Question: can excess intake of sugar cause diabetes (of any type)? Be it in pregnancy
or in non pregnancy ? B. (Nigeria)
Question: Hi, i'm just over 12 weeks in pregnancy and 2 days ago i had very slight
bleeding more so when i wiped but nothing since, only a pinkish colour on the tissue
afterwards. Could you tell me if this is normal or should i contact my GP? Kind regards,
Answer: No amount of vaginal bleeding in pregnancy should be regarded as ‘normal’, whether there is pain or not. It is indeed the case that the vast majority of the type of bleeding you are describing will usually be innocuous, with no effect on the pregnancy. It is, nonetheless, important to verify that all is well. Advice in such cases is always to see your doctor or midwife for this to be done. At the very least, this will put your mind at rest. Best wishes.
Question: I was diagnosed with anti-cw over 20 yrs ago when pregnant with my first
child. Myself and children suffered no ill affects due to these anti-bodies. I have
recently had screening for bloods due to an operation i am having next month and
these anti-bodies are still present. I have never had a blood transfusion, used drugs
and am in good health. How did i get these anti-bodies and what problems can occur
in the future? Hope you can help. C.S. (UK)
Answer: Anti-Cw antibodies are one group of antibodies that are relatively rare. One aspect of these antibodies is that they can be found where no known triggering factor is apparent. This is sometimes described as ‘naturally occurring’ antibodies. In effect, like in your case, there is no history of exposure to somebody else’s blood product to explain the development of the antibodies. Some studies have shown that some women may have developed these antibodies as a result of exposure to semen from their partners who have Cw antigens (the protein component which trigger development of these antibodies). There is strong evidence that semen can carry these protein components and therefore the respective sexual partners can thereby end up developing these anti-Cw antibodies. It is possible this is how you ended up with these antibodies. It is very unlikely that this will have any clinical significance for you in the future. Of course were you to need a blood transfusion, compatible blood will need to be found but that should not be a problem. You do not need to worry.
Question: Hi, I’m 20 wks pregnant and had my scan today. Report says that 'possible
succenturiate lobe at lower edge of placenta'. I just want to know what it exactly
means and is it any thing to worry about or is it normal.. Hope to hear from you
soon. Thanks. J. (UK)
Question: I am trying for pregnancy and not succeeded so far. I am very sad. P.
Question: I am 29yrs old,i have kid of 3yrs. Now, after testing with a strip (urine) i found I am pregnant. I had some bleeding after. The amount of total blood gone was almost a quarter of regular menstrual bleeding . It lasted for two days only while using the toilets. I had visited doctor who did the following 1/ blood test to analyse pregnancy.( positive ) 2/ ultra sound (nothing detected ) 3/ beta hcg quantitative (55.82IU/L).
As per the doctor the baby is about 4 weeks and needs to wait for 10 days to have
another scanning. Today we did a scanning. but nothing detected in th uterus. so
she suggested for another beta hcg quantitative to see whether baby is growing somewhere
else other than uterus. Now we are waiting for the result. Just want to know what
could be wrong. Regards. A. (Oman)