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My period is extra painful and abnormally light. It cane perfectly on time just like the last couple of months and I had unprotected sex just a couple days after my last period... what are the chances I could be pregnant... no other sex protected or unpro

My period is extra painful and abnormally light. It cane perfectly on time just like the last couple of months and I had unprotected sex just a couple days after my last period... what are the chances I could be pregnant... no other sex protected or unpro

Greater than: Chances of pregnancy are greater w/unprotected sex than protected sex. If concerned, take home pregnancy test if/when 4wks late. If not TTC, use some form of contraception. Barrier eg condom also reduces risk of sexually transmitted diseases, too. Hormonal birth control can regulate periods, even stop them if desired, thus effectively dealing w/pain. ...Read more

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What can cause some periods to be light and some heavy and for p periods to cane in duration 3-5 days?

What can cause some periods to be light and some heavy and for p periods to cane in duration 3-5 days?

Normal : A 3-5 day period with slight variation in the amount of bleeding is a perfect description of normal menstruation. If you are not satisfied with your periods discuss the many options with your doctor. Birth control regulates. Lysteda will diminish. Some ate candidates for endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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How can a cane help me while walking?

How can a cane help me while walking?

Not sure: I really do not have enough information here to be able to give you a good answer. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

Cane: Unloads the joint. Lowers the joint reaction forces to put less stress on the joint. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some basics to using a blind white cane?

Could you tell me what are some basics to using a blind white cane?

Need training.: Mobility training for a blind person is necessary to use a white cane effectively. It is often provided at no charge by the state. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's appropriate for me to use a white cane for vision impairment?

Posibly: White canes can aid in mobility to tap for obstacles in the path of the blind person. It is also a universally recognized symbol of the diminished vision. It is appropriate to use if you quality and also need the cane for mobility. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks postop LTKR I still need to use a crutch when I'm not at home. Is that normal or am I behind in recovery? Would using a cane be better?

Depends: Consult your knee surgeon. He/she will tell you how your doing regarding where you should be based on the surgical approach etc. It may be that you are on the right recovery course, but best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Fatty tumors painful?

Fatty tumors painful?

Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Are biopsies painful?

Are biopsies painful?

It depend: Most of them are not very painful; doctor usually injects medication to numb the area. ...Read more

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Are mammograms painful?

Are mammograms painful?

Yes but not for long: A woman's breast is squeezed as flat as possible for a couple seconds while the x ray is taken. It hurts, but it doesn't last long. Most women have no problem tolerating it. It shouldn't keep you from having it done if your doctor recommends it. ...Read more

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Why is plurasi so painful?

Why is plurasi so painful?

Inflammation, nerves: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the lining around your lungs. This lining has many nerve endings that sense pain. Added to inflammation and friction with the lining rubbing/moving with each breath (expansion of the lungs), you are going to feel it. ...Read more

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Is spondalothesis painful?

Is spondalothesis painful?

Spondylolisthesis: Slippage of vertebral bodies on one another may cause pain from muscle spasm, strain, nerve root irritation. If mild, there may be no pain. ...Read more

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Is it painful to miscarry?

Is it painful to miscarry?

It can be: It depend on the size of the pregnancy and fetus. If it is very early it may be like moderate to severe cramps. Later second or third trimester losses may be like labor pains. If you think may be having a miscarriage call your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is inflammation painul?

Why is inflammation painul?

Pain inflammation: damaged cells release enzymes that chew up things that are sensed by pain fibers and signal gots to brain. ...Read more

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Are IV needles really painful?

Are IV needles really painful?

Ask: For Lidocaine injection first with a tiny needle. That way you will not feel the bigger IV needle. ...Read more

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Painful ankles what could it be?

Painful ankles what could it be?

Depends: It depends on the timing, duration, characteristic, response to activity, time of day, and intensity. Could be arthritis, instability, tendon tear, ligament tear, impingement, extra bone, or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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