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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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Does breast appearance fluctuate in early pregnancy?

Does breast appearance fluctuate in early pregnancy?

Changes in pregnancy: Breast size increases in size and volume during pregnancy due to normal hormonal changes during pregnancy. Ducts inside the breast enlarged to accomodate future milk production. ...Read more

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Why some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant woman?

Why some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant woman?

All "early signs": All of the "early signs" of pregnancy, in women who think they might be pregnant, can also happen in women who are not pregnant. That is why there is no sign or symptom in a woman that would mean she is pregnant. Missing a regular period is a strong sign of pregnancy, but even that happens in non-pregnant women. It's 2015, so everybody who suspects a pregnancy can buy a pregnancy test to check. ...Read more

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Had miscarriage at 42, 1st pregnancy. Could the hormonal changes from the pregnancy induce menopause in any way?

Had miscarriage at 42, 1st pregnancy. Could the hormonal changes from the pregnancy induce menopause in any way?

Not at all: Sorry about the miscarriage. No neither pregnancy nor menopause influences the other: endocrinological (hormonally) you can almost think of them as opposite ends of the same situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic change occur in one breast?

Can fibrocystic change occur in one breast?

Yes, but...: Yes, it can, but it is usually bilateral. Please check carefully that breast for a subtle actual lump or have a MD perform the exam in her/his office so as not to miss a real developing non fibrocystic problem. ...Read more

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What is bloating in early pregnancy from?

What is bloating in early pregnancy from?

Hormonal fluctuation: Chnagesin the hormone profile in early pregnancy can lead ot bloating. Bloatign may also just be how your body processes the sensations of nasea that often accompany early pregnancy. Proghesterone and th epregnancy hormoen (beta hcg) are the leading culprits for this. ...Read more

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Meaning of protruding nipples in early pregnancy?

Meaning of protruding nipples in early pregnancy?

Hormones: When you're pregnant the hormones Progesterone and estrogen go up, your breast gland will swell as well as the tissue and the nipple. This will cause protruding nipples. This is completely normal. ...Read more

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What changes occur in female body after abortion?

What changes occur in female body after abortion?

Cramping, spotting: The main physical changes are the body going back to its pre-pregnancy state. Someone can have cramping or spotting. Sometimes breasts can become swollen, painful or engorged. Most of these symptoms can be managed with ibuprofen. I also recommend following up with one's doctor afterwards to check in. If fever, pain, nausea/vomiting, or foul discharge occur, seek immediate help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

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Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period(negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period(negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Too soon to test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

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How are fibrocystic breast changes typically treated?

Usually no treatment: If symptomatic decrease salty foods and caffeine. If this does not help then a mild diuretic or danazole may help. ...Read more

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What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

What permanent breast changes happen when breastfeeding a baby?

Ligaments stretched: Due to increased volume, don't always return to pre pregnancy shape, but benefits are worth it. ...Read more

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I have recently had an abortion and I had of course experienced the breast changes that would occur preparing for lactation. I have had a child that I breast fed and I am interested in re inducing lactation for personal reasons. I have used a manual pump

I have recently had an abortion and I had of course experienced the breast changes that would occur preparing for lactation. I have had a child that I breast fed and I am interested in re inducing lactation for personal reasons. I have used a manual pump

Induced lactation: Of course you can induce lactation! There are several protocols available. The key is to get a hospital grade breast pump and pump every 3-4 hours. Check out: http://www.asklenore.info/breastfeeding/induced_lactation/protocols4print.shtml There are many forums for Adult Lactation Relationships. You and your partner will love it! ...Read more

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It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

It normal to go through breast changes at the age of 15?

Yes: The breasts are still developing and will go through many changes. The breasts will be lumpy, bumpy and may be tender. I highly recommend starting breast self examinations. You can have your gynecologist or primary physician review the technique with you. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing breast changes, what could be causing them?

I have been experiencing breast changes, what could be causing them?

Need more : Information. How old are your? Your gender? General state of health? Any medications? What changes? It may be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic breast changes be unilateral?

Beginning stages: If a mammogram shows unilateral fibrocystic breast changes, this may be the beginning of the disease and down the road will become visible in the contralateral breast as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fibrocystic breast changes?

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What are the causes of fibrocystic breast changes?

Unknown: Some women have more sensitive breast than others and this may be due to hormones or breast composition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what fibrocystic breast changes are?

Yes: Also called "lumpy bumpy" breasts, it is not a disease. It actually gives your breasts their internal structure an after menopause a lot of that architecture is lost and what leads to breasts "falling." in the mean time, right before your period your breasts are more lumpy bumpy and tender. Right afterwards they are less so as fibrocystic areas of the breasts are sensitive to your own hormones. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes?

Lumpy +/- Tenderness: Many women have fibrocystic breast changes (fcc). This simply means that there are some lumpy areas in the breasts. Some of these lumps are benign cysts which can bigger or smaller depending on the hormones in the menstrual cycle. Fcc does not mean that you have an increased chance of breast cancer. However, you may need breast ultrasounds in addition to mammograms for screening the lumpy areas. ...Read more

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What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

What causes fibro cystic. breast changes and is it any cause for future concern?

Not unusual: Many women have fibrocystic changes to their breasts. It does not portent any future problems, with the exception of making it even more important that you do your self breast exams. If you have FCD, you should know what your breasts feel like, to know if you feel any changes. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst causing breast changes? Is this possible?

Ovarian cyst causing breast changes? Is this possible?

Depends: Ovarian cysts produce hormones, usually estrogen, so they can cause breast swelling, or cause small cysts in the breasts to increase in size, which can cause pain. If those are the changes you are wondering about, then yes. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would you see for weight changes and breast changes ?

What kind of doctor would you see for weight changes and breast changes ?

Primary care: Start with a primary care, family doctor, or general internist. They will be best to help you decide if a specialist - and what kind - is needed. good luck. ...Read more

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Can breast changes and menstrual irregularities be caused from times of high stress?

Can breast changes and menstrual irregularities be caused from times of high stress?

Of course: Famously so. A dominant mass in your breast does need to be seen. I hope that your stress is the healthy kind that leads to your working hard, developing new skills, and so forth, and that you are not in an abusive situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If you have fibrocystic breast changes do you still need to look for change in lump consistency?

If you have fibrocystic breast changes do you still need to look for change in lump consistency?

Yes but: so difficult to tell if significant; look for hard not mobile lumps and bloody nipple discharge and red rash on breast first as bad sign, tender lumps that come and go not usually bad but never know, if family history of breast cancer see gynecologist or breast surgeon to check it out , if smoke very bad risk so don't . ...Read more

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Have had some breast changes, one enlarged and swollen, scratch like feeling followed by an itch, painful to cross arms over breasts?

Have had some breast changes, one enlarged and swollen, scratch like feeling followed by an itch, painful to cross arms over breasts?

See doctor: A woman presenting with breast changes like swelling and growth, itch and pain should see a healthcare provider for a potential referral for an ultrasound and a mammogram ...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