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Does a girls vagina change after the first time sex? I am curious and scared. I come from a traditional family which considers premarital sex a sin.

Does a girls vagina change after the first time sex? I am curious and scared. I come from a traditional family which considers premarital sex a sin.

Sexuality: If you had a tight hymen ring, for instance, you never used tampon before, an intercourse could break the ring. You might have had pain or bleeding at the time. I hope you used condom to prevent pregnancy and infection. Part of the reasons for the traditional view was to protect girls from unwanted pregnancy and infection. I encourage you to broaden your knowledge of human physiology of sexuality. ...Read more

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I was told im predabetic, what can I do to change that, and what's a good diet for me and my family?

I was told im predabetic, what can I do to change that, and what's a good diet for me and my family?

Pre-diabetes: The first thing to do is limit the sweet things in your diet, like desserts, sodas, cookies, muffins, and other carbs such as bread, rice, potato, pasta ("the white stuff"). Often, pre-diabetics are also overweight, so weight loss and regular aerobic exercise is essential to improving your metabolism and improving your overall health. Now is the time to get serious so you don't develop diabetes. ...Read more

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My b.P reads 90/150. Should i start medication or change the life style. My age is 34 and have a family history of high b.P. Please suggest?

My b.P reads 90/150. Should i start medication or change the life style. My age is 34 and have a family history of high b.P. Please suggest?

Change your ways now: If your blood pressure is 150/90 and you have a family history of high blood pressure, you would be smart to control any risk factors which contribute to high blood pressure. For example: get exercise, reduce weight if you are overweight or obese, and minimize your intake of salt. If you are a smoker, that habit's just got to go! all of these measures will help tremendously in the long run. ...Read more

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I am thinking of having a sex change. How do I discuss this with my family?

I am thinking of having a sex change. How do I discuss this with my family?

Sex Change: Sexual reassignment surgery is something that requires a lot of thought and counseling. It helps tremendously if you have a good support network of friends, family, and professionals for the mental, hormonal and physical challenges involved. Learn as much as you can beforehand. How to discuss this with your family depends on your situation. Asking a professional who knows more about you may help. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my family eats very unhealthy, how can I change this lifestyle?

Could use your help docs! my family eats very unhealthy, how can I change this lifestyle?

Healthy living: Great point about healthy living- it is a decision that involves the entire household. And that is important given the childhood obesity epidemic in the USA. Here is the guide to healthy eating (NIH) for your family. Change what you bring into the house to eat. Oatmeal is a very healthy breakfast. Focus on whole grains, non-fat dairy and greek yogurt. And exercise daily! http://tinyurl.com/qf7faaz ...Read more

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Had test when I was 13 saying I couldn't have kids want a family in the future could the test results change if I got retested almost 18 now?

Had test when I was 13 saying I couldn't have kids want a family in the future could the test results change if I got retested almost 18 now?

Infertility: It is difficult to say whether your test results can change with time because there are many causes of infertility. Appropriate anatomy and hormone balance is required for conception. Schedule a consultation with an obstretrician for a complete review of your history and an examination, and your question can be fully answered. ...Read more

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What changes does a family make for a child with cf?

What changes does a family make for a child with cf?

Get more structured: Ensure vest treatment and medication regimen to fit with daily lifestyle including vacations. ...Read more

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Going through terrible family relation with spouse because of explosive behavior & mood changes.Help me cure of this havoc with any valuable advise pl?

Going through terrible family relation with spouse because of explosive behavior & mood changes.Help me cure of this havoc with any valuable advise pl?

Not sure if it is: You or your spouse with the explosive behavior ; mood changes. Note that you have anxiety ; depression. If you have the explosive behavior - then your symptoms are not adequately treated - let your psychiatrist know. If the behavior is on his part - give yourself permission to leave the situation before you feel endangered or unsafe. Set limits on what you are willing to tolerate. ...Read more

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What family lifestyle changes would need to be made for triple X syndrome?

What family lifestyle changes would need to be made for triple X syndrome?

Depends on symptoms: Trisomy X syndrome can range from mild to severe, the life style changes would depend upon its severity. Pl see attached link forother details about the condition from the Mayo clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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I don't want recovery, I have a team of workers and a supporting family and good friends. How do I "want" to change? My eating disorder is a comfort.

I don't want recovery, I have a team of workers and a supporting family and good friends. How do I "want" to change? My eating disorder is a comfort.

Motivation: People have both short- and long-term goals. Comfort is a short-term goal. Achieving and maintaining health and life are long-term goals. Select what you "want," overall, by thinking of both types of goals. Often, short-term discomfort allows us to achieve longer term goals. You're in charge, either way. You're fortunate to have people who want to help you achieve your goals. Lucky you! ...Read more

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