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What Are The Typical Side Effects Of Exercising Too Soon After Giving Birth
Emergency Contractep: None, its like taking oral contraceptives or the mini-pill (progestin only pill). The real danger is making a mistake and having an unwanted pregnancy. Use a reliable form of contraception not emergency contraception long term. As the name implies, you use it on an emergency only! otherwise talk to an md and get a reliable contraceptive you can use all the time. ...Read more
Depends...: On what you mean. May feel better after a day or 2 of antibiotic rx for a bacterial infection, but need to continue the course to prevent relapse, and resistant organism. Continuing beyond appropriate duration can increase risk for c difficile infection (can occur even after short course), don't get additional improvement, may alter flora, and make for resistant germs. ...Read more
Is their such a thing as getting too much epidural during labor and what are the side effects of it?
Leg numbness,weaknes: Epidural to relieve contraction related pain is effective in managing pain during labor! however, sometimes, you can get temporary paralysis of your lower extremities that may resolve with discontinuation of your epidural. You often get fluids prior to getting an epidural because it often causes hypo-tension, or drop in bp, that may affect circulation to your baby. So your OB doc watches u closel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salmonella: Dehydration and for some people it may take several months for bowel habitus to completely normalize. Salmonella symptoms can include abdominal pain/cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, fever, chills and dehydration but some people can be asymptomatic. There are extremely rare cases where reactive arthritis can develop. REF: REF: http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbsam.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on age: Excess oxygen delivered to the term infant or older child for long periods will irritate the lung tissue. In the short term it is well tolerated. In the womb, eyes form with lower oxygen amounts supplied by the placenta, if born premi, the higher o2 amounts needed to keep them alive can cause abnormal blood vessel growth in the retinas & vision pbs. Monitoring & treatment helps reduce pbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis: Bone loss is a side-effect of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) which resolves after discontinuing it. It can be helped by doing weight bearing exercise, getting plenty of calcium, and avoiding carbonated beverages and cigarette smoke. Exercise and diet can also help limit the weight gain associated with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). hope this helps. ...Read more
Transient issue: For minor levels of anemia in kids there are some mild developmental delays that seem to be transient if the problem is addressed soon enough.Since the brain continues development for ~ 25 yrs, there is time to correct early delays.If anemia persists long term it can rob the child of some of their thinking capacity & proficiency. Profound anemia is life threatening. ...Read more
Pregnancy : If you're having to take emergency contraception often then clearly you should consider a better long term birth control option. It is not 100% effective and should not be use continuously. You may have some irregular bleeding and if you don't end up pregnant there will be no other long-term effects. ...Read more
How long?: bowel habits differ among everyone. When you say a while...How long is that? If you are taking prenatal vitamins then they probably have iron in them, and this will tend to constipate women worse. I would suggest taking a stool softener while on prenatal vitamins. The most common side effect of constipation is abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
Birth control pills hi there is the what would the chances be of getting serious or not serious side effects of birth control pills if they are taken only about six months.
Oral : Oral contraceptives are very safe. Over long periods of use, they can be associated with the development of blood clots and certain types of liver tumors, but these complications are seen in only a small minority of women. Short-term use has no real risk other than perhaps some minor sensitivity to the pills themselves (like nausea, etc). ...Read more
Some positives: This will give you a cumulative protection against ovarian cancer and perhaps some breast cancers. If there are major long-term problems with the use of the oral contraceptive pill when used appropriately, I have not heard of them. Some other health tap members may have other insights. ...Read more
Is the Depo-Provera shot affective as soon as taken and what are the chances of pregnancy while on Depo-Provera just started?
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): hopefully you had the depo shot during your period because it sounds like your first one. It would be unlikely that you would ovulate and become pregnant. I always tell my patients to use a back up method such as condoms for the first two weeks with any new method. when in doubt , take a pregnancy test and see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will show up fast: If you have any withdrawal symptoms. If the use was successful & necessary it's unlikely you will. Withdrawal can be difficult and similar to what Cocaine addicts go through. A major issue is that depression can be part of Cocaine withdrawal and severe enough that suicidal ideation is common. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can act the same way but is less severe. Have your doctor manage any withdrawal plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really none: Have been reported that persist after the drug is stopped. There is a great deal of controversy over whether suicidal thoughts or actions are truly increased with chantix, since such thoughts/actions occur in people stopping smoking in general, and not all studies have shown this. Same with the cardiac problems. I have mostly seen vivid dreams and nightmares, and they have gone away after stopping. ...Read more
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