Medical Problems

Nausea, Vomiting, and Morning Sickness 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

During pregnancy, many changes take place in a woman's body. Most common complaints are normal, and they usually come from changes in your body. ... read more »

Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. ... read more »

What is PCOS?

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD). ... read more »

Vaginal Discharge

I have yellow discharge, what does that mean? ... read more »

Symptoms of PCOS

What are the typical symptoms of PCOS? ... read more »

Progesterone - Low levels

I am concerned about my low progesterone levels ... read more »

Polycystic Ovarian Disease and Being Able to Conceive

PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant as menstrual cycles and ovulation are often disrupted by the small cysts on the ovaries associated with the disease. ... read more »

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

In most cases, morning sickness during pregnancy will last until the 10th-14th week of pregnancy, though it may last longer in some cases. ... read more »

Fertile Despite PCOS

Can I be fertile and have PCOS? ... read more »

Diagnosis of PCOS

How can you diagnose if I have PCOS? ... read more »

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy - Threatened Abortion

Bleeding in early pregnancy, usually before 20 weeks of the pregnancy, is also called a "Threatened Abortion." ... 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 »

Sickle Cell Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

Women with sickle cell disease are more likely to have problems during pregnancy; these problems can affect both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby. ... read more »

HIV Positive and Pregnant

The HIV virus can lurk in a person's body for many years, producing no symptoms that would prompt medical examination or suggest the person is contagious with the virus. When left untreated, HIV leads to AIDS. ... 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 »

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Food poisoning or foodborne illness is a foodborne disease caused by eating or drinking infected contaminated food or fluids and which could be more severe in pregnancy. Pregnant women are just as susceptible to getting gastroenteritis as nonpregnant women but symptoms may be more severe. ... read more »

FAQs on GERD Treatments

When a pregnant woman has a history of GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/acid reflux during pregnancy, the pregnancy can aggravate the condition, especially later in pregnancy. ... 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 »

Lung Liver and Kidney Problems and Pregnancy

Millions of people across the world suffer from kidney disease, lung disease or liver disease. When pregnancy occurs in a woman who is suffering from one of these diseases, the pregnancy is a high risk to both mom and baby and specialized care will be needed in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Vaginal Bleeding and Spotting in Pregnancy Guide

Vaginal bleeding and spotting in pregnancy is a concern for many women and doctors. There are different work-ups and reasons for this bleeding depending on when it happens. ... 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 »

Planning a Pregnancy with a Medical Condition

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

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Getting Pregnant, and Pregnancy

Many obese women will consider the option of gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight and get pregnant faster. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Gastric Bypass Surgery

There is a whole new generation of women facing new issues regarding pregnancy. These women have all undergone gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight. ... 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 »

Women's Health Issues

When planning for pregnancy, it is important for women to take care of their health. They can do this by periconception and preconception planning, getting regular checkups and screenings and having regular mammograms. ... 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 »

Lupus, Fertility and Pregnancy

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a disorder that affects how the body's immune system reacts to the skin, heart, lungs, jointsand brain and various other organs. The immune system attacks the bodyleading to a constant state of inflammation. ... 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 »

Barrel Test

Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness that results from eating spoiled (decayed) fish.[1] Along with ciguatera, it is listed as a common type of seafood poisoning.[2] The toxin believed to be responsible is histamine, formed as the flesh of the fish begins to decay. ... read more »

Sinus Congestion During Pregnancy

Nearly every woman will suffer sinus congestion during pregnancy. Here's what you can do to find relief! ... read more »

Bleeding Behind the Placenta

I just had an ultrasound and the doctor found a blood clot next to the placenta. Is that a problem? Should I be on bed rest? Is retroplacental hemorrhage a problem? ... 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 »

Can I Get Pregnant After Freezing Of The Cervix

My cervix was frozen twice for cervical dysplasia. If I want to have a baby in the future, will that affect my ability to get pregnant? And if so, how? ... read more »

OPK and PCOS

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Im trying to get pregnant. Can I still use ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) to predict my ovulation or will my results be skewed? ... read more »

Skin Rash in Pregnancy

What could a skin rash during pregnancy be caused by? There are so many different kinds of skin rashes that can occur when you are pregnant. Here are some reasons. ... read more »

Fibroid Tumors And Pregnancy

Are fibroid tumors a problem in pregnancy? Whether a fibroid tumor, also known as a myoma, is a possible problem before or during pregnancy depends on a few different factors. ... read more »

Hypothyroidism - Anovulation

I have a low thyroid condition, can that be a cause of my ovulation problems? ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Collagen Vascular Disease and Pregnancy

Some of the better known collagen vascular diseases include ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, psoriatic arthritis, and more. ... 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 »

Aortic Aneurysm And Pregnancy

An aneurysm happens when part of a blood vessel (artery)  swells either because it is injured, or if the wall of the blood vessel is weak. Aneurysms can happen in the aorta (aortic aneurysms), the brain (brain or cerebral aneurysms), or peripherally in other body parts (peripheral aneurysms).   ... 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 »

Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy

An acute abdomen is a potentially serious acute condition of the abdomen which is usually associated with sudden onset of abdominal pain. An acute abdomen whether during or outside pregnancy is potentially serious and often requires emergency surgery. ... read more »

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