Oak Ridge, TN
A 37-year-old female asked:
i just started tri sprintec lo. im on the second week of the birth control pack. i noticed a very small amount of brown and pink spotting. is the birth control causing it? i took the pill a hour later than usual too. its a combo pill. thanks
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
BCP "s: Combination oral bcp use with low dose hormonal components may result from even brief deviations in punctual taking of the active pills. Make certain to take your active pills within the hour of the prior day's active pill, and if the brown/pin discharge does not stop, discontinue your bcp's, wait five days, and start a new pack. Change type of bcp if this continues.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Do x-rays in pregnancy cause birth defects?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: The small dose of radiation in x-rays do not cause birth defects. In fact, most diagnostic imaging studies do not expose the fetus to enough radiation to cause birth defects. It is still prudent to shield the pelvis and abdomen in any case if the imaging needs to be done and the area to be imaged does not include where the baby is.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
I'm constantly leaking urine, are there bladder control pills or should I wear adult diapers?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pills may help: There are basically 3 different types of urine leakage: stress, urge and overflow. They cause leaking with different situations and are treated very differently. Urge incontinence will respond to medication, the other 2 types won't. Both stress and urge may get better with physical therapy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can toxoplasmosis infection in a man cause birth defects?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Neonatology 18 years experience
No: Only in a pregnant women. Men or women who have had toxo and are no longer infected at time of conception are not at risk, so you can feel guilt free changing the cats litter box for your pregnant partner, you also cannot transmit toxo to your partner, because part of the life cycle can only take place outside of the human body, however both partners can become infected from the same cat.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Will I be able to control bowel movements after colostomy surgery?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Saurabh Bajpaianswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel movements due to nerve impairment. It is also common to have some constipation after surgery due to anesthesia. If you do have constipation for a long time after surgery, consult your physician to get to the underlying cause.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for my period not to have started after taking birth control pills for two days?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Your period shouldn't start until the end of the pack during the placebo portion. During days 22-28.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 19, 2019
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