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A 34-year-old male asked:

describe menstural cycle during lactation size, color?

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Varied: If you are breast feeding frequently (like over 6 times/day), there is a good chance you will not ovulate or have regular periods. Some women do, though. There is a wide range of normal.

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Is it true that beer stimulates lactation if im nursing a baby?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: I've heard this, but i could find no evidence that it's true. One beer isn't going to hurt, so i don't mind if you'd like to try, but really there's no reason to think that beer increases milk supply.
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When will I start getting my period again after delivery?

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is there any evidence that viable cells are in the menstrual flow?

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Yes: Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial cells (cells from uterine lining) grow in locations other than inside the uterus. We know that women experience "retrograde flow", or flow of menses back thru the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis. Usually, the body resorbs the material, but sometimes these "viable" cells take hold and live in the abdominal cavity.
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Can pelvic inflammatory disease stop menstrual periods?

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Unlikely: Pid usually does not cause any change in mestrual. Cycle.
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Can a prescribed menstrual medicine work as a morning after pill?

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Dr. Michael Swor
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Yes: The drugs are similar in many ways but have to be given in the appropriate dosage and timing to be effective for "morning after pill" or emergency contraception.

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