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A 32-year-old member asked:

can sex cause sciatica?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wouldn't normally: Think of sex as a cause for sciatica. Perhaps if an individual was in sexual positions that caused pressure to sciatic nerve it could trigger already existing sciatica.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Possibly: If you were in weird positions or flexing/twisting your body alot during sex you can cause disc herniation so it is possible. If it does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my husband wants to have sex but i'm not ready?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Be honest: It is often true that the hardest things to do are the best. Be honest with your partners about your feelings and why. Reassure him that it isn't about loving him. Take your time. Start slow.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How soon can we find out the sex of our baby?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
About 18 weeks: While fetal sex determination can be done as early as 10 weeks by chorionic villus sampling for dna testing - this is an invasive procedure not in general use. Ultrasound can be used to detect male genitalia on the fetus as early as fourteen weeks - but male parts may not be evident until sixteen weeks or later. Definitive female genitalia are not usually seen before sixteen weeks or later.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it true that oral sex can be dangerous?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: You can not get pregnant from oral sex but you can catch sexually transmitted diseases. You are lesss likely to spread an std through oral sex than through intercourse, but it is still possible. Using a condom will decrease the risk.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How can we predict the sex of the baby?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
You can't: Unfortunately, there is no reliable way to predict. Even the ultrasound can be wrong occasionally.
A 20-year-old member asked:

How long after a chryo can you have sex?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Cryotherapy - cervix: Usually after cryo, i tell patients to refrain from vaginal intercourse until the drainage stops and at least 2 weeks following treatment.

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