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Zero odd, but...: Considering high fastidious requirement for sperm survival to swim upstream to Fallopian tube to fertilize a timely waiting egg, your odd to conceive should be zero. Nonetheless, still do HPT in 1 wk after missing period and repeat it in another 1 wk if the first HPT is (-) & still in doubt since no known contraceptive bears a 100% success. ...Read more
My BF & I haven't had penetrative sex, but about 2 weeks ago we were naked grinding on each other, his penis didn't go in my vagina. Could I be pregnant?
Girlfriend and I were grinding naked (not the head on the middle) penis WASN'T inside. Then I released and some fell an inch from her vag. Is she prego?
My girlfriend and I have only grinded naked and she believes she is pregnant. When I finish I pull away and finish in my hand, never around her vagina?
Perception: What a girl perceives about her body and what is reality can often be very different. But, there is nothing to comment on for her benefit. If she feels she is pregnant, which sounds absolutely impossible, she needs to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Hi so my gf and I were grinding eachother naked. I never did enter her but I did pre cum. Is she pregnant?
"Grist for grinding": It is unlikely that the pre cum entered the vagina when you did not. However, an entry "permit" does not always prevent pregnancy under these circumstances, if pre cum or ejaculate is deposited "next door to the vagina". Avoid becoming 'grist for the mill" (unintended pregnancy) by using contraception at all times and your daily "grind" won't be fraught with complications. ...Read more
Two incidents. 1. Grinding genitals naked, but no ejaculate. 2. Protected sex, and a shower together afterwards. But out genitals touched, pregnant?
How to get pregnant?: I am sure you know this if you think carefully. A female, to get pregnant, must be ovulating and be on her fertile day during the cycle. And, second there must be exposure inside of the vagina to fresh semen. Genitals touching is not how one gets pregnant. There must be unprotected penetration during a fertile day. ...Read more
A massager grind her naked vagina on my naked penis shaft & glan for few minutes with oil lubricant. Will vaginal fluid post hiv risk or I'm safe?
Yes: It is not safe. Best to get tested. ...Read more
Dentist: Should see a dentist and possibly get to source of the grinding or have a custom mouthpiece constructed. If the teeth are worn down, this will change your bite, which in turn can cause muscle and TMJ problems. ...Read more
Serious.: When you have "coffee ground stool", blood has been digested, which means the bleeding is happening fairly high up in your intestines, not down where the hemorrhoids would cause bright red blood. This kind of bleeding is serious, and you need to be seen for it when you read this answer. Call your family doc or go to the local er/urgent care. ...Read more
Many bad effects: Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth at night can be devastating to the teeth, muscles, the jaw joints and your overall health. It can wear down the teeth, affecting a domino effect of gum disease, loose teeth, shifting and moving of the teeth, headaches, on and on. It is not something that should be ignored or put off. See a dentist asap to avoid problems later. ...Read more
How well does the guard fit? Why are you doing it?
The guard must fit well. But:
problems: peroxyl is no longer in gel form only liquid, so it would be hard to place it in your guard and then the guard on your teeth, without spilling the peroxyl. (that won't work)
if you want to whiten your teeth, see your dentist who can evaluate the guard fit and dispense proper whitening gel. ...Read more
Growth: Jaw develops for years sometimes after you have finished growing. Grinding can affect your TMJ joint making this worse. ...Read more
Varies: There are a number of conditions that can contribute, most of which involve an abnormality on the under surface of the scapula. Osteochondroma a and other bony prominences can impinge on the rib cage, with motion; sometimes an increased thoracic kyphosis or a hyper mobility syndrome can contribute as well. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
Molars: Molars are designed to crush food and to grind it up, unlike your incisors that are designed to cut through the food. Without your molars you will have a difficult time chewing or grinding food, and the excess wear and tear on your incisors will result in their premature loss. ...Read more
I'm having crepitus and grinding over my shoulder blades over a year now. I never had injury, had PT but didn't work. What is it?
Arthritis: The presence of crepitus and grinding in a joint such as a shoulder is usually indicative of arthritis. There may also be some ligimant damage as well. A MRI would provide more information. Generally PT will help with strength and range of montion, but when PT fails the usual last resort is surgery. ...Read more
I've been grinding walls in an 100 year-old house and I feel terrible last time I felt this way it was from the fixadent recall 6 years ago?
Please clarify: You did not include anything on which to give you an answer. The word "terrible' is not in any way descriptive nor are you including any symptoms on which we can comment. ...Read more
When I rotate my shoulder backwards like a windmill, it grinds and pops. Is this a problem? It hurts when I lift things up for a long time, also.
No: It is not a major issue unless it is affecting your lifestyle and functions. There are several possibilities: your ball and socket joint is not a perfect fit and could cause popping and grinding; arthritis of the shoulder or AC joint could cause grinding; tendons can cause some popping; and the soreness would be inflammation that can be associated with the tendons and supporting ligaments. ...Read more
For over 2 years the top of both my shoulders really hurt to touch and when I turn my head left all right and back and forth I can here like a crackling and grinding noise what could it be?
Degeneration: You are describing crepitation in your neck, which most likely is caused by degeneration (normal aging changes) in your cervical spine, with associated inflammation. This is very common and nothing to worry about. However, if your symptoms worsen or become more concerning, do see a physician. The shoulder pain is likely regional radiating pain from your cervical spine. ...Read more
No,: Tooth grinding is very common and very unhealthy for your mouth and jaws. It can cause tooth destruction which in turn causes tooth loss; gum recession or damage to ligaments holding teeth causing tooth mobility and loss; muscle fatigue and pain, headaches, tooth pain, and joint problems. See a dentist about possibly starting splint therapy. ...Read more
Relax, reduce stress: Many people grind their teeth during times of great emotional stress. If there is much going on in your life right now, take a step back and try and relax. Clear your mind of daily disturbances. Meditate, whatever it takes to reduce the stress is your first step. Next see a dentist to make sure the grinding hasn't caused any damage and have a mouth guard made. Muscle relaxers can help temporarily. ...Read more
Grinding teeth: Children many times will begin to grind their teeth as their eruption patterns change. They have many primary/baby teeth that are becoming loose and coming out and new permanent teeth erupting and their bite or occlusion changes all the time. They tend to grind during this ever changing occlusion. ...Read more