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    nic14120 posted:
    Hello!!


    I have two questions:
    1) in addition to my previous question about having an enlarged spleen. The GI specialist I had seen did an endoscopy and said everything looked fine. His next review would be for me to do a breath test to see if I have excess bacteria that could be causing gas. I am hesitant to do this test now that I am newly pregnant. Is it possible for someone that produces a lot of gas internally to have pretty consistent upper left quardrent pressure and excessive belching?
    2) With my first pregnancy I was around 185-188 lbs prior to preg. With my second I was around 185 as well prior. This pregnancy I am in a lot better shape. I was running often and had been at my highest of 198 and am now down to 178. I was gestational with both. Diet controlled with my first, insulin needed at bedtime with my second. Neither cases had developed into diabetes and as of 4/2012 my levels were good for no diabetes. Is there any chance I could possibly not develop it a 3rd time seeing as I am a little smaller in weight starting in this pregnancy? Anything I can do to avoid it/insulin? I don't mind diet control, I just would love to avoid insulin needles if at all possible (but would obviously do what Is necessary!)


    Thanks!
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    georgiagail responded:
    1. Of course.

    2. You haven't mentioned your height so it is difficult to determine whether you are obese at this point (but unless you are very tall you would likely fit this category) but whether things will go downhill gestational diabetes wise with this pregnancy will likely depend on yur eating habits and weight gains during this pregnancy. Sorry but there's not a lot of weight difference between 178 and 185 -188 pounds and because you've faced gestational diabetes twice before there's a better than average chance you will face it with this third pregnancy. No one here can tell you if this will involve insulin therapy.

    Gail


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