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I am currently overseas and 29 weeks pregnant. I had very

Hello. I am currently overseas and 29 weeks pregnant. I had very light bleeding which led to identifying a SCH of 2cm. This was first found a week and a half ago and a week later it was stable and the same size. I am hoping to give birth in the US, but the doctor I saw here told me not to fly due to the increased risk. I'd be flying 6 hours to Frankfurt and then 10 hours to Chicago. Would you recommend flying? I am having some anxiety being stuck here and the potential of not delivering in my home, so am worried that could be causing its own damage! Appreciate your help.

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I have been trying to conceive with artificial insemination

Hello,I have been trying to conceive with artificial insemination (ICI and IUI) for 15 cycles (I'm in a same-sex relationship). I had an ectopic pregnancy last year and one tube was removed because of it. Today I had an ultrasound to prepare for another IUI and my RE told me that she thinks I may have an arcuate uterus. She said she didn't see it last time, but today she could see it. She said she recommends a hysteroscopy to see if there is adequate blood flow (and to rule out that this may be the reason why I haven't conceived yet). She said she may do a cut in this area to fix it. I'm really not fond of any cuts and surgery, so I'm wondering if this is standard procedure. Is this something I should be worried about? My RE said she thinks I should have this procedure before the next IUI or possible IVF. Is there a chance that this might negatively affect my fertility?

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Dr. Tim, MD

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Im currently pregnant & i have 5 weeks already but 2 weeks

Hello my name is ***** ***** currently pregnant & i have 5 weeks already but 2 weeks ago i started feeling pain when doing sexual intercourse & today the exterior of my vagina started to swell up, why is this?JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?Customer: Well interior for 2 weeks & exterior just today & no injuries that i remember.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Umm i only have asthma havent had any medical issues recently.

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Dr. Kala

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I am 21 weeks pregnant with my first pregnancy. I had my

Hello. I am 21 weeks pregnant with my first pregnancy. I had my second ultrasound appointment on November 17 and everything went well, but then when I went to see my OBGYN a week later she said that I had funneling, but my cervix is 4cm. She said not to worry but that I will have another ultrasound in 2 weeks to check on it and I will see her two weeks after that. She didnt tell me to take it easy or to be on bed rest or anything. Im not on any medication. She said it looks good because my cervix is so long this far along. Im worried because this sounds completely different than everyone else who I have heard have an experience with funneling. Does this sound correct?

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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.

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Dr. Tim, MD

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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?

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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

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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?

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Dr. Tim, MD

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I am 19 weeks pregnant and RH-. I just experienced some

Hi. I am 19 weeks pregnant and RH-. I just experienced some bleeding after intercourse and was worried that I might need the Rhogham shot now?

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Dr. Kala

Director Women's Health

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