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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Can you go swimming when ovulating?

Can you go swimming when ovulating?

Yes: Your musculoskeletal system and bodily functions are not diminished by ovulation, so if swimming is your form of exercise, go for it even when you think you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman go kart?

Can a pregnant woman go kart?

If there are chances: of crashing or colliding - would recommend against it. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant in menopause?

Can you get pregnant in menopause?

Menopause pregnancy: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing eggs. So pregnancy isn't possible. Menopause is officially defined when a woman has gone 1 year without a period because of the permanent end of ovarian function. Until it's been a full year, it's possible to have release of eggs, therefore possible pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant in a swimming pool without having sex?

Can you get pregnant in a swimming pool without having sex?

No: Sperm will not live in the chlorinated water nor can they live outside the body for any length of time. ...Read more

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When can a pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

When can a pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

Depends: Usually during second trimester when the weight of the fetus starts pressing on the veins in the pelvis. As a result of effects of hormones during pregnancy the circulation in the veins slow down and hence may result in hemorrhoidal engorgement earlier. It is similar to varicose veins which are also common during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women get ageusia?

Can  pregnant women get ageusia?

Perhaps partially: Pregnancy related changes may cause certain alterations in taste function. ...Read more

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Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Ovulation: Yes, a woman needs to ovulate in order to become pregnant. Becoming pregnant on your period is unlikely, but can still be remotely possible. Unless you want to become pregnant, it's wise to use birth control for every sexual act. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant while in her periods?

Can a woman get pregnant while in her periods?

Yes.: As ovulation can occur erratically sometimes, it is possible (though not likely) to conceive during menstruation - the sperm can survive up to five days in the female genital tract. ...Read more

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Can you have similar cramps / contractions to a pregnant woman in labor while on your period?

Can you have similar cramps / contractions to a pregnant woman in labor while on your period?

Yes you can..: Sloughing-off of the lining of your uterus happens regularly during the cycle and contactions of the uterus expell the contents (blood and tissue making up your period). Some people experience very intense contractions/cramps needing medications to help with pain etc..Contractions of labor is same=contractions of the uterus to push baby out etc.. If severe symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I treat std in my fertile period, while hoping to be pregnant?

Can I treat std in my fertile period, while hoping to be pregnant?

Absolutely: treatment of an STD as soon as possible increases the chance of getting pregnant. Antibiotics do not interfere with conception but scarring from an untreated STD can cause problems. Do make sure that your partner is also treated before you have sex again. Curing a STD does not keep you from getting it again. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take women to get pregnant after an ectopic pregnancy with one fallopian tube?

Depends: This is going to depend on if you have scarring in the one fallopian tube and if your partner does not have any sperm problems. If your tubes are clear and the sperm healthy you could get pregnant as soon as you start the process. Good luck see your Gynecologist/Physician for more answers. ...Read more

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Is it bad to go swimming with a painful sunburn?

Is it bad to go swimming with a painful sunburn?

Indoors - ok: Indoors - away from sun -- ok. Outdoors -- avoid it. The water magnifies and reflects the sun-- bad for you. Be sure to apply moisturizing lotion after showering to help skin heal. Good Luck. ...Read more

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When can I go swimming after receiving a pacemaker ?

When can I go swimming after receiving a pacemaker ?

Ask your implanter.: There are too many variables to give an overall accurate answer in all settings. From the skin wound standpoint, as soon as they say you can immerse it in a bathtub, you could swim. For a new pacemaker implant, you cannot raise your arm above your head until the wires heal in place; typically after a month. This would impact the reach for most swimming strokes. Ask your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Could i still go swimming while on my period?

Could i still go swimming while on my period?

Certainlyy: It is an aesthetic community need that you should wear internal protection to prevent changing the composition of the pool but there are no health risks to this as long as you are in good shape to do the swimming. ...Read more

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Can a child with pneumonia go swimming?

Can a child with pneumonia go swimming?

Yes: If the child is well enough to be active and go out, they should be fine going swimming. Depending on whether they are on antibiotics or not, be aware that while on some antibiotics, exposure to the sun needs to be limited. ...Read more

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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Wouldn't worry: I detest wading pools for toddlers because so many would pass parasites like Giardia, but not threadworms. An older kid swimming in a regular pool is not a problem.It is the dry eggs in bedclothes/sheets that pass this problem.The pool water will disperse & neutralize them ...Read more

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Can I go swimming with threadworms? and if not when can I?

Can I go swimming with threadworms? and if not when can I?

Get treated: You may go swimming and the risk of transmission is minimal. However, you should get treated as the treatment is simple and effective. Please see your doctor for a prescription medication. You may consult this site for information. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after gromet insertion can you go swimming or how long do you have to wait?

Does anyone know, after gromet insertion can you go swimming or how long do you have to wait?

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It takes a few weeks. Mostly we're waiting for the ear drum to heal around the grommet itself. After that swimming is generally ok. If you can get the soft earplugs that just sit on top and don't insert into the ear canal, that's better. I'd also stick with surface swimming in a swimming pool or ocean only. Avoid diving and lakes/ponds which can have higher amounts of bacteria. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming at a lake 2 days after my nexplanon was inserted?

Can I go swimming at a lake 2 days after my nexplanon was inserted?

Yes.: A Nexplanon insertion leaves a similar small needle skin wound that a blood test does. Provided the wound is healing well, and shows no signs of an infection (redness, warmth, discharge, excessive pain), you can keep the area covered with a bandaid while swimming, then clean the area with soap and water afterwards, pat area dry and reapply a clean bandaid. ...Read more

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Can you go swimming when taking progesterone suppositories 100mg?

Can you go swimming when taking progesterone suppositories 100mg?

Suppository: As long as they are not causing you to be nauseated, I am unaware of any contraindication to progesterone suppositories and swimming. Probably prudent to wait an hour to swim to let the suppository to absorb before swimming. ...Read more

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I had split thickness skin grafts to my legs 10 months ago, am I ok to go swimming?

I had split thickness skin grafts to my legs 10 months ago, am I ok to go swimming?

Mmmmmm...: I'm not sure we'd be the right people to answer this question for you. Skin grafts can be quite fragile at times. Have you been following up with the surgeon who did them? That would be the physician to really know how these have healed over the past 10 months and if something like swimming would be safe. Lots of bacteria in water, you know. ...Read more

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Currently treating vaginal fungal infection with clatrimazole(?), can I go swimming in pools or sea? How long to wait? Im on holiday, I want to enjoy!

Currently treating vaginal fungal infection with clatrimazole(?), can I go swimming in pools or sea? How long to wait? Im on holiday, I want to enjoy!

OK to swim: This doesn't need to interfere with swimming or any other holiday activity (except maybe vaginal sex!). If you're having significant external genital symptoms (e.g. labial or vulvar irritation and itching), some vigorous physical activities (e.g. biking, running, etc) might be a bit uncomfortable, but not harmful. Just use the medication as directed and do whatever isn't bothersome. ...Read more

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How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

Depends.: Usually patients are able to swim within a few weeks after this procedure. However, every patient should run this question by their plastic surgeon who knows their situation best ( for example whether or not they are healing nicely without complication) and is ultimately responsible for their care. ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection in my back today (epidural) for my herniated disc. When am I able to go swimming at a public pool or waterpark?

I had a steroid injection in my back today (epidural) for my herniated disc.  When am I able to go swimming at a public pool or waterpark?

Steroid injection: The best source for this information would be the provider who gave you the injections. There are many things that must be considered in making any recommendations on this topic. Usually patients are provided with information after a procedure which may help you in this matter. ...Read more