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Hi how are? I have a question regarding a drug called diane-35. Is it safe for teens? Because i've heard that it will avoid pregnancy later

Hi how are? I have a question regarding a drug called diane-35. Is it safe for teens? Because i've heard that it will avoid pregnancy later

Definitely safe: This birth control pill is definitely safe for teens and for women. No need to worry and no need to worry that will affect your ability to have children or future pregnancies in any way. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 do you think of "cryptic" pregnancies? There's a website called crypticpregnancysupportgroup.com and all of the info seems very misinformed.

What do you think of "cryptic" pregnancies? There's a website called crypticpregnancysupportgroup.com and all of the info seems very misinformed.

About the internet: Anybody can post anything on the internet. That's why it is up to each person to learn how to tell real information from junk on the internet. It can be very hard to tell the difference sometimes, because some talented writers are putting junk online. For example, some of the anti-vaccine stories online can sound pretty convincing to a reader. If it looks like mis-information, just ignore it. ...Read more

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How to cure what they call pregnancy mask?

How to cure what they call pregnancy mask?

Control not cure: The most effective management of "mask of pregnancy" or melasma is combination therapy which may include topical agents to help exfoliation and decrease pigment production (skin lighteners), peels, laser treatments. Melasma treatment can be quite challenging, so patience is key. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist with expertise in dealing with melasma or pigment disorders. ...Read more

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If I think I am pregnant and my pregnancy test says that I am. Who would I call?

If I think I am pregnant and my pregnancy test says that I am. Who would I call?

Pregnant: Contact your fp/pcp. If (s)he doesn't do ob, can refer you to one or to an OB clinic. Make sure you're getting extra folic acid/pre-natal vitamins. ...Read more

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Age 35, 4 healthy full term pregnancies in 7 years. Cycles average 33 days. Last cycle was 50 days. Now 20 days late. Call dr? Or normal with age?

Age 35, 4 healthy full term pregnancies in 7 years.  Cycles average 33 days.  Last cycle was 50 days.  Now 20 days late.  Call dr? Or normal with age?

Pregnancy test.: Check a pregnancy test. If positive then begin prenatal care with your OB. If negative and your irregular cycle persists then go see your doctor to be evaluated for that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test? Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test?  Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Positive test: False Positive tests are not very common. You could always do another home test to verify. Unless something is wrong there is no reason to rush into an urgent care or ER just because you are pregnant. You can just call and schedule your first Ob appointment with your obgyn in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rare condition call ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?

What to do if I have a rare condition call ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?

Shouldn't, but...: Your disease should not effect your pregnancy, but some forms if ectodermal dysplasia are inherited. You may need to meet with a genetic counsellor to discuss your risk. ...Read more

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When should I call my doctor during pregnancy?

When should I call my doctor during pregnancy?

As needed: If you just found out that you are pregnant, call your ob to start your care. Your OB and you can go over what to expect during the pregnancy and when to seek help. best of luck ...Read more

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Is it reasonable to call ob/gyns who terminate pregnancies if anomalies?

Is it reasonable to call ob/gyns who terminate pregnancies if anomalies?

Birth defects: Your own OB gyn should help you find a doctor if you would like a termination for an anomalous fetus.. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a cocktail shot during pregnancy? I am at my regular dr and can't call my OB at the moment.

Is it ok to get a cocktail shot during pregnancy? I am at my regular dr and can't call my OB at the moment.

No...: There is no final consensus as to what amount of alcohol could be potentially safe during pregnancy, so no,I would say you should not drink alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy pain, when to call the OB or go to ER?

Early pregnancy pain, when to call the OB or go to ER?

Best to call now: At 7 weeks pregnant, pain is unusual unless a miscarriage or infection or an ectopic pregnancy is involved. If the pain is severe, call. Ectopic pregnancy can cause shoulder pain and lightheadedness as well. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-ectopic-pregnancy ...Read more

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Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back to back pregnancies 7 negative preg tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back to back pregnancies 7 negative preg  tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

No: Your cycles can vary from month to month. Given your history of last sexual incident and negative pregnancy test, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. Relax and do some other activity to take your mind off this. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I went and got blood work Monday for pregnancy came back neg. I got phone call from doctor saying it came back inconclusive.. what does that mean?

I went and got blood work Monday for pregnancy came back neg. I got phone call from doctor saying it came back inconclusive.. what does that mean?

Unclear: Are you and the doctor talking about the same test? If so, perhaps the test is precisely on the border between positive and negative. The lab might then call it negative but the doctor might not be so certain. A follow up test in a couple of days should clarify things. ...Read more

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When must I call my doctor if I have an ectopic pregnancy rupture?

When must I call my doctor if I have an ectopic pregnancy rupture?

Before!!: If you have an ectopic pregnancy that ruptures, that is a surgical emergency that must be dealt with now. Go directly to the er, they can call your dr from there, you will need surgery to keep you from bleeding to death. ...Read more

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When you go to the doctors and get STD and pregnancy testings do they tell you the results of the STD test there? Or they call you in a few days?

When you go to the doctors and get STD and pregnancy testings do they tell you the results of the STD test there? Or they call you in a few days?

STD Testing: It all depends on the test. In general most stds are not diagnosed the same day. There is usually a way to meet or communicate lab results at another time. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control, but I have many symptoms of possible pregnancy. I've taken two home tests, but they were both negative. Should i call my doctor?

I'm on birth control, but I have many symptoms of possible pregnancy. I've taken two home tests, but they were both negative. Should i call my doctor?

Your decision: You appear to be not pregnant, so you would call your dr. Depending on the symptoms you are having and if they are aggravating you to the point of needing them assessed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When should I call my ob/gyn? I am 4 days late and no positive pregnancy test. Should i call anyways or should I wait?

When should I call my ob/gyn?  I am 4 days late and no positive pregnancy test.  Should i call anyways or should I wait?

Amenorrhea: You should always have permission to contact your physician if you have concerns or worries. But there are probably a hundred reasons for young women to have a late or skipped period. These include dieting, medication side effects, too much stress, etc. You girlfriends must have some insight as well since this experience is a very common part of being a young female. ...Read more