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To avoid toxoplasmosis, do only pregnant women need to.Avoid raw.Meats or do you have to start avoiding when you start trying to.Conceive?
See below: You do not need to avoid meat when you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more
Food drink prenancy: Avoidance of alcohol is strongly recommended. As for foods nothing specific except for inadequately cooked fish and meat due to possible microorganisms contamination. For same reason fruits and vegetables should also be washed appropriately. While pregnant various food may not be tolerated that otherwise are not bothersome. ...Read more
Are birth control and condoms together a safe enough option to avoid pregnancy or do I need to do more?
Safe enough...: There is a 20% per year chance of pregnancy with condoms and a 5% chance per year with birth-control pills. Together, you have about a 1% chance of pregnancy per year. That is pretty low but it isn't zero. If you want a lower risk, you might consider abstinence. Its only failed once in history. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yes if used in: a timely manner. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u don't want to get pregnant and u want to avoid sex during ovulation, is using an ovulation kit a good way to help you avoid sex at ovulation?
Can be helpful, but: http://m.modernmom.com/article/fertility-monitors-to-prevent-pregnancy. The test kit doesn't actually detect ovulation. It identifies your lh surge that occurs before ovulation. There are usually 3 days between the surge and ovulation. It is recommended to avoid sex or use a barrier method for 7 days before and 5 days after. I think it can be combined with other information in charting cycle. ...Read more
Treatment: While treatment is possible, cure is not unfortunately. Some patients may get relief of mild prolapse symptoms with pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) and/or pelvic floor physical therapy, however, this generally does not cure the prolapse. A small flexible vaginal insert called a pessary can also be used to treat symptoms, but does not cure the prolapse. Surgery is currently the only cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there certain foods I should avoid if i'm trying to get pregnant? How much alcohol is safe to drink if any?
What foods or herbs can I take to help eliminate or lessen a chocolate cyst?)i want to do ivf. What about egg quality in IVF bec of this cyst?
Unfortunately none: The only way to rid yourself of an endometrioma is thru surgery. There are no herbs that would help. The endometrioma should not effect egg quality. ...Read more
Skin prep&antibiotic: The body has many effective barriers to infection, but orthopaedic surgery can lead to infection. We clean the skin with antiseptic solution which kills bacterial and prevents bacterial growth. Some cases require IV antibiotics pre- operative. It's important to keep the incisions covered for a few day and then clean them regularly when uncoved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common problem: These are related to the bodies production of chemicals called prostaglandins which trigger irritation. Ibuprofen and naproxen are over the counter meds that target the prostaglandins.They have been used for decades for menstrual symptoms.They can be effective when started the day before and continued until the end of flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
02 fibroids in posterior wall,largest 7.4x5.5cm,uterus size 11.7x7.8x6.0cm,. can i try to conceive with these fibroids? do you think they will cause pregnancy problems? i dont want to have surgery
Do eating dry dates with milk after boiling leads to periods if trying for pregnancy?? I want to conceive
No: Unfortunately, there is no truth to this "rumor". ...Read more
Is there a diet that helps relieve endometriosis symptoms? Are the foods that are recommended or that I should avoid, now that I have been diagnosed with endometriosis?
Hello. : Hello. Eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like fish oils, flax seed oil (cold pressed) and olive oil. Take in at least 25 grams of fiber per day. Fresh, organic fruits are vegetables are a good source as well as whole grains, oatmeals and many beans and peas. Things to avoid include: caffeine, refined sugar, chocolate, red meats, wheat, saturated fat, fried food, junk food, alcohol and dairy products. ...Read more
Depends: I don't think the goal is to avoid surgery, but I do think that most women should avoid repeated unnecessary surgeries. Surgery is required for a diagnosis to be made and sometimes for certain problems from endometriosis. Almost always a combination of surgical and medical treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I eat or avoid to help endometriosis from causing me as much problems? I've heard gluten free & don't go gluten free.Which one? What else?
Should women w/endometriosis avoid lymphatic massage? I had it a few times, 2x during period, then read it cld cause to spread. symptoms progresvly worse.
Spread: I have not heard this nor if i read it. I think if it helps you and make you feel better then you should continue doing it. If it makes it worse than stop. I cannot believe there's evidence either way. ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. Doctors suggest goin on the pill to avoid it recurring, i feel its unhealthy, what should I do now?
A cause of pain: Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining implants somewhere outside the uterus in the abdomen. It can implant on a tube, an ovary, the bowel, the abdominal side-wall, etc. It tends to bleed just like it would inside the uterus during a period, except that it is inside the abdomen. It causes the surrounding tissue to become irritated and inflammed and this is painful. ...Read more
Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endo: In short we don't know. There are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most women have retrograde menses but only about 10 percent may get endometriosis due to a faulty immunological system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple ways: Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications. Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Condition: Endometriosis is a chronic female condition where parts of the uterine lining (endometrium) sheds through the tubes and implants in the pelvic cavity. The result is no symptoms, to chronic pain, to difficulty conceiving, to pelvic masses. It is estimated that endometriosis occurs in 6–10% of women, presenting in the early reproductive years. Laparoscopy at times is used for diagnosis. ...Read more
Endometriosis: Surgery is the gold standard, and reduces the amount/extent of disease. The most effective medical treatment is the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used. ...Read more
Pelvis, abdomen: Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the uterine lining that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. Rarely, women may have tissue trapped in the chest or other places. With each menstrual period, the trapped tissue sheds and bleeds on the inside of the abdomen (the blood has no way to leave the body), causing much pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis: Patches of endometrial tissue—normally occurring only in the lining of the uterus (endometrium)—appear outside the uterus. The misplaced endometrial tissue responds to hormones as normal endometrial tissue, it can bleed and cause pain. When it is inactive, the patches of endometrium remain quiet and do not bleed or cause pain for some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes !: Endometriosis close to the rectum may cause pain due to scarring like in this picture. This is especially try closer to your periods. Also nerve endings get hypersensitive around the disease. If advanced, the lesions may invade the rectal area ! for these reasons, it's important to make the diagnosis with laparoscopy and if possible, resection of as much disease as possible. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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