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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Right sided pain: You are likely ovulating, which occurs about two weeks into your monthly cycle. The follicle that releases the egg sometimes spills some fluid or bloo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Folliculitis: I recommend buying a feminine wash with antibacterial soap to cleanse the area. There are no over the counter creams recommended for the area. You nee ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy bleeding: It is not uncommon for there to be light spotting early in pregnancy. Up to 25% of women will have some bleeding in the first trimester due to the lin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramping: This is likely your remaining ovary ovulating or developing a cyst. Being near menopause, you are more likely to have these due to hormone fluctuation ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Starting labor: 1 tablespoon of cumin with a chunk of potato as a tea has been recommended for inducing labor. Cotton root tea is also recommended. Oregano, sage and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed period: Your girlfriend may be pregnant. It doesn't matter how far in you went. She should take a pregnancy test and see her physician if she usually has a re ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Conceiving: Fertility usually returns within a month or two after stopping Nuvaring. Keep in mind that this does not mean pregnancy will necessarily occur in that ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control safety: All have a degree of risk, but the ones considered most safe and effective are usually long term types with progesterone, like IUDs and Nexplanon. IUD ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Perimenopause: Hormones change as you age. This affects your menstrual cycle and changes your ovulation patterns. Frequently, women in their 40's notice a change in ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do not stop vitamin: Try taking the folic acid at night or with a meal. If it comes as several pills (most OTC folic acid is 400mcg, so you need 2-3 for your prenatal dose ... Read More
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