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I am unmarried girl of 21 years.My both breast secrets milk.What are its complications?

I am unmarried girl of 21 years.My both breast secrets milk.What are its complications?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons for this but the first thing that should be ruled out is a possibility of a pituitary tumor that is producing prolactin. See your doctor and ask for a prolactin level. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Are there long-term effects of acne on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of acne on my child's health?

No...: ...Not in the vast majority of cases. But it can cause bad scarring if it is not treated properly. ...Read more

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What are fibroids and their effects on pregnancy? Do fibroids grow at the rate a baby grows if the woman is pregnant?

What are fibroids and their effects on pregnancy? Do fibroids grow at the rate a baby grows if the woman is pregnant?

Benign muscle tumors: Fibroids can grow in pregnancy and usually don't cause problems unless they block the birth canal (requiring c-section for delivery), prevent good placental attachment and fetal perfusion (growth restriction), and rarely grow big enough to cause compression effects. They can be followed by ultrasound during your pregnancy & your OB will keep you and your baby safe. Good luck with your baby! ...Read more

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Informatic on teen pregnancy!?

Informatic on teen pregnancy!?

Many placed: Most of the school systems have wonderful programs to teach and assist teens to prevent pregnancy and also to support them through pregnancies. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Higher risk : For addiction, but otherwise there is little evidence for adverse effects on adult children of mothers who used heroin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and pregnancy. On medication for 12 months. We want to start a family in 2013. Effects on falling pregnant? Harm baby? Breast feed?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and pregnancy. On medication for 12 months. We want to start a family in 2013. Effects on falling pregnant? Harm baby? Breast feed?

Talk to doc, but: There is no data yet on Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) in pregnancy. However Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a metabolite of effexor, prospective data on 150 women exposed to venlafaxine (effexor) during the first trimester of pregnancy suggest no increase risk of major malformation compared to non-exposed controls. Remember there are risks of being depressed during pregnancy. Go to http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/. ...Read more

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I am 19 being treated for delayed puberty what are the negative effects putting androgel on my penis? (genitals are underdeveloped) possible growth?

I am 19 being treated for delayed puberty what are the negative effects putting androgel on my penis? (genitals are underdeveloped) possible growth?

Not correct: If your testosterone level was normal before you started androgel, using this med will not help you. Androgel should be applied to the upper body, shoulders, not to the penis. Applying it on the penis will not work correctly. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to a guy sucking on a girls nipples?

Are there any side effects to a guy sucking on a girls nipples?

No, except...: However, if a woman is pregnant and having trouble with preterm contractions, nipple stimulation can worsen her problem. One other situation is when she is breastfeeding... breast milk is too rich for an adult, so will give him too much animal fat (yes we are animals) and many extra calories (not good for cholesterol levels and one's arteries) unless he has few other dietary sources of animal fat. ...Read more

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Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy and on babies after birth? can ladies go ahead for pregnancy? Please update.

Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy and on babies after birth? can ladies go ahead for pregnancy? Please update.

Yes you can: The thyroid function needs to be followed during pregnancy, but you can have a normal pregnancy. It may not effect the baby in any way but your gynecologist can follow and if any issues arise you can see high risk OB if necessary. ...Read more

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What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

There are many: I have attached a good link that lists 10 tips for a health and Safe pregnancy. http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-body/nutrition/healthy-pregnancy-tips/ ...Read more

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What are the effects of using heroin on the female cycle including periods and getting pregnant?

What are the effects of using heroin on the female cycle including periods and getting pregnant?

BAD idea: Unknown for certain but probably very disruptive. Death, HIV infection, and/or prison time are other likely effects; i'd consider this carefully. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

Low birth weight: Using smokeless tobacco causes babies not to grow as well, and to be more likely to deliver prematurely. Also, there are significant risks to you, like cancers of the mouth, lips and esophagus, cancers of the kidney and pancreas, tooth decay and gum disease. Pregnant or not, try to stop using tobacco at all! ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking pre natle pills when your not pregnant ?

What are the pros and cons of taking pre natle pills when your not pregnant ?

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are taken in order to give your body the nutrients needed to assist in the healthy development of a fetus and reduce the risk for disorders such as spina bifida. Sometimes they can cause nausea when taking, just like taking any vitamin, but overall there are not many negative side effects. It is recommended that anybody in childbearing age should take a prenatal vitamin daily. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on " adolescent" reproductive health?

What are your opinions on " adolescent" reproductive health?

? ? too vague ??: When you submit a question to this site, please be specific. This is not a chat room & our responses are limited to 400 characters.Your submissions are never linked, nor can we see anything you may have uploaded. If you can narrow your question to a specific issue & submit it, there are many on the site who may be able to help. ...Read more

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What effects does pregnancy have on breast implants ?

What effects does pregnancy have on breast implants ?

It varies: Good afternoon! Since every woman's breasts react differently to the deluge of hormones during pregnancy, some women's breasts continue to do well after pregnancy while others may require some sort of "tweak" to give the best result. It is important to remember that studies have shown that it is safe to breast feed with implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more