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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Generally, no...: Physiologically, it's not safe. But fantasy has mesmerized some people engaging in anal coitus. As to using saliva as lube, it is the fact that saliva ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
13 years experience Gynecology
Don't worry: I would not worry about this. Using cosmetics is safe in pregnancy, and the amount you ingested does not sound concerning. If still concerned can alwa ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Uless your doctor tells you differently, there should be not problem.. Lubricated sex will be safer than the trauma of unlubricated sex.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is safe unless your doctor has told you not to have intercourse for a complication of pregnancy.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Esp. Important if trying to prevent exposure to a sexual transmitted disease.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Paint types differ significantly. Some have toxic compounds and exposure should be limited or avoided. Others, like water colors or latex low odor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
On the 1st trimester: I won't recommend it, since the embryo/fetus is still fragile. Naturally, if you have any abdominal discomfort, it's a no no. Enjoy!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes with caution: You can use fertilizer during pregnancy but you need to be very careful with it. You should wear gloves (surgical, not gardening) to prevent a lot of ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: I always say check with your obstetrician first, but my answer is "yes", as long as you are not drinking it. The benefits will outweigh any risks.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It's always safe to use a condom.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
22 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Ibuprofen should not be taken when pregnant.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mederma: Yes it is safe as long as you do not have an allergy to onions. It can be used for stretchmarks during pregnancy. Out of an abundance of caution do no ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Products in muscle relief creams vary, but most are pregnancy category c, meaning there may be some risk, although they have not been studied in human ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
67 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes....It is safe.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Use of sulfur soap?: Unsure of your use of sulfur soap during pregnancy. In any case, during your pregnancy, you should be using mild soaps that are not too strong, and ar ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Metrogel is ok to use during pregnancy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Methodone is safe for detox or maintanence during pregnancy while under the care of your ob. Methadone use in pregnancy has been associated with lower ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctor supervison: Oxytocin in any form should only be taken under a doctor's supervision in pregnancy. After all, oxytocing stimulates uterine contractions.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pre-seed is better: Most lubricants - including k-y jelly, vaseline and saliva (spit), are toxic to sperm. This includes natural oils like olive oil as well. Having said ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Papain contains latex. People who have allergies to latex should avoid using products made with papaya extract, as they could have severe reactions to ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Hirsch
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Water based: Basically water based lubricants are safe. Stick with KY or other medical grade versions. Cjh

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