that the bleeding has nothing to do with the fetus. The risk of miscarriage is 15-20% of every pregnancy. However, once you hear a heartbeat, the risk drops to 5% risk of miscarriage. If the sonogram showed no evidence of bleeding,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, spotting in early pregnancy, bleeding in the first trimester
spotting in early pregnancy, bleeding in the first trimester, sexual intercourse: Dear Heidi, Yes, a pregnancy test would likely still come back positive. Your hCG level should still be well over 25-50. However - many, many women have some spotting in early pregnancy and go on to have full-term pregnancies. You are not necessarily...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, bleeding in early pregnancy, normal hcg level
bleeding in early pregnancy, normal hcg level, pap smear: Dear Jessica, Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage but does NOT mean that miscarriage is imminent. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30% of women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting but already had period, implantation bleeding, pregnancy test
implantation bleeding, pregnancy test, trying to have a baby: HI Melissa, the spotting could be implantation bleeding which can happen sometimes; this is when an embryo is digging in to the lining. Sometimes you can get cramps with this too. I would wait a few more days until your period is officially due and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting/Bleeding during Pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy, prenatal appointment
bleeding during pregnancy, prenatal appointment, subchorionic: Bleeding or spotting at 10 weeks gestation can be due to a subchorionic bleed which is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually dissipates on its own and has no effect on the pregnancy. HOwever, you can also have some...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting/Bleeding, spotting after sex, months of pregnancy
spotting after sex, months of pregnancy, gmail: If you are 30 weeks pregnant and are having spotting, you should be checked for preterm labor. There is not much to do at this time. If you feel more comfortable in getting on bedrest, do so. If the bleeding stops, you need not worry. If it gets heavy with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting on birth control, vaginal walls, bcps
vaginal walls, bcps, wks: Dear Cathy, If your vaginal walls were inflamed and your doctor suspected an infection of some sort, this may have caused some spotting between your periods. If the spotting continues into the next few cycles, it may be a hormonal issue and he may need...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting - should I be concerned, anxiety panic attacks, birth control pills
anxiety panic attacks, birth control pills, dealing with anxiety: When was the first day of your last regular period? If you missed your birth control pills on last Thursday and Friday, it would have been normal to start spotting a few days after that. If those were the only two pills you missed, you should have taken two...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting during Luteal Phase, best time to take a pregnancy test, prometrium
best time to take a pregnancy test, prometrium, temperature drop: If you started your period on May 27, and took Clomid on cycle day # 5,6,7,8, and 9. (May 31,June 1,2,3,4, you would ovulated on on June 13. You could have conceived if you had sex on June 12,13,14, or 15. Your next period is due on June 23 (unless you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting during pregnancy, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, spotting during pregnancy: Usually, during pregnancy, the walls of your vagina become very hyperemic and they can bleed easily, especially after sexual intercourse. It is common to have some staining after sex throughout the pregnancy. It is safe to continue sex during pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting in early pregnancy, and question with previous m/c, spotting in early pregnancy, placental abruption
spotting in early pregnancy, placental abruption, baby aspirin: The risk of miscarriage is 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to caused a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. I doubt that you had a placental abrution. It sounds like a spontaneous miscarraige. The dot...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting in early pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy, second pregnancy
spotting in early pregnancy, second pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy: If the second pregnancy test showed a faint line, I would suggest that you repeat it in one week. If it does not show a bold dark line, you are not pregnant. Usually, if you were pregnant and are having a miscarriage, the bleeding would be heavier than a period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting - this is the first time that I have asked, e mail
e mail: I m sorry if the web site mislead you. I did get your second E mail with the additional information, but since I had answered the first E mail and there was nothing to add, I pressed a button that said use for duplicate questions . The site must have a standard...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting after intercourse, little red dots, rhogam injection
little red dots, rhogam injection, subchorionic hematoma: It is very normal and common to have occasional spotting during pregnancy, especially just after intercourse. During pregnancy, the mucosa of the vagina is very hyperemic , which means that blood is at the surface and any friction or rubbing against the vaginal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, Lovenox, w/FVL and MTHFR, factor v leiden, fetal heartbeat
factor v leiden, fetal heartbeat, homocystine levels: I have seen more bleeding on patients who take Lovenox or Heparin then those that are not taking blood thinners. However, whenever you have any heavy bleeding with cramps, you should have it evaluated with a sonogram. If the spotting is very light, and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting but late, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, brownish discharge: As long as you have not missed any pills, you are not pregnant. Since you have, indeed, started spotting, it sounds like all is well. Sometimes, when on the pill, you may even miss bleeding entirely for one month. Don t worry. Just continue taking all the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting/light period, blood test for pregnancy, weight loss
blood test for pregnancy, weight loss, stress: As long as you are showing some blood (even if it is miniscule), if it is coming at the time you are expecting your period, we have to assume it is, indeed, your period. If you believe that you might have conceived two weeks ago, take a blood test for pregnancy,twice,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting after miscarriage, uterine cavity, mucous plug
uterine cavity, mucous plug, hcg levels: If the uterus is back to normal size and your HCG levels are less than 5, you have nothing to worry about and there is a negligible amount of tissue left in your uterine cavity. Tiny bits and tiny clots may continue to come out for a few weeks, but they are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting/Neg test resuls, cervical dysplasia, 3rd of april
cervical dysplasia, 3rd of april, brown discharge: Dear Jackie, This spotting could have been related to the HPV/cervical dysplasia if there is some inflammation or irritation there. It may also have been a bit of ovulation bleeding, as it would have been about the right time for that. You may also have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting and PCOS, glucose tolerance test, birth control pills
glucose tolerance test, birth control pills, prolactin levels: You obviously have some hormonal imbalance. I don t know if you have any symptoms of PCOS but, since you have no cysts, I doubt that you have PCOS. YOu should get a workup, including a glucose tolerance test and other blood work to rule it out. For now, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting/Period Start Date, spotting period, ton of bricks
spotting period, ton of bricks, fertile times: Hi Danielle, I hope you are feeling better by now! Your stomach upset and diarrhea sounds like most likely a virus or maybe something you ate or drank.... people pass out a lot during weddings believe it or not! They lock their legs and it cuts off circulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting Before Period?, spotting before period, heavy bleeding
spotting before period, heavy bleeding, last nite: Hello. It could be a sign of implantation. Or it could just be an off period. Which is nothing to worry about in itself. If it continues month after month or other symptoms are with it then you should be seen. Dark or brownish blood just means it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting & Pregnancy, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Toni, If the unprotected sex was just one encounter and it took place before you started spotting, which was right around when your period was due, then the likelihood of conception is low. If you have had unprotected encounters throughout your last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting then period--what day do i count as the start of my cycle?, body time, menstrual blood
body time, menstrual blood, menstrual bleeding: Dear Kris, I would suggest you use the first day of actual menstrual bleeding as Day 1 UNLESS you normally begin your periods very light with spotting. Having sex every other day allows you partner s body time to build back up his sperm stores. So, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, no period, negative HPT, pre menstrual symptoms, hcg hormone
pre menstrual symptoms, hcg hormone, implantation bleeding: Hi Melissa!! After reading your story, I think you should retest for pregnancy. Its very possible, that the HCG in your urine is not strong enough to trigger a positive test result. I suggest this time, that you do it in the morning when you wake up....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting before period, spotting before period, pap smear
spotting before period, pap smear, dull ache: Spotting is not a sign of infertility. I doubt that it is due to your diet as well. Are you sure the spotting is coming from the vagina or can it be from your bladder? YOu said that you notice red or brown blood when you urinate. Is that from the vagina? It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting while pregnant, spotting during pregnancy, sore breasts
spotting during pregnancy, sore breasts, pregnancy symptoms: Anytime you have spotting during pregnancy, it is something to get checked out by your doctor. A lot of women experience spotting and everything turns out just fine, but sometimes it can indicate a problem. Are you cramping on only one side of your body?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting w/ SCH, subchorionic hematoma, steady heartbeat
subchorionic hematoma, steady heartbeat, brown blood: It is common to have a subchorionic hematoma that develops within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually does not interfere with your pregnancy and resolves slowly over a few weeks time. The bleeding gets less and less and then stops. You do not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting at % weeks Pregnant after Miscarriage, home pregnancy test, brownish discharge
home pregnancy test, brownish discharge, heavy bleeding: Hello Irelda. No, this is not necessarily a bad sign. As long as you have no cramping and heavy bleeding, try to relax and accept whatever the outcome may be. There is NOTHING anyone can do about it at this point anyway. Try to talk to your embryo about how...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting, careful record, mid cycle
careful record, mid cycle, sonogram: The spotting that you had for 10 days was probably your period. A period does not have to be heavy and can change in its nature from time to time depending on the thickness of your endometrium that month. Since there was only spotting, there may have still...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spray Tanning, fetus, lotions
fetus, lotions, proteins: There is no harm to the pregnancy or to the fetus by using artificial sprays or lotions to produce a tan on your skin. HOwever, since the proteins of your body may have changed due to the pregnancy, you may not get the tan or color you want. Do so at your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I STARTED MY CYCLE AND NORMALLY..., exspecially, right on time
exspecially, right on time, intercourse: I can not believe a nurse told you no. That is not so. Let me explain.... You have to understand ovulation to really understand the answer to this. A woman really is only fertile 24 hours each month. To know when you are fertile you have to know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: STD question, atypical squamous cells, atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
atypical squamous cells, atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, high grade lesion: When we send a PAP smear out, they give us results of the PAP (normal, Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, low grade lesion, high grade lesion, CIS, cancer) as well as HPV hybrid capture (a DNA test that tells us the specific strains of HPV...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: STD'S, gonerra, bacterial vaginosis
gonerra, bacterial vaginosis, yellowish discharge: A yellow discharge from the vagina may be compeltely normal, or it may be due to a bacterial vaginosis. I doubt that you have gonnorrhea because there is no itching. Usually a bacterial infection has a foul smelling discharge, but not always. If the discharge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: STDs and pregnancy, symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, human papilloma virus
symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, human papilloma virus, endemic area: Your obstetrician usually decides what tests are done on his patients. In a high endemic area or a clinic in an endemic area (where STDs are prevalent) we usually test for Gonnorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HIV. In other areas, the standard of testing is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: STOPPING THE PILL, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, missing your period: While you were on the pill, you probably had a regular 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period). Now that you stopped the pill, you do not have to have a cycle that is exactly 28 days. A cycle is considered normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: STRESS RELATED PREGNANCY, shortened cervix, preterm labor
shortened cervix, preterm labor, bed rest: Usually, the preterm labor is caused by some sort of infection in the vagina, or a shortened cervix. A difficult job, or stress, or demanding customers will not cause preterm labor. As long as you are not having contractions at the level of your belly button,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Still Bleeding 4mths after D&C due to miscarriage, family gp, methergine
family gp, methergine, hcg level: Since the sonogram showed some retained products of conception, you need to have another D&C or the uterus will not contract and get back to normal. If you did not have retained products of conception, it may merely be subivoluted (meaning that the uterus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Still bleeding, blood mucus, postpartum bleeding
blood mucus, postpartum bleeding, sanitary pad: Dear Amber, After childbirth, all women will experience a few weeks of bleeding. This postpartum bleeding is known as lochia. Lochia is not made up of just blood. After birth, there may still be some particles and debris in your uterus that your body...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I Still Be Pregnant?, home pregnancy test, beta hcg
home pregnancy test, beta hcg, low hcg: HI Franzlen, You said you got a period on June 23rd? Was that one really late or did you mean to type in June 2 or June 3... I am assuming you meant to type in June 2 or 3. If you had the blood test and it came back negative, and the lab is accurate,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Still TTC, birth control pills, infertility workup
birth control pills, infertility workup, progesterone suppositories: If you have an ovarian cyst that is less than 5cm in diameter, nothing need be done. If it is over 6cm, it should be shrunk. Cysts respond well to birth control pills. However, an ovarian cyst will not prevent you from conceiving or getting a regular cycle,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stillborn and miscarriage, intrauterine fetal demise, full term pregnancy
intrauterine fetal demise, full term pregnancy, premature rupture of membranes: Stillbirth at 26 weeks gestation is almost always due to an infection. This causes premature rupture of membranes. It is usually difficult to induce the delivery of a stillbirth at that stage of pregnancy and it certainly can take 4 days for the delivery to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stillborn, fetal demise, cardiovascular accident
fetal demise, cardiovascular accident, approximatley: Sunburn did not contribute to the fetal demise. Sometimes, catastrophic incidents occur, even in the womb. The fetus may have had an accidental kinking of the umbilical cord, causing decrease in oxygenation of the blood and leading to the demise. A cardiovascular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stomach hardness?, braxton hicks, drink lots of water
braxton hicks, drink lots of water, bedrest: Hi Carrie, Congratulations on your pregnancy... and I am sorry you re on bed rest!!!! The hardness sounds just like Braxton hicks, I had these for MONTHS this last pregnancy. I was told if I had these, to shift my position, and drink lots of water. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stomach Pains, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach pains
irritable bowel syndrome, stomach pains, little ease: Jojo, While to give you a thorough answer would take a full history and physical exam, your symptoms sound a lot like irritable bowel syndrome, which can certainly be made worse with pregnancy. I would ask your OB to recommend a good gastroenterologist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stomach pain, intrauterine pregnancy, weeks pregnancy
intrauterine pregnancy, weeks pregnancy, stomach discomfort: Dear Lara Yes it is normal to find a sac and not a fetus, on transvaginal ultrasound, at 5 weeks pregnancy. At a gestational age of 5 weeks, I am always concerned about ectopic pregnancy particularly if the pain is persistent and intolerable with no...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stomach spasms during pregnancy, stomach spasms, second pregnancy
stomach spasms, second pregnancy, braxton hicks: You are very welcome! Sounds like you need a new OB. You do sound normal. It sounds like Braxton Hicks really. When they start try to get up and move around, that usually helps them! That will also be a good clue if that is what it is. If it gets worse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stop taking the pill, going off the pill, sudden absence
going off the pill, sudden absence, irregular periods: Dear Terri, Yes, I would say this would be a normal side effect after going off the pill. Often, women experience irregular periods after discontinuing BCP use. Since the hormones in the pill have been doing all the regulating for quite some time, it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stopped the pill-Late ovulation?, ortho tri cyclin, birth control pills
ortho tri cyclin, birth control pills, late ovulation: If it has been two months since the first day of your last period, and a pregnancy teest on Monday was negative, you are not pregnant. YOu should not have stopped taking the pill due to nausea. If you are nauseated, take it with some food (apple sauce, etc)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stopping birth control, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, ortho tri cyclen: Dear Jennifer, More than likely this is just an adjustment to your body coming off the BCP, especially if you were irregular before. If the first unprotected sexual encounters were 2/14 and 2/17, then a pregnancy test would not be accurate yet. Pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stopping the Menses, lining of the uterus, menometrorrhagia
lining of the uterus, menometrorrhagia, endometrial lining: Endometrial Ablation is a safe procedure, but it is not used for women who merely want to avoid menstruation. It is a treatment for women who have excessive bleeding with their periods (menorrhagia) or bleeding throughout the month (menometrorrhagia). In...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Straight Umbilical Cord, straight cord, sonogram
straight cord, sonogram, last period: I am not aware of any bad thing by having a straight umbilical cord on sonogram. At 19-20 weeks gestation, it is quite early for them to comment on the shape of the umbilical cord. At this time, the umbilical cord merely looks like a series of short lines,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strange Discharge, campus health center, mucus secretions
campus health center, mucus secretions, yeast infection: If cultures have been taken of this discharge, and there is no evidence of yeast (white, cheezy discharge), bacteria (green or yellow discharge,with a foul and intense itching)), or trichomonal infection (gray, frothy dischrge, with even more itching), it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strange Discharge, mucus discharge during pregnancy, bacterial vaginosis
mucus discharge during pregnancy, bacterial vaginosis, fetal heartbeat: It is normal to have a mucus discharge during pregnancy. The discharge may be completely normal or you may have some form of bacterial vaginosis. In any case, unless it itches or has a foul smell to it, you do not have to treat it. If your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strange period, best time to take a pregnancy test, strange period
best time to take a pregnancy test, strange period, i don t care: If you normally have a 24 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #11. You cah becme pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. We count the first day of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strange periods or pregnant?, tender breasts, symptoms of pregnancy
tender breasts, symptoms of pregnancy, hpts: Hi Rocky, It sounds to me like you are just experiencing irregular cyces which can cause you to have pregnancy like symptoms. If you had a negative blood test, then you are not pregnant. If you miss your period this month, test again, but I really think...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strange periods, birth control pills, heavy bleeding
birth control pills, heavy bleeding, tampon: At your age, it is common to have very, very heavy bleeding for the first three days of your period. Then the bleeding will taper off until it stops. It is considered normal for a period to last up to 10 days. If it lasts longer than 14 days, then it is abnormal....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strep B, pregante, strep b test
pregante, strep b test, midwifery practice: Hello Barb. By now the decision may have been made- so sorry to have taken so long but family illness kept me from the computer. If the test is done and comes back positive, the dr is obligated to treat the mother for it. That means an IV in early labor and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strep Throat & Pregnancy, ill drink, strep infection
ill drink, strep infection, close contact: Try to avoid close contact while your daughter is ill. Drink plenty of fluids. If you develop a sore throat, have your throat cultured to see if you have a strep infection. If so, you will need antibiotics, even if you are pregnant. If you treat it quickly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stress, anxiety and pregnancy, stress and anxiety, stress anxiety
stress and anxiety, stress anxiety, benzodiazapines: I m so sorry for your loss. You d be surprised at how often that happens. You should do fine with your current pregnancy and have to assume that your last period started when you bled after stopping the pills. Therefore, if your last period started on June...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stress or False Negative?, history of ovarian cancer, night sickness
history of ovarian cancer, night sickness, delayed period: I would suggest that you take two blood tests for pregnancy, 48 hours apart. If you have a viable pregnacy, there will be a doubling of the results in 48 hours. If both results are less than 5, you are definitely not pregnant. If you have not had any period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stripping Membranes, bringing on labor, labor delivery
bringing on labor, labor delivery, contractions: Hello Nichole. It is perfectly normal for your cervix to be firm and posterior at 37 weeks- it is NOT time for this baby to be born. It was completely useless to strip your membranes at this point and the chances of it bringing on labor are almost nil. You...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Stripping of the membranes and Failure to progress, stripping of the membranes, membrane sweep
stripping of the membranes, membrane sweep, pitocin: By sweeping the membranes (if you can, indeed, introduce your finger between the cervx and the membranes) there is a release of prostaglandins. This can start contractions. Sweeping does not cause rupture of membranes. It is a 50/50 cnace of starting labor....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SUA and trisomy 21, single umbilical artery, vascular occlusion
single umbilical artery, vascular occlusion, soft signs: All of the sonographic signs you mentioned are soft signs of chormosomal abnormalities and are not always accurate. A single umbilical artery does NOT indicate trisomy-21.It is an indicator of structural defects in 30% of cases where it is seen. It is seen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SUBCHORIONIC HEMATOMA, joyous christmas season, 15th week of pregnancy
joyous christmas season, 15th week of pregnancy, placenta previa: Dear Claudia, A subchorionic hematoma is a collection of blood between the placenta and the uterine wall, presumably from the rupture of a blood vessel at some point. The size you describe would probably be considered small to medium in size. Large hematomas...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sub Chronic Hemorrhage, subchorionic hematoma, steady heart
subchorionic hematoma, steady heart, fetal growth: Dear Kiran, A subchorionic hematoma is simply a collection of blood either within the folds of the developing placenta or between the placenta and the uterine wall. A small to moderate sized hematoma will usually it will dissipate on its own and not have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorianic Hemmorhage, brownish discharge, hemmorhage
brownish discharge, hemmorhage, brown discharge: A subch0orionic hematoma is a sequestration of a small amount of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually dissipates on its own and causes no harm to the pregnancy or to the fetus. Since your fetus has a good heartbeat and your cervix...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorinic Bleeding, early pregnancy, onw
early pregnancy, onw, miscarriages: Most women with threatened miscarriages due to subchorionic bleeding do not miscarry and the subchorionic bleed dissipates within a few weeks. The article that you referred me to merely shows that a subchorionic bleed that occurs later in the pregnancy has...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic bleed effecting periods postpartum, endometrial ablation, subchorionic hematoma
endometrial ablation, subchorionic hematoma, vaginal ultrasound: A subchorionic hematoma, which I believe is what you are referring to, is a collection of blood within the layers of the forming placenta. Sometimes this will resolve itself by reabsorbing into tissues and sometimes there will be actual bleeding out into the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic bleed, fetal heart tones, subchorionic hematoma
fetal heart tones, subchorionic hematoma, definitive answer: Dear Fabian, Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing when this will stop for you. If you have a subchorionic hematoma, they can sometimes bleed out a little bit for several weeks. As long as the fetal heart tones are still good and there has been nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, pregnancy 6 weeks, hemotoma
pregnancy 6 weeks, hemotoma, carrying twins: It is unusual for a subchorionic hematoma to develop so early in the pregnancy (6 weeks) and bright red bleeding at six weeks is definitely a cause for concern. Multiple gestation always complicates matters in every aspect of a pregnancy. I would continue...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, progesterone level, progesterone levels
progesterone level, progesterone levels, subchorionic hematoma: Dear Mellu, The dydrogesterone is simply a synthetic (man-made) form of progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone which your body is producing in a larger quantity to support your uterine lining during the pregnancy. Subchorionic hematomas often do resolve...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, placentia previa, subchorionic hematoma
placentia previa, subchorionic hematoma, placenta previa: A subchorionic hematoma is a sequestration of some blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually has no effect on the pregnancy and poses no harm to the pregnancy. We always used to place the patient on restricted activity and bed rest until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, gestation sac, ventouse delivery
gestation sac, ventouse delivery, ultrasound scan: If the bleeding is, indeed, due to a subchorionic hematoma, which is a sequestration of blood in the folds of the developing placenta, there is usually no effect on the fetus or the pregnancy and it will dissipate on its own and all will be fine. HOwever,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, yolk sac, fetal heartbeat
yolk sac, fetal heartbeat, amniotic sac: It is very rare to suffer a miscarriage due to a subchorionic hematoma, which is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of a developing placenta. It usually has no effect on the pregnancy or on the fetus. We used to put patients on bedrest until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, subchorionic hematoma, fertility pills
subchorionic hematoma, fertility pills, radiologist: If it is a subchorionic hematoma, it usually causes no harm to the growing fetus and dissipates on its own within a few weeks. It is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. If it is the remnants of a twin that did not grow,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, yolk sac, vaginal delivery
yolk sac, vaginal delivery, sonograms: A subchorionic bleed is merely a sequestration of some blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually has no effect on the pregnancy and does not interfere with the fetus. It does not cause a miscarriage. Usually, the blood dissipates within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, fetal heartbeat, adequate growth
fetal heartbeat, adequate growth, strong heart: A subcihorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It does not interfere with the growth of the fetus, and as long as you have a good fetal heartbeat and adequate growth, there is nothing to worry about....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, internal ultrasound, fetal heartbeat
internal ultrasound, fetal heartbeat, second pregnancy: A subchorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually has noting to do with the fetus and, as long as you got a fetal heartbeat and there is adequate growth in subsequent sonograms, there should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, placenta previa, hemotoma
placenta previa, hemotoma, beats per minute: It woud really hwlp ro know the first day of your last period every time you ask a question. In any case, it is common to have a supchorionic hemotoma between t he folds of folds of the developing placenta. This has no effect on the developing placenta...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma and exercise, impact exercise, physical stress
impact exercise, physical stress, hematoma: While no one can say with complete certainty that your juggling act is dangerous or safe, in cases like yours it is always better to err on the side of caution. Follow your Dr s advise. Both walking and swimming are non-impact exercise, and therefore safest....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hematoma, pregnancy ends, weeks pregnancy
pregnancy ends, weeks pregnancy, baby thanks: One of the causes for spotting or bleeding around 12-14 weeks gestation is during the formation of the placenta, where a small bleed between the chorion (one of the layers of the placenta) and the adjacent membrane occurs. This is called a sub-chorionic bleed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hemorrhage, subchorionic hematoma, right on target
subchorionic hematoma, right on target, subchorionic hemorrhage: A subchorionic hematoma or hemorrhage is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually has no relationship to the growing fetus and causes no danger. It usually dissipates on its own within a few weeks. As long as the bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hemorrhage, deep vein thrombosis, factor v leiden
deep vein thrombosis, factor v leiden, subchorionic hemorrhage: Dear Jessica, Well, first, Factor V Leiden is a complicated disorder - especially when pregnancy is thrown into the mix. Women with Factor V Leiden (FVL) have a substantially increased risk of clotting in pregnancy in the form of DVT (deep vein thrombosis,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic Hemorrhage, subchorionic hematoma, level 2 ultrasound
subchorionic hematoma, level 2 ultrasound, subchorionic hemorrhage: During the formation of the placenta, there is often a sequestration of blood within the folds of the placental membranes (between the chorion and the amnion). This is a subchorionic hematoma or a subhorionic bleed . It usually resolves on its own and does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic hematoma, first trimester bleeding, subchorionic hematoma
first trimester bleeding, subchorionic hematoma, amnion chorion: All of the standard ObGyn Textbooks describe a subchorionic hematoma. The pregnancy books do not want to bring it up because it is nothing to worry about. The sites you sent are not medical sites and are incorrect.The couple that lost their baby at 20 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic hematoma, subchorionic hematoma, severe constipation
subchorionic hematoma, severe constipation, colace: Orgasm is safe during pregnany. It will not have any effect on a subchorionic hematoma, which, as I said, is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the placenta. An orgasm will not cause any problems. You can safely continue to have intercourse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic hematoma, subchorionic hematoma, steady heart
subchorionic hematoma, steady heart, fetal growth: Dear Marlo, A subchorionic hematoma is simply a collection of blood either within the folds of the developing placenta or between the placenta and the uterine wall. A small to moderate sized hematoma will usually it will dissipate on its own and not have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic hematoma - Utrogestan, first trimester of pregnancy, subchorionic hematoma
first trimester of pregnancy, subchorionic hematoma, trimester of pregnancy: A subchorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of some blood with the folds of the developing placenta. It usually does not cause any difficulties with the fetus and dissipates on its own within a few weeks. You do not have to be on bedrest or take any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchorionic hematoma, hematomas, vaginal bleeding
hematomas, vaginal bleeding, bowel movement: The subchorionic hematoma was formed as the placenta was formed and attached to the uterus. It is common and will usually resolve on its own. It does not cause harm to you or to the fetus. You do not have to do anything special or avoid anything special. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchoronic Hematoma, subchorionic hematoma, menstral period
subchorionic hematoma, menstral period, subchoronic hematoma: Usually, a subchorionic hamatoma does not involve the fetus and does not cause any harm to the pregnancy or to the baby. It often dissipates on its own. However, there is annoying bleeding for a few weeks. As long as there is no cramping, I doubt that yoo...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchroniac Hematoma, subchorionic hemorrhage, weeks of pregnancy
subchorionic hemorrhage, weeks of pregnancy, hearbeat: If the bleeding is due to the subchorionic hemorrhage, it will not cause any harm to the developing baby and should stop on its own and resorb. If, however, the bleeding is not due to the subchorionic hemorrhage, it can be a threatened abortion and nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchronic bleeding, yolk sac, subchorionic
yolk sac, subchorionic, sonograms: A subchorionic bleed is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta, usually seen between 8-12 weeks gestation. It usually has no effect on the baby or on the pregnancy and dissipates on its own within a few weeks. You can follow...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchronic bleeding, subchorionic hematoma, bedrest
subchorionic hematoma, bedrest, bed rest: A subchorionic hematoma or subchorionic bleed is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. This usually has no effect on the pregnancy or on the baby, but is annoying due to vaginal bleeding. It often dissipates on its own over...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Subchrorinic Bleed, fetal heartrate, subchorionic
fetal heartrate, subchorionic, driesbach: A subchorionic bleed will slowly taper off until it stops. It does not cause any harm to the fetus and, as long as thee is adequate growth and a good fetal heartrate, you need not worry. The spotting should stop before 20 weeks gestation. Just continue monitoring...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Successful preganancy after ablation, endometrium ablation, thin endometrium
endometrium ablation, thin endometrium, endometrial ablation: If the ablation was incomplete and you still have some healhy endometrium (even if it is thin), it can sustain implantation and you can carry a pregnancy to term. However, if there are some areas where the ablation was successful in destroying the endometrium,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sudden weight increase, late ovulation, irregular periods
late ovulation, irregular periods, ceasarian: If you are now 27 weeks gestational age (May 24) then your last period started on November 15 and you are due to have the baby on August 22. (You did not mention when you started your last period). Even if you have irregular periods, we base your due date...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sugar Pills on Seasonale, birth control pills, hormone pills
birth control pills, hormone pills, sugar pills: Usually, when you start the placebo pills, you will start to bleed within the week. Seasonale has some annoying side effects. YOu can have lots of break through bleeding while taking Seasonale. However, they are still effective against pregnancy.You do not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sugar Pills on Seasonale, hormone pills, sugar pills
hormone pills, sugar pills, accuratly: I am not familiar with Seasonale. Normally you should definately start your period when you start the placebo pills but sometimes it just isn t the case. Especially if it is the first round of your pills. Call your doctor. Since he knows your medical background...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sulfa &BCP,pregnancy possability?, vaginal contraceptive film, birth control pills
vaginal contraceptive film, birth control pills, bactrim ds: It is unlikely that you would become pregnant if you had not stopped the pills. Bactrim does not lower the efficacy of birth control pills, especially since you were also using contraceptive foam. If your last period started on September 29, the earliest you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sunless Tanning Products/Booths, sunless tanning products, white as a ghost
sunless tanning products, white as a ghost, pregnany: There is no shame in being white! But if you insist on tanning you should call your Dr. back and ask about the booth. If it is aresol then you probably should not do. I do not know enough about tanning sprays to answer. Sorry. Good luck to you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Surgery, birth control pills, estrogen increase
birth control pills, estrogen increase, tender breasts: Unfortunately, it is very common for fibroids to grow back after a myomectomy. You cannot decrease the amount of estrogen your body produces. However, you probably should not use exogenous estrogen (birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, etc). I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Surrogacy and Depakote, female reproductive hormones, male hormones
female reproductive hormones, male hormones, dysphoric mood: Dear Lisa, Some (but not all) studies of women with epilepsy have found that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is more common in those who have been taking Depakote than in those taking some other seizure medicines. Menstrual cycle disorders are the most...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Surrogate, becoming a surrogate mother, looking for a surrogate mother
becoming a surrogate mother, looking for a surrogate mother, financial compensation: HI Nahalia, There are three ways you can find a couple to be a surrogate for: 1) find an attorney who specializes in this 2) find an agency that handles surrogacy 3) you can go to www.surromomsonline.com they have classifieds there where couples are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Suspected preterm labor, 50 efaced, miscarraige
50 efaced, miscarraige, follow ups: HI Faby, I love your name!! All this means is your cervix, this is what dilates to let the baby thru when it is time to deliver the baby, which in your case is way to early. So to avoid you having a miscarraige they have you on the ibuprofen and bed rest....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Swelling of only one hand, second pregnancy, numbness in the hand
second pregnancy, numbness in the hand, retaining water: You may be retaining water in one hand, causing swelling or numbness in the hand. Try reducing your salt intake as well as avoiding canned meats, deli meats, or prepared foods. Usually, we see swelling in both hands. There may be a blockage in the hand that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sympathy Period Pains, army platoons, painful periods
army platoons, painful periods, lesbian relationship: It has been noticed (in college sororieties, women s clubs, army platoons) that women who live together or are very close, seem to get their periods at the same time or have dysmenorrhea (painful periods) at the same time. This has not been explained, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Symptoms, mild nausea, stomach virus
mild nausea, stomach virus, menstrual period: Nausea is never normal, unless you are pregnant. If your last period started on February 15, you probably ovulated on February 28 and could have conceived if you had sex on February 27,28,29, or 30. Nausea of pregnancy usually startds a few days after conception....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Symptoms in early pregnancy, early pregnancy symptoms, tender breasts
early pregnancy symptoms, tender breasts, chemical pregnancy: Pregnancy symptoms can certainly fluctuate from day to day. Some days, your breast can be tender and some days they will not be tender. Nausea can range from occasional nausea to severe nausea and vomiting. If you have any doubts, continue taking the HCG test....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Symptoms after IUI, symptoms after iui, sperm analysis
symptoms after iui, sperm analysis, pregnancy symptoms: This definately sounds as if you may be pregnant but like you said it would definately be too early for those symptoms to arrive. It could be the IUI controbuting to your hormones and making your body think your pregnant. Every womans body reacts differently...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Symptoms of pregnancy, home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, getting your period: You said that your last period was 26. Was that September or October? If your last period started September 26, you should be getting your period on October 23and, therefore, a pregnancy test should be done on Nobember 1. If it is negative at that time, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Symptoms, symtoms of pregnancy, tender breasts
symtoms of pregnancy, tender breasts, pregnancy symptoms: Hello Brittany- well, that could take an entire book but I will give you some basic info. Ovulation(the release of a mature ovum or egg) occurs 14 days before the period starts. During that 14 days the egg (if NOT fertilized) dissolves and sets up a pattern...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Symtoms of Pregnancy, yet prescribed medroxyprogesterone, lower abdominal cramps, best time to take a pregnancy test
lower abdominal cramps, best time to take a pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue: If your last period started on June 14, and you beleive that you ovulated on July 15, then the best time to take a pregnancy test is 21 days after ovulation or on August 5. If the test is negative, in spite of symptoms such as breast tenderness, nausea, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Down Syndrome concern?, sonogram technician, vaginal ultrasound
sonogram technician, vaginal ultrasound, iron stores: If your last period started on May 4, you should now be 6weekw 6 days pregnant. It does not matter if it was a few days earlier or later by sonogram. Sonogram is not very accurate before 12 weeks gestation. Don t worry. However, since you are 39 years of age,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no sac at 5 weeks, thick uterine lining, beta hcg levels, home pregnancy test
beta hcg levels, home pregnancy test, yolk sac: Dear Cathy, What a whirlwind for you! I would be interested to know what your beta hCG levels were. Often if these levels are 1500 and no gestational sac is seen on ultrasound, an ectopic or miscarriage should be ruled out. The metformin may very well...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no sac seen at 5 weeks, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, hcg level: At 5-6 weeks gestation, on sonogram we only see an empty gestational sac. By 6-7 weeks we usually can see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. If you have such elevated HCG values, they should see a gestational sac on sonogram. If not, they have to rule out an ectopic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sac size, frequent urination, heart activity
frequent urination, heart activity, hcg levels: Dear Tub, At 5 weeks gestational age, the mean sac diameter would be expected to be 3-9mm. If the sac is growing, that is a positive sign. The fact that you are not having any cramping or bleeding is another good sign. The tiredness and more frequent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no sac on ultrasound, gestational sac, vaginal ultrasound
gestational sac, vaginal ultrasound, ultrasound results: Dear Shannon, If you are absolutely sure about your dating and had regular periods prior to becoming pregnant, then at 5.5 weeks, we d expect your hCG to be at least 2000 and the gestational sac to be approximately 6mm in diameter. USUALLY this can be seen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it safe, tylenol with codine, tylenol with codeine
tylenol with codine, tylenol with codeine, gallbadder: Hi Holley, Tylenol with codeine is perfectly safe to take during pregnancy. Just remember, a small amount of medication does go to your baby and will make him/her a little sleepy. So, if you experience a decrease in fetal movement for a few hours, that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Are these safe?, group b streptococcus, first time mom
group b streptococcus, first time mom, group a streptococcus: Dear Ellen, Well, first of all, ultrasounds will not harm your baby or you. They do not contain the same radiation that XRays do. So, no need to worry about that one. Since the early 1970 s, the bacteria Group B Streptococcus (GBS) has been identified...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is that safe?, inflamed gums, teeth and gums
inflamed gums, teeth and gums, decaying teeth: Dear Elanine, During pregnancy, your gums are more likely to become inflamed or infected. This is due to hormonal changes and an increase in blood flow throughout your body which can cause swelling, sensitivity and tenderness in your gums. Most pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it safe to excercise when trying to get pregnent, ovulation predictor kit, aerobic exercises
ovulation predictor kit, aerobic exercises, irregular periods: You can safely exercise while trying to conceive. Even once you become pregnant, you can continue to exercise, but must avoid aerobic exercises or anything that will tire you out. If you have irregular periods, you may want to purchase an ovulation predictor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: safe medication, clinical evaluations, yeast infection
clinical evaluations, yeast infection, exercise caution: Dear Kim, I do know that it is ok to use miconazole nitrate (or Monistat) preparations in pregnancy. [Follow up reports on infants born to 167 of 263 pregnant patients (some follow-up reports are not yet available) who participated in North American clinical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it safe to take Paxil?, anxiety disorder, future thanks
anxiety disorder, future thanks, 7 months: Hi Angela, sorry for the delay, puter problems. Sometimes when the sypmtoms are severe enough, they will go ahead and use meds and watch for problems carefully. Is your anxiety to the point of needing meds? Because sometimes getting some counseling and talking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: safe practices and pregnancy, personal desires, blood donor
personal desires, blood donor, tanning bed: The tanning bed should be used with caution. Don t let the lights go near your stomach. I would use spray if I were you. Tattoos are a big no-no during pregnancy. Most blood donor places will not take blood if your pregnant bc the extra blood you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it safe?, hernia repair, c sections
hernia repair, c sections, cesarean section: What were the reasons you had each cesarean section? If they were dne due to unrepeatable causes, you may try for a VBAC. HOwever, if they were repeatable causes, you most likely will need another cesarean section. The presence of a mesh does not cause any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: safety during pregnancy, lori king, unsafe behavior
lori king, unsafe behavior, 21 months: The baby is well protected in the uterus surrounded by amniotic fluid. Unless you had a piercing injury (stabbing, gun shot, hit by a car, etc) you should not worry. Any exercise, or heavy activity such as you describe in the boat will not cause any harm to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: safety during pregnancy, cold showers, tempature
cold showers, tempature, hot bath: Good question Shonda. The risk of hot tubs, and even prolong lays in a hot bath is that your tempature rises. It will take several minutes for this to happen. So a quick dip may be okay. Keep in mind though your tempature rising can hurt the embryo...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: safety taking long flights during pregnancy, 36th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy
36th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy, delivering a baby: You can safely fly during pregnancy, as long as you take walks around the cabin and go to the restroom every hour so that your bladder does not stretch. Drink plenty of fluids during the flight. You can fly until the 36th week of pregnancy,but it is better...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: salicylic acid given in facial at 11 wks, third trimester of pregnancy, coagulation disorders
third trimester of pregnancy, coagulation disorders, glycolic acid: Salicylic acid does not cause any teratogenic effects on the baby. However, Salicylic acid (as well as aspirin) can cause problems with blood clotting in the mother, and premature closure of the ductus arteriosis in the baby, if it is used in the third trimester...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: scans, pregnancy test, sonogram
pregnancy test, sonogram, menstrual period: If your last period started on March 17, and you have a 30 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period), ovulation occurred on cycle day #16 (April 2) and you could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on April...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: scar from c section, sonogram, cesarean
sonogram, cesarean, gynecologist: The scar from the cesarean will not cause any damage three years since the operation. However, you may have developed adhesions in your abdomen. It is not an emergency, but I would make an appointment with your gynecologist and see if the swelling is significant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is scar tissue weaker than unscarred?, vertical incision, scar tissue
vertical incision, scar tissue, vaginal delivery: Scar tissue is weaker than un-scarred tissue. That is a fact. The rate of uterine rupture (which can be a very serious complication) is much higer when the scar on the uterus is a vertical one. Therefore, when a doctor knows that a patient has a prior...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: scar tissue, scar tissue, tubal ligation
scar tissue, tubal ligation, third child: Although scarring and adhesions from previous surgery and bleeding may cause discomfort and pain at times, it does not increase the risk of cancer or any other problems. If you have had your tubes tied, it is unlikely that you will conceive ever again. Scarring...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Not sure if this is a scare.., best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, one of those days: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. YOu cannot become pregnant if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: scared of complications..........., birth experience, epidural
birth experience, epidural, early november: Hello Melinda- you need to be working with a midwife- she will be happy to spend the time you need to heal from your last birth experience. If that healing is not done, this birth could be very difficult. Find your local mdiwives and interview several to find...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: scared...is she pregant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, menstural period
best time to take a pregnancy test, menstural period, perod: You really have to keep a record of when the first day of your period is, each month. If you have a regular 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sciatica?, sciatica nerve, 8th week of pregnancy
sciatica nerve, 8th week of pregnancy, lightening bolt: Hi Sandy :) I also have suffered from siatica and I know its extremely uncomfortable. I used to freeze, and not be able to take a step, it hurt that bad! It is a little early, to think that this would develop, souly because you are 8 weeks pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: scrape membranes, mucus plug, scrape
mucus plug, scrape, blob: HI Tabitha, having your membranes stripped or scraped means that the doctor is removing or partially removing or loosening the mucus plug that is right up near the cervix. This plug is just a protective blob, really... it can help start labor, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: seafood during pregnancy, albacore tuna, king mackerel
albacore tuna, king mackerel, light tuna: If you are pregnant, you should eat no more than 12 oz of a variety of fish per week. No more than 6oz of these should be albacore tuna. This is to avoid high levels of mercury in the fish. You can, however, eat fish that are low in mercury, such as shrimp,canned...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: second delivery, ina may gaskin, nancy wainer cohen
ina may gaskin, nancy wainer cohen, silent knife: Hello Edna. First- you need to educate yourself VERY well about VBACs- and the best way is to read these two books- Open Season and The Silent Knife- both by Nancy Wainer Cohen- go to her website(her name) to find out where to order them. Nancy is THE expert...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: second pregnany, pubic bones, sitz baths
pubic bones, sitz baths, second pregnancy: Your vagina has become imflamed and I believe tht is what you are noticing coming out . Just try sitz baths in warm water and ignore it. As long as thee is adequate growth of the baby and the heartbeat is fine, you should be fine. It sounds like you had a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: second trimester "morning sickness", nausea and vomiting, electrolyte balance
nausea and vomiting, electrolyte balance, saltine crackers: Usually morning sickness stops around 15 weeks of pregnancy. HOwever, I have seen it last for most of the pregnancy as well. The Zofran (4mg every 4 hours) does help. I would stop the promethazine if it makes you dizzy. Try eating tiny meals throughout the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I be seeing a high risk doctor, internal ultrasound, expected due date
internal ultrasound, expected due date, uterine contractions: You do not need a high risk doctor. YOur cervix is still long enough (3cm) and you are not having uterine contractions, even though you are 50% effaced. There really is nothing you can do to stop preterm labor. However, bed rest, plenty of fluids (to maintain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: seeing stars, low blood sugar, iron supplementation
low blood sugar, iron supplementation, seeing stars: Anemia may account for dizziness, flashing lights, and lightheadedness. Check with your obstetrician and get a hemoglobin done to see if you, perhaps, need some iron supplementation. Another cause for dizziness or spots before your eyes is low blood sugar....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When should I seek medical care for a delayed/missed period?, pregnancy blood test, delayed periods
pregnancy blood test, delayed periods, pink discharge: Hello Amy- Yes, I think it would be wise to seek medical advise at this point. A blood test will likely be done anyway, and you will find out for sure- though I am quite sure you are not pregnant. You do need to find out why your cycles are not happening-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: septate or subseptate uterus, septate uterus, embryo implants
septate uterus, embryo implants, subseptate uterus: A septate uterus can be seen with a full septum or a partial septum. That is what is meant by a sub-septate uterus. I do not believe there are statistics for the number of women who carry to term and have uterine septa beacuse it is not usually reported. A...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: a serious question, gestational sac, fallopian tubes
gestational sac, fallopian tubes, ectopic pregnancy: Dear Ana, When a gestational sac/fetus implants and begins growing anywhere outside of the uterus it is called an ectopic pregnancy. Approximately 95% of the time the location is in the Fallopian tubes. I hope this has helped you and answered your question....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What is the seriusness in..., vascular occlusion, vessel cord
vascular occlusion, vessel cord, vesel: A two vessel cord is the absence oof one umbilical aretery. This occurs about once in 500 deliveries and 6% of twin gestations. The cause may be aplasia or atrophy of the missing vessel. The anomaly is more common in blacks than whites but equally frequent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: seual questions, pelvic floor muscles, lower abdomen pain
pelvic floor muscles, lower abdomen pain, tilted uterus: Hi Jeni :) I have heard of this many times, and its not uncommon, so you can breath a little easier now :) Both men and women can get cramps of the muscles of the pelvic floor, particularly of the pubococcygeus muscle. This is a very uncomfortable feeling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I am seventeen and this is..., risk pregnancy, nearest hospital
risk pregnancy, nearest hospital, obstetrician: It is always better to be cared for by an experienced obsttrician, especially during the last few months of a pregnancy, when problems may arise. Certainly, you should have access to a hospital that is nearer to you when you go into labor. I would suggest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: severe abdominal cramps, pain in the lower abdomen, severe abdominal cramps
pain in the lower abdomen, severe abdominal cramps, lower abdominal pains: If the first day of your last period was April 22, then you were due for your period on May 19. Today is May 30. You claim that the pain started 12 days ago, just before you were due for your period. Therefore, you are now appoximately 5 weeks 4 days pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: severe headaches/migrane during pregnancy, tylenol with codeine, symptom of pregnancy
tylenol with codeine, symptom of pregnancy, severe headaches: Migraqine headaches can be exacerbated during pregnancy. You can try Tylenol, or Tylenol with codeine. If these medications do not work, there is very little you can do during pregnancy, to alleviate the pain (other than palliative methods such as a darkened...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: severe itching, red bumpy rash, group b strep
red bumpy rash, group b strep, cold compresses: If Staphylococcus and GBS have been isolated from your ankle, I would think that a surgeon in a military hospital would know how to treat it. I m sure that if the organisms were identified, sensitivities were also identified and the proper antibiotics were...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: severe pain, ligament pain, strength tylenol
ligament pain, strength tylenol, upper thighs: Pain upon getting up from a bed or chair, or when suddenly turning while walking can be due to rond ligament stretching. This is usually felt in your groin, not in your hips. Sciatic pain (due to pressure on the sciatic nerve) can cause shooting pain down...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: severe uterine bleeding after childbirth, bleeding after childbirth, endometrial cavity
bleeding after childbirth, endometrial cavity, irregular period: Either the cause of the bleeding and cramps is due to a hormonal imbalance (which will be treated by the progesterone) or it is due to some retained placental fragments in the uterus or some other retained products of conception. A sonogram will immediately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No sex in 1 year. 2 months-no period., birth control pills, menstration problems
birth control pills, menstration problems, ovarian cysts: If you have not engaged in any sex, and you have missed two months of your period, you probably merely have some hormonal imbalance. This is due to either a lack of estrogen or pregesterone. This is easily corrected by placing you on birth control pills for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex, surrogate twins, digestive tract
surrogate twins, digestive tract, blood clot: Hi, it sounds like a sub chorionic bleed, I had one myself with this surrogate baby in the 1st trimester too. Sounds like the bleed just came out. I had bled for no reason when I was 7 weeks pregnant, and went to the Dr and we could see the bleed on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex, severe dry skin, yeast infections
severe dry skin, yeast infections, scabs: Hi Lady, To my knowledge, ejaculation doesnt cause scabs on the penis. However, I do know that if a male has alot of sex, his penis can become sore...and it has been described to me, feeling like a friction burn. Scabbing on the penis can be caused...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex, sperm cells, sex question
sperm cells, sex question, ejaculate: Dear Dalson, Again, the chance of conception is low, but does exist. This chance exists because you stated it was near the time she was about to ovulate more than because you did not wash your hands before digitally stimulating her. So, yes, ovulation does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex and abortion, ovulation, tampons
ovulation, tampons, pathogens: Hi Janie, Sex or any other type of penetration (tampons etc) is not recommended until at least 3 weeks afterwards, possibly 4 weeks. The body needs time to heal, especially the uterus. Bacteria and other pathogens can be introduced and cause infection....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex of baby, dr appointment, sex of baby
dr appointment, sex of baby, ultrasound: Stephanie They usually do not tell you the sex of the baby until you are around 18 weeks. If they do it isent always correct because baby is so small and parts could esaily be mistaken for others,and depends totally on baby to. Im 38 weeks right now and the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the sex of a baby, x y chromosomes, x chromosomes
x y chromosomes, x chromosomes, x chromosome: Gender is always determined by the husband. A woman has X X chromosomes. A man has X Y chromosomes. If the baby gets the X chromosome of the husband, it will be a female (XX) and if it gets the Y chromosome, it will be a male (XY). Its just that simple...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i had sex during my last period day, early pregnancy, irregular cycles
early pregnancy, irregular cycles, assoicated: Hi Helen :) Usually, women whom have a normal 28 day cycle will not ovulate till around 14 days after the last day of their period. So, if you generally have a routine 28 day cycle, chances are that you are just fine, and wont be pregnant. Now, some...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex during pregnancy, signs of genital warts, herpes simplex virus
signs of genital warts, herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus: Genital warts are cuased by a virus (HPV) which can cause warts and can cause abnormalities in your PAP smear. However, human papilloma virus will not cause any effects on your baby. You can safely have sex during pregnancy with no adverse effects on the baby,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex after miscarriage, pelvic ultrasound, sex with my husband
pelvic ultrasound, sex with my husband, cervix: Dear Irene, I m sorry to hear of your miscarriage. No matter how early they occur, the loss is the same, isn t it? I m glad to hear you are looking forward instead of back - that is a healthy outlook. As a general rule, sex should be avoided until bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when can we have sex , next baby after a cessarean, spacing children, mental strain
spacing children, mental strain, water problem: Hello Akkutan- I would like to know what country you are in- please get back to me. You need to wait until your baby is at least 6 weeks old before resuming intercourse. So,by Dec. 1st it will be physically possible BUT you must also consider the mental and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex and o, vaginal mucosa, vaginal orgasm
vaginal mucosa, vaginal orgasm, nervouse system: Many, many women cannot achieve vaginal orgasm, but do reach orgasm with clitoral stimulation. As I mentioned before, it is purely a function of your autonomic nervous system and, as such, different women reach orgasm in different manners. If you can reach...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I had sex on october 30. I..., forms of birth control, birth control
forms of birth control, birth control, periods: Hello Allie. No, you are not pregnant, probably you just did not ovulate last month. However, you are sure worrying about it aren t you? Please use two forms of birth control from now on. Were your nov. and dec. periods normal in length and amount of flow?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex and pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control patch
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control patch, hitting the bottom: If your last period started on September 8, you would not have ovulated until September 21 and could only have conceived if you had sex on September 20,21,22, or 23. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would not show a positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex after pregnancy, sex after pregnancy, sexual intercourse
sex after pregnancy, sexual intercourse, pregnacy: After you deliver a baby, you may ovulate again within 6 weeks and can conceive again. We usually ask that you do not engage in sexual intercourse for, at least, 8 weeks until you have your postpartum checkup so that the body can return to normal. I have had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex problems, latex allergy, vaginal tissues
latex allergy, vaginal tissues, using a condom: Dear Jennifer, It sounds like you are experiencing some swelling/inflammation. Is your partner using a condom? If so, it is possible that you are allergic or, at the very least, sensitive to that brand of condom or latex in general. If you have never used...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex before six week check-up, pelvix, sexual intercourse
pelvix, sexual intercourse, six weeks: We usually do not allow sexual intercourse until the six week checkup because it takes the body six weeks to get back to normal after delivery of the baby, any episiotomy or tears have to heal sufficiently (which will occur by six weeks), the cervix will be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex, ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test, infertility workup: You did not mention how long you were trying to conceive. We do not start an infertility workup until you are trying to conceive for a full year. (That is only 12 days of ovulation). IF you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sexual problem, female superior position, erect penis
female superior position, erect penis, sexual problem: It is very common to have tenderness upon insertion. If you believe that you are engaging in enough foreplay, use some KY Jelly on the penis or in the vagina to help lubricate the vagina. It is possible that she is not lubricating enough and that can cause...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sezirues, grand mal seizures, early birth
grand mal seizures, early birth, amnio: Dear Cassie, You need to strongly voice your concerns to your OB/gyn. They would require an amnio prior to doing so to see where the baby is as far as lung development, size, etc. Obviously women have children this early and doctors do induce at early stages...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sharma, back ache during pregnancy, soft chair
back ache during pregnancy, soft chair, lifting heavy objects: Back ache during pregnancy is very common. Use theses tips: Avoid long periods of standing. Keep your tail bone tucked under just a little bit to prevent the tendency to over-arch the lower back. Avoid lifting heavy objects after your belly gets big. Before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: short cervics, cervics, sonogram
cervics, sonogram, effacement: During the pregnancy, your cervix should be approximately 3to4cm in length. If it gets shorter (by checking a sonogram or doing a digital exam) it may be due to an early effacement of the cervix. This can lead to preterm labor. However, as long as it is at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: A short maybe even humerous question, time mom, time god
time mom, time god, contractions: Not odd at all and I am not laughing. I am a mom too but had a c/s, did not go into labour, so I too have no idea of what it actually feels like. This may be a sign, I have not heard it put in the terms you have just put it though. You also don t mention...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: short luteal phase, short luteal phase, clomid and metformin
short luteal phase, clomid and metformin, progesterone cream: I would continue the Clomid and metformin in addition to the progesterone. I like either the pills or the suppositories, but not the cream. It cannot hurt for your husband to consult a urologist if there is only 2% normal mobile sperm. We have had very excellent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: shortened cervix with funneling, shortened cervix, frank breech
shortened cervix, frank breech, pulmonary stenosis: Dear Monica, OK - I m getting the impression your main concern here is the possibility of an IC, so I ll address that first. The causes of an incompetent cervix can range from trauma to the cervix including extensive cervical conization (cervical biopsy),...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: shortened cervix and preterm labor, sacral dimple, shortened cervix
sacral dimple, shortened cervix, pre term labour: Hi Jevenly :) In Simpler terms, the doctor wants to stitch your cervix. This procedure is often done, when a woman is at risk for pre-term delivery, and labour, which you obviously are. The procedure is highly effective in preventing pre-term labour....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: shorter menstrual cycle, ovulation predictor kits, shorter menstrual cycle
ovulation predictor kits, shorter menstrual cycle, luteinizing hormone surge: A normal cycle is 24-35 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period). Your cycle seems to be adjusting to a normal cycle. (The cycles of 35-42 were not normal cycles and should have been regulated earlier than now). If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: shortness of breath, short of breath, munchkin
short of breath, munchkin, shortness of breath: Hi Heather :) What you are feeling is completely normal, so dont worry :) As the baby grows, and your uterus expands, the rest of your organs are being pushed up, and pressing on your lungs. Just your bodies way of making room for that little munchkin....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: what is the shot to stop contractions, contractions, subcutaneous injection
contractions, subcutaneous injection, somtimes: Usually, we use Terbutaline to stop preterm labor. Terbutaline is given as a subcutaneous injection and will stop any contractions a woman may have. It will not prolong the pregnancy and, hopefully, will allow the pregnancy to continue until the due date....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be showing?, possiblity, congrats
possiblity, congrats, bulge: Sure you could be. Some women show faster than others. Exspecially if you are thin. Another possiblity is the new bulge is gastro related, such as gas or constipation. One morning you will wake up and be HUGE!!! That is what it feels like anyway....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Not shure about pregnancy ..., best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, missing your period: If the first day of your last period started on December 18, you were due for your next period on January 14. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. Therefore, a pregnancy test anytime after January 21 would be accurate....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Why do I get sick during my periods?, lower abdominal pains, last period
lower abdominal pains, last period, sonogram: If you have a temperature of greater than 101 degrees every time you get your period, that is abnormal and you shoulc check it out with your gynecologist to make sure that you do not have an infection somewhere. If this is also accompanied with abdomiinal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, fetal hearbeat
hyperemesis gravidarum, fetal hearbeat, iv therapy: If your last period started on December 22, you should now be 11 weeks pregnant. After 10 weeks, we hear a fetal hearbeat. A sonogram can see a heartbeat after 6 weeks gestation.If you are losing weight or cannot keep anything down due to vomiting and nausea...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: side cramps, pregnancy implantation, ectopic pregnancy
pregnancy implantation, ectopic pregnancy, fallopian tubes: Hello Allen. Pain of any kind in early pregnancy is not normal and one always has to be aware of the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy- implantation in one of the fallopian tubes. This is a potentially serious complication and really can only be diagnosed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: side pain, ligament pain, groin area
ligament pain, groin area, breech position: Dear Crystal, The breech position may have to do with the large placenta size, depending on how large it is. You are still several weeks from delivery, however, so the baby will do some turning on its own and may rectify this. Sonographically thick placenta...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: left side of uterus feels firmer, abdominal organs, diaphram
abdominal organs, diaphram, obstetrician: Remember, as your uterus grows, all of your other abdominal organs (intestines, pancreas, liver, etc) are pushed around (up, or to the sides) by the growing uterus. This is probably what you are feeling. Your stomach is also pushed up by pressure of the uterus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sign of implantion or conception, best time to take a pregnancy test, pink coloration
best time to take a pregnancy test, pink coloration, implantation bleeding: If your last period started on June 21, then you probably ovulated on July 4. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14 (July 4) and you could only have conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this a sign of labor/should I be worried?, green mucus, sign of labor
green mucus, sign of labor, braxton hicks: Hello Jennifer. All is well, your body is just getting ready to move into labor- however, this could be 3-5 weeks away yet. NO NO NO to induction. Your baby is not ready and if your body does not respond, you will have a section. There is NO need to rush things-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sign of labor, emergency c section, mucus plug
emergency c section, mucus plug, signs of labor: Hi denice, congrats! You must be due around the same time I was due (The surrogate baby I was carrying was due June 30 but I had her via emergency c-section this past Tuesday the 6th) Unfortunately you may NOT have signs of labor. It can come on instantly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this a sign of pregnancy?, low thyroid function, cervical conization
low thyroid function, cervical conization, birth control pills: Dear Teontise, *First* Please accept my apologies for the delay in answering. Our cable (TV and internet) went out early Saturday and after several BOGUS stories, the tech came today and regretfully informed us we were mistakenly shut off for our NEIGHBOR...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is this a sign of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, cold flashes
sign of pregnancy, cold flashes, latley: This could most definately be pregnancy. It sounds like your hormones are really being stressed by something rather pregnancy or just your own stress. The nausea and throwing up could be stress or pregnancy as well. Have you taken a home preg. test? If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could this be a sign of being pregnant, symptoms of early pregnancy, home pregnancy test
symptoms of early pregnancy, home pregnancy test, hormone surges: Dear Chelsea, Yes, the symptoms you describe can be symptoms of early pregnancy but they are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone surges within our cycle. That is why it is so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: signs of labor, mucus plug, signs of labor
mucus plug, signs of labor, hello dawn: Hello Dawn- it does not sound like you took any prenatal classes. That was very foolish- you will find labor much more of a challenge than it needs to be. At 37 weeks you will most likely have another 2-3 weeks without signs of labor-- your baby will NOT be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: signs of labor, mucus plug, signs of labor
mucus plug, signs of labor, bloody snot: Hello Tiffany- you have simply shed a small bit of your plug due to the vaginal exam the dr. did. If you could see the plug in one place- it would be about a half cup of material that looks like bloody snot- until you pass blood streaked mucus, your cervix...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: signs of and prevention of pregnancy, day after pill, health agency
day after pill, health agency, local health: There are pills in some areas called the day after pill, you must take these right away, you may or may not qualify at this point, you should contact your Dr. or local health agency. Green is usually infection, maybe an STD you should have this checked...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: signs of and prevention of pregnancy, contraceptives, pregnancy
contraceptives, pregnancy, prevention: I am not sure what the fluid you are sucreting is. I have never heard of any type of greenish discharge unless it is infected. You should see a doctor immediately and let them know whats going on. If it has only been 2 days since you had sex you definately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no signs today?, sore breast, clear discharge
sore breast, clear discharge, going to the bathroom: Hi Susan, Congratulations on your pregnancy!!!!! I would not worry about a thing, just consider yourself lucky that you had a great day with no illness! Of course if you start bleeding or something, that is a different story... and you know even...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: simple columnar, simple columnar, mouth cavity
simple columnar, mouth cavity, air passages: Hi Triti, Hope this is of some help ..this is quite intricate, so I hope you can understand it all. I will break it down where I can, to make it easier for you .. Simple Columnar tissue is the lining of a cavity or tube, or the cover of a surface....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sinus problems, ear nose and throat specialist, sinus congestion
ear nose and throat specialist, sinus congestion, ear nose and throat: HI Ali, sorry for delay, puter problems. I would visit an ear, nose and throat specialist. This happened to me and they took me to surgery and dilated and sprayed me really good and it lasted for awhile, but I delivered her 3 mo early so I am sure they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sister-in-laws pregnancy, braxton hicks contractions, signs of labor
braxton hicks contractions, signs of labor, biophysical profile: Usually, a pregnancy is 40 weeks in length. If this is your sister-in-law s first pregnancy, we usually allow her to continue to 42 weeks (two weeks after her due date) according to guidelines of the American Collete of ObGyn. If she reaches her due date,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: size is greater than due date, history of diabetes, million places
history of diabetes, million places, due date: HI Katie, it is really unknown what causes the babies to get big, unless there is a history of diabetes. Really to find out why, you would need to go to a genetics counselor and run special tests that cost alot ofmoney, but sometimes are wasted if unconclusive....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: skin irritation, coffee tea, layers of skin
coffee tea, layers of skin, stretch mark: Hello Kelly. She can try taking some extra Vit. E to help with the elasticity of her deeper layers of skin. There is very little to be done about the lack of elasticity- it can be the result of questionable nutrition. She needs to be sure to drink at least...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: To skip a period, should I start a new pill pack?, taking the pills, getting your period
taking the pills, getting your period, serious relationship: In order to avoid getting your period, you will have to continue the active pills and avoid the placebos (pills #21-28). Continue taking the pills. When you reach #21, take it and then start a brand new pack the very next day. You should not start bleeding....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: skipped 2 doses, ortho novum 777, necon 777
ortho novum 777, necon 777, ortho novum: Dear Tracy, First, according to the manufacturer, if you miss 2 pills in Week 1 or Week 2, you should take 2 tablets the day you remember and 2 tablets the following day and then continue taking one pill a day until the pack is finished. During that cycle,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sleep and pregnancy, frequent urination symptom, tylenol pm
frequent urination symptom, tylenol pm, nights rest: Hi Cindy, Anything you take during pregnancy must be okay d by your doctor. The frequent urination symptom is typical, and there is nothing you can really do to stop that. Tylonol, regular strength is fine in pregnancy. Some doctors even say gravol is okay...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sleeping pills during labor, sleeping pills, good night sleep
sleeping pills, good night sleep, labor pains: I do not know what the sleeping pill was that the nurse gave you. Sometimes, however, if you are in prodromal labor, relaxation and sleep can allow the cervix to ripen and dilate. Certain sedatives are not used during pregnancy, but some can allow you to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sleeping positions, sleeping positions, lilac
sleeping positions, lilac, stomach: Dear Lilac, I was exactly the same way. You will be fine on your stomach for a while yet. At some point it will become uncomfortable. At that point, my own remedy was to use a pillow. Some people (including me) just can t seem to sleep on their side. So...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: slimmy discharge, pain discomfort, contractions
pain discomfort, contractions, dilation: Discharge is perfectly normal during pregnancy especially the later months. Unless you are having any pain/discomfort and/or bleeding, then I don t think you have anything to worry about. Although you might want to mention it to your doctor if you see him/her...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: slow fetal heartbeat, fetal heartbeat, dr appt
fetal heartbeat, dr appt, ovulation test: On September 15, you were 9 weeks 3 days pregnant (from the first day of your last period). Usually, at that time, the fetal heartbeat is between 120-160. However, early sonograms are very inaccurate and an FH of 90 does not necessarily indicate a pending...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: slow HCG, empty gestational sac, yolk sac
empty gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal heartbeat: If a fetus was seen at 5 weeks 6 days, there definitely is hope for this pregnancy. Obviously, you were incorrect with your dates and you should not have a D&C at this time, but should repeat the sonogram in two weeks. Then, if the fetus does not have a heartbeat,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: slow labour, true labor contractions, losing your mucus plug
true labor contractions, losing your mucus plug, protective barrier: Dear Mairead, Sorry about the delay in answering - I am actually supposed to be on vacation, but the system apparently did not set correctly. I happened to check in to make sure and saw there were three days worth of questions, so I will attempt some short...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it slow labour?, stages of labour, second pregnancy
stages of labour, second pregnancy, cesarean section: If this is your second pregnancy, you will soon start to have contractions at the level of your belly button. When you have contractions that occur every 6 minutes (from the start of one contraction to the start of the next contraction) and each contraction...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: small pelvis, cervadil induction, nancy wainer cohen
cervadil induction, nancy wainer cohen, silent knife: Hello Vanessa- yet another woman caught in the web of sections for convenience. A pelvis CANNOT be properly assessed until you are in FULL active labor. If you are truly determined to give yourself the BEST chance to deliver vaginally, go to a website called...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: small pelvis, cervadil induction, pitocin
cervadil induction, pitocin, wheter: Cervidil can sometimes be all you need to start your labor and you may not need any pitocin after that. I believe that you should be entitled to a trial of labor to see if you can deliver vaginally, unless the sonogram shows that the baby has an estimated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: small sac, small gestational sac, vaginal ultrasound
small gestational sac, vaginal ultrasound, strong heart: Dear Amy, It is early to be overly concerned about this. In the research that I have found, a small gestational sac early in pregnancy actually occurs more often in normal fetuses than abnormal ones. In the study I found, it occurred in 1.9% of pregnancies...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: small stomach, gestational age, last period
gestational age, last period, 12oz: As long as you are not having any bleeding and there has been adeuqate growth of the baby, you need not worry about a skinny stomach of the baby. A fetal stomach is difficult to measure and I do not know what your doctor meant by a skinny stomach for the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: smells, yeast infection, antibiotic cream
yeast infection, antibiotic cream, vaginal infection: As long as you are not having any vaginal bleeding, it does not matter if the odor is that of menstrual blood. During pregnancy, you may have various odors in the vagina. If you are troubled by the odor, have it checked out by your obstetrician. HOwever, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: smoking, second hand smoke, pulmonary problems
second hand smoke, pulmonary problems, gestational age: Smoking is definitely bad for the baby AT ANY TIME DURING THE PREGNANCY. It can cause stillbirth , pulmonary problems, and small-for-gestational-age babies. Since you got through almost the entire pregnancy without smoking, don t take any chances when you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: smoking, birth wt, drug addict
birth wt, drug addict, weeks of pregnancy: Hello Allan- yes, there are MANY risks to your baby. Smoking causes a decrease in oxygen and nutrition to the baby of at least 40%- so the baby will not get adequate oxygen or food- they are most often born below normal birth wt. and may have reduced brain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: smoking and early pregnancy, food addict, early pregnancy
food addict, early pregnancy, cold turkey: Hello Carly- unfortunately your dr is completely WRONG. Nothing is going to happen to a fetus by having it s mother stop smoking cold turkey. This is such a myth!!! You must stop smoking NOW. I do understand that this is difficult- it is a drug addiction but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: smoking weed, use of marijuana, exposure studies
use of marijuana, exposure studies, fetal growth: The use of marijuana in pregnancy has produced conflicting reports on the length of gestation, the quality and duration of labor, fetal growth, congenital defects, and neurobehavior of the newborn. Marijuana is associated with reduced fetal growth (weight...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: smoking, fetal demise, second hand smoke
fetal demise, second hand smoke, male friends: Second hand smoke is definitely dangerous to a develping fetus. It can cause miscarriage, fetal demise, or small-for-gestational size babies. She should care more about her baby than of hurting the feelings of the people around her that smoke. Smoking damages...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: soda, chocolate tea, coffee chocolate
chocolate tea, coffee chocolate, amount of caffeine in soda: The amount of caffeine in soda is minimal and will not cause any harm to the baby. Caffeine is also found in coffee, chocolate, tea, soft drinks. Three cups of caffeine is allright during pregnancy. HOwever, if someone gives you a box of chocolate, don t...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Our son has been informed..., amniotic sac, dna analysis
amniotic sac, dna analysis, dna test: If your son s former girlfriend is due to deliver on September 2, then her last period was on November 26 and she would have ovulated on December 9. She could only have have conceived if she had unptorected sex on December 8,9,10, or 11. IF she is pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Our son has been informed..., test dna, dna test
test dna, dna test, miscarraige: Hello Betsy. The only way a paternity test(DNA test) can be done inutero is by doing an amniocentesis- usually done at about 18 weeks of gestation. This test however, carries a risk of causing a miscarraige. So, the mother might refuse to put her baby at risk....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sonagram, sonogram, date of conception
sonogram, date of conception, last period: It depends on when you took the first sonogram as to its accuracy. A sonogram that is taken before 9 weeks gestation (from the first day of your last period) has an error of + or - three weeks. A sonogram taken between 12-20 weeks has an error of + or - two...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sonogram picture (sex of the baby), genetalia, sonogram
genetalia, sonogram, last period: Without seeing the sonogram, I can t tell what was seen. HOwever, if the baby is a boy, we can see a penis and a scrotum (usually clearly). If we do not see a penis or a scrotum, we assume it is a girl (not 100%). If you have any doubts, repeat the sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sonogram, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, sonogram: Nothing will show up in the uterus until your HCG results are greater than 1000. At 5-6 weeks gestational age (from the first day of your last period) we usually only see an empty gestational sac but no fetus or fetal heartbeat. After 6-7 weeks gestational...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How soon after conception will you start to notice changes in your body, lower abdomen, sign of pregnancy
lower abdomen, sign of pregnancy, trying to have a baby: www.babycenter.com GREAT place! Some women will have symptoms (or think they do) VERY soon. Just days after conception. Other women never have any, only knowing they are pregnant because they miss a period. Pregnacy is different for EVERY woman....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How soon can I concieve?, sexual intercourse, concieving
sexual intercourse, concieving, healthy pregnancy: After a miscarriage, there is no problem in conceiving right away. You do not have to wait more than one cycle, and that is merely to allow you to ovulate again. After the miscarriage, you probably will get your normal period again within 2-4 weeks. Then,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how soon after a d&c can i get pregnant??, best time to take a pregnancy test, wks
best time to take a pregnancy test, wks, seven days: After a D&C it is possible to ovulate around two weeks later. Usually, we suggest that you wait for a normal period before trying to conceive just to be sure when you ovulate. However, it is possible to ovulate two weeks after the procedure. If you did become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How soon can I detrect if I am pregnant again aftere a DNC, dilation and curettage, breast tenderness
dilation and curettage, breast tenderness, pregnancy test: Hello Abbey, It is possible to get pregnant after a Dilation and Curettage (D & C) . If your symptoms went away from the prior pregnancy, it is less likely that they would return 7 weeks later. Take an over-the-counter pregnancy test and speak to your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how soon can you see early signs of pregnancy?, hormone fluctuations, signs of pregnancy
hormone fluctuations, signs of pregnancy, ovulation test: Dear Rachael, The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. That is why it so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. You will need to test for pregnancy to know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Me and my soon to be husband..., ovulate, contraceptives
ovulate, contraceptives, three months: HI Nicole, I am not sure what is happening but do have one solution, the next mass you pass make sure you get it and take it to your ob and let him see what you are passing. Your ob is giving you a med to help you ovulate and this may cause the bleeding....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How soon after intercourse could i have signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnacy, signs of pregnancy
signs of pregnacy, signs of pregnancy, sex with my husband: Hello. It is possible to have signs of pregnacy that early, lactaction usually is not one of them though, not to say that it is impossible. Sometimes these symptoms happen before a menstral cycle or from a normal hormone change. I suggest you wait and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How soon will I start to show, mucsles, tight dress
mucsles, tight dress, cheri: Hello Susie. It will be very unlikely that you will show at 10 weeks - only if you are excessively thin, with very poor abdominal mucsles and you were a skin tight dress. Most women don t really show until they are at least 12-15 weeks along. Congratulations...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how soon can I tell, birth control pill, morning urine
birth control pill, morning urine, accurate results: Dear Jeni, Missing BCPs, especially more than two days in a row without making them up, AND not using a back-up method for the week following a missed pill, definitely leaves you susceptible to pregnancy. Many tests claim accuracy on the first day of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How soon should I test for pregnancy? Did I ovulate too late?, best time to take a pregnancy test, when to take a pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, when to take a pregnancy test, ovulation kit: You can become pregnant whenever you ovulate, even if it is later than expected. If you believe you may have conceived on December 18,20,or 21, wait 14-21 days and take a pregnancy test. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how soon can I test, beta hcg blood test, premmies
beta hcg blood test, premmies, pregnancy hormone: Hi Jaime, here is how those home tests work. they pick up on Hcg hormone which is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (the pregnancy hormone.)It MAY be too early, even though the tests say 5 days before your missed period, because you COULD very well be pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sore on cervix during pregnancy, cervix during pregnancy, emergency c section
cervix during pregnancy, emergency c section, worst case scenario: Hi Anna, funny, my neighbors name is Anna Martin! Surprised me when I saw it. honestly I have no clue what the lesion might be, that word lesion always sounds scary but it does not necessarily mean cancer, so dont convince yourself that it is. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sore throat, what can I take? / previous complete placenta previa, now preg. agion, high risk pregnancy, complete placenta previa
high risk pregnancy, complete placenta previa, flying colors: HI Jennifer, before you do all else you need to get an ob who deals with high risk pregnancy, because of the previa. Each pregnancy is different so you may sail thu this one with flying colors. As for the sore throat, get some tylenol and some over the counter...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spasms in fetus, newborn babies, hiccups
newborn babies, hiccups, spasm: Dear Yasmin, Full body twitching or spasms while in utero is most likely no different than what we see with newborns. Very often we see this very same thing in the nursery. Newborn babies will have this full body spasm when first waking or if something...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sperm, fallopian tube, ovulation
fallopian tube, ovulation, befor: Once ejaculation takes place, the sperm gravel through the cervix and up the fallopian tube where the egg will be waitinig (if ovulation has occurred). Sperm can remain viable for 12-24 hours (sometimes one day longer), but then will become inactive and disappear....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can sperm hurt my baby?, crazy question, prostaglandins
crazy question, prostaglandins, embolism: AS long as you are not bleeding or have been told specifically not to have relations, you can safely have intercourse throughout pregnancy, with ejaculation. Remember, however, that towards the end of pregnancy (near term) an ejaculate can cause you to go...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sperm in pre-cum exists?, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, pre ejaculate: There are approximately 300,000 sperm at the tip of the penis prior to ejaculation (pre-cum). If your boyfriend inserts his penis into your vagina and tries to withdraw before ejaculation, these sperm can be milked into your vagina and you can become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sperm wash and intercourse, artifical insemination, having intercourse
artifical insemination, having intercourse, uterus: What do you mean by sperm wash? Are you referring to washed sperm that is artificially injected into the uterus or are you reffering to something else. If you have artifical insemination, there is absolutely no harm to having intercourse on your own subsequently....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sperm, billings method, ovulation
billings method, ovulation, cheri: Hello Danielle- sperm will live a maximum of 72 hours, so I guess there is a chance for you IF you ovulate when you think you will. Perhaps you need to learn how to pinpoint ovulation more accurately. Go to a website called the Billings Method and learn all...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spooting and contraception, 28 days, fiancee
28 days, fiancee, holm: Whether you could become pregnant depends on how close to the FIRST DAY of your period that you had sex. In a woman with a 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of the next period) ovulati0on occurs on cycle day #14. You can become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spottine in pregnancy, urine culture and sensitivity, bladder infection
urine culture and sensitivity, bladder infection, culture and sensitivity: If she does not have any vaginal bleeding and cramps, it is unlikely that she has miscarried. The bleeding during urination may signify the beginning of a urinary tract infection (bladder infection). She should get a urine culture and sensitivity. If there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, 7th week of pregnancy, 10th week of pregnancy
7th week of pregnancy, 10th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: Spotting is a very scary thing during pregnacy. I doupt you have anything to worry about. You should call your Dr. if it continues or if you are concerned. That is what they are there for. Did you have a pelvic exam yesterday? If so that may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, insurance situation, cant switch
insurance situation, cant switch, straightforward answer: I wish I could give you a straightforward answer, but I can t. I am not a doctor, and I can only speculate as to what may be wrong in your situation. The fact that you are still bleeding would concern me as well. I understand your insurance situation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, midcycle bleeding, irregular periods
midcycle bleeding, irregular periods, pregnancy test: You probably ovulated around May 20 and could have become pregnant if you had sex on May 19,20,21, or 22. You are due to have your next period on June 2. If you do not get your period by June 9, take a pregnancy test. It is common to have some midcycle bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, implantation time, sign of early pregnancy
implantation time, sign of early pregnancy, fertilization: Hi Liza, Well its still very early to speculate if this is spotting caused by implantation ... However, dont rule it out. Its very possible that this indeed could be the sign of early pregnancy. My advice to you, is to wait and see if you get your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, weeks of pregnancy, hormonal change
weeks of pregnancy, hormonal change, latley: Hi Kristy :) Spotting in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy can be common. However, in your stage of pregnancy, this should not be happening. This is not considered to be normal, so I advise that you get in touch with your doctor so you can be evaluated. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, hormonal imbalance symptoms, pregnancy symptoms
hormonal imbalance symptoms, pregnancy symptoms, hcg hormone: Hi Nicole :) Sounds to me, like you could be suffering from a hormonal imbalance. You have done a few pregnancy tests, and they have came back negative. Tests these days, are fairly accurate, but there are some excemptions. I will explain that a little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, beta hcg test, egg implants
beta hcg test, egg implants, implantation bleeding: Hi Gabriela :) You are at risk for pregnancy, no doubt about it. Just to let you know, that even if your boyfriend uses the withdrawl method, there is still well over 30 million sperm in pre-ejacuate. If his penis is inside your vagina, or even around your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, birth control pills, variances
birth control pills, variances, hormones: Dear Kyle, It does just happen sometimes - usually due to hormonal variances or a bit of an imbalance in the hormones which regulate her cycle. If it happens more and more frequently, lasts longer, gets heavier, or becomes more of a nuisance she can talk...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting 2-3 days after ovulation, mucus discharge, mid cycle
mucus discharge, mid cycle, ovulation: The spotting certainly coud be due to ovulatory bleeding or mittelshmerz . This is commonly seen in mid cycle, and if you bleieve that you ovulated two days ago, it is still within the definition of mid cycle . It should have no adverse relationship to trying...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting 2 days after period, early symptoms of pregnancy, common denominator
early symptoms of pregnancy, common denominator, symptoms of pregnancy: Dear Sasha, Hormones. More than likely this is related to fluctuating hormone levels - whether that is due to an early pregnancy or simply an irregular cycle. If the spotting is occurring at the same time each day, it may be that a certain activity is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting 2 weeks after my last period, period cycle, fertile time
period cycle, fertile time, dear mary: Dear Mary, It s not likely that you would have conceived as your period was ending. When you are on the BCP, you are considered protected throughout the month. And the time right after your period is not a fertile time for you. More likely this is just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting 2 weeks after period, best time to take a pregnancy test, when can i take a pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, when can i take a pregnancy test, sex with my husband: If your last period started on November 22, and you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation probably occurred on December 5. Often you can get some bleeding at the time of ovulation (mid...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, birth control pills, beta hcg
birth control pills, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: If your last period started on February 3, and a pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant. You did not mention when, exactly, you started spotting. If you have any doubts as to whether you are or are not pregnant, take a blood test for pregnancy (Beta...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, best time to take a pregnancy test, wishful thinking
best time to take a pregnancy test, wishful thinking, cervix: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. I would suggest taking another pregnancy test when you are seven days late. The position of the cervix is not an indication of pregnancy. If the pregnancy test is positive, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation conception
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation conception, low back ache: The spotting could be the prodrome of your next period, or you could, indeed, be pregnant with implantation bleeding. The only way to know is to take a pregnancy test seven days after you miss your next period. The best time to take a pregnancy test is 21...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, best time to take a pregnancy test, spotting after intercourse
best time to take a pregnancy test, spotting after intercourse, vigorous sex: If your last period started on August 26, you probably ovulated on September 8 and can only conceive if you have unprotected sex on September 7,8,9, or 10. If you do become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting 6 weeks pregnant, signs of an ectopic pregnancy, painful cramps
signs of an ectopic pregnancy, painful cramps, last period: If your last period started on December 27, you can onlybe 3 weeks 4 days pregnant. If yuou are 6 weeks pregnant at this time, your last period must have been on November 27, not December 27. It is common to have some brownish spotting at this stage of pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, best time to take a pregnancy test, time of ovulation
best time to take a pregnancy test, time of ovulation, last period: It is quite common to spot at the tme of ovulation. The bleeding is not as heavy as a normal period and is insignificant. If your last period started 13 days ago, you are probably ovulating at this time. You can only conceive if you have sex around the time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, time natalie, subchorionic
time natalie, subchorionic, sonogram: There are differeht reasohs for bleeding or spotting at various times during the pregnancy. At 11-14 weeks, spotting or bleeding is usually due to a subchorionic bleed which is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. This usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting, brownish discharge, early pregnancy
brownish discharge, early pregnancy, old blood: In early pregnancy, it is common to have some brownish discharge ( old blood ) that is being pushed out of the uterus by the growing fetus. Pinksh staining is also common. There is nothing to worry about unless you notice heavy bleeding along with cramps....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting?, birth control pills, pap smear
birth control pills, pap smear, doctor didn: If you have spotting every day, that is not normal and indcates a hormonal imbalance. I would suggest that you discuss this with your gynecologist. YOu may have to adjust your birth control pills to increase the amount of estrogen (which will decrease the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting around 8wks, hcg tests, viable pregnancy
hcg tests, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on January 1, you probably conceived on January 13,14,15, or 16. If so, you are now 7-8 weeks pregnant. If another sonogram does not show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat, it does not sound good for a viable pregnancy. You may wish...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting brown blood, brown blood, period blood
brown blood, period blood, brown discharge: Brown discharge is usually old blood that is being extruded from the uterus. This is usually blood that did not come out during your last period. It has nothing to do with the abortion you had or with the pills you are now using. Just keep a record of all...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting and cramping, luteal phase defect, ovarian cysts
luteal phase defect, ovarian cysts, lower back pain: If you had a sonogram that showed ovarian cysts, and you cojntinue to have pain on the right lower quadrant of your abdomen, it certainly could be due to the ovarian cysts. The slignt spotting you had around mid-cycle is probably ovulatory bleeding or mid-cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting and cramping, cheri, last saturday
cheri, last saturday, car accident: Hello Jenn. There is NOTHING you can do but wait and see what happens. It is quite unlikely that your accident is the cause- at 8 weeks, the pregnancy is well protected. The majority of women lose at least one pregnancy in their lifetime, and this one may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting during early weeks of pregnancy, early weeks of pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
early weeks of pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, weeks of pregnancy: Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. Usually, a small amount of spotting or staining is common during early pregnancy and will not cause miscarriage. However, if you have heavy vaginal bleeding with cramps, you should get a sonogram to make sure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting during ovulation, fertile cervical mucus, spotting during ovulation
fertile cervical mucus, spotting during ovulation, ovulation test: I would not start trying to conceive until you have a normal period, in spite of what your own gyn says. Cervical mucus and position is a very soft sign of ovulation and I would put more stock in the ovualtion predictor test (a test for the release of LH)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting during pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, spotting during pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, spotting during pregnancy, misscarriage: Hello, you will worry no matter what I tell you, it is our nature. Most of the time a little brown spotting without cramps or other symptoms is okay. You can give your Dr. a call if it will make you feel better. You are probably fine though. Good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting during pregnancy, spotting during pregnancy, week of pregnancy
spotting during pregnancy, week of pregnancy, hemmorhage: HI Lisa, I would normally say this is implantation bleeding, because it is always dark and spotty and can last up to 12 weeks. IF at the end of 12 weeks you continue to spot, tell your ob and insist on the investigation of the blood around the sac. Make...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting during pregnancy, cervical dilatation, spotting during pregnancy
cervical dilatation, spotting during pregnancy, sexual intercourse: If you noticed some spotting at 28 weeks gestation, it probably means nothing. However, it can also be the start of some preterm labor. If you start to notice contractions at the level of your belly button that occur more than every 10 minutes and that last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting during pregnancy, low lying placenta, spotting during pregnancy
low lying placenta, spotting during pregnancy, sexual intercourse: You are now 8 weeks 5 days pregnant. As long as you do not see any more spotting, you need not worry. HOwever, until you have your next appointment with your obstetrician, I would suggest that you avoid heavy lifting and sexual intercourse. If the bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting during second trimester, spotting during second trimester, minor bit
spotting during second trimester, minor bit, gas x: Your doctor is correct. Unless you have severe cramps and heavy bleeding, you do not need to worry. Sometimes, udring pregnancy, you will have an occasional spotting. This can be due to subchorionic bleed in the folds of the placenta and does not interfere...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting in ealry pregnancy, dear abby, implantation bleeding
dear abby, implantation bleeding, ivf cycle: Dear Abby, Implantation bleeding usually occurs approximately 6-12 days after conception. It can be red, pink, or brown in color. It is often mistaken by women as a period, but it is actually lighter than a period and usually shorter in duration than a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting in early pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy, adequate growth
spotting in early pregnancy, adequate growth, old blood: As long as there was a fetal heartbwat on sonogram and there was adequate growth of the baby, you should not worry. It is common to have some spotting in early pregnancy. This can be due to some old blood that was in the uterus and is being pushed out as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting instead of a period, irregular periods, early pregnancy
irregular periods, early pregnancy, pregnancy test: Hello Tiffany. 6 days of spotting makes it unlikely that you are pregnant. Your cycle may be a little mixed up for a couple of months now and you may not have a predictable period for awhile. Be sure to use two forms of birth control EVERY time if you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting after period?, light bleeding between periods, spotting after period
light bleeding between periods, spotting after period, bleeding between periods: Dear Hilary, Breakthrough bleeding/spotting is not unusual in the first few months on BCPs. If you continue to have light bleeding between periods for several cycles, call your doctor s office and let them know. It may be a simple adjustment in the dosage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting after period, low thyroid levels, cone biopsy
low thyroid levels, cone biopsy, spotting between periods: Dear Esther, This is called metrorrhagia (the medical term for irregular bleeding or spotting between periods). Since you are noticing just spots on your underwear, the first thing is to make sure that the bleeding is vaginal and not coming from your urine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: More than spotting, less than period bleeding, spotting in early pregnancy, viable pregnancy
spotting in early pregnancy, viable pregnancy, beta hcg: If you are bleeding heavier than a period and also have cramp9s, that is a sign of miscarriage. However, spotting in early pregnancy is normal and does not necessarily mean that you are going to have a miscarriage. If the Beta HCG shows a doubling of the value...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting before period, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, ovulation test: Often, during pregnancy, we see some spotting of brown blood which is usually old blood from a previous period that had oxidized. If you you have a 27-29 day cycle, and your last period started on March 11, you would have ovulated on March 24 and could have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting after going off pills, ovulation predictor kit, ovulaton
ovulation predictor kit, ovulaton, regular periods: When was thr first day of your last period? Whether you were on a 28 day pill or a 21 day pill, you should have started on the Sunday following the first day of your period. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days PRIOR to the first day of your peiod. If you ar e...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting in pregnancy, spotting after intercourse, fetal heartbeat
spotting after intercourse, fetal heartbeat, spotting in pregnancy: Don t be concerned. At 12 weels, it is common to have bleeding due to a subchorionic bleed which is a sequestration of blood in the folds of the developing placenta. It usually does not interfere with the pregnancy or cause any problems in the fetus. As...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting...could i be pregnant?, pregnancy test, time of ovulation
pregnancy test, time of ovulation, last period: If your last period started two weeks ago, you ae now ovulating. Often, at the time of ovulation, you can have some brownish spotting (mittelshmerz). The spotting does not last as long as a period. YOu are not pregnant, especially since you are on the pills...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Another spotting question, blighted ovum, viable pregnancy
blighted ovum, viable pregnancy, muscus: Hi Amiee :) Keep in mind, that sparadic spotting during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy can be normal. However, if you experience moderate, to severe cramping, with heavy bleeding and clotting, then this certainly is an indicator that a miscarriage is happening,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting after sex, endocervical curettage, spotting after sex
endocervical curettage, spotting after sex, pain during sex: There must be some fragile tissue somewhere that bleeds with the trauma. Your gynecologist should make sure the cervix looks OK and that an endocervical curettage is OK. I think that it is a symptom that needs to be taken seriously and evaluated more than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting after short period., home pregnancy test, regular periods
home pregnancy test, regular periods, irregular period: Hi Katherine, I am sorry about your miscarriage. I would go see your doctor; it is not unusual to spot while pregnant. The brownish blood is old blood. I am not sure what the spotting otherwise could indicate, though.... there are probably a handful...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting at start of period, dear kelly, last two months
dear kelly, last two months, uterus: Dear Kelly, If the spotting was enough to protect clothing, I would suggest that you count that day as cycle day 1. That would be the day that the uterus first started shedding the lining and hormones cycled to stimulate that. Otherwise, if the spotting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is spotting a symtom of pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, sexual intercouse
best time to take a pregnancy test, sexual intercouse, symtom of pregnancy: I can t tell you anything based on your description. Please write back and tell me the date of the FIRST day of your last period, when you had sex (the date) and when you started spotting again. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting in third trimester, mucus plug, bloody show
mucus plug, bloody show, pregnancy labor: When is your due date? Is this your first pregnancy? Depending on how far pregnant you are, you may start to have a bloody show and irregular cramping . A bloody show is actually the loss of the mucus polug that was keeping the uterus closed for the pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting throughout pregnancy, pins and needles, subchorionic
pins and needles, subchorionic, free pregnancy: Often, at 12 weeks gestation, you can have a subchorionic bleed which is a sequestration of blood in the folds of the developing placenta. Usually it does not cause any problems to the pregnancy. As lohg as it is not heavy bleeding with cramps, you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting all the time, low thyroid levels, birth control patch
low thyroid levels, birth control patch, spotting between periods: Dear Ana, I hear the frustration you are experiencing. Please understand, though - the time it takes to conceive varies from woman to woman. Some conceive after only 2-3 months, while others can try for a year or more before successfully conceiving. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting?, birth control pills, depoprovera
birth control pills, depoprovera, pregnancy test: It is more likely that the spotting is due to the DepoProvera. If you followed the directions for the test correctly, and it showed a negative result, you are not pregnant. DepoProvera can cause irregular bleeding, unpredictable bleeding, or even complete...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when to start classes, birth classes, breathing method
birth classes, breathing method, lamaze: When to start is up to you really. We took ours when I was about 30 weeks but it was only a two week course. I felt kind of silly because most were much futher along, but I didn t want to wait and I don t suggest you waiting either. My thought was what...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when to start classes, bradley method, birth classes
bradley method, birth classes, breathing method: Hello Heather- thank GOODNESS you are going to take classes- you would not believe the number of questions I get from people who obviously did NOT take classes. I do not agree that Lamaze is best- I recommend the Bradley Method of breathing and relaxation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When is the start of my cycle?, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: The first day you see any bleeding at all is considered cycle day #1. Otherwise you will go crazy in determining when your cycle starts and if the brownish blood is new blood or old blood from a previous cycle that had not come out of the uterus. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when should i start lamaze classes, natural childbirth the bradley way, childbirth class
natural childbirth the bradley way, childbirth class, lamaze classes: Okay Tiffany. First- get this book- Ina May s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin- read it!! Next, find your nearest Bradley Childbirth class and sign up now- they fill up fast. Go to the Bradley Childbirth website and find the info there. Then get a book...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: where do i start ?, depo provera, fertility specialist
depo provera, fertility specialist, menstrual cycles: Dear Nicole, Yes, an OB/GYN will be able to do an assessment/evaluation and help to determine if you are ovulating normally and are therefore fertile and able to conceive a pregnancy. He/she will assess whether you are having periods and how regular your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting started, induction, good luck
induction, good luck, labour: Hello and CONGRATS! You are almost done. I know this time is very exciting and women like to get it going NOW!!!! Sometimes though, you simply have to wait. There are a couple natural things to do, they are walking and sex! Yes, SEX! As long as your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: starting to dialate, 2cm, mother nature
2cm, mother nature, pregnancy: Hello Amanda. First, refuse to allow your dr to do any more internal exams. There is nothing unusual about being 2cm at this stage of pregnancy and you will likely carry to full term. There is NO way of knowing when you will deliver- you could be 2 weeks overdue...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: starting labor, dialated, own pace
dialated, own pace, cervix: Hello Catalina- you may not begin labor for another two weeks yet and I do NOT suggest that you stress yourself out by wishing for it to come sooner. Let things happen the way your body wants it to happen.Your cervix is preparing for labor now- just let it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: starting your period early, birth control pills, ovary cancer
birth control pills, ovary cancer, cancer of the uterus: What was the date of the FIRST day of your period. It does not matter when the last day of your period is. A period is considered normal for your period to last for up to 14 days. If you bleed steadily for more than 14 days, you should see your doctor and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: starting a pill pack, birth control pills, provera
birth control pills, provera, birth control: You should start a new pack of birth control pills on the Sunday following the start of your period. If you have not had a period, you will have to ask your doctor to give you Provera 10mg twice a day for five days and you should get your period within 10...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: starting point, viable pregnancy, going off the pill
viable pregnancy, going off the pill, beta hcg: You have to consider the brown spotting on February 17 and March 7 to be a period. Sometimes, after going off the pill, it can take some time for your periods to return regularly. If you believe thaty ou may be pregnant, take a prfegnancy test now. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: starting to try to get pregnant, ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test, lexapro 10mg: First you should try to determine which day of the month that you ovulate. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can you still be able to have..., signs of pregency, tender breast
signs of pregency, tender breast, hormone hcg: Sometimes women will have a period or two in the early months of pregnacy. This is rare. Your urine will contain the pregnacy hormone HCG. It may smell different. Early signs of pregnacy are a missed period, sore tender breast, fatigue and upset stomach....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I still Drive?, true labor contractions, braxton hicks contractions
true labor contractions, braxton hicks contractions, personal doctor: Dear Amanda, Yes, you can drive and do anything you normally would do in your daily activities. Of course, you don t want to over-exert yourself or lift heavy objects, etc,..., but normal daily activities are perfectly fine. If you are past the 37 week...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: still no period, birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy
birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy, cephlexin: You should not have stopped taking the pills, even if you thought you may have become pregnant. Birth control pills can be taken even if you are pregnant, as long as you stop them before the start of the second trimester of pregnancy. If you stopped the pills...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can I still have a pregnacy???, good luck, tubes
good luck, tubes, pregnancy: Hello again Becky. If the line that would tell you that you are pregnant is there then it is a positive result no matter how light it is. If you think you have a positive test seek your Dr. right away. I would love to hear how this all turns out for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i still be pregnant?, menstral symptoms, pregnancy symptoms
menstral symptoms, pregnancy symptoms, breast tenderness: seeing as your suppose to start your period soon I would say you most likely are just experiances pregnancy symptoms which are just PMS symptoms. Normall you dont get the nauseas feeling until 2-3 months into a pregnancy anyways. The Breast tenderness could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i still be pregnant?, pregnancy hormone levels, serum beta hcg
pregnancy hormone levels, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test: Dear Jessica, Well, you certainly should not be discouraged. You need to wait until you miss your period before testing. Here s the deal - at 3 weeks from LMP, we d expect hCG (the pregnancy hormone)levels to be 5 - 50 mIU/ml. A pregnancy test - whether...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I still be pregnant??, initial ultrasound, hormonal symptoms
initial ultrasound, hormonal symptoms, irregular cycles: Dear Dawn, With your history of irregular cycles, if three days of bleeding is a normal period length for you, then I would suspect it was an actual period. If you still suspect pregnancy, you can always test again, but if it is a negative test, I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i still pregnant?, months of pregnancy, home tests
months of pregnancy, home tests, first 3 months of pregnancy: It is possible you miscarried. Normally there is cramping and back pain involved with miscarriages from the contraction that are expelling the fetus but if it was this early in the pregnancy it could have had no pain. It is also possible that it was actually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i still get pregnant ?, best time to take a pregnancy test, b hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, b hcg, beta hcg: If your last period started on February 7, the earliest that you could conceive would be February 19. If you did become pregnant at that time, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. The best time to take a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i still get pregnant, b hcg, titer blood test
b hcg, titer blood test, pregnancy test: First of all, pregnancy test (even blood test) do not show accurate results until a month or more after conception so there is no way to tell that soon after. It is possible you are still pregnant but you need to wait a couple more weeks to take another pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i still get pregnant ?, best time to take a pregnancy test, b hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, b hcg, beta hcg: If a Beta HCG value is less than 1, you are not pregnant. If your last period started on February 7, then the earlest time you can ovulate would be after February 20 and you can only become pregnant if you have sex on February 19,20,21, or 22. If you did...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i still get pregnant ?, b hcg, negative pregnancy test
b hcg, negative pregnancy test, female organs: It sounds like you are probably not pregnant , but you will have to wait until your next period happens - and possibly even after you have another negative pregnancy test to be sure. I have to say that 14 years old is way way too young to be having intercourse!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I still be pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, blood results: If your last period started on July 22, and you normally have a 28-29 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14 or 15. If your last period started on July 22, you would have ovulated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I still be pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. There is no way to know if you are pregnant or not until you take a pregnancy test. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. If you get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i still be pregnant, home pregnancy test, hcg beta
home pregnancy test, hcg beta, tenderness in breast: Hi Mary, I would call your doctor and have them do an HcG beta blood test on you, this would rule out pregnancy. I dont know if your symptoms are pregnancy related or not; they certainly could be. At the least you seem to be having some irregularity...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I still pregnant?, bloated stomach, tender breasts
bloated stomach, tender breasts, pregnancy test: Hello Siobhann- relax, you are just fine. Your body has adjusted to pregnancy and is thriving- I know you likely are looking forward to the scan, but you need to know that ultrasound has not yet been proven compeletly safe for your developing baby and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stillbirth and miscarriage, high risk pregnancies, chambers of her heart
high risk pregnancies, chambers of her heart, pregnancy losses: Dear Courtney, As tragic as all of this is, your doctor is more than likely correct. The two incidents probably are unrelated. However, there is no harm in seeking the advice of an obstetrician that specializes in high risk pregnancies if that will ease...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stomach bug, stomach bug, pc troubles
stomach bug, pc troubles, upset stomach: Dear Anja, First, I want to apologize for the delay in answering (PC troubles)... Now, the very simple answer to this is that you definitely should have a conversation with your doctor!! Your doctor will know from your medical records exactly what kind...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stomach fitness after dnc procedure, yeast cultures, dnc procedure
yeast cultures, dnc procedure, dermoid cyst: The shape of your abdomen could be caused by several things. You could be bloated and carrying extra fluids and/or have digetive problems. Cut out all junk foods, and sugary foods, especially those contaiining sorbitol which is found in many candies. Improve...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stomach spasms, menstrual cramp, instant remedy
menstrual cramp, instant remedy, bladder spasms: Dear Melissa, Congratulations on your pregnancy and I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing such acute pain. While I can not recommend any instant remedy plan, I can a) assure you that it is quite common to have PMS-type cramps in the beginning of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stomache flutters, viable pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy
viable pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy, regular periods: Anything is possible. Go and get a blood test for pregnancy 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy. If there is a halving of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a miscarriage. If both values are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stomack hurts, bladder infection, lower abdomen
bladder infection, lower abdomen, carrying twins: If you complain of pain in your lower abdomen and sides, it is probably a bladder infection. Did you take a culture of your urine? Have you started antibiotics? If you have a bladder infection, antibiotics will get rid of the pain. At 7 weeks gestation, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stomack pains, stomack pains, latley
stomack pains, latley, sonogram: As I mentioned before, slight pain or back ache is common in pregnancy. However, if the pain persists, contact your doctor and get a sonogram to see if anything is going on in your abdomen. As long as you have not had any vaginal bleeding, you probably are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stool, bile salts, bile acids
bile salts, bile acids, last period: The color of stool is based on bile salts and bile acids. The color does not indicate any problem as long as you do not have diarrhea or fever or some other problem in addition. Don t worry about the color of your stool. It can change colors with the types...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I stop Having Pelvic Exams?, pap smear, pelvic exams
pap smear, pelvic exams, pelvic exam: The new guidelines of ACOG (The American College of ObGyn) state that, you no longer need to have a PAP smear after a hysterectomy. However, you do need a pelvic exam to assess your ovaries and examine your vagina and vulva. It is also advisable to have an...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strange discharge??, egg white cervical mucus, yeast infection
egg white cervical mucus, yeast infection, yeast infections: A yeast infection will not interfere with your ability to become pregnant. Yeast ( candida albicans ) is an opportunistic fungal infection. It is an organism that lives in your vagina and minds its own business, until there is a change in the pH (acid-base)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strange pain, nausea, spotting instead of period, home pregnancy test, period cramps
home pregnancy test, period cramps, strange pain: There is no need to palpate your cervix. It may be firm or soft, but that will not help you to determine if you have ovulated or not. I have found that the texture of the cervix does not help to determine if a woman is pregnant or not. It appears that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strange period, symptoms of early pregnancy, swollen breasts
symptoms of early pregnancy, swollen breasts, strange period: Dear Jennifer, If your last normal period was on 9/14, then that means that this will be the 2nd period missed. I assume, since you didn t mention it, that this has never happened to you before. If this bleeding has not been enough to use a tampon or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strange periods, irregular periods, tubaligation
irregular periods, tubaligation, irregular period: Hi Katina :) Definately sounds like you have some kind of hormonal issue going on. Now, if its a result of the tubaligation, its hard to say. Tubaligations, simply prevent an egg from traveling down your tube, and they dont cause disruption in your hormones....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strange periods, mid cycle, pregnancy test
mid cycle, pregnancy test, last period: If your last normal period started on July 24 (25-26 days from the previous period) then the bleeding that you had on August 6 was a normal mid cycle bleed (ovulatory bleeding). This is due to the drop of estrogen in mid cycle, just before progesterone rises....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strep b, homeopathic medicines, homeopathic physician
homeopathic medicines, homeopathic physician, acception: Hi Allissa, Your doctor will not induce you, unless their is an immediate danger, to you or your baby. Strep B is common, in pregnant women. Statistics say that 1 in 200 babys will get the infection, if antibiotics are not given. If antibiotics are given,1...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strep and delivery, pencillin, strep infection
pencillin, strep infection, penicillin: If she is allergic to penicicillin, they will use something else (erythromycin, etc). They will first test her to see if she is, indeed, allergic. Even if there is allergy to penicillin in the family, she may not be allergic. However, they will not use penicillin...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strep throat while pregnant, group b strep, delivery time
group b strep, delivery time, amoxicillin: Hi Lori :) No, your baby will be just fine, so no worries. The Group B strep, which you will be tested later in pregnancy, is the one that is of concern. This can cause alot of issues with a baby come delivery time. You will be swabbed, and if tested positive,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strep throat question, group b streptococcus, group b strep
group b streptococcus, group b strep, group a strep: Dear Storey, Group B strep is different from group A strep, the bacteria that causes strep throat. The reason that pregnant women are screened for Strep B is the group B streptococcus (GBS) bacteria is usually harmless in healthy adults, but it can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strep, hepatitis b surface antigen, uss george washington
hepatitis b surface antigen, uss george washington, group b streptococcal infection: At 36 weeks, we perform a culture of the vagina to test for Group B Streptococcal infection, which can cause increased morbidity to the baby. If the test is positive at 36 weeks, it means that there will be a large colonization of Broup B Strep (GBS) when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stress incontinence, chronic cough, american urogynecologic society
chronic cough, american urogynecologic society, stress incontinence: Hi Gina: You re right -- the pregnancy certainly isn t helping matters. Hopefully with your delivery impending, things may improve a bit for you, postpartum. Still, with your medical condition as you described, you re definately at risk for continued...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stress test at 39weeks and 3 days, contraction stress test, fetal heart monitor
contraction stress test, fetal heart monitor, hormone oxytocin: Dear Mary, A contraction stress test is done to check: -If your baby will be okay with the reduced oxygen levels that normally occur with contractions during labor. -If the placenta is healthy and can support your baby. A contraction stress test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stretchmarks, hot showers, lubriderm
hot showers, lubriderm, non comedogenic: Dear Catie, It s not uncommon to feel itchy, particularly around your growing belly and breasts as your skin stretches to accommodate them. Hormonal changes which occur during pregnancy may also contribute to this. Avoid hot showers and/or baths which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stripping of the membranes, mucus plug, bloody show
mucus plug, bloody show, prostaglandins: When we strip the membranes, a finger is placed between the cervix and the membranes and, by separating the membranes from the cervix, there is a release of prostaglandins, which may stimulate you to go into labor. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: stripping the membranes, stripping the membranes, bloody show
stripping the membranes, bloody show, admit one: Hello Candace. This is a common in-office method of induction. If the cervix is open enough to admit one finger, the dr presses the membranes away from the cervix all around the edges. The hope is that this will release a hormone called prostaglandin and stimulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strong odor on my discharges, causes of vaginal odor, vaginal discharges
causes of vaginal odor, vaginal discharges, childbirth injury: Dear Cha, Vaginal odor is typically from inflammation of the vaginal area. Inflammation of the vaginal area is often a result of infection in or around the vagina. One of the most common causes of vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis (BV), a type of vaginitis....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sub-chorionic heamatoma, subchorionic hematoma, heamatoma
subchorionic hematoma, heamatoma, raw liver: Usually, the growing fetus is not affected by any subchorionic hematoma that you may have developed, and the bleeding usually stops on its own without affecting the baby. However, if you have needed blood transfusions due to the bleeding, you may have developed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sub serosal fibroid, subserosal fibroid, 18th week of pregnancy
subserosal fibroid, 18th week of pregnancy, routine consultation: If the fibrids grow larger, they can possibly interfere with the passage of the baby down the birth canal. If the fetus is obstructed, you will deliver by cesarean section.Other than that, the only other problem willl be the possibility of bleeding. Until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, exact questions, heart rate
exact questions, heart rate, red blood: HI Lisa, those are the exact questions you need to sit down with your ob and get answers from him. These bleeds can range from something that will seal off on its own to large ones. The brown bleeding is ok, it is the implantation of the egg into the uterus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, fetal heartbeat, fetal growth
fetal heartbeat, fetal growth, good heart: As the placenta is forming, there can be a sdequestration of blood or blood clot within the folds of the placenta, between the amniotic and chorionic layers. This is often called a subchorionic bleed or subchorionic hematoma . It can cause some brown or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, subchorionic bleeding, vaginal births
subchorionic bleeding, vaginal births, pregnancys: As you know, a subchorionic bleed is a sequestration of blood in the folds of the developiing placenta. This bleeding rarely interferes with the pregnancy or causes any harm to the fetus. It does not cause preterm labor. The bleeding usually dissipates on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, subchorionic hematoma, fetal heartbeat
subchorionic hematoma, fetal heartbeat, placenta: A subchorionic bleed is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It does not usually affect the pregnancy or the baby, except for causing some bleeding. As long as the baby is growing adequately and there is a good fetal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, dark blood, sequestration
dark blood, sequestration, placenta: A subchoroniic bleed is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It can cause some bleeding at arouund 10-12 weeks. It does not usually cause any problems with the pregnancy or danger to the fetus. The bleeding dissipates...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, tilted uterus, blighted ovum
tilted uterus, blighted ovum, second pregnancy: HI Crystal, Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am sorry about your previous miscarriage. NO this pregnancy is not doomed. I know it is stressful and hard to overcome a previous miscarriage, try to focus on staying healthy and happy. Your first m/c...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, first trimester screening, chromosome disorders
first trimester screening, chromosome disorders, nervous nellie: Dear Teresa, A subchorionic hematoma -put simply- is blood that collects between the layers of the forming placenta or between the placenta and the uterine wall. Much of the time these will resolve themselves. They will bleed out and/or will be reabsorbed....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed and rogam shots, rhogam injection, rhogam
rhogam injection, rhogam, rogam shot: A subchorionic bleed is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the growing placenta. The bleeding does not affect the baby or the pregnancy, and does not need a RhoGam injection. It usually dissipates within a few weeks. You do not have to stay...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleed, pregnancy bed rest, subchorionic hematoma
pregnancy bed rest, subchorionic hematoma, friable cervix: During the development of the placenta (which takes place around 9-12 weeks gestation) you can develop a subchorionc hematoma or subchroionic bleed . This is a collection of blood between some of the layers of the placenta and does not affect the baby or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic bleeds + miscarriages, uterine cavity, half a day
uterine cavity, half a day, miscarriages: A subchorionic bleed is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the placenta which occurs during the formation of the placenta. It usually has no effect on the pregnancy. I believe that you probably had a subchorionic bleed at 12 weeks, which stopped....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic haematoma, subchorionic hematoma, second trimester bleeding
subchorionic hematoma, second trimester bleeding, haematoma: Dear Lina, A subchorionic hematoma is a collection of blood between the uterine wall and the chorionic membrane and may leak through the cervical canal, causing the bleeding such as you have experienced. The outcome of a pregnancy with a hematoma is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic haemorrhage, strong heart, haemorrhage
strong heart, haemorrhage, heart beat: This pregnancy is also trouble free so far. A subchorionic bleed is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It is not near the baby and will not affect the baby, especially if you are over 14 weeks. The bleeding will usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hematoma, subchorionic hematoma, fetal heartbeat
subchorionic hematoma, fetal heartbeat, amniotic sac: A subchorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of some blood within the layers of the forming placenta. It usually dissipates and disappears on its own. Sometimes you can have some vaginal bleeding (slight) and sometimes it does not cause bleeding. It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hematoma, subchorionic hematoma, sequestration
subchorionic hematoma, sequestration, placenta: A subchorionic hematoma is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It does not interfere with the growth of the baby and usually dissipates on its own without any complications. It will disappear gradually over the course of a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hematoma, pregnance, hematomas
pregnance, hematomas, lmp: A subchorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the placenta. It does not usually cause any problems for the baby or for the pregnancy. It usually does not increase your risk for abrutio placentae. You do not have a higher risk...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hematoma, sexual intercourse, rarly
sexual intercourse, rarly, chorion: If a subchorionic hematoma is your only problem, you are not considered to be high risk and can be seen by a nurse. A subchorionic hematoma rarly has any effect on the pregnancy or on the baby and is caused during the formation of the placenta, when there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hemorrhage, subchorionic hemorrhage, negative outcome
subchorionic hemorrhage, negative outcome, pregnant lady: Usually, a subchorionic bleed does not affect the pregnancy or the fetus. It usually dissipates on its own within a few weeks. It is quite rare for there to be hemorrhage to such extent that the hemoglobin drops so low as to compromise the fetus. Certainly,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchrionic haematoma, subchorionic hematoma, haematoma
subchorionic hematoma, haematoma, bed rest: A subchorionic hematoma is a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually has no effect on the growing fetus or on the pregnancy and usually dissipates on its own within a few weeks. We always used to place women with bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchronic hematoma........or vanishing twin syndrome?, labor and delivery nurse, subchronic hematoma
labor and delivery nurse, subchronic hematoma, vanishing twin syndrome: Dear Alicea, Vaginal bleeding affects 25% of all women during the first half of pregnancy and is a common reason for 1st trimester ultrasounds. The incidence of subchorionic hemorrhage is 1.3% of all pregnancies. In pregnant patients with 1st trimester...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchronic hematoma, early labour, subchorionic hematoma
early labour, subchorionic hematoma, sexual intercourse: You have a condition called a subchorionic hematoma which is a sequestration of blood between two layers of the placenta (the amnion and chorion). It is a blood clot formed while the placenta was forming and is usually self limited and will dissipate on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subcorionic bleed, long periods of time, concered
long periods of time, concered, premature baby: Hi Karla, Based on your past history, I agree with you. If you can prevent having another premature baby, then I think you should do everything is your power to stop it from happening. No sex, No heavy lifting, No standing for long periods of time. No...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: substance abbuse and pregnancy, crystal meth, exciting news
crystal meth, exciting news, health problems: Hello Kristen and Congrats on getting clean! I am not really the person to ask anything about Crystal Meth, I can tell you that many times things done before you know you are pregnant (this is of course early on, like the first month) does not do any harm....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: successful at conceiving with yellowish discharge, lower abdomen, yellowish discharge
lower abdomen, yellowish discharge, yeast infection: A discharge (even if it caused by an infection) will not interfere with conception. It may be a yeast infection , a bacterial infection, or may be entirely normal. There is no reason to refrain from trying to conceive due to the discharge. I would suggest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: suddenly tired, full time work, leg cramps
full time work, leg cramps, pelvis: Hello, pregnacy pains can be unbearable at times. You wonder how you will make it until delivery. This does not sound to abnormal to me. You should of course mention it to your Dr. at your next visit or call if it gets worse. Good luck and Congrats!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Too much sugar during pregnancy, glucose tolerance test, insulin intolerance
glucose tolerance test, insulin intolerance, glucose test: Gestational diabetes is due to insulin intolerance, not too much sugar intake. Eating too much candy or carbohydrates can cause you to gain too much weight during pregnancy, not diabetes. We would like you to gain a total of 30lbs during the pregnancy. At...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sugar levels, pregnacy, sugar level
pregnacy, sugar level, sugar levels: Hello. I am a little confused. Are you diabetic? Or did you go to the Dr. after these symptoms and they checked you? Passing out or getting dizzy is not that uncommon in pregnacy, it is very scary though. Your Dr. probably is correct in saying you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sugar, satiety center, nutritive value
satiety center, nutritive value, addictive substance: Hello Michelle. Sugar is a very harmful and addictive substance that human beings were NEVER meant to ingest. It has NO nutritive value and confuses the satiety center in the brain so that proper nutrition is not taken in. The food industry knows very well...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Why is it suggested to wait a cycle before ttc after a misscarriage, misscarriage, last period
misscarriage, last period, pelvis: The only reason we ask women to wait for a normal peeriod prior to any attempts to conceive is merely to be able to date the pregnancy. If we know the date of your last period, we can accurately tell when you are due, when you conceived, and how far pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: suitable time for pregnancy test, pregnancy test, sexual intercourse
pregnancy test, sexual intercourse, suitable time: Sometimes pregnancy doesnt show up on a test until a month or more after conception. Try in a couple weeks to test. Keep in mind some women do get their periods during their pregnancy so it is not unheard of. I would recommend a FirstResponce or EPT test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sun tanning or at home bronzers, spray on tan salons, sun tanning
spray on tan salons, sun tanning, tanning salons: We do not recommend sunbathing without the use of sun blocker during pregnancy. Your skin is very sensitive and you can get dermatoses throughout pregnancy if you are not careful. You can, of course, go to the beach or to a pool but use sunscreen. Depending...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: was suppose to have my period today and its not come, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Rose, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, you cannot rule out pregnancy as a possibility. The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature, however, and could be related to early pregnancy or to fluctuations within your menstrual cycle....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: surgery and early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, general anesthesia
fetal heartbeat, general anesthesia, conization: If your last period started on March 28, you probably ovulated around April 10 and conceived if you had sex on April 9,10,11, or 12. You are now around 5 weeks pregnant. The operation would not have any effect on the pregnancy, nor would the general anesthesia...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: surgery while pregnant, key hole surgery, check ups
key hole surgery, check ups, dull ache: Gemma, If you already went through the surgery there is very little to worry about except eating right and staying healthy. Try not to sress out about the operation because it doesn t do you or baby any good. as long as your check ups are going well and baby...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Had surgery...........problems now, blood on toilet tissue, urine specimen
blood on toilet tissue, urine specimen, frequent urination: Hi Sybil: Sorry to hear about the problem you re experiencing. I understand the frustration, believe me! I m not sure WHAT is going on with your situation. That intense, take your breath away feeling you describe I have experienced, and still do, on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: surprise mom at 44, beta questions?, best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg test
best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg test, beta hcg: If your last period started on September 2, the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. The best time to take a pegnancy test would be on October 6. Although a Beta HCG usually doubles every 48 hours, it is not written...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I suspect I am having twins, chance of having twins, extreme morning sickness
chance of having twins, extreme morning sickness, hospital emergency room: Dear Ashly. Twins can be, and most often are, diagnosed as early as that 6 week ultrasound when two sacs and two heartbeats are seen. Two heartbeats can also sometimes be picked up with a doppler if there is one they can use in the office. Every pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sweating, cause of excessive sweating, sweat glands
cause of excessive sweating, sweat glands, glucose level: There are many causes for increased sweating. You may, perhaps, have fluctuations in your glucose level and may become hypoglycemic at times. Some women sweat when going from one temperature into another temperature (i.e. from the street into a department...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swelling feet, swelling feet, left ankle
swelling feet, left ankle, ankles: Unfortunately this is totally normal in pregnancy. You have gained that extra weight and your body isnt used to it, especially your ankles bc that is supporting your entire body when standing up. If you are seriously worried about it see your dr. he might...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swelling and painful shins, full time job, leg cramps
full time job, leg cramps, support stockings: It is quite normal to have leg cramps and swelling at 22 weeks gestation. As long as your blood pressure is under control, and you do not have any protein in your urine, you should merely elevate your feet while you sleep (and sleep on your left side), and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swelling, pre ecclampsia, legs and feet
pre ecclampsia, legs and feet, fresh fruits: Adrienne, There are many reasons for swelling (edema). Slight swelling is normal, but excessive edema can be the sign of a serious problem (pre-ecclampsia), so if it starts to really bother you, occurs in your face, and you being to feel lightheaded or see...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swollen, palm of my hand, pregnancy induced carpal tunnel
palm of my hand, pregnancy induced carpal tunnel, horrible pain: You need to call your Dr. and be checked for toxemia. This is farely rare as early as you are along but it is not impossible. The feeling in your hand could be a few things. (funny enough I have been having this and am not pregnant) It could be either...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swollen, pins and needles, palm of my hand
pins and needles, palm of my hand, horrible pain: To a certainl extent, it is common to have swelling in the hands and feet during pregnnacy. The description of your hand symptoms appears to indicate that you are starting to get carpal tunnel syndrome. This is caused by swelling in the wrist which puts pressure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swollen, palm of my hand, doctors office
palm of my hand, doctors office, pregnancy induced carpal tunnel: This is not normal. You need to be checked at a doctors office or Emergency room ASAP. This is very very dangerous and could indicate toxemia. This is very serious. The feeling in your hand is probablly due to pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndroms which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swollen lower abdomen, swollen lower abdomen, little rounder
swollen lower abdomen, little rounder, ovarian cysts: Hi Amanda, It doesn t sound like you are pregnant, however, the only way to rule that out is through a transvaginal ultrasound, which probably needs to be done anyway to have a better look at what is going on inside your uterus. It could be a number of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swollen, open cervix, strange sensation, cervix
strange sensation, cervix, pregnancies: If you have had several pregnancies in the past, your cervix can be a bit dilated (at the external opening but not at the internal opening). It does not sound like an infection, but may merely be an inflammation of your cervix t ht is irritating it. You do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swollen, swollen feet ankles, swollen abdomen
swollen feet ankles, swollen abdomen, palm of my hand: It is normal to have swollen feet/ankles during pregnancy so I am not real concerned about that. I am concerned about the right hand being sore. It could just be that your swollen abdomen is pressing up against a nerve or something. I would get this checked...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: symphisispubisdisfunction, symphysis pubis, pelvic bones
symphysis pubis, pelvic bones, looseness: Hello Daniel. The simphysis pubis is the joint or connection of the pelvic bones directly in the center front of her pelvis. The two bones are held together by a pad of very tough connective tissue. During pregnancy all connective tissue is softened by hormones...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: symptoms, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, breast tenderness: If she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation usually occurs on cycle day #14. She can only become pregnant if she has unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15 , or 16, each month. If she...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No symptoms, tender breast, morning sickness
tender breast, morning sickness, congrats: This can be very normal. Your body is more conditioned for carrying a baby now, it knows what to do, what to expect. Count your blessings, it is hard enough being sick the first time, but can you imagine being sick with a child already to take care of?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: All symptoms disappeared at 4 1/2 weeks, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy, beta hcg: If you have any doubts, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG), 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling if the results in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy. If there is a halving of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a miscarriage. After 6...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: symptoms before missing your period, appatite, missing your period
appatite, missing your period, sign of pregnancy: Hello Kara- yes, it is possible that you are pregnant, it is also possible that you missed ovulating last month and your cycle will be mixed up- this happens often. Only time will tell- since there is a chance of pregnancy, be sure you are drinking NO alcohol,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: All the symptoms, no positive tests., serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations
serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations, test serum: Dear Kimberly, The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can be related to early pregnancy or can be related simply to hormone fluctuations within our cycles. This is why it is so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have symptoms of pregancy..., symptoms of pregancy, urine test
symptoms of pregancy, urine test, good health: Hello Reketta. Have you passed the date when you expected your period to arrive? If not, it is too soon to do the urine test. You might want to try it again after that date has passed. I m not sure what you want to know- It is possible I suppose, that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is there anything that has the same symptoms as pregnancy?, birth control pills, gastrointestinal illnesses
birth control pills, gastrointestinal illnesses, hyper active thyroid: Many of the symptoms that are found during pregnancy are also seen in the non-pregnant state. Usually, nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness, and amenorrhea are the earliest signs of pregnancy. However, these can be seen in gastrointestinal illnesses, water retention,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: symptoms from pregnancy, fever blisters, mucus membranes
fever blisters, mucus membranes, office nurse: Pregnancy, itself, will not cause fever blisters, even though there are many changes that occur during pregnancy. Fever blisters are caused by Herpes Type I and are seen on the mouth and mucus membranes in the mouth and lips. I am basing my answer on 25 years...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: symptoms, tender breast, coloration
tender breast, coloration, nipples: Sore tender breast exspecially the nipples are the most common and the most early symptom that women usually have. But, not all women get that. You may be just lucky trust me if you don t have it, you are lucky, it is very painful. If you are late...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: down syndrome, maternal serum screening, neural tube defects
maternal serum screening, neural tube defects, twin gestation: The alphafetoprotein screen is performed to see if there is a higher risk of neural tube defects (spina bifida, anencefaly) or Down Syndrome. If the AFP is elevated, it can be due to neural tube defects, or twin gestation. If the AFP is lower than usual,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: down syndrome, soft signs, abdominal cavity
soft signs, abdominal cavity, beats per minute: There are soft signs of Down s syndrome that can appear at around 12 weeks gestation on ultrasound. These are, by no means, definitive, for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down s syndrome. HOwever they may indicate a genetic problem. Therefore it is advised...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I had TAH in 99.I have not..., hormone creams, cystocele
hormone creams, cystocele, good success: The only treatment for a cystocele or rectocele after a TAH is surgery. Hormonal therapy will not reverse the situation. Sometimes the surgery is quite successful and other times it is not. You have to find a surgeon with a good success rate and make an appointment....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tampons after 6-week checkup?, sanitary napkins, mini pill
sanitary napkins, mini pill, tampons: If you believe there is a blockage of some sort in your vagina since the cesarean section, you should have your doctor check it out right away. There may merely be some spasm of the vagina, but there may also be a foreign body in the vagina (sponge, etc)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tan colored discharge, bacterial vaginosis, panty liner
bacterial vaginosis, panty liner, annoying symptoms: As long as you do not have any annoying symptoms of itching or pain, you can wait for your first exam to describe this to the doctor. Make sure that you get a culture and sensitivity of your vagina. It may certainly be a bacterial vaginosis or it can be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tanning, third degree burns, tanning booths
third degree burns, tanning booths, second pregnancy: Tanning in the sun is harmful whether you are pregnant or not. However, it does not cause any harm to the baby or to the pregnancy. This includes tanning booths or tanning salons. However, be careful. The ultraviolet rays are not shielded in the tanning salons...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tanning and not knowing I'm pregnant:, billings method, tanning bed
billings method, tanning bed, ovulation: Hello Misty- no, you will do NO harm to the embryo by using a tanning bed- however, you could certainly do damage to YOURSELF as they are no better and sometimes worse for your skin than the sun. You might like to learn about how to detect your ovulation-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tanning & recommended exercises, unexpected surprises, suture line
unexpected surprises, suture line, bill of health: HI Kellie, I know you are anxious to get back to routine and get fit again, BUT I really recommend to wait until that 6 weeks checkup and give yourself time to heal. Then at that check up unless something is wrong the doctor will hand you a clean bill of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tanning, going to jamaica, tanning booths
going to jamaica, tanning booths, ozone layer: Tanning booths are not harmful to the fetus, but are harmful to you since there is no ozone layer protecting you from the ultraviolet rays. We usually suggest that you do not go scuba diving during pregnancy because the baby can get the bends . Carbon dioxide...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tattoo's during pregnancy, getting a tattoo, congrats
getting a tattoo, congrats, good luck: This is a debated issue like so many during pregnacy. Some of the reasons is the risk of fainting, over heating, etc. Infection is a concern of course. There are just many reasons to put off getting a tattoo while pregnant. Good luck and Congrats...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: TB testing, chest x ray, tb infection
chest x ray, tb infection, tb test: Hi Brenda, As far as I know a TB (PPD) test is not part of the normal pregnancy tests. It may be different for the birthing center you are involved in. And as far as I know, they CANNOT require it for legal reasons. That being said, they may refuse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HOW CAN I TELL HOW FAR I AM IN MY PREGNACY, sperm cells, conception date
sperm cells, conception date, irregular cycles: Dear Shannon, Write me back with all of the information that you do have and I will calculate it out for you. Relax, breathe... :-) If you have had an ultrasound and they have given you a gestational age, that s great. Give me the date the ultrasound...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Teen Pregnancy, aunt flo, teen pregnancy
aunt flo, teen pregnancy, junkfood: If you got your period on September 5, then you cannot be pregnant, especially since you have not had intercourse. If you have a regular 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Teen Pregnancy, pregnancy at 3 months, signs of pregnancy
pregnancy at 3 months, signs of pregnancy, couple pounds: Losing a couple pounds in a couple days could be from a couple things that would be normal. Those things are a decrease in the water you are carrying. (bloat) Or you may have had a good bowel movement? That could cause it. Otherwise you should not be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Teenage abortion, teenage abortion, having an abortion
teenage abortion, having an abortion, what this means: This does not mean she will have issues later in life getting pregnant or giving birth. it just means she simply has a longer than average vagina. The clinic she went to probably just did t have the right tools to perform the operation so they referred her...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Teenage monthly period, brownish discharge, monthly period
brownish discharge, monthly period, old blood: A brownish discharge after your period often is due to old blood that is still coming out of your uterus. It can continue for a few weeks. HOwever, if this occurs each month,you should consult a gynecologist to make sure that it is not due to any infection...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Temp Drop No AF, fertility friend, coverline
fertility friend, coverline, bbt chart: Dear Amanda, Wow, your temps really are a little jumpy, aren t they? :-) What you are looking for is to see a shift of at least .4 degrees Fahrenheit after ovulation making your chart biphasic (showing low temperatures before ovulation in the follicular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tender Breast, painful breasts, tender breast
painful breasts, tender breast, sign of ovulation: Hi Pallie :) Well, this does happen time to time. You are most likely suffering a hormonal imbalance. Painful breasts are almost always as a result of hormonal changes. They are a sign or pregnancy, a sign of PMS, and a sign of ovulation. I know its...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tennis in early pregnancy, first trimester of pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
first trimester of pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, early pregnancy: Just in the last few weeks, a large published study in Europe found that women who did a lot of intense, high-impact aerobic exercise, like running, in the first trimester of pregnancy did have an increased risk of miscarriage. But at this point it is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Terrible itch post partum, oral steroids, arms and legs
oral steroids, arms and legs, cotton sheets: Itching can be caused by so many things, stress, allergies, anxiety, just to name a few. I really could not tell you what is causing it, I have not heard of it as a normal post partum accurance. Good luck and congrats on the new little one. P.S....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Testing Progesterone on Day 22?, progesterone, ovulation
progesterone, ovulation, supplementation: Even if you normally do not ovulate until cycle day #19, the progesterone test will still give an indication of progesterone deficiency or luteal phase defect. If the level is low, you should be on progesterone supplementation while trying to conceive and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Testing, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, faint line: The manufacturers claim that BOTH lines must be dark and bold. A faint line is not a positive test. YOu may have performed the test too early in your pregnancy. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your next period. Then you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: THINK I'M PREGNANT BUT STARTED BLEEDING, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy test
symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy test, proper period: If your last period started on August 24, and you normally have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Thank you, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test
serum beta hcg, beta hcg test, morning urine: Dear Jennifer, Yes, it has happened that women have had negative tests even as long as 8 days late. This can be dependent upon what their level of hCG is, if they followed directions exactly, and whether they used concentrated first morning urine to test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Okay, One More Question..., pregnacy symptoms, how soon can i take a pregnancy test
pregnacy symptoms, how soon can i take a pregnancy test, pregnancy symptoms: It depends on what test you take. There are some test that can tell you as soon as five days before your missed period. The standard test you can not take and have it be accurate until the day your period was suppose to start. Good luck to you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Thick brown cervical mucus, empty gestational sac, home pregnancy test
empty gestational sac, home pregnancy test, yolk sac: It is common in early pregnancy, to have brownish discharge. This can be old blood that is being extruded from the uterus by the growing fetus. It is difficult to determine exactly how far pregnant you are at this time. If you have a 32 day cycle, ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Thickened lining but negative home pregnancy test., best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, gestational sac: It would be nice to know the exact day of your last period. HOwever, if you believe you started your last period at the end of September, you would have ovulated around the middle of October. If you did become pregnant in mid-October, a pregnancy test would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Thin uterus, doom and gloom, trach tube
doom and gloom, trach tube, tube feedings: Dear Shawnie, This really is a personal decision. It sounds like your uterus is not tolerant of stretching to full term as it is. And if your doctor has been able to see first-hand that your uterus is thinned out, you have a distinct advantage in knowing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Think im pregnant but i started bleeding, symptoms of nausea, headachs
symptoms of nausea, headachs, breast tenderness: If you started bleeding on September 2, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. You may merely have started your period late. However, if you have symptoms of nausea, fatigue, or breast tenderness, it could not hurt to take a pregnancy test, just to make sure....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Thinking about getting pregnant., odd question, trying to have a baby
odd question, trying to have a baby, pregnacy: Hello Ali. This does NOT seem like an odd question. This seems like a mature question. Having a baby is a lot of responsibilty. It changes everything. Before I ever got pregnant I was in the best shape I had ever been in. I had the most clothes I had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Threatened Abortion....Help, fetal heartbeat, dyas
fetal heartbeat, dyas, last period: A threatened abortion is a situation where you are pregnant, there is a fetal heartbeat, and your cervix is closed. Once your cervix starts to open up more, that is called an impending miscarriage (or abortion). You did not tell me when the date of your last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Threatened Abortion, threatened abortion, incomplete abortion
threatened abortion, incomplete abortion, subchorionic: A trheatened abortion occurs when a woman who had a positive pregnancy test notices some vaginal bleeding. If the cervix is open and there is some tissue that has been expelled, it is called a sponganeous abortion. If all the contents of the uterus were expelled,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Threatened abortion?, progesterone level, viable pregnancy
progesterone level, viable pregnancy, military doctors: If your last period started on February 9, you would have ovulated (and conceived) on February 22 and are now 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. If you have a threatened abortion (the cervix is closed but you are having heavy bleeding) it can go either way. In 50%...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Threatened Miscarriage HcG doubling time, low progesterone levels, georgia reproductive specialists
low progesterone levels, georgia reproductive specialists, progesterone level: Progesterone supplementation by itself may or may not prevent a miscarriage. I do agree with Dr. Perloe that falling progesterone levels are a sign of a bad pregnancy and not a cause of this failing pregnancy. However, time and time again, we have helped prevent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Threatened miscarriage, yolk sac, gestational sac
yolk sac, gestational sac, lower abdomen: Dear Kristin, Since you have irregular menstrual cycles, it is not impossible that the previous dating of the pregnancy was miscalculated. Irregular periods often mean irregular ovulation as well. So it is very possible that you simply conceived later than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Tight Belly, home pregnancy test, migraine headache
home pregnancy test, migraine headache, tender breasts: Dear Candice, First, I want to apologize for a bit of a delay from my normal in answering - I ve been fighting a migraine headache for a day and a half. I usually try to get questions answered within 24 hours. Now, a tight belly isn t necessarily a typical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: TOXOPLASMOSIS&RUBELLA, kind reply, kitty litter
kind reply, kitty litter, outdoor cat: The results show that you are immune to Rubella and that you have been exposed to Toxoplasmosis in the past, but do not have any active disease at the present time. During pregnancy, you should avoid contact with any outdoor cat. Do not change kitty litter...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: TOXOPLASMOSIS, raise cats, cat feces
raise cats, cat feces, kind reply: Since your IgM is negative for toxoplasmosis, you have nothing to worry about. You cannot pass on toxoplasmosis to anyone. The positive IgG merely indicates that you were exposed to toxoplasmosis in the past. It may have been within the last year or many years...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Toothache, x rays, dentist
x rays, dentist, antibiotics: Hi Krissy :) Yes, you can take tylonol for toothache. I dont know if it will touch your pain, considering toothaches can come into many degree s. However, tylonol is completely safe, to take during pregnancy. Yes, you can see a dentist. However, its...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Torn Uterus, epideral, healthy pregnancy
epideral, healthy pregnancy, gestational diabetes: If you had a window at the site of the former uterine incision, you should NEVER attempt a vaginal delivery again. The risk of uterine rupture at the site of a previous scar is 1% normally. If there is a window, this risk increases. If you have any other...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Toxemia, liver function tests, pregnancy induced hypertension
liver function tests, pregnancy induced hypertension, chronic hypertension: Pregnancy induced hypertension is a HUGE topic. However preecclampsia includes high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling of the face, hands, and feet. Uric acid levels are elevated and, in severe cases, there are alterations in liver function...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Toxemia and Pregnancy, blood pressure medication, candy ice cream
blood pressure medication, candy ice cream, low fat cheese: Hello Lori. Yes, it is possible, BUT the treatment is something YOU can do for yourself. Even if you DO have toxemia, the treatment I am going to prescribe will turn things around for you. NUMBER ONE - you are NOT eating enough protein- you MUST eat 100+ mg....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I have Toxemia?, liver function tests, hypertension medication
liver function tests, hypertension medication, pregnancy induced hypertension: Preeclampsia usually does not appear at your stage of pregnancy. It is probably PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension) and I, too, would start you on Aldomet (alpha methyldaopa). However, if your blood pressure continues to that high, you should be on bed rest...