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My daughter was just diagnosed with condylar resorption. Anyone else have it and can shed some light?


Condlyar resorption is a rare disease and it sounds like every case is a little different. We are looking to find other people who have this condition and want to know what happened in their cases. My daughter is 17 years old and had jaw surgery last year. The condylar resorption just showed up about two months ago. Her bite is now back to the way it was before surgery. She has some pain and we are seeing a chiropractor.
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Condylar resorption almost exclusively affects women. Its exact etiology and pathogenesis remain unclear. It has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis, temporomandibular joint internal derangement, condylar fractures, connective tissue or autoimmune diseases, orthodontic treatment, and orthognathic surgery. In most cases, however, there is no identifiable precipitating event, hence the term "idiopathic condylar resorption." The female predisposition to this condition may be attributed to the influence of estrogen and prolactin on the bone response. Treatment of idiopathic condylar resorption is controversial. Condylectomy and reconstruction with costochondral graft offer definitive management of active idiopathic condylar resorption.  (+ info)

How do you tell the difference between fetal heartbeat and fetal blood flow?


I am 18.5 weeks pregnant and I have a fetal heart monitor at home. I can hear the fetal blood flow but I am not sure if I can hear the heartbeat. If there is good fetal blood flow does that mean the baby is perfectly fine? or should i keep looking around for the heartbeat. I could be crazy and be hearing the heartbeat its just so hard to tell so I wanted to know if the blood flow was good enough to hear.
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Hi! I had the same problem and it was because the baby was moving around so much it was hard to get an accurate heart rate. The heartbeat will sound like a galloping horse. Usually once you find the fetal blood flow the heartbeat can be heard in the general area of that. Here's a website that has a clip of what the heartbeat sounds like. You may have heard it and didn't realize what it was. (like me!) Good luck!
http://pregnancytoday.com/sounds/index.htm  (+ info)

Does the fetal heartbeat using the Bebe Sounds Fetal Heart Monitor sound like a skipping record?


Does the fetal heartbeat using the Bebe Sounds Fetal Heart Monitor sound like a skipping record?

Is there anyway to help boost the sound quality (whether listening to it with the headphones or recording with it straight to the pc)?


Thanks in Advance.
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i found if you turn the volume way down you can still hear ok but there isn't as much crackling.  (+ info)

What should a fetal heartbeat be at 7 weeks?


What should a fetal heartbeat be at 7 weeks?
I went in for a sonogram yesterday and my fetal heartbeat was 148 is that good for 7 weeks. Another thing is according to my last period i should be 6 weeks and 2 days but my fetus is measuring 7 weeks and 1 day how is that possible?
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Every baby grows at different rates. There will be huge growth spurts followed by very little growth. Your bean might be a head up on the growth spurt, no need to worry. 148 heartbeat is excellent! Congratulations!  (+ info)

What is the best home fetal heart monitor?


I'm looking to buy a home fetal heart monitor and was wondering what is the best one to buy? Any suggestions? Thank you!
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My sister gave me one last night that works wonderfully! It's called Baby Sound and she said she bought it for $65 at a medical supply store. She got it when she was pregnant and could hear her baby's heartbeat at 12 weeks! I am 24 weeks currently and was able to pick up my little girl immediately, so it works VERY well.

Just remember, you get what you pay for. My sister got a good deal on this one, but the $40 ones you can get at Wal-Mart DO NOT work very well and can't get the heartbeat until very late in pregnancy.  (+ info)

When does fetal movement usually start to decrease?


I am 32 weeks pregnant, and in the past, let's say two weeks, I've noticed an obvious decrease in fetal movement. I still feel him move enough (according to my kick counts), but not nearly as much as I used to. He used to be like an octopus in there, but now all I get is a random foot poking out, no more squirms and flips and limbs flying. Is this normal for being as far along as I am? When do you usually start to feel a decrease? Thanks!
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All babies worry their mothers with what *seems* like less movements. Fact is, as your baby gets bigger and starts running out of room in there, he'll still move as much. It just won't feel so jerky or forceful. You'll just start feeling squirming and jabs from arms and legs opposed to that octopus feeling when he still had room to do somersaults and flips. Its very normal. Your kick counts are good so all is well. Try to relax a little bit. Your little one is just comfy in whatever position he's in and either doesn't want to or can't move from the position he's in.

There is a time, though, when the kick counts should decrease. This should* happen right before you go into labor.

Another thing is, a lot of babies find their own routine, even in mommy's womb. You may notice that your baby is more active at night or certain times of the day. Maybe when you're hungry or have just eaten. Just pay attention to your baby's routine and not so much the forcefulness of his kicks and movements. Your kick counts say he's fine, so he is! Just growing mommy. :)  (+ info)

How fast is the fetal heartbeat when it first starts?


As in, how many bpm is the fetal heartbeat at, say, four weeks when it has just started to beat?
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The heart first starts beating around 5-6 weeks pregnant. At this time it is generally between 90-110 - as the embryo grows, it gradually increases at about 3.3 beats/day - or 10 beats per every 3 days.

Example - at my 6 weeks ultrasound my babies heartbeat was 111beats per minute. Now at at 10 weeks, my babies heartbeat is about 175 beats per minutes. It generally tops out at about 190 and then it stabilizes at about around 150-160. Hope this helps!  (+ info)

Has anybody bought a fetal doppler and does it work?


Has anybody bought a fetal doppler and does it work? Just wondering if you can recommend a brand and one that is worth purchasing.
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We bought a $20 one from walmart and you can't really use it until youre about 6 months but youre able to hear the babys movements and kicks and the swooshing around and you'll be able to hear the heartbeat. I loved it because i've had 2 miscarriages in the past, so when my baby has his days of not moving as much, I use it to listen to his heartbeat and it puts me at ease. And its funny when we use it because he'll hit the spot where we put the doppler. I think it's worth it.  (+ info)

How many weeks into a pregnancy will a fetal pole and heartbeat?


How many weeks into a pregnancy will a fetal pole and heartbeat show up on a sonogram and what HCG level will a fetal pole and heartbeat show up on a sonogram?
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I think usually the can find a heartbeat round 6 weeks hun. Wishing you the best happy and healthy 9 months. :)  (+ info)

What is the difference between fetal age and gestation age?


And does the ultrasound go by fetal or gestational age? Thanks.
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The term gestational age refers to the length of time since the first day of your last menstrual period. If your gestational age is four weeks, this means that it has been four weeks since the first day of your last period.

The term fetal age, on the other hand, refers to the age of your developing baby, counting from the estimated date of conception. The fetal age is typically two weeks less than the gestational age.

Edit: Sorry got ahead of myself - tired

Ultrasound goes by gestational age NOT fetal - sorry  (+ info)

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