Dr. Rakhi Dimino

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Houston, TX

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
In moderation: It's ok to eat tuna in pregnancy in moderation. It should be fully cooked, not raw. You should only eat one to two servings of seafood a week because ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nursing and diet: Be careful while dieting and nursing because it could decrease your milk supply. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Half or what you eat should be vegg... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Normal: It is normal for the nipple and the aereola (the area around the nipple) to get darker during pregnancy and will not hinder breastfeeding. In fact, so... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clogged duct: Take a warm shower, then massage breast where clog is toward the nipple. Continue to nurse. If possible try to rotate baby's position so the nose is t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Not really: Most obs want to know approximately how far apart the contractions are. For example, "i have been having contractions 5 to 7 minutes apart for an hou... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: But washing hands properly with soap and water is better.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Sometimes you can't : Breastfeeding can act like contraception because it can delay or prevent ovulation. As a baby goes longer between feedings there is a higher chance a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Likely difficult: Tubular breasts, as sometimes seen with pcos, mean that the glandular tissue is underdeveloped. Therefore, although some breastfeeding is usually poss... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is recommended if you get the flu and are pregnant or breastfeeding. Don't take it if you don't actually have the true flu, so s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Any type of ablation in the uterus essentially burns the inner lining of the uterus, and this is a type of scar. An embryo cannot implant properly on ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No period after baby: If you are nursing, you may not have a period until you are done nursing or weaning. You could also be pregnant again. If you are not nursing and not ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Locate it: They will try to locate the iud by ultrasound. If it is in the uterus, it is fine, but it will requie a small procedure to remove it when you do want ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ectopic: No. You need an ultrasound and blood work. If you have bleeding combined with pain (especially on one side of the pelvis) and you have a positive preg... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep breastfeeding: The best protection your baby has from the cold you have is from the antibodies in your breastmilk, so keep feeding, especially directly from the brea... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Specialization: An obgyn sees women for cancer screening, birth control, period problems, prenatal care when pregnant, etc. A fertility doctor sees a couple if they a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There are many types. Some are very serious and life threatening. Others are treated with mostly surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Mastitis: There are several risk factors for mastitis. These include not emptying the breasts completely, clogged ducts, and cracked nipples. Also, not getting ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Replace: Replace it with a new patch. Make sue you put it on after showering when the skin is totally dry, before applying any lotions.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mostly safe: An amniocentesis is usually done for genetic testing. It can lead to infection in the amniotic fluid, rupture of membranes (breaking your water), or i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as nicotine: This product is the same as nicotine, just absorbed differently into the body. The side effects are the same as if you smoked cigarettes.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A little can be ok: Wait 4 hours after drinking each glass of wine before you feed your baby or pump milk that you are saving. There are test strips available in most sto... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Big difference: A gynecologist is a doctor that screens and may diagnose female cancers. They also see patients for things like period problems and birth control. A g... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The most important thing to know is where the baby is. If you have already had an ultrasound in the pregnancy that showed the baby inside the uterus, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Pregnancy test: The most accurate time to take a pregnancy test is the day after your period was due.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Novasure ablation: Ablations are procedures intended for women with heavy periods that are not caused by large fibroids. In the right woman, there is a 90% success rate ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skipping placebo: If you skip the placebo on any of the "tri-cyclen" pills, you can have all kinds of side effects. This includes bleeding (spotting to whole period), b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alcohol after a baby: If you are nursing your baby, you should be very careful. You need to wait at least four hours after one glass of wine before you nurse your baby agai... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thyroid and preggo: The more important value for your thyroid function is your t4. If you have hypothyroidism that is not treated, the baby can get mental disabilities, ... Read More
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Possibly: Pregnancy tests may not be accurate until you have actually missed your period. Some women do have symptoms of pregnancy before they miss their period... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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No: The skin test is a screening test to see if you might have been exposed to or contracted tb. If the skin test is positive, a chest x-ray is done to s... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
TLC: Use breast shells between feeds to keep clothes from rubbing against nipple. Sometimes hydrogels help as well. Prevent mastitis by making sure to empt... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Helping lactation: The number one trick is to spend as much time as possible with the baby in your arms, even skin-to-skin. Learning baby's early cues of hunger is impor... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: While pregnant, it is important to stay hydrated, but it is not crucial to drink buckets of water. Drink enough water so that your urine appears to b... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Scar Tissue: Cryotherapy on the cervix can sometimes cause scar tissue on the cervix making it harder to open in labor. A typical scenario for someone with this i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoid water: For some reason, water makes it worse. Drink sports drinks, juice, or soda. Avoid foods that are spicy or fried. Avoid citrus (lemons, limes, orange... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluids and Softeners: Increase your fluid intake. Also using stool softeners is very helpful. Most prescription prenatal vitamins have a little bit of a softerner in it,... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You should not donate blood while you are pregnant because your body is already working at capacity to make enough blood for you and baby. If you lose... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Light weights focusing on arms and legs are okay. Avoid weights that are heavy or cause you to strain your core muscles. You can also do exercises th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you are pregnant, your center of gravity changes rapidly, especially in the thrid trimester. This can make it very difficuly to maintain your bala... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Period pain: Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) heating pad or warm bath.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Painful intercourse: Use a position where you control the depth, such as woman on top.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 months: Depo provides effective birth control for three months. After the three months, it is no longer an effective form of birth control, but some side effe... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Syphillis: If you completed the full treatment for syphillis, you can get pregnant. Make sure you have been screened for other STDs and practice safe sex.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acne, birth control: Most birth control pills help reduce acne. Acne may get worse in first 6 weeks of starting a pill, but better by 12 weeks.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Good prenatal care starts within the first 8 weeks. This allows your doctor to make sure it is a viable pregnancy and provide advice about the do's an... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginitis: A lingering odor after your discharge is likely a bacterial vaginosis infection. This is not an std, but an infection caused by a change in the vagina... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Go to recommendation: Ask some friends who they see. Schedule an appointment for the first visit in the morning or first in the afternoon so the doctor has more time to spe... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Less: A second degree tear for a first time mom is pretty average. Generally the second time around you will tear less, unless the second baby is significan... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prego foods to avoid: When you are pregnant you should avoid raw or undercooked meat or seafood, unpasteurized dairy, and alcohol. Only have caffeine once a day. Avoid hotd... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 months: After the removal of an iud, it can take up to six months to get regualar cycles again. Some women have them very quickly, but some take 6 months. Eve... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dimino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 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

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The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
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BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

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