Medical Problems

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Symptoms of food poisoning during pregnancy may be more severe. ... read more »

Tokophobia: Fear of Pregnancy and Childbirth

But for many women pregnancy may also become a worrisome and fearful event. Tokophobia is the fear of pregnancy or childbirth and requires treatment. ... read more »

Breast Lump In Pregnancy - Get It Examined

Although most breast changes in pregnancy are benign and not cancerous, a lump always requires additional investigation. Until more tests are done, you won't know exactly what that lump is. ... read more »

Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

When does nausea and vomiting and morning sickness in pregnancy start? And more importantly, when does it stop? Between 50-80% of pregnant women have morning sickness, and it happens in about 70-80% of pregnancies. ... read more »

Common Complaints During Pregnancy Guide

How do you know if your complaint is normal or if it requires further evaluation? ... read more »

Prenatal Maternal Anemia Affects Baby's Brain, Says Study

A recent study explored a possible link between pregnant women with anemia and birth defects, mainly autism, ADHD, and intellectual disability. ... read more »

Ovarian Cysts Fertility and Pregnancy

Ovarian cysts are unique in that they can be attributed to a number of other conditions. The source of the ovarian cysts is an important factor in determining whether or not you will be able to conceive naturally. ... read more »

Barrel Test

Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness that results from eating spoiled or decayed fish. As histamine is also the natural agent involved in allergic reactions, scombroid food poisoning often gets misidentified as a food allergy. ... read more »

How to Manage Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy

Bipolar disorder is not a rare condition and there is no contraindication getting pregnant as long as you are under good medical care. ... read more »

Thyroid Disease And Pregnancy

Thyroid disease needs to be carefully managed during pregnancy. The thyroid gland manufactures thyroid hormones, which regulate the rate at which your body carries on its necessary functions. ... read more »

Cholestasis of Pregnancy - Severe Itching

The most common cause of severe itching late in pregnancy is cholestasis, a common liver disease that only happens in pregnancy. ... read more »

Hypothyroidism, Low Thyroid, Infertility, and Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism could be a cause of infertility in women with irregular cycles. If women with hypothyroidism get pregnant there is an increased risk of miscarriage and problems in the baby. ... read more »

All About Breech

Breech presentation is when the fetus' feet or butt present first to the vagina, as compared to vertex presentation where the head presents first. About 1 in 4 fetuses are in breech position by 28 weeks and about 1 in 30 fetuses are in breech presentation close to the due date. ... read more »

Obesity and Fertility

Does obesity affect my fertility? ... read more »

Normal Vaginal Discharge

Is it normal to have vaginal discharge? ... read more »

Congenital Rubella

If a woman has rubella during pregnancy, the rubella virus can induce many different birth defects (known as 'Rubella Syndrome' or 'Congenital Rubella'), some of which are quite severe. ... read more »

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) during pregnancy

During pregnancy, some women feel their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms fade away while others see an increase in symptoms. Treating IBS during pregnancy can be difficult. ... read more »

Uric Acid and Preeclampsia

What does overproduction of uric acid mean with regards to preeclampsia? ... read more »

When Should I Get Tested After Several Miscarriages

Testing is generally a good idea for what doctors define as recurrent miscarriages. ... read more »

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is also known as cradle cap in babies. Adults can also present with the dry, flaky skin associated with the condition. ... read more »

Are Dental X-rays Safe In Pregnancy?

Diagnostic radiation including dental X-rays are safe, specifically if you use a lead cover. Diagnostic radiation has far less X-ray dosage than therapeutic radiation which is used to treat cancer and which exposes you to much higher radiation. ... read more »

Cystic Fibrosis 5T Allele

If a person carries the 5T allele, there may be a slight increase in pancreatitis and sinusitis. The 5T allele is a mutated cystic fibrosis gene. ... read more »

Painful Endometriosis Best Treated With Excision Surgery

Endometriosis is a common women's health problem and one of the topthree causes of female infertility, yet many women go for years without a diagnosis. Endometriosis is characterized by unnatural growth ofendometrial tissue outside the uterus. ... read more »

Diarrhea Dehydration and Fluid Loss in Pregnancy

How concerned should I be about diarrhea during pregnancy? ... read more »

Congenital Duncan’s Disease

The official name of Duncan's Disease is X-linked lymphoproliferative disease. The condition is caused by a malformation of the X chromosome, which means both male and female children can be affected. Specifically, the SH2D1A gene does not exist. ... read more »

Congenital Dandy Walker Syndrome

Patients with Dandy Walker Syndrome are diagnosed with a malformation of the brain involving the cerebellum and the space around the cerebellum that is filled with fluid. ... read more »

Congenital Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Infants born with a hyper flexibility may be diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The condition is characterized by loose joints and loose connective tissue. ... read more »

Marrying a Cousin - Is There An Increased Risk In Pregnancy?

A task force has recently looked into the medical issues of cousin marriage and whether there are increased complications when cousins marry. ... read more »

Congenital Hypoplastic (Left Heart Syndrome)

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital heart defect where the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. For the first 10 to 11 days after birth, the patent ductus arteriosus, this closes soon after birth. ... read more »

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth. Symptoms of the condition include difficulty eating, failure to thrive, no weight gain or weight loss, sudden death or stroke. ... read more »

Congenital Hypotonia - Low Muscle Tone

Children born with hypotonia have low muscle tone and lower than average strength. Most children are not born with hypotonia, but develop it as a result of some other disorder or disease. ... read more »

Albinism

Albinism is characterized by a lack of the pigment melanin in skin, hair and eyes. There are two main forms of albinism. ... read more »

Treatment for PCOS

Polycyctic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition that's responsible for about 70% of cases of anovulation (not ovulating). ... read more »

Ovarian Hypo Production and Pregnancy

Once a woman with ovarian hypo function becomes pregnant, there are no contraindication between the condition and the pregnancy. The baby will be carried in the same way as a mother without the ovarian abnormality. ... read more »

Periodontal Gum Disease

How does periodontal gum disease affect pregnancy? ... read more »

Hashimoto Disease and Anti-Thyroid Antibodies

What is the affect of Hashimoto Disease and Anti-Thyroid Antibodies on pregnancy? ... read more »

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP)

What is Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP)? ... read more »

Recurrence Risk of Trisomy 9

Most miscarriages are associated with chromosome anomalies, and trisomy 9 (three No. 9 chromosomes) is among the most frequent anomaly found in miscarriages (about 7-8% of miscarriages), and only trisomy 16 (about 16% of miscarriages) is more frequent. ... read more »

Nosebleeds - Normal During Pregnancy?

Are nosebleeds normal during pregnancy? What should I do if I have one? ... read more »

Treatments for Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation during pregnancy is a common occurrence. Constipation is not normally associated with any fetal condition or harm, just with the changes in the body during pregnancy ... read more »

Robertsonian Translocation - 13/14

Individuals with a balanced 21/22 Robertsonian translocation look normal and are phenotypically not different from other people who do not have this translocation. ... read more »

White Discharge from Nipples

Could white breast discharge from my nipples be a problem? ... read more »

Recurrent Abortion - Abnormal Tests

What workup and tests are abnormal in a patient with recurrent abortions? ... read more »

Ovarian Overproduction and Fertility

Fertility can be affected by over producing ovaries. If the testosterone levels are too high, the female will not menstruate, let alone ovulate. ... read more »

Threatened Abortion And Bed Rest

A threatened abortion is diagnosed when there is vaginal bleeding prior to 20 weeks of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Long-Term Problems of PCOS

Are there any long-term problems of Polycistic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? ... read more »

Vaginal Discharge - Prevention

How can I prevent it? ... read more »

Hypothyroidism - Cause of Infertility

Is my low thyroid a reason for my infertility? ... read more »

Cure for PCOS

PCOS cannot be completely cured. It is a condition that is managed, rather than cured. Treatment of the symptoms of PCOS can help reduce risks of future health problems. ... read more »

Vasectomy Reversal or IVF

Without a vasectomy reversal, a woman can get pregnant with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) combined with intracytoplasmic sperm imjection (ICSI). ... read more »

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