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Are Cranberry Pills Bad 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: There should not be a problem with taking them. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking thermogenic and advil (ibuprofen). Not sure if I am pregnant. Negative pre go test. But no period. Could taking those pills hinder results of pregnancy?
Pregnancy test: Under normal circumstances, no it shouldn't change the test. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A nurse friend of mine recommended I take folic acid if there's any chance at all that I'd get pregnant even if I'm on birth control (24, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, sexually active). Is that true?
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
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