Medical Problems

Diarrhea Dehydration and Fluid Loss in Pregnancy

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

Ovarian Cysts and Fertility

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 the female will be able to conceive naturally. ... 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 »

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 »

Long-Term Problems of PCOS

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

Bloating

Pregnant women often complain about gas and bloating during the 9 months that the baby is growing inside them. Bloating or gas can be caused by various factors including food intake and a slowing of the digestive process. ... read more »

Abdominal/Tummy Itchiness

As the baby grows during pregnancy, the skin must stretch to accommodate the size of the uterus and it is this stretching that sometimes causes abdominal itchiness . ... read more »

Group B Strep Infection GBS

The majority of pregnant women testing positive for Group B Strep (GBS) have no problems, But GBS can lead to certain complications both in the baby and in you, so when you test positive for GBS in pregnancy, you should get treated in labor. ... read more »

Doctors Link Pregnancy and Weight Gain to Obese Children

We all have friends who think pregnancy is the time of life when they can eat what they want, when they want. Recent research notes that excessive weight gain during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of obesity in children. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Hematoma Concerns

A hematoma is a collection of blood under the surface of the skin. Most often referred to as a bruise, hematomas are generally considered safe when they appear on the skin, referred to medically as a subdermal hematoma. ... read more »

The Ins and Outs of Pregnancy Cramps

Pregnancy cramps can be scary for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all. ... read more »

Headaches During Pregnancy Postpartum Postbirth

Headaches during pregnancy and postpartum postbirth can be the first sign of more serious issues requiring immediate evaluation and treatment. ... read more »

Back Pain And Backache During Pregnancy

Backache is a pain  that nearly every pregnant woman complains about. Backaches can consist of sharp pains, dull pains and general achiness in the lower back area and are usually caused by the weight of the baby. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy: Causes and Treatment

Diarrhea is common during pregnancy, but it can occasionally be a sign of a more serious problem. Learn the causes, important facts, and treatments. ... read more »

Nasal Congestion and Nosebleeds During Pregnancy

Blood volume increases during pregnancy, and this increase in can cause swelling of nasal tissues, congestion and pain. ... read more »

Constipation and Pregnancy

Constipation is among the most frequent and uncomfortable complaints during pregnancy. Here's how to treat it! ... read more »

All About Breech

About 1 in 30 babies are in breech presentation close to the due date ... read more »

Celiac Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

When the body reacts to glutens present in food antibodies are released to protect against the perceived threat. These antibodies attack the lining of the intestine and, over time, damage the lining of the small intestine where nutrients and vitamins and absorbed. ... read more »

Epilepsy and Seizures During Pregnancy Postpartum Postbirth

Seizures occur when the brain sends out erratic signals to multiple muscle groups at the same time. Not all seizure disorders are the same, but they all begin with this erratic messaging. The most common seizure disorder affecting pregnant women is epilepsy. ... read more »

Gaucher Disease

Gaucher disease is a genetic disorder passed along to children born to two parents with the recessive trait. The disease affects as many as 1 in 50,000 people with the highest risk in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. ... read more »

Asthma in Pregnancy

Asthma is a condition which affects the lungs. Women with asthma who become pregnant must make sure that they properly manage their condition or they put both themselves and their baby at risk.   ... read more »

Amniotic Band Syndrome

In rare cases, amniotic bands become entangled around the fetus. The condition is called amniotic band syndrome. The bands can wrap around limbs, vital areas or the umbilical cord. As the fetus grows, blood flow is restricted. ... read more »

Surgery During Pregnancy

The ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) recognizes the fact that non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy is an issue medical professionals deal with on a daily basis. ... read more »

What are Bleeding Disorders?

Bleeding disorders, also known as coagulopathy, cause unexpected or uncontrollable bleeding. Bleeding can occur after injury, but may start out of nowhere without injury. ... read more »

Clotting Disorders or Thrombophilias

Clotting disorders is a blanket term used to describe a series of disorders that cause excessive clotting. Excessive clotting leads to the formation of blood clots in the blood stream. Another name for clotting disorders is thrombus. ... read more »

What is Thrombophilia?

Thrombophilia is a clotting condition that causes formation of excessive blood clots. Blood clots can form anywhere in the blood stream, but commonly form on the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or the lungs (pulmonary embolism). ... read more »

Aniridia

Aniridia is a congenital eye disorder also referred to as iris hypoplasia. At first glance, patients with aniridia appear to have no iris (colored part of the eye), but a closer look reveals the root of the iris. ... read more »

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