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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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Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Yes! Do not douche!: Douching can increase the risk of infection. A healthy vagina should clean itself. If you feel that you have an abnormal discharge, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Not likely: Probably won't help much. After live sperm are placed into the vagina, they begin a very rapid trip to the ovaries. Within seconds many will be in your cervix, and within 90 seconds many will be swarming around your ovaries. In both cases, a douche won't get them. Find another method of birth control. ...Read more

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If I get IUI what my chances of getting pregnant. at my age?

If I get IUI what my chances of getting pregnant. at my age?

Great question: great question to ask the doctor doing the IUI. They should have the information about you needed to answer the question. ...Read more

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Hello, I just have 1 question. What is the youngest age I can get help getting pregnant from my gp?

Hello, I just have 1 question. What is the youngest age I  can get help getting pregnant from my gp?

Ask your GP :): Your profile says you are 21 years old and live in Australia: I don't know if there are specific firm practices there regarding age, but in the US there is no "age cutoff" that's universally observed. Many GP and OB doctors, and most specialists (myself included) would talk to a young woman and go thru testing if it seemed appropriate. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may. I get married in june and will want to have at least one child. What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may.  I get married in june and will want to have at least one child.  What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

In : In general, pregnancies after 35 are considered higher-risk, although many studies now show that the vast majority of women who get pregnant after 35 have very successful pregnancies. Usually women after age 35 are followed more closely and sometimes have more testing performed. It may be a good idea to see a gynecologist that you would like to be followed with before you get pregnant to discuss your medical history and to have a general health screening. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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