First trimester of pregnancy - Physical examination

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Physical Examination of the body

General Examination: 
Essentially done to check your physical state to ensure a safe pregnancy.

 Heart is auscultated
 Any abnormal respiratory sounds are looked for
 Abdomen is palpated very carefully for any mass 
 The mental status and is ascertained

Obstetric examination: 
Examination is done per vaginum which


 Confirms pregnancy 
 Confirms whether the fetus is within the uterus or outside the uterus 
 Determines any other anatomic problems of the uterus 

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Itsme

Hi, i am 13 weeks pregnant now. I have missed taking folic acid tablets that is prescribed during my first trimester many times. Will that affect the growth of baby of health in any way.

questioner

I am 30 years and late for my periods like 7 days.(usually i have irregular periods ranging from 30 to 37 days). I was sexually active from 30th day of my cycle. Could i be pregnant? i did the home test and found to be negative.

Kelechi

Considering the date you were sexually active, it is likely that you are not pregnant. 7 days delay is not enough for you to conclude, you need to wait for 10-12days before conclusion. However, the test is necessary.

Daphne

Hi, I'm 38 years old and suspect that I'm pregnant 'coz I'm a week delayed.My LMP was 02/13/10 and I was waiting for my next period to arrive on 03/15/10 but it didn't. I'm afraid to do home PT because several years ago, I was a month delayed and my period came when I was about to do home PT and felt depressed. I feel weak lately and not much of an appetite for breakfast and looking for food that would satisfy me. In case, this would be my first pregnancy after 9 years of marriage.

magetu

i had a miscarriage after 3months of my first pregnancy on the 26th of Jan.2009.I stopped bleeding by the 10th of February and i realized that i was pregnant again, but unfortunately, on the 26th of may i started bleeding and feeling some pains in my abdomen. I am so scared i don't want to have a miscarriage again. Please help me out i don't know what to do. Ameera Setapak

Amito Sheilla

i was wondering wat causes none stop bleeding during and after giving birth.

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