Pregnancy Planning Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Pregnancy Planning. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Pregnancy Planning or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Am I Pregnant? 12 Early Pregnancy Symptoms (Week by Week) Pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman. There are some symptoms that are more frequent in some women. These symptoms ...learn more »
    In This Article
    Am I Pregnant? 12 Early Pregnancy Symptoms (Week by Week) Article
    • Am I pregnant?
    • Pregnancy facts
    • What are the most common pregnancy symptoms?
    • Missed period
    • Breast swelling, tenderness, and pain
    • Abdominal cramps and bloating
    • Food cravings
    • Fatigue and tiredness
    • Elevated basal body temperature
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Frequent urination
    • Changes in nipple color
    • Melasma (darkening of the skin)
    • Mood swings and stress
    • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoid is an enlarged vein in the walls of the anus and sometimes around the rectum, usually caused by untreated...learn more »
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    Hemorrhoids Article
    • Hemorrhoid facts
    • What are hemorrhoids?
    • What causes hemorrhoids?
    • What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
    • How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for hemorrhoids?
    • Diet
    • Over-the-counter medications for hemorrhoids
    • Nonoperative procedures for internal hemorrhoids
    • Surgery
  • Strep Throat Strep throat is a sore throat caused by a bacterium called streptococcus (strep) that can be treated through antibiotics. Common...learn more »
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    Strep Throat Article
    • Strep throat facts
    • What is strep throat?
    • What causes a sore throat?
    • What are tonsils and tonsillitis?
    • What are pharynx and pharyngitis?
    • Viral causes of throat infection
    • Bacterial causes of throat infection
    • How common is strep throat?
    • Is strep throat contagious?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of strep throat?
    • Are strep throat symptoms different in children compared to adults?
    • When should I be concerned about a possible strep throat?
    • How is strep throat diagnosed?
    • Who should be tested for strep throat?
    • How is strep infection treated?
    • How can viral throat infection be treated?
    • Are there any recommended strep throat remedies and symptom reducers?
    • When should the tonsils be removed?
    • Why is it very important to detect and treat a strep throat?
    • What are the potential complications of untreated strep throat infection?
    • Is there a vaccine for strep throat?
    • Can strep throat be prevented?
  • Genital Herpes in Women Genital herpes, a viral infection by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), is transmitted during sexual contact with the mucous-covered...learn more »
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    Genital Herpes in Women Article
    • Genital herpes facts
    • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
    • What is genital herpes?
    • What causes genital herpes?
    • What are genital herpes symptoms and signs?
    • How is genital herpes diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for genital herpes?
    • How can genital herpes be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) for genital herpes?
  • Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Herpes simplex infections are common and when they appear around the mouth and lips, people often refer to them as "cold sores"...learn more »
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    Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Article
    • Herpes simplex infections (nongenital cold sores) facts
    • What are herpes simplex infections?
    • What causes cold sores?
    • What makes herpes (cold sores) recur?
    • How do cold sores spread?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of cold sores?
    • What is primary oral herpes?
    • What does recurrent herpes look like?
    • How long do cold sores last?
    • What are the risk factors for herpes simplex infections?
    • What are the possible complications of oral herpes (cold sores)?
    • What is the prognosis for oral herpes (cold sores)?
    • What other conditions can look like oral herpes (cold sores)?
    • What is angular stomatitis?
    • What are canker sores?
    • How is oral herpes diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for cold sores, are there any home remedies, and what medications are used?
    • Is it possible to prevent cold sores?
  • Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is a parasitic infection that causes flulike symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle aches and pains that...learn more »
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    Toxoplasmosis Article
    • Toxoplasmosis facts
    • What is toxoplasmosis?
    • What is the cause of toxoplasmosis?
    • What factors increase the risk of acquiring toxo?
    • What are the usual symptoms of toxoplasmosis?
    • Why do some people develop severe problems from toxo?
    • Can toxoplasmosis develop into a more serious illness in babies?
    • What is meant by a baby developing "a more severe case of toxo"?
    • How is toxo diagnosed in the lab?
    • How can toxoplasmosis be prevented?
    • Am I able to keep my cat?
    • Once infected with toxo, is my cat always able to spread the infection to me?
    • What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis?
    • What is the prognosis for toxoplasmosis?
  • Streptococcal Infections Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacteria that causes a variety of health problems,...learn more »
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    Streptococcal Infections Article
    • Group A streptococcal infections facts
    • What is group A Streptococcus (GAS)?
    • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections contracted?
    • What diseases are caused by group A streptococcal infection?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of GAS infections?
    • What is invasive group A streptococcal disease? Who is most at risk for getting invasive GAS disease?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome (TSS)?
    • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for invasive group A streptococcal disease?
    • What complications are seen with group A streptococcal infections?
    • Can group A streptococcal infections be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for group A streptococcal infections?
    • Where can people find more information about group A streptococcal infections?
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alcohol intake by a pregnant mother may result in fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in her child. A child with FAS may be hyperactive...learn more »
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Article
    • What is fetal alcohol syndrome?
    • What are fetal alcohol syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • How is the diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome made?
    • What is the diagnosis "fetal alcohol effects"?
    • What problems are peculiar to children with fetal alcohol syndrome?
    • What causes fetal alcohol syndrome?
    • How much alcohol is safe during pregnancy?
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome At A Glance
  • Miscarriage A miscarriage is any pregnancy that ends spontaneously before the fetus can survive. Miscarriage usually occurs before the 13th...learn more »
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    Miscarriage Article
    • Miscarriage facts
    • What is a miscarriage?
    • What causes a miscarriage, and what are the tests for the different causes?
    • What does NOT cause miscarriage?
    • Are there lifestyle factors associated with miscarriage?
    • What are the symptoms of a miscarriage?
    • What will the doctor look for during an examination with suspectedmiscarriage?
    • How is threatened abortion evaluated?
    • What are common terms a woman might hear during evaluation for miscarriage?
    • What treatment can a woman expect when she has had a miscarriage?
    • When should a woman receive evaluation for underlying causes of pregnancy loss?
    • Can something be done to prevent future miscarriages?
  • Stretch Marks Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the elastic middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When the skin is...learn more »
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    Stretch Marks Article
    • Stretch mark facts
    • What are stretch marks?
    • What causes stretch marks?
    • What are risk factors for stretch marks?
    • What are symptoms and signs of stretch marks?
    • How are stretch marks diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for stretch marks?
    • Are there any home remedies for stretch marks?
    • What is the prognosis of stretch marks?
    • Can stretch marks be prevented?
  • Listeria Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Listeriosis symptoms include diarrhea, nausea and fever. Pregnant...learn more »
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    Listeria Article
    • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes infection) facts
    • What is listeriosis? What causes listeriosis?
    • What are listeriosis symptoms and signs?
    • What are the risk factors for listeriosis?
    • How is listeriosis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for listeriosis?
    • How does a person get listeriosis?
    • Can listeriosis be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for Listeria infections?
    • If a person has eaten recalled food potentially contaminated with Listeria, what should he or she do?
    • What is the government doing about listeriosis?
  • Birth Control (Types and Options) There are a number of different methods of birth control to include: barrier methods, IUDs, hormonal methods, natural methods,...learn more »
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    Birth Control (Types and Options) Article
    • Birth control facts
    • Introduction to birth control types and options
    • Summary and conclusions