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Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Depends on the med.: That is a complex question as there are many different antifungal medications. Most are 'category b' which are safe in pregnancy. However; some are not suggested for nursing mothers' and some are 'category c'; which are considered unsafe in pregnancy. Discussing the choice of medications with an obstetrician; or a primary care physician is advised. ...Read more

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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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Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Yes: But this is only an aid and not a cure. You should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic based on a culture. The cranberry pill is safe and best thought of as a preventative along with plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Cold Drinks are : Not bad for pregnant women. However, the teachings of traditional chinese medicine encourage drinking fluids that are close to your body temperature for optimum health. ...Read more

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Will taking Azo yeast infection pills while pregnant harm the baby? I take these for utis.

Will taking Azo yeast infection pills while pregnant harm the baby? I take these for utis.

Azo aren't for yeast: Azo are not yeast infection pills. They are used to reduce bladder spasms. They don't treat utis but are used to help with symptoms while antibiotics can kick in. It's best to check in with your OB if you're having bladder trouble. A bladder infection that's untreated during pregnancy can spread to the kidney and possibly cause preterm birth. ...Read more

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Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Yes , You Can : Even with perfect use of contraceptives there will be a failure rate of 1% or so in most of the series but still better than other measures. ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Talk to OB: but lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are tested and approved in pregnant women. I would always make sure with your OB that you actually need to use a product before doing so. ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Already answered: lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are considered safe in pregnancy but i always recommend seeing your OB to make sure you actually need it. ...Read more

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Are cyclo-progynova pills helpful in getting pregnant?

Are cyclo-progynova pills helpful in getting pregnant?

No: This are pills containing sequential Estradiol alone and in combination with levonorgestrel. It is used for hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women. In addition, Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in birth control pills. ...Read more

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I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

No, not really b/c: There are other issues involved. If menses not regulated, not ovulating properly, making extra testosterone that converts to estrogen. The bleeding is likely gonna be worse on Progesterone only but you can do Medroxyprogesterone lat 10 days of the month if they don't come often. I will, at times give 7 days Progesterone to cause bleeding and clear uterus, the start the pill in cases like yours. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills are best for women who have heavy, irregular, and painful periods? Which features make them effective for menstrual help?

Which birth control pills are best for women who have heavy, irregular, and painful periods? Which features make them effective for menstrual help?

So many options: There are really too many options available depending on each individual's circumstances to go over in this short answer. It is an excellent question to pose to your doctor. Some women need estrogen predominant, some benefit from triphasic pills - it all depends on your individual history. ...Read more

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I'm having some extremely bad cramps while taking active birth control pills of Seasonique, help?

I'm having some extremely bad cramps while taking active birth control pills of Seasonique, help?

Options: Try soaking in very warm bath, apply hot water bag to lower abdomen. Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen 600-800 mg or Naproxen 500 mg up to 3 times a day, are usually very helpful for cramps. If you are fairly sure that the Seasonique BCP are causing the cramping, you have the option of stopping the pills, and start a different BCP after having a period. ...Read more

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What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?

What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?

IUDs and implants: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read more

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What are options for preventing pregnancy while having intercourse besides condoms and ocp's?

What are options for preventing pregnancy while having intercourse besides condoms and ocp's?

Contraception: You could also consider a subcutaneous implant of hormones, a shot of hormones every 3months, or an iud, a small piece of plastic or metal placed in your uterus for up to 5 years. ...Read more

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If I am a trans woman, what estrogen pills are generally prescribed?

If I am a trans woman, what estrogen pills are generally prescribed?

Transgender: First - I will not take care of gender identity change unless the patient has been referred by a Psychologist, and no other doctor should treat you without this referral. The medication treatment will vary from Endocrinologist and/or Gynecologist but all options will be fine. Wish you well going forward. ...Read more

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I've heard of women using femaprin (vitex) pills for anovulation. Do they work?

I've heard of women using femaprin (vitex) pills for anovulation. Do they work?

No evidence it helps: There is some scientific evidence that vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry) may help with pms symptoms and cyclic mastalgia (breast pain) but no studies showing that it helps women with ovulation disorders. If you aren't ovulating regularly and are trying to conceive the safety of vitex when you're pregnant is unknown, so you should stop it when you get a positive pregnancy test if you conceive. ...Read more