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Can the use of progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy cause light pink spotting and lower abdominal pressure?

Can the use of progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy cause light pink spotting and lower abdominal pressure?

Yes: Place the suppository no further than one fingerjoint or approximately an inch and a half into the vaginal canal and no further. Placing it too far can irritate the cervix and also cause cramping and a fullness feeling along with spotting. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Which is higher? Intra-abdominal pressure or intra-thoracic pressure?

Which is higher? Intra-abdominal pressure or intra-thoracic pressure?

Intra- abdominal: Intra-abdominal pressure is generally higher than intra-thoracic although both vary with the respiratory cycle, with physical movement and body position. ...Read more

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I have rectal and abdominal pressure at the same time . sometimes my stools have been black and smaller looking pain raidiating what does this mean?

I have rectal and abdominal pressure at the same time . sometimes my stools have been black and smaller looking pain raidiating what does this mean?

See doctor : Black stools can be due to bleeding in the intestines or stomach. It can also happen if you're taking iron. It's important to see a doctor and test the stool to see if it is in fact blood. I need more info on the pain and discussing with your doctor when it occurs, what makes it better, etc will help to narrow down the causes. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy weights in gym increase intra abdominal pressure and break the hymen?

Can lifting heavy weights in gym increase intra abdominal pressure and break the hymen?

It doesn't matter: No, but it doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Starting last year had upper left abdominal pressure-five months ago turned into pain-had ultrasound (doc said she saw nothing) what should I do next?

? Gas collection: Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to gas trapped in the splenic flexure of the colon. Do you get bloating? Another cause could be mild muscle strain. Are you doing anything that may be straining that area? Do turning and twisting affect that area? If the discomfort persists or worsens, your physician may check further with a ct scan or a mri. ...Read more

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