Pregnancy

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy occurs when an egg is fertilized by sperm, forming a bundle of cells (zygote) that eventually develop into a fetus. The average pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, but normal term can range from 37-42 weeks. A pregnancy is often divided into 3 trimesters of fourteen weeks each. The 1st trimester is when symptoms such as cramping, fatigue and/or morning sickness may occur. During the 2nd trimester, early symptoms decrease and fetal movements will become more noticeable. During the 3rd trimester, the fetus will turn its head downward in preparation for labor and delivery.

Common indications of pregnancy may include fatigue, nausea, food cravings, increased urination, tender breasts, and a missed period. A pregnancy test can be done at home or at a doctor's office for confirmation. Ultrasounds and prenatal visits are important and allow mothers and doctors to monitor the health of mother and baby. Most pregnancies go to full term and experience no issues. Tests are available to determine some aspects of the baby's health while still in utero. If you are pregnant or looking to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your risks and what to do to ensure your baby's health.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 15887 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anesthetic management of primary hyperparathyroidism during pregnancy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Hong Zeng, Zhengqian Li, Xiaoqing Zhang, Ning Wang, Yang Tian, Jun Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9390.

 

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) during pregnancy is rare. Nevertheless, hypercalcemia secondary to gestational PHPT may be masked by physiological changes in calcium homeostasis during pregnancy. Gestational PHPT constitutes a serious danger to mother and fetus. Surgery is the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ruptured secondary abdominal pregnancy after primary laparoscopic treatment for tubal pregnancy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Duoduo Zhang, Anxia Chen, Yu Gu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9254.

 

Most secondary abdominal pregnancies happen after spontaneous abortion of tubal pregnancy or ruptured intrauterine pregnancy. However, we presented a case of ruptured secondary abdominal pregnancy after primary laparoscopic treatment of tubal pregnancy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy or azithromycin-induced intrahepatic cholestasis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Baoshi Han, Yan Sheng, Li Wang, Hao Feng, Xianzeng Hou, Yan Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(52):e9346.

 

Azithromycin-induced liver injury has been rarely reported in adult individuals, let alone in a pregnant woman. Here, we describe the clinical features and outcomes of azithromycin-induced liver injury in a pregnant woman.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2175 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Advanced gastrointestinal carcinoma with massive ascites and hydrothorax during pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Wenfeng Ye, Yanhong Tang, Changfang Yao, Junyu Shi, Yongjuan Xu, Jingting Jiang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9354.

 

Gastrointestinal carcinoma is rare during pregnancy. It is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage because special gastrointestinal symptoms are generally overlooked during pregnancy, and there are many limitations and contraindications for using diagnostic tools during pregnancy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Early pregnancy following multidrug regimen chemotherapy in a gestational trophoblastic neoplasia patient: A case report.
 

Author(s): Gang Niu, Lin-Jing Yuan, Feng-Qiu Gong, Juan Yang, Cai-Xia Zhu, Hong-Wei Shen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9221.

 

Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia is a group of rare tumors that can be cured using chemotherapy. The use of artificial contraception for at least 1 year is recommended not only due to the high recurrence rate in the first year after treatment, but also because of the unclear genetic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Valsalva Retinopathy in Twin-Pregnancy: A Case Report and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Naiyang Li, Zhe Zhu, Genrong Yi, Sheng Li, Xiaotong Han

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BACKGROUND Valsalva retinopathy is a rare but sight-threatening condition with sudden visual loss. Twin-pregnancy is known as a confirmed risk factor for Valsalva retinopathy. CASE REPORT A 21-year-old twin-pregnant Chinese woman with 31 weeks of gestation complained of a sudden decrease ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Maternal Physical Activity and Pregnancy Outcome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Complications

 

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2018

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Comparison of Laparoscopic Cornuostomy and Wedge Resection for Interstitial Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cornual Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017

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