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can masturbation that includes tightening inner thighs together & pelvic muscles cause problems during 22 weeks pregnancy? can it compress the vena cava?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
In such situations: There are 4 venae cavae or vena cavas, 6 if having twins. Half are superior venae cavae and the other half are inferior (meaning lower, not worse). Fortunately, all are deep inside the body and not affected by masturbation... meaning the common forms of masturbation should not be able to cause noticeable compression of any of the venae cavae.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can masturbation that includes tightening inner thighs & pelvic muscles cause problems during 22 weeks pregnancy? Can it compress the vena cava?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Conceivably: By increasing pelvic congestion. Talk to your gyn about all your symptoms as he or she may be able to further direct you.

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