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Is it safe to have anal sex during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to have anal sex during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Being pregnant: The only restrictions would be if you have a high risk pregnancy and your OB gave you specific sex restrictions. ...Read more

Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Not during prenancy: Aside from bacteria from the anus contaminating the perineum and invading the vagina which puts the fetus at risk. There is also the risk of physical injury to the anal sphincter and fetus. ...Read more

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What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

Not douching: Douching is never recommended. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and douching can push harmful bacteria into the vagina or change the pH balance which allows infections to occur. Gentle cleaning of the outside of the vagina with soap and water is all that is necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

It is Cat B: But some does cross the placenta, I do not recommend douching, vaginal Metrogel is safer even though that does not work well if you have trichomonas, if you have BV I would recommend Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal it is cat b and would wait till you are out of 1st trimester which is 13 1/3 weeks I never rec douching when you are preg but u need to discuss with the doc who is taking care of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to apply in your anus if you have hemorroids during pregnancy?

What to apply in your anus if you have hemorroids during pregnancy?

What ever feels good: Hemorrhoids are not pleasant, pregnant or other wise. They are caused from increased pressure and fluid within the veins of the anus. Soaking in warm water seems to help. Wipe gently with moist wipes rather than dry toilet paper. If they are itchy, mild steroid creams may help. Call your doctor and let them look at the area for advice. ...Read more

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After pregnancy, My anus hurts during my period now, why? Discomfort sitting down.

After pregnancy, My anus hurts during my period now, why? Discomfort sitting down.

Anal discomfort: Likely hemorrhoids with the cramping of period irritating the rectal area (they are near each other). Follow up with urgent care /doctor. They can give you Anusol. Try sitz baths, when sitting get up every 45 minutes as sitting increases pressure and promotes hemorrhoids as well ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids in anus common during pregnancy? How to get rid of it? It itch and is visible during sex

Are hemorrhoids in anus common during pregnancy? How to get rid of it? It itch and is visible during sex

Yes: Usual resolve with delivery. In the mean time suggest a hi-fiber diet and stool softners. Anusol HC suppositories may help ...Read more

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My friend wants to know is it ok to have anal sex during ectopic pregnancy treatment. Her levels are down to 2000 after 2nd dose of Methotrexate.

My friend wants to know is it ok to have anal sex during ectopic pregnancy treatment. Her levels are down to 2000 after 2nd dose of Methotrexate.

Most Unwise.: I don't know the specifics of how large her embryo is, but in general anything traumatic to the pelvis currently would be ill advised. If she can't have vaginal intercourse, I don't see why anal intercourse would be any differet. Methotrexate often also causes diarrhea as a side effect because it interferes with the normal gut lining and it's replacement. I'd suggest abstinence, or use of hands/toys ...Read more

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I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. They gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope? Do fissures worsen during pregnancy?

I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. They gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope? Do fissures worsen during pregnancy?

Maybe: Hemorrhoids are expected to get worse during a pregnancy, but no necessarily a fissure, although anything can happen, consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon. That doesn't mean you will have an operation, and you will get all the treaent options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a vaginal douche to prevent pregnancy?

Can a vaginal douche to prevent pregnancy?

No way!: Try plan b- can be purchased over the counter- and should be taken within 72 hours of sex- but the sooner the better- if you don't menstruate within 2 weeks of taking the med, you must get a pregnancy test. Please practice safer sex and see a practitioner or health educator to be sure you understand your body and options. ...Read more

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Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

No: What exactly do you mean by "male douching". A douche is a vaginal clean out so not sure what you mean.
Patricio c. Gargollo
assistant professor, pediatric urology
director, pediatric urology robotic and minimally invasive surgery
childrens medical center dallas
214-456-0646
www. Childrens. Com. ...Read more

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Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach your eggs. It takes even less time for the sperm to get into the cervix where they would not be affected by douching. It might help a little, but not much. ...Read more

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I've used a hydrogen douche a few times a month and am trying to conceive. Will that ruin my chance for pregnancy?

I've used a hydrogen douche a few times a month and am trying to conceive. Will that ruin my chance for pregnancy?

Yes: Every time you douche you are washing out the "good" bacteria that keeps the vaginal pH stable, as well as any sperm that are trying to swim to "Nirvana". ...Read more

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If semen comes near the vaginal area can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy. Can showering, wiping, douching prevent pregnancy

If semen comes near the vaginal area can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy. Can showering, wiping, douching prevent pregnancy

No: Semen that is deposited in or near the vulva can create pregnancy. Sperm can rapidly ascend into the upper female genital tract and be viable for up to 72 hours. You cannot wash, cleanse, douche or remove sperm that have gotten into the vagina. ...Read more

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Can washing the vagina or douching or wiping reduce the chance of pregnancy if semen has come in contact with vaginal area?

Can washing the vagina or douching or wiping reduce the chance of pregnancy if semen has come in contact with vaginal area?

Here are some...: Yes, but not guarantee to eliminate the odd of conception entirely. If concern to conceive is in mind, do HPT in a wk after missing expected period and repeat it in another wk if the first test is (-) and still in doubt. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all?

Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all?

No: None of the methods you mentioned, showering, wiping or douching are known or effective forms of contraception. If in doubt consider "Plan B" to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. ...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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Can showering, douching, wiping prevent pregnancy at all if semen has come in contact or near vagina, vulva?

Can showering, douching, wiping prevent pregnancy at all if semen has come in contact or near vagina, vulva?

Not at all: None of those things will help decrease the risk of pregnancy after intercourse. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Then see a doctor to start birth control to avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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Will douching delay my period? Was suppose to start on the 6th of September and negative pregnancy test. Have cramps & lower back pain.

Will douching delay my period? Was suppose to start on the 6th of September and negative pregnancy test. Have cramps & lower back pain.

Douching, why?: Douching is unnecessary and unwise for vaginal health. The vagina is like a "self-cleaning oven" and douching only increases your risks for more serious vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Can anal sex cause pregnancy?

No: Sperm need to enter the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Transmission of sperm into the anus alone will not cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy is possible with anal sex?

Is pregnancy is possible with anal sex?

Not really, but: CA man must have a condom on or risk serious prostate infection, or worse. Since a condom is a must and since the reproductive organs in a female are elsewhere, chanes are zero to none! ...Read more

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Pre cum rubbing on anus can cause pregnancy?

Pre cum rubbing on anus can cause pregnancy?

No it is not: However, pre-ejaculate at introitus or in vagina may lead to pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I anal sex in oct would I be showing signs of pregnancy by now?

If I anal sex in oct would I be showing signs of pregnancy by now?

Not unless the: Penis found it's self in places other than just the rectum. ...Read more

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Does anal rubbing cause pregnancy?

No: It requires insemination for conception to occur. If the anus is being rubbed by the penis and if ejaculation occurs and if semen enters the vagina, then conception could result. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of pregnancy from unprotected anal?

None.: But unprotected anal sex puts you at risk for sexually transmitted infections, like hepatitis and hiv. If you are going to engage in this higher-risk activity, at least use condoms. ...Read more

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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


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more