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Posted By Blair Swing on October 26, 1998 at 14:47:40: My 5 year old niece has been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome and has been given the usual treatment of Steroids for this disease. However she has not been respon...
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Posted By Mary on April 05, 1998 at 21:30:20: I am a 42 year old and just found out I am pregnant after being on HRT since '94. I was told my ovary (one previously removed) was not functioning at that time so I did not th...
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Posted By Bob on August 28, 1998 at 23:14:07: My daugher was born (1989) with Duodenal Atresia. The condition was surgically corrected at birth. When she was 6 she suffered two months of excruciating stomach pains. Af...
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Posted by Jenean on May 24, 1999 at 12:44:45 My 11 year old daughter gains weight without any effort! I recently read an article on hypothyroid disorder and it listed the symptoms and to my disbelief she has them all!! I had her tes...
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Posted by Patty on May 24, 1999 at 12:07:49 Hi I had a shot of Methotrexate last Monday after a diagnosis of suspected ectopic. The day before the shot, My hcg levels were at 2700. 4 days after the shot My levels are a little over 3...
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Posted by Kathryn Milstead on May 24, 1999 at 01:21:12 I had an HSG performed at the start of March. We were told that everything was alright to try for a pregnancy. We lost a pregnancy last July at 16 weeks. With no explanation for...
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Posted by Angie on May 23, 1999 at 20:48:01 I quit having my period while on birth control pills. My doctor gave me extra estrogen to take during my cycle but this failed to start my period. I decided to quit taking the pill all tog...
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Posted by Fiona Macdonald on May 24, 1999 at 16:58:15 I have K antibodies in my blood. Can anyone explain the relevance of this? What effects might this have on my baby, either before or after birth? If the father is K-negative, are r...
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Posted by Worried.... on May 22, 1999 at 19:26:36 I know this will seem a little far-fetched, but I'm kinda scared, and I would like an outside opinion. Lately I've been feeling symtoms similar to those for a pregnancy: a full heavy ...
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Posted by Sherri on May 24, 1999 at 13:35:16 I am a 30 year old female in good health. After the birth by c-section of my daughter 12-20-97 I developed a serious infection in the c- site followed by a ilieo-femoral DVT in my left leg...
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Posted by Pam on May 24, 1999 at 16:54:40 With my first and only pregnancy, I had pre-eclampsia at 13 weeks, at which point I was taken off work. At about 16 weeks I was put on bedrest. I was first hospitalized at 24 weeks then agai...
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Posted by Hana on May 23, 1999 at 11:33:36 I am 31 years old now, I have had 3 blighted ovum pregnancies in the last 2 years, the first was in April 1997, & the last is a current one that is scheduled for D/C next week. I have had s...
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Posted by Patty on May 21, 1999 at 11:24:36 Hi I became pg for the fist time this past cycle with the use of Chlomid. My husband and I had tried for 10 mos. prior. My cycles were always irregular and I knew that sometimes I did ovula...
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Posted by Denise on May 22, 1999 at 16:36:41 I hope someone can help me. My daughter is 20 weeks pregnant with a normal pregnancy. BP/urine, etc. is all ok. For the past 3 weeks, she has had severe swelling on the right foot, ankle...
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Posted by Laura on May 23, 1999 at 15:17:20 I am in my 29th week of a fairly normal pregnancy. I am 34 now and will be 35 shortly after my baby is born. In November 1997, I had 3 larger and 5 small fibroid tumors removed from the o...
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Posted by Steph on May 22, 1999 at 16:10:28 Hi- I am 7.5 weeks pregnant. I am a first timer and have alot of concerns. I have been reading a bit on blighted ovum's. There aren't alot of specifics out there. Could somebody please ...
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Posted by Jenna on May 22, 1999 at 15:03:30 Dear Drs., I'm 29 and have been on bc pills since 17. Was on Ortho Novum 7/7/7 for first 7 yrs., was put on Orthocept, was put back on Ortho Novum, and got a benign ovarian cyst a while lat...
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Posted by Dawn on May 23, 1999 at 14:07:54 My doctor has prescribed Prometrium (200 mg 2x a day). I was on Progesterone suppositories for my last two pregnancies (which I carried to full term) due to a drop in Progesterone levels aro...
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Posted by Kim on May 21, 1999 at 13:52:07 I had a pregnancy loss two months ago, first pregnancy. Dates said fetus was 16+ weeks but measured only 13 weeks. Chromosome study came back normal. I have hypothyroidism. My early May le...
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Posted by Cari on May 21, 1999 at 11:50:38 Hello, My husband and I (we're both 33) had been trying to conceive for 8 months. I was told that I wasn't ovulating, based on the fact that my basal body temperature charts showed a temp ri...
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