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my doctor is recommending that i start progesterone shots to prevent preterm labor at 16 weeks. baby side effects?

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Dr. Jamil Mroueh
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
None: Progesterone is very safe and should not have any effect on the baby.

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How can I prevent ear infections in my child?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Airway inflammation: Since ear infections begin with inflammation in the upper airway (nose and throat), parents should avoid situations that may lead to inflammation. These include, but are not limited to: cold viruses, irritants like cigarette smoke, and aeroallergens such as pollen, in certain susceptible children.
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How many times per day should my baby eat, and how should I deal with any feeding problems?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
When they are hungry: As infants you should feed your baby whenever they are hungry. Generally this is every 2-3 hours. As they get bigger they will eat more with each feeding and the time between will lengthen. But even 3 and 4 mo babies will eat every 3 hours or so during the day. Count number of wet diapers if there are not 6-8 daily see your dr. If you are concerned about any feeding problems see your dr.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I am 21 weeks pregnant and have tender breasts. Today I noticed a small lump in my right breast-should I be worried?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See your doctor: There are many changes in the breasts during pregnancy. Breast tenderness is very common. However, if you have a new breast mass, i would see your doctor within a week. Be careful not to check the lump too often before you see your doctor as breast/nipple stimulation in pregnancy can cause contractions.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can genetic testing prevent birth defects in pregnancy?

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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can having type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure prevent the penis from having a full erection?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
DM & HTN: Both diseases are prone to cause impotence or erectile dysfunction. Due to atherosclerotic process and possibly neuropathy, sympathetic nerve dysfunction. Some of the meds also can cause ed.

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