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A 30-year-old member asked:

should i be worried about light pink discharge in the first trimester?

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: If you have been sexually active or otherwise physically active, or had a recent cervical exam you may spot lightly. You also may have spotting related to a vaginal infection. As long as the spotting is not accompanied by cramps, severe pelvic pain, increasingly heavier bleeding or uncomfortable vaginal discharge, relax. If you have had a miscarriage or are at risk for an ectopic preg, contact doc.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
GYN: It is not uncommon for a woman to experience spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy. Please tell your obstetrician. Take care.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
If necessary: Any type of test that exposes you to radiation (x-ray, cat scan) should generally be avoided in pregnancy. If such a test is medically necessary, the abdomen should be shielded with a lead apron to prevent exposure to the baby.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
In the first trimester, the uterus is still a pelvic organ, i.e., it still hasn't risen much above the pubic bone. Agree with adequate shielding, a chest xray will be no problem.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you catch pink eye from your pet?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Pinkeye is a conjunctivitis usually caused by a bacterial infection. As such, it can be contagious and even spread from an animal to human. Hygiene and antibiotics are the most effective treatment options.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does pink eye remain contagious?

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Dr. Kate Tulenko
Specializes in Pediatrics
Until the eye clears: Antibiotics are usually prescribed for pink eye, but many cases are viral which is not affected by antibiotics. Therefore, it is best to wait until the eye discharge has resolved before sending a child back to school. Adults can return to work within a few days. Hand hygiene is always important as many cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) are transmitted by hand contact.
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
The most critical time is the first 48 hours after symptoms occur.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What might cause a yellow cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, and burning during urination?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probable yeast infec: It sounds like you probably have a vaginal infection. Usually yeast willgive a thick white discharge. You can use over-the-counter medication to treat but you should see your dr. For a proper diagnosis if it doesn't resolve with over-the-counter treatment for yeast infection.
A 24-year-old female asked:

Im having abnormally thick vaginal discharge with no odor. I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) in for about 4 months now. Never experienced this much discharge. Is this normal?

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Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Progestrone only methods of birth control can change the consistency of your vaginal/cervical discharge. During the luteal (or second half) of your cycle, Progesterone cause the mucus to become thicker (preventing more sperm from entering the uterus). Thus, it is normal to have thicker discharge.

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