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A 36-year-old male asked:

is sparking water good or bad for you?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
OK: It's OK to use. It may be good for some people especially if you have certain gastrointestinal problems. It may be a problem in people in whom excessive carbonation is not advised such as people with acid/alkaline imbalance. especially with excessive use.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Water is your FRIEND: H2O is your friend & deserves your attention by drinking it. So long as it is clean & free from added sugars, unnecessary & artifical flavors, toxins, & heavy metals, it can be sparkling or otherwise. Rumors about bad effects of carbonated water haven't been substantiated. Neither have all the positive hype except people with sparkling H20 machines at home tend to drink much less soda pop. BRAVA!
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Plain water best: Plain old water is best if you want to be hydrated. Sparkling or flavored waters are fun to drink but not as good for hydration.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Water is water: Millions if not billions of people drink mineralized or sparkling water daily. Water is water. There is no bad in normal, natural water.

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Is it ok to use soapy water instead of wipes during changings?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: Definately, or even just a wet washcloth. That's what our mothers used! wipes are convenient, but sometimes can worsen rashes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is happening when water "breaks?"

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Amniotic sac rupture: "water breaking" is when the sac holding the baby's amniotic fluid ruptures, typically causing a gush or persistent trickle of fluid. This usually occurs at the end of pregnancy or during labor when the cervix is starting to dilate, disrupting the membranes. Occasionally it can happen prematurely which requires hospitalization.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can my water break in the absence of other symptoms?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Yes and since your water breaking is an important event (at any time when you are pregnant) you should always inform your obstetrician if you think you broke your water; even if you are not sure. You do not need to experience a large "gush of fluid" in order to have broken your water.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What will it feel like when my water breaks?

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Gush of fluid: Usually when your water breaks it feels like a gush of fluid. It is usually clear with a pink tint and no odor. Urine will be yellow with an odor. Sometimes it can be a trickle of fluid that doesn't stop. If you are not sure put on a pad for an hour and see if it is wet or call your doctor and they will do an exam.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do I sweat out a couple lbs of water everytime i'm on the bike?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe: Depending on how hard your workout is and on where it is, you easily could sweat that much. Make sure you replace it with nonalcoholic fluids.

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