A symptom or sign of pregnancy. These symptoms and signs depend upon the time in pregnancy. In the first trimester of pregnancy, the first sign of pregnancy is most often a missed menstrual period. If a sexually active woman’s periods are generally regular, missing a period for a week or more is presumptive evidence of pregnancy.
Early symptoms of pregnancy also include feelings of breast swelling and tenderness and of nausea sometimes with vomiting. Morning sickness is not always in the morning. Many women become fatigued early in pregnancy, and some may feel abdominal enlargement (bloating).
Early in pregnancy, the woman may feel she has to urinate frequently, especially at nighttime, and she may leak urine with a cough, sneeze or laugh. This is normal.
Other changes characteristic of pregnancy include the deepening color of the areola (area surrounding the nipple), increased body temperature, the mask of pregnancy (darkening of skin on the forehead, bridge of the nose, or cheekbones), and a dark line going down from the middle of the central abdomen area to the pubic area.
- Pregnancy ultrasound
252-260, 1999.) Thus, there is no convincing evidence for any danger from diagnostic ultrasound during pregnancy. Pregnancy ultrasound is also referred to as prenatal ultrasound.
- Pregnancy, acute fatty liver
Liver failure in late pregnancy, usually from unknown cause. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) typically occurs in first-time pregnancies in the last trimester. AFLP causes nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain especially in the upper abdomen (epigastrium), jaundice (yellowing), frequent thirst (polydipsia) and increased urination (polyuria), fatigue, headache, and altered mental state. Laboratory features of […]
- Pregnancy, alcohol in
The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy carries the danger of damaging the fetus and causing fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or fetal alcohol effects.
- Pregnancy, dangerous drugs during
thiouracil/propylthiouracil and carbimazole/methimazole. Cocaine. DES (diethylstilbestrol), a hormone. Thalidomide (THALOMID) which was approved by the FDA for the treatment of a complication of leprosy (erythema nodosum leprosum).
- Pregnancy, ectopic
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can damage the tube’s functioning or leave it partly or completely blocked; Surgery on a Fallopian tube; Surgery in the neighborhood of the Fallopian tube which can leave adhesions (bands of tissue that bind together surfaces); Endometriosis, a condition in which tissue like that normally lining the uterus is found […]