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can you have sex with a placenta previa?

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Dr. Scott Sullivan
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 25 years experience
Be cautious: No! A placenta previa can be dangerous and result in heavy bleeding. Anything that could disturb the previa should be avoided, like sex, fingers, really anything in the vagina. A previa can resolve over many weeks, so make sure your doctor is checking to see if it is still there. Until then, I would wait. Good luck! Dr S

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What should I do if my husband does not want to have sex while I am pregnant?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Several things: Be open and honest and discuss this with him. Find out his reasons for lack of desire. See if he is willing to discuss this with your obstetrician. Encourage him, but don't turn him off by nagging, demanding or embarrassing him. He may have valid reasons and they may be difficult to undersand.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is it safe have sex during pregnancy safe?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Safe: Sexual intercourse is not contraindicated during pregnancy, in most cases. Abstinence is generally recommended for patients with an incompetent cervix, placenta previa, and for patients with premature labor. Sexual intercourse during pregnancy may cause some contractions, but will not cause labor. It is associated with an increased incidence of spotting or bleeding during pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can women reduce pain from thrusting during sex?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
See a gynecologist: Find the source of the pain. If there is vaginal dryness, for example, from menopause, then topical Estrogens can help, as well as over the counter lubricants. But first, a full pelvic examination is indicated.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Chances of getting pregnant from sex on last day of period -if 31 day cycle?

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Dr. Michael Toaff
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Conception: If the cycle is regular and the period is 3-7 days, the chances arevery small.
A 19-year-old female asked:

Sex with marginal placenta previa? Is it really necessary to abstain?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Yes: With any previa, the placements is near the cervix. Until your MD clears you, nothing in the vagina.the good news is, a marginal previa usually moves as the uterus gets bigger.

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