My partner and I want a baby. I am 35 and take medications
My partner and I want a baby. I am 35 and take medications for anxiety and depression and my partner is 32 and takes Ritalin for ADD. We are both healthy otherwise. I am ashamed to say I have indulged in cocaine for the past 5 weeks behind my partner's back and I am worried because he is ready to conceive. I have been sober for 2 weeks now and never touched cocaine again. Is it safe to concieve now or are my eggs ruined from the cocaine use? I snorted half a gram 4x a week for 5 weeks in a row 2 weeks ago. Thank you for your time.
I have just had an unexpected positive pregnancy test today.
Hi, I have just had an unexpected positive pregnancy test today. I'm still very early on, 3 weeks by my calculations. I'm not covered by my insurance for pregnancy, I'm getting married in November and will be then covered with my fiancé insurance. I have a bicornuate uterus and wondering what test and scans I'll need for the first 12 weeks. Is a confirmation blood test nessesary? Am I at a higher risk of miscarriage? Are there any other things I should be aware of?
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
I am 28 weeks pregnant and I have had intense pain under my
Hello. I am 28 weeks pregnant and I have had intense pain under my right ribs and mid-back on right side for the last few weeks. It seems to be getting worse. Tylenol provides no relief. I have tried several different methods to relieve the pain but nothing helps. It is very difficult to concentrate on anything else. I am not sure what to do.Last weekend, I spent several hours at the hospital because I was experiencing severe gas-like pains in my abdomen and began throwing up over and over. The hospital's tests revealed I was having contractions. They performed several tests to check for pre-term labor but all was clear. They gave me a shot to stop the contractions and I was eventually sent home. They never performed blood work.Yesterday, my doctor's office drew my blood to test my liver functions for possible gall bladder issues but I won't get those results until sometime next week I am sure. They are closed now for the the long holiday weekend. I would appreciate any professional input you could provide. Thank you for your time! - Carynn
I am 36 weeks pregnant (and have some sort of cold/flu).
Hi doctor,I am 36 weeks pregnant (and have some sort of cold/flu). Today the toilet clogged and overflowed so my husband started plunging it. In the process some of the toilet water (which contained fecal matter and urine from both my husband and I splattered and got into my right eye and my mouth. I am terribly worried about my chances of contracting ecoli (as I know that it is passes through feces) or some other bacteria like salmonella or listeria. . I washed my mouth out with salt water shortly after and also rinsed out my eye a few mins later. What do you think my chances of contracting ecoli are, high? Are there always symptoms? Or can it be asymptomatic?Also what is the best way to check for ecoli? And if I do infact contract ecoli wil it cause any harm to my baby?
I had a cervical scan yesterday and the news is not good. I
I had a cervical scan yesterday and the news is not good. I have short cervix (17mm) and severe funneling (funnel width 23mm; funnel length 19mm). Would a rescue cerclage be possible with such severe dilation? If so, do you think it can prevent PTL andhelp me carry to term or will my cervix just keep opening and shortening?
Dr. Kala, I saw my ObGYN and he has 32 years experience and
Dr. Kala, I saw my ObGYN and he has 32 years experience and is highly rated in his field. He spent much time with me today. We decided on the following given my anxiety and OCD and he did no exam at all just read my radiology report and reviewed himself.He stated: 1) 10MM thickness in endometrial lining, I would recommend D&C. You have to get that "old stuff" out to eliminate any chance of future cancer. 2) Right now-'I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU HAVE CANCER; YOUR ODDS ARE 99-98% THAT THE ENDOMETRIUM IS NOT CANCERSINCE YOU CAME IN AT FIRST SIGN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS AGO. - HE APPLAUDED ME FOR THAT. 3) My ultrasound showed: 10MM (did not specify hyperplasia - simple or complex or atypia or not because could not tell due to thickness; there may be a polyp put it is no morethan 1/8th inch and there are two fibroids that are no problem at around 1/16th inch and 1/8th inch. No tumors or other issues that he could seen on the film. 3) Knowing my OCD and my need to leave the city for the next two months he suggested a) I would recommendsurgery for DC with this thickness regardless of what biopsy will show. b) unless you want to take medication to shed it for two months then come back after first of year and we go through the hysterscopy and biopsy; c)he said that it was up to me but sinceI need the D&C anyway, and the hysteroscopy and the polypectomy he asked me if I wanted to just scheduled Ambulatory Surgical Center at his hospital and have it all done at once to relieve my anxiety and to just get it over with. Questions to you: 1)Is thiswise and would you recommend it? 2) Is there a chance that if in the rare event there are any cancer cells that doing an unnecessary D&C would spread those - this doctor says he gets where I am going with it and yes in some surgeries that could be concernbut with the womb that is not typically and issue. 3) I am the type that would like to just go ahead and get it all done at the same time and sent out for biopsy and be done with it. What do you recommend? I felt great confidence in our discussion last nightand what to know what you think. Just like you he said that the polyps "not going to be cancerous-almost never is". The fibroids never are. And the only that could be an issue is pre-cancer in the endometrial lining when they biopsy but he said "Do I thinkyou have cancer - no! You chances of it are less than 2%." So I am feeling confident that I made very important move in getting this all done when I was going to let it just go unless it happened again - luckily I did not. What is your take - do I definitelyneed the D&C at 10MM or should I get a hystorectomy so I don't have to worry about it growing back?
I'm 34 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. I have had two
Hello. I'm 34 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. I have had two c-sections, one after a failed vaginal delivery and the other a scheduled repeat. The closer I get to delivery the more anxious I get about having a 3rd section. Am I at very increased risk of having serious complications?
Director Women's Health
I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and have been on bed rest
Hi. I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and have been on bed rest since 28 weeks due to preterm labor. Unfortunately, this has really set of my anxiety. I've read that being on bed rest can increase the chances of developing blood clots. I've been trying to move my ankles and toes as well as getting up as much as possible. How concerned should I be about this?
Board Certified Physician