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Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?

Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?

Talk tour OB: First Trimeterr is critical in organ formation. Therefore do not take anything without consulting your OB. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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My period is here early. And I'm on the birth control pills. Can taking folic acid and biotin affect it? And get pregnant?

My period is here early. And I'm on the birth control pills. Can taking folic acid and biotin affect it? And get pregnant?

Doubtful: It is unusual to get your period early, more than a day or two, when you are on birth control pills and taking them correctly. Taking folic acid should not influence this; biotin shouldn't either. If your question is, "Because I'm taking folic acid and biotin, is my period early and could that mean I am pregnant?", the answer is no. Continue pills as directed. ...Read more

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I have acne-prone skin and on minocyclin medication. Any effect on pregnancy?

I have acne-prone skin and on minocyclin medication. Any effect on pregnancy?

Yes: You should not take any tetracycline while you are pregnant. It may discolor junior's teeth. Consider a topical agent such as Clindamycin in its place, or ask your physician whether you can take oral erythromycin. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline and tetracycline taken in first five weeks of pregnancy cause birth defects?

Can doxycycline and tetracycline taken in first five weeks of pregnancy cause birth defects?

MEDS IN PREGNANCY: Both Doxycycline and tetracycline fall in pregnancy safety category-d. It means: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the potential benefits from the use of the drug in pregnant women may be acceptable despite its potential ricks (e.g. If the drug is needed in life threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs can't be used or are ineffective). ...Read more

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If you are taking Accutane isotretinoin and you are not on the pill can it effect your period?My period is a week late...

If you are taking Accutane isotretinoin and you are not on the pill can it effect your period?My period is a week late...

Stop the med please!: If you are on Accutane but not also on some primary form of contraception, and you are late then i would strongly suggest you stop the med and get a pregnancy test. Without knowing your exact details and going on the limited data you provided i can only assume you are pregnant until proven otherwise. While irregular periods can be a side effect I have not seen it. ...Read more

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On Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and took modafinil. I read it lessens effectiveness of preventing pregnancy and must use protection 2 months. What are the percentages?

On Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and took modafinil. I read it lessens effectiveness of preventing pregnancy and must use protection 2 months. What are the percentages?

Not known: modafinil increases the activity of certain enzymes in the liver that process progesterone, a hormone used in many birth control pills. This can cause progesterone levels to be lower than expected, leading to decreased effectiveness at preventing pregnancy. This has not actually been studied (ie women on BCP, women on BCP and modafinil. How many get pregnant?). No % available. Sorry. ...Read more

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My period is 3 days delayed should i take pregnancy test? And What are the signs of pregnancy?

My period is 3 days delayed should i take pregnancy test? And What are the signs of pregnancy?

3 days- protection?: Assuming you had unprotected sex- do a home pregnancy test this week and repeat next week. Pregnancy signs would be: missed cycles (s), breast fullness, possible early morning nausea/vomiting, wight pain and possible darkening of the nipples. 3 days is a bit early to tell; however, it is time to see a GYN for definitive BC pills and always use condoms! ...Read more

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My period is 5 weeks late, I am not menopausal and not pregnant according to pregnancy test. All hormones fine, thyroid and prolactin also fine.?

My period is 5 weeks late, I am not menopausal and not pregnant according to pregnancy test. All hormones fine, thyroid and prolactin also fine.?

Not menopause: It is difficult to predict without knowing exact measurements of your hormones. Was your ovarian reserve measured ? You might be in peri menopause ...Read more

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Late period,negative pregnancy test,on yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)took plan B two weeks ago. No nausea in morning, on any other signs of pregnancy. Help?!

Late period,negative pregnancy test,on yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)took plan B two weeks ago. No nausea in morning, on any other signs of pregnancy. Help?!

Hormone imbalance: It's probably related to taking the emergency contraception two weeks ago. It likely disrupted the hormones you were getting on the pill. You should dale should have protection against pregnancy, but you may have some abnormal bleeding for the following month. ...Read more

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Im taking solodyn (minocycline) for acne, and Im interested in taking the Hcg drops. Is it safe?

Im taking solodyn (minocycline) for acne, and Im interested in taking the Hcg drops. Is it safe?

No: I would not recommend taking the solodyn (minocycline) and the HCG drops. If you are considering the use of the HCG drops, I would recommend that you get in to see your physician and make sure you are ready for such a process. You may be at risk, please get in to be seen before starting the HCG. ...Read more

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Im a week late and have symptoms of early pregnancy when would be the best time to take a pregnancy test and should I continue taking my birth control

Im a week late and have symptoms of early pregnancy when would be the best time to take a pregnancy test and should I continue taking my birth control

Take it now,,,: This would be a very good time to take it, as no period is likely pregnancy until proven otherwise. If it is positive, it would be wise to stop your birth control so it cannot interfere with the pregnancy. If it turns out to be negative, it would be wise to see your doctor to repeat the test as you still could be pregnant, and get an exam in case there is another reason for the late period. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

I  am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

Low dose ?: What is low dose and why you are taking this medication .It would be wise to discuss it with your Obstetrician and physician who prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) to you. ...Read more

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Can i take exposed skincare pills along with accutane?

Can i take exposed skincare pills along with accutane?

"EXPOSED" PILLS: DO YOU MEAN "EXPIRED" PILLS? CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE ACCUTANE! BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

What are the side effects of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

Clotting and emboli: Acne develops after one has periods because of hormonally induced changes to the skin with more oils. Taking birth control pills helps to regulate this and can decrease acne. But even low dose estrogen birth control pills increases the risk of deep venous clots (DVT) and can risk the emboli to the lungs. A family history of clots is a contraindication. Hydration decreases risks of forming clots. ...Read more

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What are the chances of being pregnant if im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control and use a condom during sex?

What are the chances of being pregnant if im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control and use a condom during sex?

Unlikely!: If you are taking the pills regularly as directed then i would say you have little chance of being pregnant. However, you are not covered for std prevention without the condom! ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more