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Is it safe to masturbate if you have a risk of preemie?

Is it safe to masturbate if you have a risk of preemie?

Feels good so do it: Am assuming that you are an expectant mother with risk of premature completeion of pregnancy. Masturbation should be safe unless you experience any uterine contractions when you achieve orgasm. Uterine contractions would be a contraindiaction. No problem if you aren't pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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How safe is it to have rough sex if you are 28weeks pregnant with a baby that has gastroschisis? Is it possible to cause premature labor if too much?

How safe is it to have rough sex if you are 28weeks pregnant with a baby that has gastroschisis? Is it possible to cause premature labor if too much?

Rough sex: "rough sex" is a variable term, and depending on extent could be damaging even if not pregnant. Gastroschisis is considered a high-risk pregnancy in many hospitals and requires careful monitoring. http://tinyurl.com/kfat7ap sex during pregnancy is generally safe, but i suggest speaking very frankly with your high risk OB doctor so that you're both clear about the kind of activities you mean. ...Read more

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What happens if you had preeclampsia with a previous child/ pregnancy is it safe to have another child?

What happens if you had preeclampsia with a previous child/ pregnancy is it safe to have another child?

Yes,and at your age: You will be classified as a "high risk" pregnancy and closely monitored by your OB or turned over to the perinatologist! If you are in good health you should be in good hands. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you have bullae and pneumothorax is there a greater chance for your children to have it too? Do you have to be born with it for it to pass on child

If you have bullae and pneumothorax is there a greater chance for your children to have it too? Do you have to be born with it for it to pass on child

Depends: Most of these are acquired by people during life after environmental factors like infection. Some, like asthma have a genetic component and some like alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency only occur when both parents pass on the genes.Your answer can only be determined when the cause of your problem and its pattern can be determined. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch clamydia if you used a condom? How high is the risk if so? Should I worry?

Is it possible to catch clamydia if you used a condom? How high is the risk if so? Should I worry?

C. Trachomatis: this bacteria is passed through various body fluids including saliva. Significant others will pass this bacteria with any intimacy, predictably. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a baby if you were told you have a 3% chance of having another one with cancer?

Is it safe to have a baby if you were told you  have a 3% chance of having another one with cancer?

Personal choice: I have counselled parents that were ready for another try when told their risk of a problem exceeded 75 %, and one specifically who would not consider it at a 1% risk level. The impact of such a problem effects people differently and either spouse may have a different level of concern. With good spousal communication and a good preparation i think it is fine to move ahead. The choice must be yours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex if you have a concussion?

Is it safe to have sex if you have a concussion?

Concussion: Its probably best to hold off on strenuous activity, such as sex, until your symptoms from concussion are completely resolved. You should consider sex like any other exercise - and we typically say that an athlete should not return to play until their symptoms are no longer present, including headache, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to have rough sex if your having twins or is there a high risk of anything?

Can it be no problem to have rough sex if your having twins or is there a high risk of anything?

No: It is never a good idea to have rough sex during a pregnancy, especially with twins and depending on how far along you are. ...Read more

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What happens if you have sex, while a girl is on her period? Would it be safe to have sex without a condom?

What happens if you have sex, while a girl is on her period? Would it be safe to have sex without a condom?

See below: There is no really 100% way of preventing pregnancy. Even condoms and the pill are not 100% effective all the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develope STD even if a person is not having sex for a year already?

Is it possible to develope STD even if a person is not having sex for a year already?

Yes!!!: Many sexually transmitted diseases are not immediately obvious & apparent upon initial infection. Syphilis, hepatitis & HIV can take years to become apparent. Even chlamydia doesn't always cause pain but can be found while searching for causes of infertility. That's why it's important for men to wear a condom each & every time to minimize risk of transmission although not absolute guarantee. ...Read more

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Is it true if you have a lot of sex, vaginal birth will be easier?

Is it true if you have a lot of sex, vaginal birth will be easier?

?: Not that i've ever heard of. Think about the relative sizes involved and you will see why this is not logical. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise while you have a previa?

Is it safe to exercise while you have a previa?

Placenta previa.: Best to discuss this with your ob/gyn. Depends on many factors including what week of pregnancy you are perhaps swimming but discuss with your doc first. ...Read more

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How common is it for a person to get pregnant if the man pulls out? Especially if he is very careful about it. How many cases do you see of that?

How common is it for a person to get pregnant if the man pulls out? Especially if he is very careful about it. How many cases do you see of that?

Pregnancy: It can be very common even with pull out method for sperms to be transferred. In the initial pre cumulative fluid there are sperms and this fluid can cause pregnancy. Use a condom or another source of birth control if you don't want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex without risk of pregnancy?

Even if the risk: May become very low at some points, if you don't want to become pregnant the best way to ensure that is by using protection every time you have sex. ...Read more

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If I've had a STD for a year is that the cause of me not being able to get pregnant?

If I've had a STD for a year is that the cause of me not being able to get pregnant?

It's possible: Certain std's, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid can lead to scarring of the reproductive organs and infertility. If you think you could have an std, visit your doctor right away to get tested. ...Read more

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