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What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

Opioids to fetus: There are definite risks before 12-13 weeks. However after this time frame the real risk is creating an opioid dependent baby who after birth will have a serious risk of withdrawal if the opioid that was used during the pregnancy is not received. Withdrawal can be quite a risky situation for a newborn. ...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 risks associated with having a PFO while I am pregnant?

What are the risks associated with having a PFO while I am pregnant?

Clarify. ASD?: Are you asking if the pregnant mother has a patent foramen ovale, or an atrial septal defect? Most women with ASD in pregnancy do fine, and the management is not really different from normal pregnancy other than a possible baseline echocardiogram. Risks, especially in those over the age of 40 include arrhythmias, heart failure, thromboembolism and severe bleeding at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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What are safe options for help with increasing fertility in females? My fiance and i are having difficulty getting pregnant. Thanks

What are safe options for help with increasing fertility in females? My fiance and i are having difficulty getting pregnant. Thanks

A work up: If you have been trying to get pregnant for a year or longer, it is time for your fiancée to see her gyn or a fertility specialist. They will initiate a work up and do tests to try and figure out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having the implanon removed what other birth controls are there?

Can you advise me if having the implanon removed what other birth controls are there?

A few choices,: Intrauterine device, Oral contraceptives, Nuvaring, spermacide, the sponge, diaphragm, sterilization of you or him, Talk to your doctor about what options may be best fit your needs based on your total medical history ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if you only take the pill after having intercourse, and not any other time?

What are the chances of getting pregnant if you only take the pill after having intercourse, and not any other time?

Very good : Taking the pill only after intercourse? That will not work. The birth control pill must be taken daily and consistently to suppress the ovaries and block ovulation. Taking it any other way than how it was prescribed is not going to work. Consider using a different birth control method that you might like better. ...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 the precautions i can take as i conceived by having pcos. Are the pcos gone?

What are the precautions i can take as i conceived by having pcos. Are the pcos gone?

Different : Prior to conceiving with pcos it is important to address some of the risk factors mainly weight reduction if you are overweight and glucose control in case of glucose intolerance and/ or diabetes. Many studies show the importance of weight control and glucose control prior and during pregnancy for a healthier pregnancy and delivery. Your obgyn can discuss those issues with you. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with having x-rays while pregnant?

What risks are associated with having x-rays while pregnant?

Depends: If the part being studied does not include the pregnancy then the abdomen can be shielded and virtually no radiation will be delivered to the fetus. While most diagnostic exams will not have any immediate effects there is always a concern for increased risk of inducing malignancies in the future for the irradiated fetus. Least radiation is always preferable if possible. ...Read more

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What does your stomach feel like if you are 4weeks of pregnancy?If there are no signs just abdominal pain on left and right side and being constapated

What does your stomach feel like if you are 4weeks of pregnancy?If there are no signs just abdominal pain on left and right side and being constapated

Not pregnant?: First you need a pregnancy test. No one here guesses when it comes to pregnancy. Second, your symptoms are not in any way signs of early pregnancy. And third, you failed to share any menstrual, ovulatory, or sexual history here. ...Read more

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Are these side effects of the Plan B pill? I took the Plan B pill 2 weeks ago. I have been having the symptoms of early pregnancy. Are these just side effects of the pill? Or does this sound more like pregnancy and I should be tested? My symptoms are: tir

Are these side effects of the Plan B pill? I took the Plan B pill 2 weeks ago. I have been having the symptoms of early pregnancy.
Are these just side effects of the pill? Or does this sound more like pregnancy and I should be tested?
My symptoms are:
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Plan : Plan b has been noted to be well tolerated by women. Side effects are similar to those experienced in other/regular birth control pills and include: include menstrual cycle changes (a heavier period can be expected), nausea, lower abdominal pain/cramps, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness. It sounds like you are experiencing these side effects, which can last a couple of weeks. If you miss your period, however, you could be pregnant. The pregnancy hormone can be detected in urine a 14 days after conception. If you miss your period, take a pregnancy test. If you experience severe abdominal cramping, seek medical attention immediately - you may have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the risks I should be aware of when thinking about a home birth? I’m putting together my birth plan and would like to seriously consider a home birth. My pregnancy thus far has been normal, without any complications.

What are the risks I should be aware of when thinking about a home birth? I’m putting together my birth plan and would like to seriously consider a home birth. My pregnancy thus far has been normal, without any complications.

I’m : I’m a huge fan of patients advocating for their own health, listening to their intuition, and making empowered choices. Such advice especially applies to pregnant women, who may feel like others have commandeered their bodies and are pressuring them to approach pregnancy and birth in a certain way. Pregnancy can be a very liberating time for women, as they learn to become more sovereign, make their own choices, and stand for what they believe. This is particularly true with regards to those who choose home birth. For those considering home birth, it’s important to understand the risks. One study evaluated over 5, 000 women who planned to give birth with a certified professional midwife at home. All patients were meticulously screened, and those deemed high-risk were transferred to the hospital. They found that the remaining home births experienced half the intervention rate (interventions include such procedures as epidurals, forceps, and c-sections) when compared to hospital births. 12% of the patients studied had to be transferred to a hospital, either during labor or in the postpartum period. No mothers died, but five babies died at birth, seven died in the week after birth, and two died within 28 days. The overall neonatal death rate was 2.6/1000. Although it’s hard to compare these rates with those of planned natural deliveries in hospitals, several studies seem to support that the rates are similar to hospital births. So why do so many doctors go bonkers when patients mention home birth? Keep in mind that we’re biased. Although it’s rare, all of us have seen both babies and mothers go from copacetic to dead in a matter of minutes, and it terrifies us to think that a mother might lose her baby at home, where doctors can’t perform emergency interventions. If a baby or mother dies in a hospital, at least we know we did everything we could do. If a mother or baby dies at home, it’s hard to know whether the bad outcome could have been avoided. If you’re one of those women who wishes to give birth at home, by all means, listen to your intuition, but make sure you and your family won’t be kicking yourselves in the event of an unexpected, tragic outcome. As long as you find a certified nurse midwife you trust who has access to emergency medical back-up, and as long as you have faith in the process and won’t blame yourself for not being in a hospital if something tragic happens, by all means, follow your heart and enjoy the mystery, awe, and magic of birth in the comfort of your home. ...Read more

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Im on Percocet and Morphine ER for pain conditions and just found out Im pregnant. What are the risks associated with taking these medications?

Im on Percocet and Morphine ER for pain conditions and just found out Im pregnant. What are the risks associated with taking these medications?

Neonatal abstinence: syndrome is the major pregnancy complication. Women taking opioids for pain are also passing it along to the fetus, and depending on a variety of factors, about 70% of babies born to moms on opioids will develop a withdrawal syndrome. If possible to taper the medication in your second trimester and use alternative pain management, that would be best. It is treatable in hospitals with expertise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ovaries cramps put no period and you are not pergnant?

What are the causes of ovaries cramps put no period and you are not pergnant?

Depends: Crampy pelvic pain can occur for many reasons. Lack of period can be related to pregnancy, but also to ovarian problems. I recommend you see an ob/gyn to discuss your periods and concerns. ...Read more

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Pain pills are not helping with this headache for the past 3 days. What can I do?

Pain pills are not helping with this headache for the past 3 days. What can I do?

Refractory headache: Many clinicians consider parenteral administration of dhe-45, triptans or other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for refractory headache. Dhe-45 is still used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms to stop a prolonged migraine. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having the following symptoms and was looking for some insight as to what to do. Here are my symptoms: -pelvic pain -spotting -pain during sex -extremely painful menstrual cycle -back pain -pain and bleeding with bowel movements If you don't

I have been having the following symptoms and was looking for some insight as to what to do. Here are my symptoms:
-pelvic pain
-spotting
-pain during sex
-extremely painful menstrual cycle
-back pain
-pain and bleeding with bowel movements 
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MeetYourEndometrium: When I hear stuff like that, i think "endometriosis." Often difficult to diagnose because it's pieces of the womb tissue that have been scattered around and cause all kinds of discomfort and menstrual problems. So maybe get that checked out. The sooner they figure out if it's that or something else the better. I wouldn't bank on what you've described just miraculously going away all of a sudden. ...Read more

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I had sex with my wife and periods did not occur as per cycle. What are chances of getting pregnant. Please suggest ways of avoiding?

I had sex with my wife and periods did not occur as per cycle. What are chances of getting pregnant. Please suggest ways of avoiding?

Condoms, pills, etc.: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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I am going off Birth Control (Ortho-Tri Cyclen) and want to know if there are any side effects or problems I should worry about when doing this. ?

I am going off Birth Control (Ortho-Tri Cyclen) and want to know if there are any side effects or problems I should worry about when doing this. ?

Pregnancy: I see no medical risk of coming off BC pills other than pregnancy.The pill basically fooled your body into thinking it was pregnant so eggs would not be released, but retained for later. By coming off the pill, your body's hormone system re-sets and acts as if you were never on it. You may experience some irregularity in your cycle pattern as the re-set occurs. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

Opioids to fetus: There are definite risks before 12-13 weeks. However after this time frame the real risk is creating an opioid dependent baby who after birth will have a serious risk of withdrawal if the opioid that was used during the pregnancy is not received. Withdrawal can be quite a risky situation for a newborn. ...Read more

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Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Infertility & meds: If you are planning a pregnancy, and use high doses of narcotics for pain, it's best to talk to your pain management doctor about weaning off the medication before you try for pregnancy. Being on the medications shouldn't make it harder for you to get pregnant, but they can make a pregnancy more complicated and can cause problems for your baby. Talk to your ob-gyn for more information as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

Pulling out: The pullout method has an extremely high failure rate. If you continue with this method you will most likely get pregnant eventually. Consider starting birth control. You also mentions that your boyfriend may have a problem with pain pill addiction. Think about if this is the right time to have a baby with this man. Encourage him to get help. ...Read more

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What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe. Certain anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen can be used early in the pregnancy but whether such a medication can be used by you specifically depends on 1. How far along you are, 2. Your underlying medical conditions (blood pressure, etc.), 3. Other medications that you might be taking. The cardinal rule for medications during pregnancy is ask your ob. ...Read more

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I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

If you quit now: You may go into premature labor and your baby may go through withdrawal in utero however if you continue as at present the baby may have neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth it's a catch 22 you should find a board certified addictionologist in ABAM to help slowly wean your meds and get the best result ...Read more

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Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Talk to your doctor: It depends on the type of medication and how many and how often you are taking them. Stopping cold turkey is likely not dangerous in itself, but can be stressful, which is not good for pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor about the best way to safely wean off pills. ...Read more

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18 wks pregnant with constant Left lower back pain. Goes away while sleeping but reoccurs during the day. No pain pills,don't want to become dependent?

18 wks pregnant with constant Left lower back pain. Goes away while sleeping but reoccurs during the day. No pain pills,don't want to become dependent?

Tylenol if safe.: You won't become dependent on it, but you should visit your doctor to determine the cause of your pain. That it's worse when you're active during the day hints at a musculoskeletal cause; once any other possibilities like infection or pregnancy issues are ruled out, you could also try massage, acupuncture/acupressure, ice, heat, or specific stretching exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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My girlfriend is still afraid to get pregnant after taking the pill. Is that a valid concern?

My girlfriend is still afraid to get pregnant after taking the pill. Is that a valid concern?

If not taken: consistently, than oral contraceptives are not as effective. No single form of birth control is 100% effective. Would she be more comfortable with combination of oral contraception and condom? ...Read more

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My wife took the 2nd of the abortion pills about 3.5 hours ago. Says it's most painful thing ever. She is 38 yrs old and 6 weeks pregnant. Concern?

My wife took the 2nd of the abortion pills about 3.5 hours ago. Says it's most painful thing ever. She is 38 yrs old and 6 weeks pregnant. Concern?

Not necessarily: Undergoing a medically induced abortion can cause some really bad cramping. The ultimate purpose of taking the medications is to cause the uterus to contact to expel the pregnancy. Call and discuss with your OB/GYN doctor what to expect from a medical abortion and re-review what you may experience during the course of the abortion. ...Read more

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Started pill after baby and spoting in 1st month but in 2nd month no spotting & no period. Is it normal or should I be concerned about being pregnant?

Started pill after baby and spoting in 1st month but in 2nd month no spotting & no period. Is it normal or should I be concerned about being pregnant?

Likely normal: if you have been on OCP and has not missed a lot of pills. Your body is still adjusting to the hormones being ingested so shorter periods may be followed by longer periods in the next few months. If you have more spotting or missed periods, then take a pregnancy test. It is always advisable :)) Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am concerned about taking birth control pills, I do not want to be pregnant immediately. What else can I use aside from pills?

I am concerned about taking birth control pills, I do not want to be pregnant immediately. What else can I use aside from pills?

Condom etc.: For you, iud, female condom plus spermacide. For the male, condom. I presume that abstinence is not an option. ...Read more

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Feeling sick in a morning no other symptoms. On co-cyprindiol pill. Should start my period tomorrow. Should I be concerned about pregnancy?

Feeling sick in a morning no other symptoms. On co-cyprindiol pill. Should start my period tomorrow.  Should I be concerned about pregnancy?

If period is missed: There are many causes for nausea. If you miss a period then you should take a pregnancy test. The tests are most accurate 3 weeks after intercourse or one week after a missed period. It is best to do them in the first morning urine. ...Read more

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Took plan b 3 times in 1 month then started the bc pill. I took a pregnancy test and it was neg. Have only had 2 periods in past 5 months. Concerned?

Took plan b 3 times in 1 month then started the bc pill. I took a pregnancy test and it was neg. Have only had 2 periods in past 5 months. Concerned?

Birth Control: has nothing to do with the Plan b. Good for you for getting on birth control. Sometimes you don't have periods on birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about your pill. It may be responsible for you to just skip the placebos and stay on the pill so you don't worry all the time or get on one like seasonal that you don't have periods, but talk to your doc first, probably could do by phone. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about being pregnant because I missed 6 days of the BC pills in June, started again on the same pack June 18, and still no period ? help

I'm concerned about being pregnant because I missed 6 days of the BC pills in June, started again on the same pack June 18, and still no period ? help

Possible: do a home preg test if positive, make appointment with your doc if negative, wait for your period to restart new pack of pills. do home test before starting new pack. ...Read more

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