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  • A Case of Robertsonian Translocation and Turner Mosaicism

    The reader below recently lost a pregnancy early in gestation. During the course of her work-up afterwards, she was found to have not only a balanced Robertsonian translocation of chromosomes 13;15, but a low level of mosaicism for Turner syndrom...

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  • Amniotic Fluid - 1 - The Basics

    We have readers with a wide range of backgrounds and medical sophistication. One of the things I have tried to do on this site is to provide information which appeals to readers across this spectrum. In some instances, we have discussed very basi...

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  • Cruise - 2 - A Lesson in Group Therapy

    The last day of the cruise was overcast, rainy, and cold. For those who had gotten too much sun already, that was probably a blessing! We were not in sight of land and the open water was rougher than it had been – out came the Dramamine. Anyway...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 3

    It the last two posts we reviewed a discussion I had with a young woman who had misconceptions about the significance of an “abnormal Pap test” result early in her pregnancy. The point that was emphasized to her was the she did have genital warts ...

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  • ACOG Annual Meeting - San Diego - Why Do Men Have Nipples?

    I am going to take some liberties here, so forgive me (or FIRE me). I know that the title of these web sites has been changed (for the better, because at least someone signing on can now easily find the sites!) to “Health Talk” but Healthline aske...

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  • Understanding 'Rh-disease'

    When antibodies from an Rh-sensitized woman cross the placenta and enter the circulation of an Rh-positive baby, they attach to the Rh-antigens on the fetal red blood cells (RBCs). Once that occurs, the fetal immune system is fooled into believin...

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  • Abnormal First Trimester Screen in a Woman with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Hello Dr. T:I am also new to the whole blogging thing. I am currently 13 weeks 3 days, and was told at my last prenatal appointment that based on my first trimester screening, I have a 1 in 235 chance of having a baby with Downs syndrome. I am onl...

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  • Fever in Pregnancy

    The same reader who asked if obstetrical ultrasound caused babies to be left-handed also wanted to know if fever during early pregnancy could hurt her baby. As is so much in this business, the answer, of course, is not straightforward. The simpl...

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  • "The Road Not Taken..."

    Recently, I was asked to see a very interesting patient in consultation. Although a favorable outcome of her pregnancy is by no means guaranteed at this time, I am fairly sure that the timely request from her physician for a “curbside” consult av...

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  • Amniocentesis is Not Without Risk

    Occasionally, a series of comments are left that leave me feeling quite disturbed. Included below is such a series received over the past few weeks, and to which I responded, that tell a story all by themselves. Please read all the way to the end ...

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Dr. Trofatter is an expert on maternal-fetal medicine.

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