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More ovulations: Great question. The theory is that women who have not had children have more ovulations in their life and these ovulations cause scarring of the surface of the ovary and can lead to cancer. Pregnancy and breastfeeding decrease the risk. It is probably not that simple as many other factors are at play. Infertility treatments can also increase risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more
More ovulation: It is thought that nulliparous women have more opportunity to ovulate. Each time an egg is released, there is damage to the ovarian tissue. The more times the tissue is repaired, there are more chances for dna damage and mutations to occur which allow for tumor cells to grow. ...Read more
How painful is IUD insertion for nulliparous women? What measures can be taken to relieve the pain?
IUD: It is one of Common Contraceptive used by women. If it fits well, it does not cause much pain. For 3 months or so it can cause pain and bleeding. You can take NSAID such as advil (ibuprofen) or motrin for pain. There is no such contraindication of IUD for Nulliparous women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am26 yrs old.ttc.nulliparous. Cycle length avg 34 days. LMP 19th oct. Off late i am experiencing mild to severe upper abdominal pain. Cause? Thank u
Which is the best ocp for a nulliparous? And is it safe to take norethisterone for continuous 12days for the postponement of menses?
Low dose: I recommend low dose (20mcg estrdiol) for women starting out on birth control. You have all the benefits and hopefully minimal side effects. Unfortunately, not every pill works for every woman and it's difficult to say which pill will work for you. I like Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) or kariva. And yes, definitely safe to take continuous to postpone menses! ...Read more
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is fat?
Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer