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what causes molar pregnancies?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Abnormal pregnancy: Molar pregnancies are when the placenta overgrows and takes over. There may or may not be a fetus or embryo present. They are caused by abnormal genetics. Normally the sperm contributes half the genetic material. If the sperm contributes most or all of it, a molar pregnancy occurs.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Has anyone heard of or suffered from burning mouth?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: This can be very troublesome. I had herpangina and this was the worst aspect of the illness (lasted for months), and many people have it much more severely. If no cause (hormones, meds, GI reflux, xerostomia / sjogren's) is found, a good multivitamin may help. Topical anesthetics and lozenge Clonazepam are used & sometimes it resolves by itself.
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What could cause white spots or stains on my teeth?

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Dr. BARRY ETON
General Practice 55 years experience
Decalcifications: Acid reflux could cause the white spots while many foods and or medications can stain the enamel
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can I get pregnant if I am on top?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Absolutely: Sperm can definitely swim upstream.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can cause a coffee-colored coat on my tongue?

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Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Black hairy tongue: It is a condition caused by lengthening of the filiform papilla of the tongue. This in turn can cause it to become stained easily by coffee, food or tobacco. It can also occur after taking pepto-bismol or can be a side effect from taking penicillin. Certain types of bacteria and yeast can also be a factor.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to cope with the stresses of pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Friends/family: Identify those people who will suuport you, then don't be afraid to ask them for help if you need to.

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