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how many desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) pills do i have to take before i can start having unprotected sex?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A couple: Once you are on birth control pills for a couple of days, you can be considered protected.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill. There is obviously no need to take it during pregnancy. It won't actually cause any problems to the pregnancy but can put you at increased risk for blood clots. It is safe to take ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) during nursing but it may decreased your milk production.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why are there so many different patterns of weight gain in pregnant women?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Genetics: Every woman is different so every pattern of weight gain (and every pregnancy) will be different. As a general rule of thumb, a normal weight woman should gain between 25-35 pounds while pregnant. This often comes as a spurt in the middle of the pregnancy. Overweight women should gain less and underweight women more. Good nutrition and exercise are recommended for all pregnant women.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I have pain in my neck and have had many joint surgeries, is this common in eds?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Neck pain and joint pain is just as common in eds as in many other non-eds causes. As far as joint surgeries go, I am not sure what kind of surgeries you had and for what reason. Definitely, eds patients have multiple joint problems (hypermobility, fractures, laxaty etc.) that makes them prone to trauma etc.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Who is more leaky to catch an STD during sex, men or women?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Women: By and large, because women (in a traditional setting of penile-vaginal intercourse type sex) are the 'receptors' and have secretions deposited inside them, they are more likely to obtain infections than men. This is especially true for things like hiv.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Stage 3 breast cancer her2 positive how many herceptin (trastuzumab) cycle she must undergo?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Up to 1 year's worth: Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be given together with initial chemotherapy for the first 4-6 months then subsequently by itself for a total of 1 year. If chemotherapy was given first without Herceptin (trastuzumab) then Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be given for a full year by itself. The usual cycle runs every 3 weeks (17-18 cycles in one full year).
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
The optimal treatment duration is currently unknown. Trials are being done to see if short term therapy is just as beneficial with less side effects, like cardiac dysfunction. For now, one year of treatment is accepted as the time period of therapy.
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