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Are warm water enemas safe during pregnancy?

Would encourage you: To avoid unnecessary procedures when pregnant.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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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 polyps in the colon cause bleeding during intercourse?

Can polyps in the colon cause bleeding during intercourse?

Would not: Anticipate that colonic polyps would cause bleeding related to vaginal intercourse. ...Read more

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Grandma stage 4 colon cancer doing home chemo, is the sweat saliva fluid discharge toxic? Pregnant women n kids should avoid contact?

Grandma stage 4 colon cancer doing home chemo, is the sweat saliva fluid discharge toxic? Pregnant women n kids should avoid contact?

No: From cancer.Org: the only bodily fluid that could be considered 'toxic' would be urine. Men and women should sit to urinate to avoid splash transfer. Saliva and sweat will not have markedly amounts of chemicals. Just love on her as normal! ...Read more

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and nutrients from his poop (stool). If one has bowel problems, he can see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Colonic cleaning or irrigation is not natural, and can be dangerous if the person's chemical balance is distorted. ...Read more

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Big risk of bowel perforation during a routine colonoscopy?

Big risk of bowel perforation during a routine colonoscopy?

Very small: The literature quotes rates of 1 in 3000. I have done over 10, 000 with no perforations. The risk increases with age and previous abdominal surgeries as well as nutritional status. ...Read more

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Is constipation in late pregnancy bad?

Is constipation in late pregnancy bad?

Not for baby: Constipation in pregnancy isn't bad for baby, though sometimes it can be a sign of dehydration or not drinking enough water. Increased risk of hemorroids is not fun. Drink as much as you can and if still constipated, consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent as very safe in pregnancy and super effective. ...Read more

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Any risk of bowel perforation during hysterectomy?

Yes: The bowel is adjacent to the uterus so it is at risk of injury during surgery to remove the uterus. This is especially of concern if there are adhesions or scar tissue due to endometriosis, previous surgery, or cancer. I recommend bowel preps before a davinci or laparoscopic hysterectomy to minimize risks of a bowel perforation and to facilitate repair if it should occur. ...Read more

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Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

With caution: Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandin-6 and linoleum acid and other prostaglandin derivatives. It can interfere with the action of several drugs and is found in breast milk. You should check with your OB before using. ...Read more

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Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Especially the prep laxative that cleans your colon

Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Especially the prep laxative that cleans your colon

Likely to interfere: I am not sure any studies have been done to actually confirm the effect of bowel prep on BCP, but anything that significantly alters the diet or digestion, including antibiotics, have been known to interfere with absorption of the pill. Other variables include the timing of the cycle, etc. I recommend back up protection for the remainder of the month. ...Read more

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Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

No, but: This activity will not increase the risk of ectopic, but it will increase the risk of recurrent, bothersome vaginal infections such as yeast infections. ...Read more

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Is vaginal fisting during a healthy pregnancy safe?

Is vaginal fisting during a healthy pregnancy safe?

I trying looking up: 'vaginal fisting' and could not find any matches. So, I am left guessing what this means. If this means inserting full fist in vagina- that would not be recommended. If this is not what is meant by the term, then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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During what stage during ovary cancer should the patient's ovaries be taken out?

During what stage during ovary cancer should the patient's ovaries be taken out?

Usually: ...It's done upfront. Even if the cancer is spread, surgery is often done in the beginning to remove as much cancer as possible before giving chemo. There are exceptions, of course. It depends on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Black stools during the menstrual cycle--from uterus or bowel?

Black stools during the menstrual cycle--from uterus or bowel?

Bowel: Black stools can be caused by dietary changes, supplements or bleeding in the bowel. If this happens every month, you should get it checked out. It could be related to endometriosis but you need to rule out bowel problems like colitis, polyps or even cancer. ...Read more

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Bubbling in stomache during pregnancy is safe?

Bubbling in stomache during pregnancy is safe?

Increased gas: Is common during pregnancy. This can cause a bubbling feeling that comes from the intestines. It doesn't harm the baby. ...Read more

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Which antibacterial wipes can i use after the restroom in early pregnancy ?

Which antibacterial wipes can i use after the restroom in early pregnancy ?

Wipes: There is no real need for antibacterial wipes after going to the bathroom, but if you use them they should not be harmful to your fetus. Best wishes ...Read more

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After 15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs. What's the solution for colon cancer patients stage 1?

After  15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs.
What's the solution  for colon cancer patients stage 1?

Bowel regimen: Constipation is common after colon surgery/ any surgery. A bowel regimen will be helpful. The goal 2 soft bowel movements daily. Use water/dilute juice (up to 1.5 liter/day), fiber, stool softner, laxative, less solid food, walking to achieve goal. Diagnosis of colon cancer stage 1 means monitoring, surveillance, oncology consult. Fever, worsening pain means you need to get evaluated. ...Read more

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4. Polypa were found during colonoscopy.What is next?

4. Polypa were found during colonoscopy.What is next?

Biopsy will tell: When encountered, they should have been biopsied, and it will depend upon the report from pathology as to if benign or concerning as to what next. Need to follow up with GI for report. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more