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Dr. Rakhi Dimino

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Houston, TX

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

179 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely no problem: While you are breastfeeding you can eat as you normally would. You do not need to avoid any particular food unless your baby has symptoms like bloody ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: Premature ovarian failure means your ovaries no longer release eggs and are not functioning. Usually you would need to use an egg donor to have a baby... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rest and hydration: There is not a great definitive way to increase amniotic fluid when it is low. Often times complete rest and hydration are recommended. If the pregnan... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast skin change: If you have any changes to the skin on your breast that cannot be explained, go see you doctor right away for a breast exam and possible mammogram and... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carefully: When you are nursing, you are passing nutrition to your baby so first and foremost eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Avoid any diet pills, shots, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No need: Breast tenderness, even extreme sensitivity if the nipples us normal in early pregnancy. It generally goes away by 12 to 16 weeks and is nor associate... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy, but it may not help all the pains, such as round ligament pain, during early pregnancy. No medicati... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Use a condom until you have actually seen his lab results on paper, including that for herpes and hpv. Also use a condom if there is any, even remote,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Good nutrition comes from a well-balanced including fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Your body may be able to go a few d... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A laxative makes you go and get everything out. It can cause you to feel quite crampy or even have diarrhea. A stool softener just makes the stool so... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is one of the most commonly prescribed medications after a c-section or vaginal delivery. It is okay to take while breastfeeding, but as always, d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This does not harm a pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometritis: Endometritis is an infection of the uterus. Usually this has a fever and the uterus is tender to palpation. It most commonly happens after childbirth,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally safe: Pitocin (oxytocin) can make you contract too much. To prevent this, usually it is started at a low dose and increased slowly until the contractions ar... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is dangerous: Oxytocin is used to augment labor, and is also the hormone that is involved in let-down in a lactating woman. It does not really increase milk supply ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin to skin: Choose an ob, pedi, hospital that are supportive. At delivery, go skin to skin with baby and nurse within the first hour. Have your baby room in and f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor induction: Labor is induced when their is a risk to mom or baby if the pregnancy continues. Elective inductions are done after 39 weeks because not all babies ar... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is no medication to prevent transmissionof hepatitis C like there is for hepatitis b. During delivery of the child we try not to use internal mo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Many women need this in pregnancy just to eat and keep food down.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
ASAP: You should get this as soon as possible after exposure, before you have any symptoms. It is not necessary if you have tested positive for IgG antibod... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is definitely possible. The "lactation amenorrhea" method of birth control only works if you are exclusively breastfeeding (absolutely no formula),... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are medicines to treat postpartum depression that are safe during breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor. Also think about going to a support group,... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fenugreek: Take 3 capsules of fenugreek 3 times a day. If it works you will see an increase within 3 days. Pump 5 minutes longer. A normal supply is about 25 oun... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can do HCG: Ultrasounds do not detect a heartbeat until about 6 weeks from your last period (about 2 after when your period was due), but are much more accurate a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as other pills: Side effects are the same as other birth control pills. It does not decrease fertility, but if you had a fertility problem, it may prevent you from re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes!: Unless you've been given restrictions by your doctor because of a complication, you can work out. Choose a work out that has a low risk of falling or ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sort of: I think the first baby from in vitro is about 32 now. She has had a child of her own. Pregnancies created from fertility treatments are at slightly hi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast is best: Breastfeeding provides so much to baby that formula cannot. It decreases illness, asthma, sids etc. Breastmilk changes as you baby grows to meet your ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not without sperm: You can't get pregnant unless he puts sperm in you. This is in the fluid he ejaculates.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
I think so: Using a surrogate is fine anywhere in the U.S., i think. You should definitely use a lawyer and have a legal binding contract before you use a surroga... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Frequently: I recommend every 4 to 6 hours.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HELLP syndrome: Hellp syndrome is a severe form of pre-eclampsia where the liver enzymes are elevated and platlets are dangerously low. This is found on lab work. Blo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relactation: Starting to nurse again after quitting for a couple months is very difficult. It is unlikely that you would get a full supply, but you can try. Often ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
First trimester woes: The first trimester can feel awful. Nausea can come any time of the day, not just in the morning. Contact your doctor if you cannot eat or drink anyth... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Depo often causes amenorrhea, or the lack of periods. It can take up to six months to return after you stop it.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo and conceiving : Depo should prevent you from getting pregnant until 3 months after your last shot. Then it could take another 6 months to start getting regular period... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Take a pregnancy test. If it is positive, see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Finding fibroids: The most definitive way to find fibroids is by pelvic ultrasound. About 50% of women have fibroids, but most will not need to do anything about them. ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevent transmission: If mom has hepatitis b, make sue the OB and pedi know. Transmission can be prevented by not using a scalp clip to monitor baby's heart in labor. More ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breastfed in crib: Try putting one of her sleep outfits in your bra one night and dressing her in it the next night so she has your smell. Also, create a bedtime routine... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Once you've stopped breastfeeding it is hard to reinitiate lactation. If your breasts are still leaking, you could try pumping with a hospital grade p... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prego STD screen: Many doctors do not screen for herpes in pregnancy because the best way to screen for genital herpes is when you are having an actual outbreak. Some d... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding: Usually doctors do not like to take out the uterus during a csection because it is a difficult surgery. It is generally done because of very heavy unc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Are tubes open?: The test to check if the tubes are open is called a hysterosalpingogram (hsg for short). It is a type of x-ray. A doctor puts a speculum in the vagina... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible cycle: If you had a hysterectomy where the uterus and cervix were removed, then you cannot have a period. If your cervix was left in place, there is a 20-30%... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 periods each month: Many things could cause this including uterine polyps, fibroids, and thyroid problems. See your doctor for an exam and possibly an ultrasound and/or b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Moist areas: Mucous membranes are moist areas of the body like the mouth and vagina.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: After a csection, the best way to prevent dangerous blood clots is to get up and move. During the csection we use devices on the legs to reduce clots ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is common: This is a very common combination in birth control pills. It is generally tolerated well. Like any birth control pill, there is a risk of nausea, vomi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Your periods should be at least 26 days from first day of one cycle to the first day on the next. See your doctor to find out why.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dimino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dimino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you doctor for giving me ideas about my problem.yes i agree with you about the symptoms excluding the sweat at night? thanks &God bles
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! This describes me to a tee, i thought i was going crazy. Thank you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! 5 days late, feel like im pregnant.. but negative tests?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
MD

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

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