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I'm returning to work from maternity leave. During pregnancy I developed varicose veins and have achey legs. Can tights cause circulation/clotting?

I'm returning to work from maternity leave. During pregnancy I developed varicose veins and have achey legs. Can tights cause circulation/clotting?

Varicose veins: pregnancy can be a causative factor for varicose veins. Usually they will resolve within several months after completion of the pregnancy, however, use of a compression stocking during daily activities would be helpful. The length of the stocking could be a calf length, or a pantyhose. Appropriate fitted compression stockings are beneficial and improve the circulation ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

Tummy Tuck: Your tummy should be back to normal around 3 months after your delivery. A good diet and exercise program is the best way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. If your skin stretched and has not shrunk back down you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck where the excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. I wait 6 months after a c-section to perform a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

How can I tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

Well...: Depending on age, skin quality and degree of stretch it will likely get better on its own. While there are various non-surgical skin tightening remedies out there removing the stretched out skin is still the most reliable. ...Read more

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Which exercises to help tighten a post-pregnancy tummy are considered effective?

Which exercises to help tighten a post-pregnancy tummy are considered effective?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

Tummy Tuck: If you have loose tummy skin after pregnancy and weight loss then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles and skin may become lax after pregnancy. If diet and exercise do not restore your tummy then a tummy tuck could be the answer. ...Read more

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I'm 23, 5'5, 160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? I'm scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

I'm 23, 5'5, 160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? I'm scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

Breastfeeding to use: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. Also, one's age is older, and some NORMAL permanent changes have occurred after a having a baby. ...Read more

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I had my tip in my gf and scared of precum getting her pregnant. I felt my penis tighten a few times as when your going to cum soon. Chance of pregnancy?

I had my tip in my gf and scared of precum getting her pregnant. I felt my penis tighten a few times as when your going to cum soon. Chance of pregnancy?

1 in 5 risk...: "Pulling out" decreases risk of pregnancy some; however, sperm are secreted prior to ejaculation (even with no tightening). Your chance of pregnancy from this one incident is low: < 2%. If you continue to have sex, your risk increases to 20% over the course of the year. Encourage her to get on the pill, implant, shot or other more effective method unless you want to become a father! ...Read more

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My gfs last period was 3 months ago yesterday my tip was in and mighta precum or some sperm I felt my penis tighten a few are the chances of pregnancy?

My gfs last period was 3 months ago yesterday my tip was in and mighta precum or some sperm I felt my penis tighten a few are the chances of pregnancy?

Possible: More than 50% of all pregnancies in the united states are unintended. Unprotected sex is a likely cause. It is a possibility that she can be pregnant. A urine pregnancy test can help provide more information and give you reassurance. Also, take this time to reflect on your contraception plans to choose the right method for you.
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I been cramping since yesterday and now im feeling tighten in ny stomach today and my period is due tomorrow is this an early sign of pregnancy?

I been cramping since yesterday and now im feeling tighten in ny stomach today and my period is due tomorrow is this an early sign of pregnancy?

Hard to tell...: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. If needed, a pregnancy test is accurate if done correctly after a missed period. ...Read more

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Can ejaculation, sperm go through a single layer of cotton underwear during humping & cause pregnancy? Can the underwear move to side & cause pregnancy

Can ejaculation, sperm go through a single layer of cotton underwear during humping & cause pregnancy? Can the underwear move to side & cause pregnancy

Safe sex: The situation described would make it highly unlikely to become pregnant. Nevertheless, I recommend talking with your physician about proven methods of safe sex and birth control. This would include the use of condoms, birth control pills, and others. ...Read more

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During dry coitus, my husband ejaculated in his underwear and I had orgasm which made my underwear wet too. I was in my fertile period. Can this cause pregnancy? Along with underwear I was wearing a thin cotton pair shorts which was wet too. Pleaee help

During dry coitus, my husband ejaculated in his underwear and I had orgasm which made my underwear wet too. I was in my fertile period. Can this cause pregnancy? Along with underwear I was wearing a thin cotton pair shorts which was wet too. Pleaee help

Porosity of clothes: The normal head dimensions of Sperm is about 5.1 x 3.1um. Thus any space that can accommodate the passage of the Sperm can ultimately get to the vagina.
It takes only one good Sperm to pass through the cervix around ovulation to conceive. It is therefore difficult to gurrantee that no Sperm passed through the clothes in this case. Please see your doctor for follow up.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a: Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more