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Mother of my baby has dysmenorrhea. What does this mean for future?

Mother of my baby has dysmenorrhea. What does this mean for future?

Cramps with periods: Dysmenorrhea is painful menses. The symptoms are ususally cramps during the menstrual period. The pain is often treatable with over the counter medications like advil, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin, and many others inculding many specifically marketed for this reason. Most women will have significant improvement in their symptoms while using oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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What does a positive M.urealyticum result mean? Does this need to be treated if no symptoms? Does it pose risk to babies if mother has the infection?

What does a positive M.urealyticum result mean? Does this need to be treated if no symptoms? Does it pose risk to babies if mother has the infection?

Normal bacteria: Ureaplasma urealyticum is enitrely normal in the female genital tract. At any point in time, it can be found in about half of all healthy women. There is no risk to babies in the uterus or during delivery. Some strains sometimes cause nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but even in men most UU is entirely normal. Most STD experts never even test for it. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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If the dysmenorrhea is gone after 8 years from menarche, does that mean that your benign cysts in the ovary is gone?

No: Benign ovarian cysts may or may not be related to dysmenorrhea. There r other manifestations of ovarian cysts --- overall they can exist and be silent too. Similarly dysmenorrhea doesn't have to be related to ovarian cysts. It can signify anovulatory cycles or endometriosis too. All females produce egg once a mnth which presents itself as cysts in ovaries. If concerns -- consult with ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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What does I need to tell my child when older about having had primary dysmenorrhea?

What does I need to tell my child when older about having had primary dysmenorrhea?

See a OB-GYN: Tell your daughter that severe cramping is not normal and often has a cause such as endometriosis or other pelvic pathology. If that occurs, please make sure she is seen by an ob-gyn for an exam, especially if cramping is not relieved by prostaglandin otc inhibitors such a Ibuprofen or anaprox (naproxen). ...Read more

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I'm on my period and I have never had such strong period pain like today. Can this mean im miscarrying?

I'm on my period and I have never had such strong period pain like today. Can this mean im miscarrying?

Yes, but...: It is possible that you are having a very early miscarriage, but the far more likely thing is simply that your cramps this cycle are simply harder. If it persists, check with your obgyn about options to control the bleeding and cramping. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do period pain, bloating, backpain mean pregnancy?

Do period pain, bloating, backpain mean pregnancy?

No: Although discomfort & cramping/ bloating can occur in pregnancy - they are not actual indicators. Take a home pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have stomach pains that feel like period pain (there not) mixed with stabbing pains?

What does it mean when you have stomach pains that feel like period pain (there not) mixed with stabbing pains?

UTI: You probably have a urinary tract infection (uti). I recommend going to your doctor and having them prescribe you some antibiotics to get rid of it. Ways to prevent this are to drink plenty of water, wipe from front to back, urinate after intercourse, and avoid potentially irritating feminine products. ...Read more

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How does osteoarthritis from the mother affect her infant?

How does osteoarthritis from the mother affect her infant?

See details: There is no direct effect. Some forms of osteoarthritis, especially involving the hands, can be inherited. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for mother's who only pump milk for their babies, is this okay?

Can you tell me for mother's who only pump milk for their babies, is this okay?

Yes: While there is some great bonding to be had by nursing, by pumping and giving baby breat milk you are providing great nutrition and a boost to baby's immune system as well! ...Read more

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When do babies start talking alot? My daughter is 18 mo and says mama dada and baby, and thats really it. Should I be concerned?

When do babies start talking alot? My daughter is 18 mo and says mama dada and baby, and thats really it. Should I be concerned?

It depends.: Not all babies develop at the same pace or reach milestones at the same time. If you ask a group of moms when their children started talking you will get a different answer from each. Some babies take longer to learn how to coordinate their tongue and mouth to form sounds. Try not to worry; your daughter should be talking up a storm soon - and then you'll wish she would shut up! ...Read more

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I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?

I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?

Yes: As we all emphasize, the only truly eradicated vaccine preventable disease appears to be smallpox. Although some are rare, there are pockets of disease thruout the world. All it takes is one infected traveler interacting with a susceptible population to trigger a serious outbreak. ...Read more

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What are the main problems with babies from diabetic mothers?

What are the main problems with babies from diabetic mothers?

Large baby,Low sugar: Idm (infant from diabetic mother) tend to be 'big babies' (macrosomic). A large infant is more difficult to deliver so ob's are 'on the alert' for complications. These infants initially tend to have low blood sugars when born and need to be monitored closely. Long term these infants may be @ risk for diabetes themselves. ...Read more

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Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read more

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Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Yes: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism, if not controlled, can harm a fetus. After delivery babies may have antibodies from mother that affect their thyroids.If you think you are pregnant have your doctor do blood tests now. After delivery all babies in the us are tested for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

Too many to list: the benefits to both mom and baby are too numerous to list in less than 400 characters. Check out this link for more info: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits.aspx ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more