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I had a gestational diabetes test. They did not give me

I had a gestational diabetes test. They did not give me directions to take home, so I did not eat anything prior to the test. I had my blood drawn at 10:45. They took much more blood than I remember, and I felt a bit weak afterwards. Now, I am feeling headache and general malaise. Is this common after the test? Thanks!

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I have been diagnosed with GD even though all my numbers are

I have been diagnosed with GD even though all my numbers are low (72-98) an hour after eating even with a lot of carbs. My fasting number waffle between 93-105 depending on the day. They want to put me on insulin and I am hypoglycemic so I am afraid that it will bottom me out. The hospital is becoming very persistent. My doctor thinks they are being too aggressive and I am now second guessing myself. Am I putting my baby in danger having my numbers fasting slightly high? I'm more afraid of a hypoglycemic attack than of high numbers but now I am getting confused.

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I am currently 28 weeks 5 days with my second pregnancy. My

I am currently 28 weeks 5 days with my second pregnancy. My first I had high blood pressure now, I have polyhydramnios (25.7cm) and we are repeating the glucose testing tomorrow. Last week, I had an ultrasound at the hospital and everything with baby looks great. He is measuring 3lbs 3oz which is large in the 77th percentile and his stomach is in the 97th percentile which is the reason for the repeat glucose test. For two days now, I have been having random heartburn that comes out of no where and induces vomiting. Is the new symptoms of heartburn/vomiting cause for concern? What should I know about all symptoms and pregnancy at this point?

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I have a question about blood sugar and eyesight. First,

Hi. I have a question about blood sugar and eyesight. First, I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, and second, I have PCOS, so it is reasonable to think I may have some insulin resistance. I have a cousin with type I diabetes and my mother at age 63 has for the first time in her life been tested and shown to have high blood sugar levels (previously, never any problem). That's the extent of my family history.So, my eyes have become a bit blurry lately. It's been gradual. I have become more nearsighted, some problems with night vision and so forth. I've put this down to eye strain from frequent screen time and possibly dry eyes from allergies, but who knows. The blurriness is marked compared to my previous excellent vision, but I can still read things reasonably well from a distance (i.e. the text on this screen would be simple to read from 10 feet away). Still, I've noticed a change.Anyway I have started being worried that what if this is due to some kind of pre-diabetes or god forbid actual diabetes? Last time (only time) I had my blood sugar levels tested was during my pregnancy in early fall of 2013 (so, 2.5 years ago). I did not have gestational diabetes at that time. Is it possible that I've become diabetic and it's causing my nearsighted-ness?

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I understand that a woman's ability to conceive a child

I understand that a woman's ability to conceive a child goes down around age 35. Is this applicable only to the first child or to all children?

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Anthony Bray, MD

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Wife is 28 weeks, and has just been told she has an AFI of

Wife is 28 weeks, and has just been told she has an AFI of 35 (borderline medium/severe polyhydramnios). We lost our previous child to stillbirth (autopsy was inconclusive, but no genetic defects). We have one healthy 3 year old boy, born naturally.Her doctor does not seem overly concerned - we are. Aside getting a second opinion;1. what tests should we demand to help us understand if our baby has a birth defect?2. is this a reaction to which we ought seek a different doctor's opinion?

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24 weeks gestational diabetes test. Fasting 4.8 mmol/l. 1

24 weeks gestational diabetes test. Fasting 4.8 mmol/l. 1 hour 10.1 mmol/L (0.1 higher than what the lab say is normal. 2 hr glucose 7.7 mmol/L. Does this mean I have gestational diabetes???? Only 0.1 higher than the normal for 1 hour but both fasting and 2 hr is normal?

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I went on maternity leave yesterday at 34 weeks thinking I'd

I went on maternity leave yesterday at 34 weeks thinking I'd use 2 weeks FMLA and then my pregnancy disability. My work now wants a Drs note for the FMLA. I see a midwife and she says she can't authorize that only a dr can. I'm exhausted, I have gestational diabetes, low pap-a I have 2-3 apts a weeks on top of working at a bank where I stand all day. and can't see losing my job over a Drs note. Please someone help me.

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Dr. Rick, MD

Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist

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Recent MRI / MRA says "There is prominence of a vessel on the

Recent MRI / MRA says "There is prominence of a vessel on the right with a beaded-type appearance & which I suspect may represent a branch of the middle meningeal artery. This beaded appearance of this vessel is unusual and could be significant for an underlying vasculitis if not simple marked tortuosity." This was a follow up after recent MRI for chronic migraines (6 years) showed "old lacunar infarct in inferior aspect of left cerebellar hemisphere." I also have hyper-somulence and sleep-apnea (sleep with a CPAP), and feel weak daily.

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