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what are health risks in wearing the same menstrual pad for 12+ hours?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Minimal: risk, possible vaginitis would be most likely worst possiblity.

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Can a jacuzzi have the same soothing effects as a warm bath or is it too hot?

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Yes: Jacuzzis while pregnant are fine. Keep the temperature at a comfortable range....Probably no more than 101 degrees.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

My dystonia symptoms have been stable for five years. Should I expect them to remain the same, or will they progress and become more debilitating?

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Dr. William Goldie
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Probably stable: My experience has been that dystonia gets worse around puberty. Once you get past puberty the symptoms get stable or even improve. If you got through puberty you are probably safe.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Are there distinguishing features between menstrual migraines and migraines that occur at other times?

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No: Menstrual migraines can have any symptoms of any migraines, it just happens that the migraine is triggered and associated with the menstrual cycle.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Will an identical twin often get the same disease as the other?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Not unless genetic.: Most identical twins actually have increasingly divergent life paths due to their encounters with various pathogens, toxins and environmental factors at variable succession and timings. Their genetic make-up may be identical, however their acquired immunity and responses to external stimuli are as different as with any two siblings.
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What's the difference between fraternal and identical twins genes?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Different, same.: Fraternal (dizygotic) twins share 50% of their genes, just like any other siblings. Identical (monozygotic) twins typically have the same 100% dna profile, as if clones of one another.

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