Medical conditions in pregnancy

Other medical conditions in pregnancy

Severe diabetes and pregnancy

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Desiree saw me initially for management of her first pregnancy in 2015. She had been an insulin dependent diabetic since she was five years old and was requiring 30 units of insulin per day when I saw her for her first antenatal visit. She also had a history of hypertension since 2011, though was not […]

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A sudden turn of events

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Location of Veins in Leg

A patient booked with me for management of her 4th pregnancy management. The pregnancy progressed well until 38 weeks and 3 days gestation. That evening she became aware of painful vein swelling in her left thigh. Her GP arranged a doppler ultrasound scan the next morning. The ultrasound scan found there was extensive thrombus (blood […]

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“I have itchy hands and itchy feet”

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itchy hands

Bronwyn presented at 10 weeks pregnancy for management of her second ongoing pregnancy. Her first ongoing pregnancy had been complicated by preeclampsia (requiring medication to control her blood pressure) and intrauterine foetal growth retardation. She had a successful outcome of a little girl at 38 weeks with a birth weight of 2494gms. This pregnancy progressed […]

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Breast cancer in pregnancy

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Survivors of Breast Cancer

It was Monday afternoon last week. Rebecca attended with her husband Russell for her antenatal visit at 38 weeks 6 days gestation. She had had a right breast biopsy the previous Thursday and was anxious to find out the result. The result had just come through. I had to tell her the very sad news that […]

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“I have been having hypo’s more often.”

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Dr Sykes holding a Baby

Sherree saw me for management of her first pregnancy. She had been a diabetic for five years before her pregnancy. Before her first visit with me, she had an appointment with her endocrinologist. Prior to being pregnant, he had managed her diabetes with oral medications – Metformin and Diamicron. Now that she was pregnant he […]

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Never quit

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Dr Sykes with Patient

This is an amazing and wonderful story of a fabulous couple who after 15 years of trying to have to baby and despite a very challenging high-risk pregnancy because of severe preeclampsia have been blessed with was a beautiful baby boy. Irene and her husband married in 2001. She was 30 years old. They started […]

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