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After douching at a young age will it affect me getting pregnant later?

After douching at a young age will it affect me getting pregnant later?

No: But bear in mind that douching is deemed unnecessary and probably actually reduces the natural vaginal defenses. If you think you need to douche, you may have an infection and should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

Varies: Women's fertility starts to diminish in the late 30's and menopause starts depending upon the person in the 40's . Having a baby later in life increases the risk of having varies fetal defects - but tests are available for this. ...Read more

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Im trying for a baby if i had intercourse more often in a day than normal will this improve our chances of conceiving?

Im trying for a baby if i had intercourse more often in a day than normal will this improve our chances of conceiving?

Not necessarily: Theoretically each exposure increases the changes, but the best sperm counts are achieved when there is 48-72 hours of abstinence between ejaculations. ...Read more

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Can u have a normal pregnant after getting pregnant 9 years after tubes being burned is they a chance it can be normal?

Can u have a normal pregnant after getting pregnant 9 years after tubes being burned is they a chance it can be normal?

Tubal Ligation : Pregnancy after bilateral tubal ligation (btl), a surgical procedure to interrupt the tubal structures that carry an egg from the ovary to the uterus, is unusual. The procedures is quite successful, with only about a 1% failure rate. There is an increased risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy when this occurs. Anyone who has undergone btl and is concerned for pregnancy should have a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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When is a healthy age to start having sex, biologically speaking? How many times does it take to get a girl pregnant?

When is a healthy age to start having sex, biologically speaking? How many times does it take to get a girl pregnant?

It depends: There is no magic age,physically once the girls reach puberty they are able to get pregnant since they are ovulating, not consistently initially but this regulates overtime. It only takes once at the right portion of the cycle to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Will it be a higher chance for me getting pregnant after 3 months on bcp?

Will it be a higher chance for me getting pregnant after 3 months on bcp?

Unchanged: That should not really affect your fertility. It should be the same as it was 3 months ago. ...Read more

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I'm 29 and i had a missed miscarriage at the start of the year. I'm 6 weeks pregnant, is it likely to happen again. Last baby stopped developing 6w3d?

I'm 29 and i had a missed miscarriage at the start of the year. I'm 6 weeks pregnant, is it likely to happen again. Last baby stopped developing 6w3d?

Unlikely: It's unlikely you will have another missed miscarriage. The chances are around 20% that you'll have another miscarriage. Thus 80% chance you will not have a miscarriage. Make sure you're taking your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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I am sick for over a week before/during Ovulation - Is it normal to get sicker during this time as you get older?

I am sick for over a week before/during Ovulation - Is it normal to get sicker during this time as you get older?

Possible: Every ones body ages differently. This is a common complain I hear from patients. Embrace your maturity, and always remember: The alternative to growing old is not good!! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a thirteen year old not to bleed much during the first time having sex?

Is it normal for a thirteen year old not to bleed much during the first time having sex?

Possibly: Penile vaginal sex does not have to cause bleeding. The bleeding attributed to "fist time sex" is usually due to an intact hymen being torn. Some girls have a stretched hymen, absence of a significant hymen or for other reasons do not have a problem with penetration of the penis causing bleeding. If you are 13 and sexually active, i trust you are being responsible with your very young sexuality. ...Read more

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After 9 years of marriage i had an abortion in 5 weeks of pregnancy. Is it possible to get milk from me if i adopt a baby.So that i can feed .

After 9 years of marriage i had an abortion in 5 weeks of pregnancy. Is it possible to get milk from me if i adopt a baby.So that i can feed .

Possible: It is possible to breastfeed and adopted baby. This is called induced lactation. Personally, I have never had a patient do this. I have heard that it is challenging but definitely possible. ...Read more

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I'm 47 and my period is two weeks late , is it common for someone at that age to get pregnant?

I'm  47 and my period is two weeks late , is it common for someone at that age to get pregnant?

Not common but can: occur. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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How fertile are you after giving birth to a 22week old child that came out sleeping can I be pregnant so fast after just few times sex. And no period ?

How fertile are you after giving birth to a 22week old child that came out sleeping can I be pregnant so fast after just few times sex. And no period ?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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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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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more