Medical Problems

Vaginal Discharge - Prevention

How can I prevent it? ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is chronic and life-threatening. A large portion of patients suffering from Cystic Fibrosis are children and young adults. The condition affects the lungs, gastrointestinal system, sweat glands and male reproductive system. ... 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 »

Color Blindness And Pregnancy

Color blindness is an eye condition that affects how the patient sees color. Pigments that detect color variations do not work properly causing difficultly differentiating between certain colors or shades of the same color. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition diagnosed when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, generally the legs. The risk of deep vein thrombosis increases during pregnancy. ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Pregnancy

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

Treatment of a Missed Abortion

A misssed abortion in the first trimester is diagnosed by the arrest of embryonic or fetal development and/or the absence of a fetal heart beat. Treatment of a missed abortion should include giving women the option between: 1. expectant management 2. surgical management3. medical management ... read more »

Causes of PCOS

What causes PCOS? ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Planning a Pregnancy with a Medical Condition

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

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