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Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use during pregnancy?
I prescribe it: There are many options for constipation in pregnancy. First involves making sure you are taking enough water and fiber in your diet. Metamucil or fibercon can be used in addition to natural sources of fiber. Colace twice daily often helps as well. But for those patients who don't see improvement on that regimen, either a dulcolax suppository or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is the next thing i typically suggest. ...Read more
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
If i'm still constipated after a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and dulcolax, what can I try next?
Yes: There is no medical contraindication to eating dates during pregnancy. They supply niacin, folate, (folic acid) vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, zinc, manganese, fiber and magnesium. One study found that the consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produced a more favourable, but non-significant, delivery outcome. ...Read more
Have mirena (levonorgestrel) - had contractions 5min apart (home test neg), vaginal bleeding, cramps, bowel movement urgency, nausea, and dizzy. Ectopic pregnancy?
Melena?: This would obviate a trip to the doctor right away. ...Read more
Pre cum touched vagina on 15 apr,
period on 23 apr(missed),
3 -ve pregnant test,
4 may-severe cramps, backache, light period like bleeding.
Can i be preg?
Nobody knows: it is category C meaning there are no studies ...Read more
Trying to conceive, used ovulation kit- 7 days before period , freq urination, lower cramps, tiredness, could I be pregnant?
Opk usage: Use the length of your cycles to determine when to use ovulation predictor kits. Average cycle 28 days. Average ovulation 14 days before the last day of your cycle. So if you have 31 day cycle, count back 14 days to day 17 of your cycle. Start using Opk on day 14, 3 days prior to expected ovulation. When it turns positive, you likely ovulated 1 to 2 days prior. Time intercoure accordingly. ...Read more
Not constipated, vaginal bleeding after bm, tubes tied, but pregnant once, took test negative, what's wrong?
See an OB/GYN: And do this fairly soon. Although not an emergency, urgent evaluation and management will be appropriate. This cannot be assessed without a full history and physical examination and perhaps imaging studies, and should be done by the ob/gyn doctor with whom you are familiar. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: It is possible but not likely that you are pregnant with a negative pregnancy test. To be sure, repeat the test at least 3-5 days after the first test. Many things can cause you to miss periods including some medicines, illness such as thyroid disease, diabetes/ insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, adrenal diseases, and pituitary tumors, exercise, weight changes, stress, etc. ...Read more
+ pregnant test: peed on - pregnant test dipped.Which one to trust.Been nauseated, sore boobs, missed period, fatigue.Bloodwork tomorrow to confirm pregnancy?
Sure: If you are having trouble understand your home pregnnacy test then its probably best to schedule a visit and let the doctor do it for you. ...Read more
I took a stool softener (max 3 pills/24 hours) and waited 12 hours, can I take a laxative (1-2 pills)? the stool softener didn't relieve constipation.
I am 28wks pregnant and need to take a laxative. Are laxatives with sennosides harmful during pregnancy?
Obstetrician: I firmly believe that a pregnant woman should check with her obstetrician before taking any medications and that includes over the counter ones as some products could stimulate uterine contractions although a simple stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Im 31 weeks pregnant and was told to take colace if needed. Hubby bought dulcolax stool softener (docusate sodium 100mg) . Are the two the same?
Stool softeners: Either of the two are fine to take. ...Read more
Period 3 weeks late, fingered w/ pre-ejaculate 23 days ago. Negative qualitative blood pregnancy test yesterday. Could I be pregnant still?
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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