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A 33-year-old female asked:

am trying 2 conceive.can castor oil packs on stomach helps?heard its not good 2 use in menses/after ovulation which days of the cycle are best to use

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Dr. Donald Levitt
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No use whatsoever: only value is for relief of menstrual cramps because of the heat, if warmed, not the oil. The pack can burn you as it can reach a higher temperature than water pack.

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