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Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Suppress ovulation: Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation. The estrogen it it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding globulin which binds extra sex steroids and can decrease acne. Some rare side effects include blood clots in legs. It is best to give a new pill three months to get used to it. ...Read more

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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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What are the warning signs to look for during week 28 of pregnancy?

What are the warning signs to look for during week 28 of pregnancy?

Labor: Persistent lower back pain, regular uterine contractions, gush of fluid, decreased fetal movements, etc... Check out "text4baby.". ...Read more

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What are signs that you have protein inurine during pregnancy?

What are signs that you have protein inurine during pregnancy?

No signs: Usually no signs. There are medical conditions that are associated with proteinuria. Preeclampsia and hellp sdr are some of biggest importance. Worrisome signs are: right upper side pain, severe headache, blurried vision or spots in your vision. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs to look for during the 6th month of pregnancy?

Are there warning signs to look for during the 6th month of pregnancy?

Yes: In late 2nd trimester the usual warning signs are related to preterm labor, fetal well-being, and preeclampsia. These include but are not limited to headaches unrelieved by tylenol/rest, upper abdominal pain, (worsening) nausea/vomiting, vaginal bleeding, regular uterine contractions >4-6 per hour, decreased fetal movement, vision changes, concern as to whether your amniotic membranes ruptured. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs I should look for during the last weeks of pregnancy?

What are the warning signs I should look for during the last weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: At pregnancy's end, the usual warning signs are related to labor, fetal well-being, and preeclampsia. These include but are not limited to headaches unrelieved by tylenol/rest, upper abdominal pain, (worsening) nausea/vomiting, vaginal bleeding, decreased fetal movement, vision changes, concern as to whether your amniotic membranes ruptured, or really anything about which you feel concerned. ...Read more

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Are there any warning signs I should look for during the 7th month of pregnancy?

Anything unusual: Anything unusual should be reported to your OB to determine if it's something that's concerning or not. Signs of trouble would include bleeding, pain, severe headaches, swelling, fever, extreme shortness of breath and many others. It's best to discuss anything that you have a question about with your ob. ...Read more

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Is seeing pink discharge during sex sign of early pregnancy?

Is seeing pink discharge during sex sign of early pregnancy?

No: May be a small amount of blood. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawns. ...Read more

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What are the sign and symptom for trichomoniasis during pregnancy?

What are the sign and symptom for trichomoniasis during pregnancy?

Same as nonpregnant: A vaginal trichomonas infection may have no symptoms or a vaginal discharge that is often copious, foul smelling, irritating or itchy, sometimes described as green in color, and sometime frothy of foamy. The signs and symptoms are the same regardless of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Right side pain during sex in pregnancy ! where is it coming from ? Is that a sign that we are hurting the baby? I'm 28weeks pregnant

Right side pain during sex in pregnancy ! where is it coming from ? Is that a sign that we are hurting the baby? I'm 28weeks pregnant

Rsided pain in pregn: May be positional just where the uterus is hitting on your anatomy. or stretching ligaments or pushing on bladder, colon, appendix The baby is more protected because of the amniotic fluid is a cushion. But for any pains during pregnancy especially at this stage when there is viability call you OB this AM check for UTI, fetal position, appendix, gallbladder ...Read more

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Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Same signs as not: Pregnant. The treatment, however, is different. There should be more emphasis on psychotherapy. Most antidepressants should be avoided, at least until the third trimester. Electroconvulsive therapy is very safe for both mother and child, although it is usually only used in severe cases. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Yes to both: Seeing blood before 8 weeks is worrisome but its not always a miscarriage. Sometimes there is bleeding as the placenta grows and expands its blood supply inside the uterus. If you have bleeding, its best to have it checked out. Everything may well be ok and then you can sleep better at night! ...Read more

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Hello, Which colour and consistence of discharge is normal during pregnancy? Beige, coffee with milk, rust colour, brownish - when is it alarm sign?

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Which colour and consistence of discharge is normal during pregnancy? Beige, coffee with milk, rust colour, brownish - when is it alarm sign?

Blood: Its more of concern when blood present. red, dark red, brown and black are more likely blood. However, the color that we see inside during the spec exam and what you see after air dries it and concentrates it varies. ...Read more

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I always make sure I have unprotected sex 2days to ovulation and during ovulation.I have been doing this for the past 3 months, no sign of pregnancy.

I always make sure I have unprotected sex 2days to ovulation and during ovulation.I have been doing this for the past 3 months, no sign of pregnancy.

Ovulation test: Pregnancy depends on your age, health as well as that of your partner. Stay calm and consider an ovulation predictor test. Generally i tell my patient s to come in for a visit if they have concerns but it may take 6 months to a year. ...Read more