Medical Problems

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Neurology Conditions and Pregnancy

Being pregnant affects many neurologic diseases and their diagnostic approach and treatment can be severely affected because of the pregnancy. Some neurologic conditions are first diagnosed in pregnancy, others are known prior to pregnancy and can stay the same, get worse or get better. ... read more »

Myasthenia Gravis And Pregnancy

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by muscle weakness caused by impaired function of the acetylcholine (ACh) receptors at the neuromuscular junction. ... read more »

Thrombocytopenia Low Platelet Count In Pregnancy

Thrombocytopenia means "low platelets", the cells that circulate within our blood and clot or bind together when they recognize damaged blood vessels. Usually a normal platelet count is in the range of 150,000 to 450,000/microL during normal pregnancies, though occasionally may be slightly lower in pregnancy, on average, than in healthy, non-pregnant women. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Insipidus (DI) In Pregnancy

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a medical condition caused primarily by "central diabetes insipidus", a hormonal defect, a defect of the hormone arginine vasopressin which is usually produced by the posterior pituitary gland in the brain. Not producing enough hormone by the pituitayt gland is also called "pituitary insufficiency". ... read more »

What Are These Red Patches On My Face?

There are several common skin changes during pregnancy that can result in red patches on the skin. ... read more »

Bleeding After Provera

What could be wrong if I am bleeding after Provera? You likely had what is known as 'withdrawal bleeding' after the progesterone challenge test. ... read more »

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