Rebecca Sue Uranga MD


Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy

Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that has been closely linked to some cases of recurrent miscarriage. This syndrome increases blood clotting. It can cause dangerous blood clots (thrombosis) and problems with blood flow. For some women, the only sign of this condition is an early miscarriage. Or…

Métodos anticonceptivos de barrera

Los métodos de barrera impiden que los espermatozoides entren en el útero y lleguen al óvulo. En general, los métodos de barrera son menos eficaces, pero tienen menos efectos secundarios, que los métodos hormonales o los DIU. Los métodos de barrera incluyen los condones (masculinos y femeninos), el diafragma, los…

Second-Trimester Exams and Tests

Routine exams and tests At each prenatal visit, you can expect to be weighed. Your blood pressure will be checked. Your urine may also be checked for bacteria, protein, or sugar. Your doctor or midwife will track your baby’s growth and position. To do this, he or she will measure the size of your uterus (fundal height)…

Hormonal Birth Control: Risk of Blood Clots

In some women, the estrogen in combination hormonal birth control methods increases the risk of a blood clot in a leg ( deep vein thrombosis, or DVT ) or a blood clot in a lung ( pulmonary embolism, or PE ). A blood clot in a leg vein can travel through the circulation system and cause pulmonary embolism. The risk for…

Tubal Ligation and Tubal Implants

Tubal ligation , often referred to as “having your tubes tied,” is a surgical procedure in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are blocked, tied, or cut. Tubal implants , such as Essure, are small metal springs that are placed in each fallopian tube in a nonsurgical procedure (no cutting is involved). Over time, scar tissue…