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Hemorrhoids Caused By Pregnancy
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
Yes: A change in the stool pattern becoming thin over time can be due to presence of a malignancy. The content of the rt. side of the colon is liquid so that tumors there do not interfere with stool shape. On the left side of the colon near rectum, the stool is solid. A polypoid lesion produces no change but a circumferential lesion narrowing the diameter of the bowel causes thin stools. ...Read more
Not usually.: Anal skin tags may be present, but have little to do with anal sphincter tone and competence of stool retention. See a colorectal surgeon or start with your family doctor, both can be dealt with, though these are really separate and unrelated things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin and Pregnancy: The skin is definitely affected by the hormonal changes in pregnancy. Among the changes are: darkening of areas (freckles, nipples, inner thigh), linea nigra (dark vertical line on the belly), worsening of acne, melasma (darkening of sun exposed areas of face), spider veins, and of course stretch marks. Once the hormones return to normal, most of these may return to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Gardnerella thrives on semen but this can produce a vaginitis, not a urinary tract infection. During intercourse, especially the more excited and unaccustomed the woman is, bacteria tend to be introduced into the urinary bladder. Measures have ranged from cranberry extracts to drinking lots of water to urinating right after sex -- hardly romantic -- but good luck find the right prevention for you. ...Read more
Yes: Laxatives cause spastic contractions of the bowel which, over time, may cause rectal prolapse. The straining associated with the attempts to empty completely worsens the problem. Normally one only has to move bowels once every 1-3 days. Laxative use and abuses is frequently misguided. ...Read more
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