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In reality How likely is pregnancy without penetration? Especially if it was not during ovulation?

In reality How likely is pregnancy without penetration? Especially if it was not during ovulation?

Unlikely: it is very uncommon. It is possible. But ejaculation would need to occur very close to the vagina within being inside. Most sperm will not survive the environment so the chance of pregnancy is extremely low ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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I am a glaucoma suspect.elevated pressure of 24 hgmm.planning for pregnancy in 3 months.do you think I get glaucoma while pregnant.


I am a glaucoma suspect.elevated pressure of 24 hgmm.planning for pregnancy in 3 months.do you think I get glaucoma while pregnant.

Not likely: I assume you are seeing an ophthalmologist and have been tested for visual field, pachymetry and disc contour and color. These are slowly evolving items (pachymetry is constant). Pregnancy is not related to glaucoma and I would image there are a few cases of advancement from suspicion of glaucoma to actual glaucoma during pregnancy. But this must be really rare, so go for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Cosopt eyedrops can be use during pregnency.as im glucoma patient age is 39.if i plan for pregnancy is it ok?

 Cosopt eyedrops can be use during pregnency.as im glucoma patient age is 39.if i plan for pregnancy is it ok?

Discuss with doctor: Eye doctor and/or OB. Cosopt eye drops should only be used during pregnancy if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to her outweigh the possible risks to the fetus. In animal studies, extremely high doses during pregnancy caused problems for both the mother and the fetuses. However, these doses were so high that the same problems are unlikely in humans taking a normal dose. ...Read more

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Glaucoma, trying to start pregnancy, any risk?

See specialist: Can have a discussion about topical meds since the choices are different during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Glaucoma, trying to conceive and pregnancy, can glaucoma affect this?

Unrelated: Glaucoma and the treatments for glaucoma do not affect the ability to conceive nor will they cause any adverse effects on the developing baby if you get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma, and pregnancy? Why?

Is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma, and pregnancy? Why?

Anti-cholinergic : Diphenhydramine's anticholinergic effects are to blame. They cause it to aggravate increased intraocular pressure, and dry secretions in those having asthma attacks, making it hard to clear secretions. Here's a link: http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20090328145710aa3jfbq the link is wrong about pregnancy, though. It's category b, not c, for pregnancy and considered safer than other meds. ...Read more

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Is it true that diphenhydramine is contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma and pregnancy?

Is it true that diphenhydramine is contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma and pregnancy?

DPH & Asthma, glauco: Diphenhydramine(dph), benadryl, (diphenhydramine) is an antihistaminic having an Atropine like effect, i.e. In asthma is dries up secretions in the bronchi ( the respiratory pipes), thus it worsens asthma. In glaucoma it can precipitate an acute angle closure glaucoma, yes it is unwise to use it. On other side effect is lethargy and in pregnancy it is also unwise to unnecessarily sedate the fetus. So, yes yes yes. ...Read more

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Please explain why is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma and pregnancy?

Please explain why is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma and pregnancy?

Side effects: Antihistamines like Diphenhydramine have side effects that effect a certain part of the nervous system (cholinergic) which would cause bronchoconstriction, and further closing of the "angle" in glaucoma (angle closure type). If you must take an antihistamine, speak to your physician about antihistamines that do not or minimally affect this system. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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