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is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: The answer is not a clear cut yes/no. The fda has assigned a category c rating which means there were some negative effects when given to animals at extremely high doses but no clear answer in humans. You should talk to your ob, eye doctor and pediatrician.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not safe: It is category c meaning that animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetuses, but no human studies have been done. Even less is known about it's effect on lactation. Avoid it during pregnancy and breast-feeding if possible.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can genetic testing prevent birth defects in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: First genetics are responsible for only some birth defects. Second the genetic tests that are usually done in pregnancy are for chromosomal problems (like down's syndrome), not for single gene problems or genetic syndromes.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

I had spotting on the day I was suppose to start my period which was the 27th of july and it ended the 30th I had spotting for those three days. Then I tested 2 days later and I got a negative........If im pregnant could I have tested too early its been

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Repeat the test: Sometimes it takes up to a weeks for the urine test to turn +. If you feel pregnant and continue to have a negative urine test i suggest that you have the more definitive blood test.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm not on any type of birth control. My period is 16 days late I took a pregnancy test today it came back negative. What could be going on.?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Do a blood PT: You need a blood bhcg, if neg could be form other hormones being not right or other pronblems, your gyn can figure out what is going on when you see your gyn or a gyn, they will do an exam, blood work and ultrasound.
A member asked:

I had sex with a condom on june 23 after that I have had regular periods and no symptoms if pregnancy I just got off my period but I feel so bloated fat what does this mean ?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Water retention: It could be other things, but probably some lingering hormonal changes like water retention. If you think pregnancy is possible, then do a test.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I haven't had my period in 4 months now, not pregnant though because I haven't had sex since dec & I just took a pregnancy test at a clinic & im waiting on other tests on any STDs I might or might not have thats causing it. What could be the reasons my pe

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Many reasons: The clinic should have already told you possible causes, could be pregnant or problems with your female hormones you need the results of the blood and cultures and i recommend getting a pelvic ultrasound by a gyn doctor.

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