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Boobs no longer hurting during pregnancy okay?

Boobs no longer hurting during pregnancy okay?

Yes: Many of the discomforts that happen in the beginning of pregnancy like breast tenderness and nausea get better as you progress along. Don't worry though, there are more discomforts coming like back and hip pain later on :). ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can sex cause harmonal imbalance during breast feeding. My baby is 9 months old. No menses?

Can sex cause harmonal imbalance during breast feeding. My baby is 9 months old. No menses?

Nope: Sexual intercourse with your partner can build intimacy and enrich your relationship. It won't affect your hormones If you are breast feeding, it can delay your menses. ...Read more

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How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

Pituitaryinhibition: The pituitary gland is partially inhibited by "feedback" of hormones, but can still allow ovulation. ...Read more

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No period a year after birth. not breastfeeding nor pregnant. is that normal?

No period a year after birth. not breastfeeding nor pregnant. is that normal?

Not normal: Studies show that most nonlactating women will not ovulate until 6 weeks postpartum. 70% have had return of ovulation by 12 weeks. This would then be normally followed by menstruation. 11 months is significantly longer than this timeframe, and deserves and evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Need investigation: Most likely you are young ( age is important in assessment breast diseases ) malignancy is not the first one to think other benign causes ., clear discharge is most common cause benign fibrocystic disease , need examination radiological investigation , blood investigation ( prolactin level ) see your doctor first ...Read more

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Cramps during pregnancy with no bleeding?

Cramps during pregnancy with no bleeding?

Need more info: How many weeks along are you? Spotting? This is important to discuss with your OB today! ...Read more

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Late periods (3-4 months) during this year i had 5 periods, i'm 21. Blood flow is normal during menses, no pain, hormones level are fine. Why?

Late periods (3-4 months) during this year i had 5 periods, i'm 21. Blood flow is normal during menses, no pain, hormones level are fine. Why?

Anovulatory: The most common reason women have missed or heavy periods is due to failure to ovulate. During the normal menstrual cycle, estrogen promotes growth of uterine lining. After ovulation, the ovary begins to make progesterone. If no pregnancy, progestrone falls and a cycle begins. Without ovulation, the ovary never switches to progestestrone production. The "periods" are due to irregular shedding. ...Read more

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Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Probably normal: Some women stop menstruating while nursing. Most will resume after 6 months of nursing. It varies. But especially at first, it is common to more irregular, crampy cycles. ...Read more

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9 months postpartum. Period is on a 45 day cycle. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant. No birth control. Thyroid levels are normal. Any ideas?

9 months postpartum. Period is on a 45 day cycle. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant. No birth control. Thyroid levels are normal. Any ideas?

Yes.: A 45 day cycle is a normal cycle. I'm assuming, since you seemed concerned, that this is different than the cycle you had before delivery. Sometimes a thyroid test is warranted, but yours is normal. ...Read more

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Is citrus not advisable during menstrual period?

Is citrus not advisable during menstrual period?

No problem: Citrus fruit, or any other foods, should not be a problems during your menstrual cycle. However some people are sensitive in other ways to citrus: if it bothers you, just don't use it. But it should not be a problem for your periods. ...Read more

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Is having sex during pregnancy normal?

Is having sex during pregnancy normal?

Yes: Sex is ok during pregnancy as long as it causes no discomfort to the woman. There are complications of the pregnancy when sex is not advisable such as bleeding. In that case, you want to avoid sex until the cause is found to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Have a 5 months baby,still having edema,is there any safe diuretic during breastfeeding?

Please consult your: doctor, don't take medicines on your own, you better get examined before prescribing any medication which you might not need regardless whether it is safe while breastfeeding, good luck ...Read more

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3months postpartum not breast feeding. No period yet. Cramping on and off for a month but no period. Reason to be concerned?

Irergular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you are trying to conceive the schedule a visit. Schedule a visit to see if you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Difference between spotting during pregnancy and during period.

Difference between spotting during pregnancy and during period.

Emergency: Any bleeding in pregnancy is an emergency and is not expected. If there is any spotting then the OB should be contacted urgently if a female is pregnant. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Yes: There are innocent causes of bleeding like implantation bleeding and sensitive cervix, but there are also serious causes such as placental separation (abruption), placenta previa, and uterine rupture. Any vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated and explained by a physician and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Ttc from 2 months, had sex during fertile days.Still no pregnancy. Wat could be the reason. Cycles are regular but this month periods came 5 days late?

Ttc from 2 months, had sex during fertile days.Still no pregnancy. Wat could be the reason. Cycles are regular but this month periods came 5 days late?

Fertility: Trying for 2 months and not conceiving may not mean much. You may need to try longer. Typically infertility is diagnosed if trying for 1 year if younger than 35 years or 6 months if older than 35 years. If there are abnormalities such as cycle irregularity, evaluation can can be initiated sooner as time may not help in these situations. Good luck. ...Read more