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Pregnancy (currently pregnant)

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State of embryonic or fetal development within the female uterus. Also called gestation. Rarely, transgender men can become pregnant. Characterized by absence of menstruation, breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, urinary frequency, weight gain, and fetal movement. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the blood and urine is an early diagnostic sign. Other common signs and symptoms are fatigue, breast enlargement, abdominal bloating / enlargement, mood swings, spider angiomas, Chadwick sign, Montgomery's tubercles, Hegar's sign, elevated basal body temperature, and stretch marks. Duration of human pregnancy is approximately 40 weeks.

Management of normal pregnancy involves prenatal health care, good nutrition, and eliminating risk factors to the fetus (smoking, substance abuse, and mental, physical and environmental hazards). Per the US Preventative Services Task Force, all pregnant women should be screened for syphilis infection as early in their pregnancy as possible.

Routine medical exams are necessary to monitor health of mother and fetus, determine multiple pregnancies, and watch for signs of complications such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, placental abruption, infection, thrombosis, and intrauterine fetal death.

For pregnancy-related conditions affecting the skin, see linea nigra, striae, pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP), melasma, and pemphigoid gestationis (rare). Impetigo herpetiformis is a rare but potentially serious pustular dermatosis typically seen in the third trimester of pregnancy.

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ICD10CM:
Z33.1 – Pregnant state, incidental

SNOMEDCT:
289908002 – Pregnancy

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Pregnancy (currently pregnant) : Fatigue, Nausea/vomiting, Elevated urine hCG level, Urinary frequency, Breast tenderness, Weight gain
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