Medical Problems

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 the risks of future health problems. ... read more »

Does Hypothyroidism Cause Infertility

Does a low thyroid level contribute to infertility? ... 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 »

Hashimoto Disease and Anti-Thyroid Antibodies

How do Hashimoto Disease and Anti-Thyroid Antibodies affect pregnancy? ... 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 »

Hepatitis C and Pregnancy

Hepatitis C is a disease caused by an RNA virus. Up to 70% of patients infected by the virus are asymptomatic. ... read more »

Constipation and Pregnancy

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

Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy NVP

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? ... read more »

Celiac Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

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

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 »

Addison's Disease And Pregnancy

Adrenal glands are glands that produce hormones like cortisone and aldosterone. These glands are located on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands of someone with Addison's disease have "chronic adrenal insufficiency" and don't make enough of one or both of two hormones, either steroids hormones, corticosteriods and cortisol, or aldosterone. ... read more »

Child T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

Child T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the lymphatic system. T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma is similar in etiology to acute lymphoblastic leukemia because lymphoblasts infiltrate nodal structures of the bone marrow, spleen, and central nervous system. ... read more »

What is a Tipped Uterus?

The medical term for a “tipped uterus” is an “anteverted” (tilts forward) or a “retroverted uterus” (tilts backward). Neither rarely, if ever, is this a cause of infertility. ... read more »

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in children or young adults, though diagnosis can occur in any stage of life. Of the nearly 26 million people in the United States with diabetes, only 5% have type 1 diabetes. ... read more »

Planning a Pregnancy with a Medical Condition

Before getting pregnant it is important to talk to your doctor about your medical conditions. ... 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 »

Normal Vaginal Discharge

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

Cholestasis of Pregnancy Causes 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 »

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, it's not unusual to get food poisoning while pregnant. ... 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 »

Headaches During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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

Breast Lump During 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Diarrhea Dehydration and Fluid Loss in Pregnancy

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP)

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

Nosebleeds - Normal During Pregnancy?

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

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