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hyposecretion of oxytocin

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Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
It's made in your: Brain. Hypothalamus, to be exact.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a powerful hormone. When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels drive up. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fetal statuss check: A oxytocin challenge test(oct) involves giving a pregnant mother the drug to stimulate at least 3 contractions in a 10 minute interval to check whethe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This is a prescription item and not for OTC sale. If you find some allegedly oxytocin in a non-prescription place, it is probably something else and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alysia Townsend
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is les ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, and even before: Oxytocin is also released into the blood during many types of touching; including cuddling, hugging, kissing, orgasm, sex and snuggling. The physical ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nearly all use: Some use for induction but nearly all use after delivery to contract uterus.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical Ripening: The purpose of the gel is to prepare the cervix to dilate. It makes the cervix softer and sometimes causes slight dilation. The pitocin (oxytocin) g ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Who uses buccal pit?: The discussion of the risks and proper use of pitotcin is a long one. Suffice it to say the use of buccal pitotcin to induce/augment labor involves al ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
15 years experience Family Medicine
Good thought: Synthetic oxytocin, pitocin, is only used intravenously to help with labor. The new mom should be making plenty of her own oxytocin. Being a new mom, ... Read More
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