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Doctor insights on: Are There Disadvantages Of Breastfeeding Past 12 Months

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Are there any complications of having no period for 6 months due to PCOS?

Are there any complications of having no period for 6 months due to PCOS?

Yes: You are at risk for getting endometrial hyperplasia, which though not cancerous is a pre-cancerous condition. Get help regulating your periods, simply skipping 6 months or more with PCOS is quite risky. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Are novasure procedures safe? Are there other choices for a 30 year old woman who has lots of blood loss and clots passed during her period?

Are novasure procedures safe? Are there other choices for a 30 year old woman who has lots of blood loss and clots passed during her period?

IUD, OCP: Novasure is one type of "global" endometrial ablation (gea).Geas are relatively low risk. In gea, a device is inserted to heat or freeze the uterine lining. A rollerball ablation is done under visualization, but relatively few gyne's still perform this procedure. Ablation should be done only if childbearing completed. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or ocps can also control menses & will provide birth control. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a 52 year old filipina woman getting pregnant after several months of extended periods snd now none for the past 2 1/2 mont?

What is the probability of a 52 year old filipina woman getting pregnant after several months of extended periods snd now none for the past 2 1/2 mont?

Highly unlikely: the chance of any woman at age 52 being naturally pregnant is much less than 1 chance in 100. if you' re worried a home pregnancy test will be accurate, good wishes. ...Read more

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Some of my monthly cycles are 40 days while others are 24, I have also been spotting for most of a month the past few months, cause for concern?

Some of my monthly cycles are 40 days while others are 24, I have also been spotting for most of a month the past few months, cause for concern?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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5 months pregnant is there any birth defects or risks of taking dilaudid only a couple times?

5 months pregnant is there any birth defects or risks of taking dilaudid only a couple times?

Dilaudid: Dilaudud is category c, it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. It should be used in pregnant women only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. If only used a few times, and in the second trimester, it should be fine as all we have his histories of other pregnant women with similar situations and the babies were healthy, but as stated, no def. Studies. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has always been approximately 12 days. What are some of the reasons for this?

My menstrual cycle has always been approximately 12 days. What are some of the reasons for this?

Very long : 12 days is a very long cycle. We may not be able to give you a reason but there are many solutions. Birth control can be used to shorten the cycles. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can be used to eliminate them. Lysteda is a non hormonal pill that can be used to shorten and lighten. ...Read more

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Still non-verbal, been using B23 for some time now, hearing test normal, I've heard of developmental pediatricians, are there any other suggestions?

Still non-verbal, been using B23 for some time now, hearing test normal, I've heard of developmental pediatricians, are there any other suggestions?

Early Childhood Prog: Most towns of any size have an early childhood intervention program.They most often serve the needs of premi infants, but also have staff that assesses speech and language development problems. A rehab facility with a speech and language professional would be an alternate source of care. ...Read more

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Whats the risk of Pregnancy over 52 if a womsn hasnt had her oeriod for 2 1/2 months after several months of erratic periods?

Whats the risk of Pregnancy over 52 if a womsn hasnt had her oeriod for 2 1/2 months after several months of erratic periods?

Minimal but possible: A woman who is 52 who has not had a period for 2 1/2 months is MUCH more likely to be missing her periods because she is in menopause or approaching menopause than because she is pregnant. However, there is a small possibility of pregnancy and you don't have to guess, A simple home pregnancy test available at any drug store can tell you if she is pregnant or not. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of trying hCG shots for treatment of low testosterone in 32 year old male? Are there any significant risks?

What are the pros and cons of trying hCG shots for treatment of low testosterone in 32 year old male?  Are there any significant risks?

Very complex answer: Need >400 chars, but: HCG is used more when fertility is desired bc testosterone can cause dec in testicular volume and sperm count. If ur lh/fsh hormone levels are elevated, then HCG probly won't work, but if not, the HCG will will stimulate leydig cells in testes to produce more testosterone. No significant side effects at usual doses. ...Read more

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I've been researching circumcisions for Baby boy expected 10-14. I know there are two options. Can u explain pros and cons of each?

I've been researching circumcisions for Baby boy expected 10-14. I know there are two options.  Can u explain pros and cons of each?

More than 2: PlastiBell device is safest & best method in my opinion, glans is protected by a plastic ring & bleeding controlled by a string compressing cut skin & prevents bleeding. Other methods are Gomco or Mogen clamps. Both quite different & preferred by many OB Drs. However risk of post circumcision bleeding greater. Gomco looks like a mini-torture device, Mogen looks like film director's clamp. ...Read more

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Some of my cycles are 40 days while others are 24 days and have been spotting for most of a month the past three months, is this cause for concern?..

Some of my cycles are 40 days while others are 24 days and have been spotting for most of a month the past three months, is this cause for concern?..

Most likely not: And irregular periods are usually from hormonal imbalance related to meds, stress, strenuous exercise, infection. However follow up with ur gyn; get checked for ovarian cysts. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/guide/treating-irregular-periods. ...Read more

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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year now and my periods are still heavy. What are the pros and cons of having it?

I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year now and my periods are still heavy. What are the pros and cons  of having it?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) can decreased blood flow, decrease pain during menstruation, decrease incidence of endometrial cancer ( uterus), can be used for management of cancerous conditions etc. Side effects can be increased weight, acne, uterine cramps, abnormal menstruation, etc. It has many pros and many cons depending on how you look at it. ...Read more

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My wife has passed multiple half dollar size clots during her period. What are some concerns or is this normal? And periods last for 2 weeks.

My wife has passed multiple half dollar size clots during her period.  What are some concerns or is this normal?  And periods last for 2 weeks.

Maybe: Clotting would be fairly common for a woman who bleed for two weeks each cycle. The length of bleeding is usually 2-7 days for most women. Menstrual blood can clot within the vagina before passing. If not desiring pregnancy, there are medications that could reduce her period length. She can discuss these with her doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

False pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Occassionally, hormone imbalance or tumors can cause false pregnancy symptoms, so a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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Is there risks for having sex after having baby before 6weeks is up? Ieven if there were no complications

Is there risks for having sex after having baby before 6weeks is up? Ieven if there were no complications

Postpartum sex: The risk with having early postpartum sex is that the cervix has not completely changed back to normal and can introduce infection into the uterus, or cause bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant 11 years after having a tubal ligation; done 3 months after giving birth.

What are the chances of getting pregnant 11 years after having a tubal ligation; done 3 months after giving birth.

While quite low: Pregnancy is not impossible after tubal ligation. Depending on how the procedure was performed, "fail rates" while low, are non-zero. So, if you believe you're pregnant, take a hpt AND see your OB ASAP so that if you are pregnant you can start proper care or have all possible decisions open to you. Best of luck!! ...Read more

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