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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Notice Changes In My Skin During Pregnancy

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Is it normal to have changes in your areola?

Is it normal to have changes in your areola?

Yes: The body changes all the time. Some changes can be a sign of trouble. Hardening, retraction, inversion, discharge, surrounding dimpling of the skin are signs of concern. ...Read more

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Hi is it normal for skin colour to change during puberty?

Hi is it normal for skin colour to change during puberty?

Some change normal.: We would need more information or a photograph to provide specific advice. However it is normal for skin to undergo some changes of texture and tone during puberty. For instance, acne will cause coarsening and redness. Keeping you skin clean and moisturized may improve the overall appearance. Reach out for a private consult of you need more information. Best health! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have changes in mood throughout my cycle?

Is it normal to have changes in mood throughout my cycle?

Pms and mood: Bowen et al 2011 reported that most women of reproductive age experience premenstrual symptoms. Mood swings within a day and from day to day are a common complaint of people with mood problems (mood instability). They found the women with pms showed more irritable and depressed mood instability than the women without pms. Pms may represent a manifestation of an underlying problem of mood disorder. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal swelling in early pregnancy

Is it normal to have vaginal swelling in early pregnancy

Yes: Yes...It is very common and will continue throughout pregnancy. If there are any other symptoms such as itching, pain, or discharge you may want to get checked out. ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

No: Warts on the face are not normal at any time, including during pregnancy. I hope that your under the care of an OB for the sake of your and your baby's health. Please discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dryer, itchier skin in pregnancy?

Is it normal to have dryer, itchier skin in pregnancy?

Pregnancy Changes: Itching, dry skin is a common complaint among pregnant women. Changes in the body's production of hormones, as well as the stretching of the skin to accomodate the growing baby, can cause unpleasant and annoying itching that may be occasional or constant. The onset of dry hair during pregnancy typically occurs during the second trimester and can occur in hair that had not experienced dryness befor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bubbles in stomach during early pregnancy?

Is it normal to have bubbles in stomach during early pregnancy?

^'ed gas in GI tract: Can occur w pregnancy. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is it normal in pregnancy for nipples to be normal in color in the am and by night be dark purplish and have veins showing more?

Is it normal in pregnancy for nipples to be normal in color in the am and by night be dark purplish and have veins showing more?

It's possible yes: During pregnancy, it is well documented that with hormonal changes, even throughout the day, the nipples can change in color and appearance. Congratulation on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why does mole occurs to me under the vagina during periods it is very painful and uncomfort?My age is 17(female) ..

Why does mole occurs to me under the vagina during periods it is very painful and uncomfort?My age is 17(female) ..

Not sure: I would time a visit to an ob/gyn exactly when this painful mole will be present. It must be evaluate with an exam, in person, with someone who can counsel you appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to experence breast pain that runs to my nipples? 15weeks pregnant

very common: Many women will experience breast pains during pregnancy due to the hormones involved. Most will see a decrease around 15 weeks. Let your doctor know so they can make sure this is just normal pregnancy pain. ...Read more

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My cervix never rises during ovulation it only changes from hard to soft. Is this normal?

My cervix never rises during ovulation it only changes from hard to soft. Is this normal?

Yes.: It is very difficult and subjective to know whether your cervix rises during ovulation. Being able to tell it's soft is pretty good insight by itself. I wouldn't stress over this. If you are tracking discharge and basal body temp you have plenty of information to tell if you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

No: Usually in pregnancy both hands swell and not just one side. Talk to your OB MD about this problem, and he/she may search for a cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breast tenderness and swelling to fluctuate during early pregnancy ?

Is it normal for my breast tenderness and swelling to fluctuate during early pregnancy ?

Yes.: The hormonal changes of pregnancy are massive and can cause unpredictable effects on the individual woman. Fluctuating breast tenderness and water retention are certainly anticipated in early pregnancy and beyond. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Not uncommon: With hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, that start to allow breast milk to be produced for the upcoming baby, it is not uncommon to get some leakage. ...Read more

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