Doctor Q&A for Dr. Najia Lawrence

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Clear stretchy discharge is a sign of thinning of the cervical mucus which is a sign of ovulation. Usually after ovulation a period comes 2 weeks lat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Birth control pills are made to cause bleeding when the medication is stopped. That is why they package them with placebo pills (the different colore ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skip placebo's: Birth control pills are packaged with placebo pills (the ones that are a different color) so that you stop taking the medicine and have a 'fake period ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Usually when a person skips a period on birth control it is because they are taking the pills continuously with no placebo pills. When taking pills t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to your period. It seems like your cycles are 30 days long therefore in the month of february you most likely ovulated ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probable UTI: You may have a urinary tract infection. You should go to your medical provider and have your urine checked. Without treatment these can progress to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It's ok: The beauty of an IUI is the sperm is placed in the uterus so there is little chance that any activity will affect the chances of success. Good luck!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Numerous things : You are too early in the pregnancy for the changes you are seeing to be related to the pregnancy. The ketones could be from dehydration (most likely) ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe..: At this point in pregnancy nausea can be a sign of some more serious problems such as pe-eclampsia or cholestasis of pregnancy. You should discuss yo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Najia Lawrence
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: With 4 negative pregnancy tests and now with spotting the chances are low that you are pregnant. The pregnancy test should be positive by the time yo ... Read More
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