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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe For Me To Take Dulcolax In My Third Trimester

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Bisacodyl (Definition)

Bisacodyl is an anti-prostate cancer agent which is a ...Read more


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Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester. Is it safe to take?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester. Is it safe to take?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs. Com defines category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” thus discuss with your ob/physician to determine if benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac diethylamine ointment safe for me in third trimester? I use it for pain as per doctor's prescription.

Is diclofenac diethylamine ointment safe for me in third trimester? I use it for pain as per doctor's prescription.

No.: Any NSAID use could constrict the ductus arteriosus causing pulmonary hypertension to the fetus, or decrease the renal perfusion and lead to oligohydramnios. Even transdermal application (especially with the vasodilatation of late pregnancy) can result in significant concentrations in the maternal/fetal blood. Use icy-hot patch with simultaneous tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg + Reglan 10 mg instead (+/- codeine). ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! Some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Yes, but...: The uterus can rotate to the right & impact blood flow back to the heart from compression of the vena cava. Probably the best position for sleep in the 3rd trimester is on the left side in fetal position. That maximizes blood flow to the placenta which is how the baby gets nourishment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Yes: Some women find that a hot tub will help them get through the discomforts of the 3rd trimester. Be sure to drink lots of cool water and not to stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Water temperature below 104 will decrease risk of low blood pressure causing a woman to feel faint or pass out. ...Read more

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Can you take niacin in your third trimester?

Can you take niacin in your third trimester?

Within limits: "Likely safe" in pregnancy and breastfeeding at recommended doses only. Always best to get your vitamins from fresh food sources instead if possible.


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Is it safe to have sex in the third trimester?

Is it safe to have sex in the third trimester?

Yes: As long as you are not at risk for bleeding, premature labor, or other risks, patients can have sex until delivery. ...Read more

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Why can I not take nitrofurantoin in the third trimester?

Why can I not take nitrofurantoin in the third trimester?

Hemolytic anemia: Actually you should avoid Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) during the last month of the pregnancy and while in labor. It can cause hemolytic anemia in the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Of course....: Sounds like a great way to relax. I'd take advantage of the opportunity now, as similar escapes with a small child, or a toddler, or a school age child, or a pre-teen, or a teenager will be few and far between, and in each case for different reasons. Enjoy this while you can, then enjoy all the joys of parenting to come. Congratulations and cheers to you.... ...Read more

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Why do I need to take an HIV test in the third trimester?

Why do I need to take an HIV test in the third trimester?

Required by law: Some states require pregnant women to be tested for HIV. Transmission of HIV to the baby can be prevented by treating the mother. Many people infected with HIV do not know that they are infected. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex when I am in the third trimester?

Is it safe to have sex when I am in the third trimester?

Yes: For the most part, it is safe. However, there are certain things to be mindful of. If your doctor has told you not to have intercourse because of the position of your placenta, ie, placenta previa, then it is not safe. The other thing to be careful about is that sex can stir up contractions, so even though you may be in your third trimester, it can sometimes cause you to go into preterm labor. ...Read more

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Am i safe to bleach my hair by a professional if I'm nearing my third trimester and in a well ventilated area?

Not a problem: You are beyond all developmental milestones that could be affected by any toxic reaction. Go ahead and get your hair bleached. ...Read more

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Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Sex 3rd trimester: It is safe to have sex in the third trimester, as long as your partner is positioned so that his weight isn't on your tummy. Lying at the edge of a bed with your partner standing is usually the easiest. It is unlikely to cause preterm labor. Oral sex is ok. ...Read more

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My wife in third trimester and she is having vomiting and dysentery today. Is there any problem. What need to take care now.

My wife in third trimester and she is having vomiting and dysentery today. Is there any problem. What need to take care now.

Fluids: She needs to be vigorously hydrated and make sure that her blood pressure is not dropping. If she cannot tolerate oral fluids she needs to be taken to the nearest ER or urgent care center. ...Read more

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Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Safe: Metamucil is a bulk laxative, which helps hold water in the stool to make it easier to pass, and is safe in pregnancy. You need to be sure and drink a lot of water, too. It will not affect the babies nutrition. ...Read more

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Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Category C: Which means: use with caution if benefits outweigh risks, your doctor won't harm you or your unborn baby, goodluck ...Read more

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What should I think about when flying in the third trimester?

What should I think about when flying in the third trimester?

Ask your OB !!: I tell my patients if they have no problems they can fly up till 32 weeks gestation and not after that. ...Read more

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How many women bleed during the third trimester?

How many women bleed during the third trimester?

Not too many: I would get some attention on that one. It could be your cervix changing but more worrisome is bleeding from the placenta compromising fetal oxygen. Some spotting after intercourse isn't unusual but third trimester bleeding is nothing to blow off. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Yes: The mucous discharge in the third trimester increases. It is also normal to leak small amounts of urine. If the discharge is heavy you should be checked for vaginal infections and to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

Fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). But, you should check with your doctor to make sure you don't need antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dulcolax (Definition)

Dulcolax is a laxative which is a ...Read more