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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 causes the vagina to hurt during pregnancy if there's a normal pregnancy?

What causes the vagina to hurt during pregnancy if there's a normal pregnancy?

Infection: You might have an infection - and you need to get this checked immediately - as you might also have an UTI ...Read more

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Can implantation last for 4 days? If so when can I test for pregnancy? What are Chances of pregnancy due to tummy cramps,sore breast & sore lower back

Can implantation last for 4 days? If so when can I test for pregnancy? What are Chances of pregnancy due to tummy cramps,sore breast & sore lower back

Implantation: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. ...Read more

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What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

Abdominal pressure: Increased intra abdominal pressure. Stay well hydrated, eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, stay physically active. ...Read more

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What causes the vagina to swell after sex?

What causes the vagina to swell after sex?

This might be: Associated with inadequate lubrication, friction or even trauma if penetration is aggressive. Do you have a yeast infection? ...Read more

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For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

Geeze I wonder.: No time to take care of oneself as the baby becomes center of the universe. Eating junk or snacking when their isn't time to prepare and sit down to a wholesome meal. Scratching gym time and personal trainer off the schedule to focus fulltime on motherhood. Soothing frustration or baby blues with food. There are lots of possible reasons for weight gain. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles ("cankles") after labour? Didn't get swelling during pregnancy, only after.

What causes swollen ankles ("cankles") after labour? Didn't get swelling during pregnancy, only after.

Labour type?: How did you deliver? Cesarean? Vaginal deliver? It may play a role sometimes due to stirrups against the feet in vaginal delivery. Other than that, swelling can happen for a number of reasons but likely the stress from delivery and added weight (although not noticed during pregnancy) caused the swollen ankles. ...Read more

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What causes breasts to get really hard after breast implant?

What causes breasts to get really hard after breast implant?

Scar tissue capsule: For reasons we do not completely understand, the scar tissue around an implant may begin to shrink and contract making the implant feel hard. We call this a capsular contracture. The implant itself does not become hard. A silly analogy is to compare the feeling of the thighs when you put on a pair of blue jeans that have shrunken in the wash. It makes your thigh feel harder than it really is! ...Read more

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What could be the reason for pregnancy symptoms before my period? Even leakage out of boobs?

What could be the reason for pregnancy symptoms before my period? Even leakage out of boobs?

Hormone changes: Before your period, your Progesterone levels go up and this is the same hormone that is elevated during pregnancy. So, the symptoms can be similar, like, breast tenderness, bloating, irritability, sleepiness and bowel changes. ...Read more

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What are early signs of pregnancy? How will your belly feel? When does your stomach usually get hard?? Can you have period spotting while pregnant?

What are early signs of pregnancy? How will your belly feel? When does your stomach usually get hard?? Can you have period spotting while pregnant?

Pregnancy: The most important issue is missing your period and all other symptoms can be associated with numerous conditions. If you feel unusual and you are worrying about being pregnant do a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Inverted nipples what causes them can it happen due in pregnancy?

Inverted nipples what causes them can it happen due in pregnancy?

Tethering: Sometimes in pregnancy the breasts become engorged, however the ductal tissue does not stretch completely. This causes the nipple itself to be pulled inward relative to the engorgement of the tissue around it. However with some types of cancer skin and nipple retraction can be seen. If there are no masses palpable it is unlikely that there is any cancer however it is best to have this examined. ...Read more

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What causes a vagina to swell during sex?

What causes a vagina to swell during sex?

Vaginal swelling: Possible reasons for swelling of the vagina / labia include allergic reaction/irritation due to latex condoms, lubricants, vaginal contraceptives, spermicides, semen; contact dermatitis, infection ; aggressive sex. ...Read more

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What can cause your nipples and breasts to hurt after your period?

What can cause your nipples and breasts to hurt after your period?

Hormonal changes: Breast tissue is extremely sensitive to hormonal changes and can respond by enlarging and becoming sensitive. Hormone levels change dramatically during a normal month for women so it is likely that what you are experiencing is a result of these hormonal changes. If this occurs on a regular basis it is unlikely to be related to pregnancy. Some women experience more discomfort than others. ...Read more

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Do women's breasts shrink back to pre-pregnancy size after having a baby?

Do women's breasts shrink back to pre-pregnancy size after having a baby?

Usually: For most women the breast enlargement associated with pregnancy and lactation is temporary. Within 3 to 6 months after delivery (if not breastfeeding) the breasts are back to their normal prepregnancy state. For breastfeeding moms, the breasts generally return to normal by about 6 months after stopping nursing. ...Read more

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What causes swelling during pregnancy?

What causes swelling during pregnancy?

May be normal: Some slight ankle swelling can be normal in later pregnancy, but when severe or coupled with high blood pressure, it can be a serious condition called pre-eclampsia. See your dr to be sure. ...Read more

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What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

Frequency, mastitis.: Soreness might be due to doing it too long, or from use of a pump. But apparently the main issue is mastitis, or inflammation of the breasts. This can be from not improper technique of breastfeeding, or from not doing it early enough. Puerperal mastitis can be from infectious inflammation and abscess caused by pathogens like staph. Aureus, strep., and e. Coli. Feeding more often can even help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tender breast during pre menopause ? And what can you take for it?

Is it normal to have tender breast during pre menopause ? And what can you take for it?

Breast pain: Tender breast is a common complaint and usually occurs the week before the cycle. This is from low Progesterone levels which can also cause emir PMS symptoms, poor sleep, bloating, and irregular periods. Keep track of your symptoms and your doctor can help figure out if you are more estrogen or Progesterone dominant. Avoiding caffeine, oil of primrose may help to. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

Electrolytes: Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more