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A 30-year-old member asked:

does pregnancy have an impact on my risk of uterine cancer?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: It seems that pregnancy decreases the risk of uterine cancer.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy and nursing can reduce the risk of uterine cancer. Other risk reducing strategies like maintaining a normal weight, eating a low-fat diet, exercise, and taking birth control pills are even more important.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: The good news is that having had a pregnancy reduces the lifetime risk of cancer of the uterine lining, called endometrial cancer.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Yes it decreases your lifetime risk for uterine, breast and ovarian cancer.

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What kind of bleeding do colon polyps / cancer show?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Occult/hidden: Most of the time there is no visible blood. Testing for bleeding lesions requires testing for occult blood, fecal occult blood test (fbot). There is more than one method. If is recommended that this test be done three times each year on persons over the age of 50, unless they have undergone colonoscopy.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend & I are trying to get pregnant. I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) & my doc is having me get off it slowly; 1 pill every other day for a month & then 1 pill every 3rd day until gone. Does this sound reasonable?

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Yes, it's great.: It's best to taper off the zoloft (sertraline) and your doctor has an excellent plan.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to get electrical pulse therapy on upper back if three m pregnant? Accupunc put tinyclips on skin and it sent electrical stim pulses upprback

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Dr. Bruce Young
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It's OK: There is insufficient evidence of any harmful effect other than a small risk of skin infection.
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A member asked:

Possible to be pregnant spotting day one light beeding day two & three?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Check a preg test : Over the counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. Go do one and then you will know and you won't have to worry about it any more. If you don't want to be pregnant see your doctor for effective birth control.
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Period is 4wks late..Iv had pregnancy symptoms but neg blood&urine. Could it still be pregnancy? Waist increased 1inch since last week.

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Unlikely: If all testing negative, i doubt it. You may have simply not ovulated last cycle and that is why you are so late. Are your periods normally regular? Check with your obgyn and good luck.

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