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Doctor insights on: Evening Primrose Oil Cervical Mucus

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I've been taking evening primrose oil to increase cervical mucus, but i've read that it can delay ovulation. Is that true?

I've been taking evening primrose oil to increase cervical mucus, but i've read that it can delay ovulation. Is that true?

It may: Evening primrose oil (epo) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (gla), which is believed to be the active ingredient. Epo has been studied in a wide variety of disorders, particularly those affected by metabolic products of essential fatty acids. However, no study has show a benefit to its use in fertility. The problem with supplements is we don't know whats in them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?

Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?

Evening Primrose: Proponents of natural birth methods and many midwives swear by using evening primrose oil to help ripen the cervix. Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandins, which are used for inducing labor. It is said to help soften and ripen the cervix to help prepare it for the birth of your baby. Evening primrose oil is more commonly used by midwives. Very few obstetricians employ this method. ...Read more

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Can swallowing cum ripen the cervix or bring on labor compared to evening primrose oil? Which one works better?

Can swallowing cum ripen the cervix or bring on labor compared to evening primrose oil? Which one works better?

See answer : Swallowing cum, no. There have been no scientific studies done that show evening primrose oil serves as a cervical ripener. All of the evidence pointing to the efficacy of evening primrose oil as a cervical dilator is anecdotal in nature. Also, no medical or scientific evidence that shows evening primrose oil to be either safe or unsafe. Best advice is to never attempt to induce labor on your own. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Not clear: Evening primrose oil is a source of the essential omega six fatty acid gla- and has been shown to help with the itching of eczema. There is some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- i've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing i haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm. ...Read more

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Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

No evidence: I wouldn't rely on evening primrose for your teen's moods. Evening primrose oil is a source of essential omega 6 fatty acid gla. There's some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast pain, menopause & pms. In contrast, omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, show promise in battling mood disorders. Pms may be helped slightly (poor quality data). It may interact w ssri antidepressants. ...Read more

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How often is it appropriate to take evening primrose oil?

How often is it appropriate to take evening primrose oil?

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking.Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there?Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking.Be an informed user. ...Read more

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Can you take passionflower and evening primrose oil together?

Can you take passionflower and evening primrose oil together?

Not wise: Both passion flower and evening primrose oil contain chemicals that may reduce the blood's ability to form clots. When taken together, they can increase the risk of dangerous bleeding. ...Read more

Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more