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A 19-year-old female asked:
i'm 5'11" and weigh around 173 lbs. does my weight lesson the effectiveness of my birth control pill (desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) 28)?
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Pediatrics 58 years experience
Weight: Your weight should not lessen the effectiveness if your birth control pills.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Are birth control pills the same as hormone replacement therapy?
3 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Gynecology 43 years experience
No: Birth control pills and HRT contain different types of Estrogens and progesterones and different dosages of hormones. They have been developed to meet different needs for women at different stages of their lives and thus have different risks, benefits, and side effects.
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How is a barium enema used to treat a child's gastrointestinal tract birth defects?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
It's not.: It is used to diagnose GI tract birth defects; it is used to treat an acquired condition called intususception, in which small bowel "telescopes" and becomes jammed in large bowel. Barium under pressure pushes it back out while at the same time showing "before" and "after" pictures -- confirming both diagnosis and cure.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Will weight loss or diet changes help improve urinary incontinence?
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Specializes in Gynecology
YES: Urge incontinence or oab can be aggravated by certain foods. Following a "bladder diet" can improve bladder function. Common irritants are: carbonation, citris or other acidic foods.
The bladder sits in the lower abdomen & is absolutely affected by excess pressure from obesity. Obese women who lose even a modest amount of weight (10-15 pounds) can enjoy marked improvement in bladder function.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I am pregnant, will the anthrax vaccine cause birth defects?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not likely: Anthrax vaccination is listed as pregnancy category c. Despite a lack of evidence showing harm, pregnant women should be vaccinated only if absolutely necessary. Breast feeding mothers may receive ava without any fear of passing anthrax to their infants. In 30 years, there has been no study or follow up issues to suggest the vaccination may harm a fetus, it just has not been studied in pregnant w.
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I've been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia. I'm going to have my gallbladder removed. Can this condition cause weight gain? If so, why?
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General Surgery 24 years experience
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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