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Doctor insights on: Is Orange Peel Extract Safe During Pregnancy

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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What can I use on my dry and peeling lips in pregnancy?

What can I use on my dry and peeling lips in pregnancy?

Chap stick, vaseline: Chap stick and vaseline are two good moisturizers for lips. You can also use a lip gloss or lip stick as long as there isn't anything in it that would further dry your lips. ...Read more

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Last month my wife took anti pregnancy peel which effect dis month cycle only few drops... Is it requires doc attention.?

Last month my wife took anti pregnancy peel which effect dis month cycle only few drops... Is it requires doc attention.?

No: The pill to prevent pregnancy is actually a hormone pill so it is not uncommon for it to disrupt the menstral cycle, however, this does not mean that it worked. She may still be pregnant so I recommend getting a pregnancy test immediately as many women "spot" while they are pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat oranges during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat oranges during pregnancy?

Yes: Oranges are a great source of vitamin c and good for you and your baby. ...Read more

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Is caffeine free orange soda okay during pregnancy?

Is caffeine free orange soda okay during pregnancy?

A little is ok: In moderation only as it still has sugar and artificial color. Water, milk or juice would be better choices. ...Read more

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What does a PPBS result(post 1hr of having breakfast with potatoes and orange juice) of 154 indicate during the 8th month of pregnancy?

What does a PPBS result(post 1hr of having breakfast with potatoes and orange juice) of 154 indicate during the 8th month of pregnancy?

NoProteinW/Brkfast?: It's one indication of what's called"Gestational Diabetes,"(Were you checked earlier for this??)which doesn't mean you had or will have diabetes in the future, just the pregnancy is promoting more sugar in your blood. The next step would be to confirm it with a standardized test using a standardized amount of sugar and a test 3 hours later. Worry not, you're in the 8th month. A diet change will help ...Read more

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I thought I was prego but got my period, it ended wed or tues, I took a pregnancy test during my period it was negative, i have orange blood, prego?

I thought I was prego but got my period, it ended wed or tues, I took a pregnancy test during my period it was negative, i have orange blood, prego?

No : Your pregnancy test is negative and you have your period. There is not a reason to suspect pregnancy. Consider starting birth control to avoid these scares in the future ...Read more

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I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?

I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?

Ask urologist: If your stones are a particular kind then you can modify your diet. Drink plenty of water with the next pregnancy. ...Read more

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I passed a blood clot the size of a lg orange(during period). No possibility of pregnancy (tubes tied) should I be concerned? I am worried

I passed a blood clot the size of a lg orange(during period). No possibility of pregnancy (tubes tied) should I be concerned? I am worried

Yes, but ...: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. Hormones, fibroids, polyps are common causes. A pelic exam and ultrasound are the next steps. Treatment options will depend on your future fertility plans. ...Read more

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Pregnant of 32 week and I saw today that my urine became orange color. Is it normal with pregnancy or there is something wrong?

Pregnant of 32 week and I saw today that my urine became orange color. Is it normal with pregnancy or there is something wrong?

Likely ok: Urine that is orange colored during pregnancy — the likeliest reasons are not drinking enough water or something in the diet caused the odd color. If after drinking more water the color goes back to normal then likely everything is fine. If it stays a funny color check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I accidently took an orange Week 3 pill instead of the white Week 2 pill I should have taken of Enpresse(28 day). How should I continue? Pregnancy risk?

I accidently took an orange Week 3 pill instead of the white Week 2 pill I should have taken of Enpresse(28 day). How should I continue? Pregnancy risk?

Continue taking: One pill each day, starting with the white one that you missed, and take them in the order in the pack. When you come to the missing pill, take the next orange pill in the pack. Switching this one pill will probably not cause any problems, nor affect your pregnancy protection. Be careful because missing or switching more than one pill in a pack can result in problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period and it come out orange and urine type thought I was pregnant and took a pregnancy test and it came out negative

What does it mean when you have your period and it come out orange and urine type thought I was pregnant and took a pregnancy test and it came out negative

I : I need clarification. Is your urine orange or is the blood orange? Are you taking prescription medications or multi-vitamins? Are you in any pain or discomfort?
Please resubmit your question.
Thank you. ...Read more

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I have an uti and im taking meds that turn my urine orange, i just took an at home pregnancy test. Its negative, do you think my result was affected?

I have an uti and im taking meds that turn my urine orange, i just took an at home pregnancy test. Its negative, do you think my result was affected?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): The reason pyridium (phenazopyridine) can make urinalysis or pregnancy tests difficult to read is because the orange color will dye the dipstick or the viewing window on the test. If you could see the test result clearly in the window and it was unambiguously negative, then the pyridium (phenazopyridine) did not affect the test, and the reliability will be the same as always for the test you used. ...Read more

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I have orange discharge, I've also missed my period by 12 days, I had two miscarriages last year and I'm trying to get pregnant but pregnancy tests say negative any help??

I have orange discharge, I've also missed my period by 12 days, I had two miscarriages last year and I'm trying to get pregnant but pregnancy tests say negative any help??

Irregular periods: Generally speaking, irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. Given that you at having vaginal discharge, I would seek medical attention sooner than later. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant. Lower abdomin pain and bleeding an Orange light color. I'm not spotting. A good amount of blood. Micarriage? Ectopic pregnancy?

5 weeks pregnant. Lower abdomin pain and bleeding an Orange light color. I'm not spotting. A good amount of blood. Micarriage? Ectopic pregnancy?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding in early pregnancy may be common but it is not normal. You need to be seen urgently to verify the pregnancy and to verify that the pregnancy is located inside the uterus. An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy can present with pain and bleeding. Even though an ectopic pregnancy is less likely than a normal pregnancy prompt evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Late period one semi positive pregnancy test others negative now spotting orange bloody mucus with cramping? Am I pregnant or is this something more

Late period one semi positive pregnancy test others negative now spotting orange bloody mucus with cramping? Am I pregnant or is this something more

See a doctor: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. If you are unsure which test to believe then see a doctor to confirm. The can rerun a urine test or do a blood bhcg. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Why am I having light pink/orange discharge when I wipe? I am on the depo shot but missed one in may, unprotected sex in July but got another on August. Now spotting on and off with negative pregnancy test but stomach getting big and hard

Why am I having light pink/orange discharge when I wipe? I am on the depo shot but missed one in may, unprotected sex in July but got another on August. Now spotting on and off with negative pregnancy test but stomach getting big and hard

When in doubt: Just check pregnancy test again. And if you are still not bleeding normally and first pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. But it is not likely that you are pregnant given significant bleeding. However, the timing of the unprotected intercourse is worrisome as it occurred right when you were very vulnerable, and the Depo shot in August likely did not help prevent the pregnancy. ...Read more

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In 1st trimester -- grapefruit seed extract safe during pregnancy?

In 1st trimester -- grapefruit seed extract safe during pregnancy?

Topical use only: German studies of grapefruit seed extract have shown several of these products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. http://tinyurl.com/n9xscvh topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read more

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Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Insufficient studies: There aren't enough studies to reliably answer. One study reviewing side effects in pregnant women using botanical supplements, showed 1 woman taking elderberry had GI distress -- out of 150 general surveys completed. http://tinyurl.com/m5q9g37 use of a combination product containing elderberry showed no increase in fetal malformations: http://tinyurl. Com/mkqss5n be safe and avoid for now. ...Read more

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Are pomegranate extract capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Are pomegranate extract capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably: Research suggests that pomegranate is safe in pregnancy. In fact, it may prevent some pregnancy complications. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/headlines/pomegranate-juice-may-prevent-pregnancy-complications/ There isn't a lot of research on the extract, but its probably safe. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm wondering is grapefruit seed extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

I'm wondering is grapefruit seed extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

No, they're not: Elderberry so far has insufficient studies of pregnant women using it to determine safety to fetuses. German studies of grapefruit seed extract, have shown 5 out of 6 products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. Topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read more