The Drs: Scary Snap Chat Filter + Misdiagnosing Miscarriages

The Doctors: Snap Chat Filter Terrifies Toddler

The Doctors thoroughly enjoy sharing viral videos, but they shared some that had them wondering if a viral prank parents are pulling in their children could be going too far. There’s a demon filter on Snap Chat and one mom used it to scare her child. The video has now been viewed more than 5 million times. Hannah, the mom from the video, joined the show via Skype from the U.K. and explained that she never intentionally scared her daughter, because she thought it was just a face with a mustache, but when she opened her mouth it made a terrifying roar sound which scared her little girl.

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Hannah said she knows she’s certainly not a bad mother, but she’s gotten horrible comments, including death threats, because of the video. The Doctors discussed the video, agreeing that she was just having fun with her child and never intentionally scared her. People just took it overboard. Dr Travis Stork suggested test-driving apps before you involve your children.

The Drs: Scary Snap Chat Filter + Misdiagnosing Miscarriages

A new study found that a shocking number of miscarriages are misdiagnosed, and on woman shared her personal experience with a misdiagnosis. (esparta / Flickr)

Have you ever accidentally scared your children with an app on your phone?

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The Doctors: Linking Tinder & STDs

The Doctors then moved on to talk about a new billboard that is claiming people who use popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, are more susceptible to STDs. The AIDS Health Care Foundation is behind the billboard. Tinder ordered a Cease and Desist letter to HCF. Jess Carbino, a Tinder Sociologist, said the CDC finds that there’s actually been a decline in gonorrhea and chlamydia in their recent studies, so to link Tinder to those infections without statistical evidence is problematic.

The director of the Health Care Foundation, Whitney Engeran-Cordova, said Tinder has 70% of its users in metropolitan areas and of the 19 million people getting infected with STDs on an annual basis, half of those are under 24-years-old. Over half of Tinder’s users are under 24-years-old, so Whitney said there’s a correlation. Dr Jennifer Ashton said in her opinon, dating apps don’t cause sexually transmitted infections, unprotected sexual activity does. Whitney said they’re not attacking the apps because they’re connecting people, but they want people to engage in conversation and be safe.

The Doctors: Misdiagnosed Miscarriages

The Doctors moved on once again to talk about a new study that showed the alarming number of pregnancies being misdiagnosed as miscarriages. A study looked at 3,000 pregnant women in Britain 549 of whose doctors believed their were going to miscarry and out of those initial miscarriage diagnosis, 19 were wrong. Dr Ashton said any woman who has experienced this, knows how stressful it can be. It can be a difficult clinical assessment to make. Dr Ashton explained that they go by what they see on an ultrasound as well as what a blood test shows. A lot of times, the points of information don’t match up.

Dr Ashton said in her fifteen years as an OB/GYN, she’s never had a situation where she had to immediately take a woman into the operating room to do a “DNC.” She said if you’re ever in that situation where your doctor thinks you could be suffering from a miscarriage, you’re completely in your rights to wait and repeat testing. A lot of times, what was though to be a threatened miscarriage, turns into a healthy pregnancy. Ultrasounds and blood tests are so precise now, but things can go wrong.

It’s also important to know the difference between a miscarriage and a threatened miscarriage. You always have time.

The Doctors: Miscarriage Diagnosis Options

Shannon Hunt, a supervising producer for the show, explained that during her first pregnancy, she got an ultrasound and saw a gestational sac, but no apparent embryo or heartbeat. To better determine her due date, they suggested blood tests to look at her hormones. The doctor called her and apologized saying her pregnancy wasn’t viable. Her hormone levels were consistent with someone about 3-months-pregnant but they weren’t increasing at the rate they should, so combined with the ultrasound, he thought there wasn’t a baby there. She was very clearly devastated and thought she should undergo the DNC to increase her fertility and reduce her risk, but her heart felt like she was ending a wanted pregnancy.

She told her husband and her doctor she wanted to wait two weeks, so they did, and when she went in for the DNC, she asked to see one more time. He agreed to an ultrasound and saw the “tiniest fleck of white” and when he turned on the audio, there was a heartbeat. The doctor said to her “I think that there’s a baby there.” That tiny heartbeat turned into her now 12-year-old daughter Ryan who was born perfectly healthy.

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