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Is fem dophilus safe in pregnancy it's a probiotic with lactobillus forms I want to take it to guard against BV . I will take it orally. ?

Is fem dophilus safe in pregnancy it's a probiotic with lactobillus forms I want to take it to guard against BV . I will take it orally. ?

Yes: Probiotics do not enter the blood stream, they stay in the GI tract. So they should have no effect on the fetus. And the bacteria in the probiotic should not cause trouble in the vaginal area. If you're concerned, consult your OB during your next visit and let them know what you're taking. You should of course do that anyways. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Dr. says my femur knob and pelvic joint is "loosening" on right leg d/t pregnancy. The pain is so bad I can barely move my leg or walk. What can I do?

Dr. says my femur knob and pelvic joint is "loosening" on right leg d/t pregnancy. The pain is so bad I can barely move my leg or walk. What can I do?

Seek Medical attenti: Your OB/Gyn doctor can examine you and guide you further. otherwise seek Orthopedic consultation to assess your pelvic bones and joints. It is essential that you remain active and move around. otherwise your bones will get weaker even more and you risk development of blood clots in your legs...so you must walk around(use a support/stick or cane to give you extra support, if needed). ...Read more

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How can you fix a broken femur?

How can you fix a broken femur?

Intramedullary Nail: The standard surgical intervention for an adult femur fracture is an intramedullary (im) nail. ...Read more

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What is the role of the neck of a femur?

What is the role of the neck of a femur?

Femoral neck: It connects the head of the femur with the shaft of the femur. ...Read more

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My fetus has one short femur, what's wrong?

My fetus has one short femur, what's wrong?

Not sure: Will just have to wait till birth to do full examination. Could be a growth defect limited to just that femur. Prognosis will depend upon orthopedic evaluation after birth. ...Read more