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What does it mean if you are bleeding when you are pooping without straining?

What does it mean if you are bleeding when you are pooping without straining?

Get this checked.: Probably the most common causes of rectal bleeding are hemorrhoids and fissures (tears in the skin of the rectum). But don't take my word that this is why you are having bleeding. Rectal bleeding is a concern that should be taken seriously. Your care provider may refer you for a colonoscopy to look at your colon and be certain that nothing more serious is going on. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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What could cause contractions if you are not pregnant?

What could cause contractions if you are not pregnant?

Normal: Uterine contractions ("cramps") are common-though they may not be noticable. ...Read more

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What is wrong with you if you feel like you are having contraction pain and you are not pregnant?

Infection?: Cramping can be caused by things like pelvic infections (stds). If you period is near, you might also have it. Some women can feel when they ovulate, which is painful for some people. This is called mittelschmerz. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are cramping like you are on your minstrel but you have no blood ? Does that mean you are pregrant or is that just normal ?

What does it mean when you are cramping like you are on your minstrel but you have no blood ? Does that mean you are pregrant or is that just normal ?

Mittleschmerz: Sometimes people experience ovarian pain mid cycle as egg is released. Depends upon point of cycle during which pain occurs. You an have pain at time of cycle without bleeding an d not be pregnant. Ovarian cysts can also rupture and cause pain. ...Read more

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Is there something in IV that makes you dialate when you are pregnant?

Is there something in IV that makes you dialate when you are pregnant?

No: Not unless your dr tells you he/she is going to induce you, the IV is only for hydration and access for medications if/as needed. ...Read more

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What happens if you are pregnant and have pertussis?

What happens if you are pregnant and have pertussis?

Take meds/get better: You would likely develop some antibodies that will provide the newborn with some additional protection in the weeks after birth.Pertussis for adults is more an inconvenience than a threat. The fetus would not be affected by the illness or the meds taken to treat it. It would give the mom the "100 days" cough. ...Read more

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What causes your stomach muscles to contract if you are not preagnant?

What causes your stomach muscles to contract  if you are not preagnant?

Bowel: Your bowel may be tightening causing what appears to be stomach muscles contracting. I would still take a pregnancy test to make sure you’re not pregnant and also remember when you had your last period to make sure you are not currently very far along and really having contractions. Some women do not realize they are pregnant until they go into labor. ...Read more

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If someone is not vaccinated at all and you are vaccinated is it safe to have sex with them or no? What are the negatives that could happen?

If someone is not vaccinated at all and you are vaccinated is it safe to have sex with them or no? What are the negatives that could happen?

Please start over: There are vaccines for dozens of conditions.They can help a person develop protective antibodies to many illnesses.Some vaccines are quite effective and give long term protection, some do not.Since you have not named the vaccine in question, it is hard to comment. ...Read more

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If you are pregnant and you have chlamydia, what are the chances that it will affect the baby?

If you are pregnant and you have chlamydia, what are the chances that it will affect the baby?

Just treat it: Chlamydia will probably not infect the fetus with intact membranes, but if the baby gets infected during birth, it can cause blindness and severe pneumonia. ...Read more

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What happens if you are running and not breathing?

What happens if you are running and not breathing?

Hypoxia: Hypoxia leading to acidosis and co2 retention, leading to fatigue and headache from abnormal cerebral vscular dilation. ...Read more

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If the pt show negative, is it really sure you are not pregnant? How many times will you try taking the pt to sure you are not pregnant?

If the pt show negative, is it really sure you are not pregnant? How many times will you try taking the pt to sure you are not pregnant?

Preg. test: The earliest that you usually can detect a pregnancy with a urine preg. Test is about 2 weeks after you miss a period. Testing before that will give a negative test, but you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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Will it be harder to get pregnant, when your period is unreguler. If you have never been pregnant before, what are the signs if you are?

Will it be harder to get pregnant,  when your period is unreguler. If you have never been pregnant before, what are the signs if you are?

Yes: Irregularity to your periods makes it more difficult to predict when you ovulate. Try taking your basal body temperature to determine when you ovulate, and have regular intercourse during that phase. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel like you are sweating even if you are cold?

Is it normal to feel like you are sweating even if you are cold?

No, not "normal": There're several conditions can cause "cold sweat", one of them is TB infection; a famous one is low blood sugar in diabetics. No, it's not "normal". ...Read more

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What occurs if you were to use eye drops when there is actually nothing wrong?

What occurs if you were to use eye drops when there is actually nothing wrong?

Depends: There are many eyedrops with varying effects. Most will do no harm if you accidentally take one or two drops, but if your eye starts to act strangely after using a drop, then call your ophthalmologist with the name of the drop at hand and he/she can advise you about its effect (or an emergency room can do the same thing). ...Read more

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If my girl is not ovualting is there any risk/chance that she can get pregnant? When do you know that you are ovualting?

If my girl is not ovualting is there any risk/chance that she can get pregnant? When do you know that you are ovualting?

Periods=ovulation: If she has periods, she's probably ovulating. If she's of child bearing age, there is a risk of pregnancy. Period. ...Read more

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What happens if you're period is much lighter, are you still ovulating?

What happens if you're period is much lighter, are you still ovulating?

Maybe ovulating: If your period is lighter it could be that you are not ovulating but your period can also change as you age. One way to know for sure is to use the ovulation predictor kits you can get in any pharmacy. The package insert usually has great instructions on how to use them. Also, make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 30weeks (hbr 7.23)yesterday I was contracting 4minutes apart also spotting i'm not dilating contraction stopped with IV what could of caused this?

Early contractions: You don't really want to have contractions or labor at 30 weeks, but the uterus often starts toning up for the soon to happen labor and you can feel contractions (often called braxton hicks contractions). You also don't want your cervix to open. Mild temporary spotting is common; continued bleeding should be checked. If any symptoms continue that worry you, get checked. ...Read more

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Im 38 1/2 weeks pregnant im contracting 5 minutes apart but they sent me home.. im dilated at 3 and 50% how can i start dilating?

Im 38 1/2 weeks pregnant im contracting 5 minutes apart but they sent me home.. im dilated at 3 and 50% how can i start dilating?

Be patient: You may be having false labor or you may simply be early. As the contractions become more effective, closer together, and stronger, you will start to dilate more. It is not safe to rush the process. ...Read more

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Would having pupils dilated too often with dilating drops harm your eyes, e.g., destroy the pupils' own ability to contract/relax?

Would having pupils dilated too often with dilating drops harm your eyes, e.g., destroy the pupils' own ability to contract/relax?

No: I am unaware of any cases where using drops that dilate eyes cause permanent dilation. Physiologically you would have to effect the ganglion that causes this and the drops do not do that. ...Read more

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'what happens if i''m having contractions but not dilating?'

'what happens if i''m having contractions but not dilating?'

Depends: It is normal if u are in early labor, once you are in active labor it may mean the baby is too large for you and it is not putting pressure on the cervix to help dilate it, nature does not always work right but u should be discussing this with your OB u may need a -c-section which is better than forcing something that is not going to happen. ...Read more

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What happens if I start having contractions but I am not dilating?

What happens if I start having contractions but I am not dilating?

Cervix effaces/thins: The cervix is normally thick through most of pregnancy, and usually many uterine contractions and physiologic changes are required to thin it (especially prior to the first delivery). It is important, however, for women to record contractions and keep their obs informed because an examination of the cervix by a trained provider can best determine extent of dilatation of the cervix/onset of labor. ...Read more

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Can iritis heal without dilating drops?

Can iritis heal without dilating drops?

Iritis is not: Healed by dilating drops. It usually accompanies a rheumatic disease but can occur by itself. Initial therapy is with steroid eye drops, and in severe cases my need drugs such as Humira! It may l;ead to glaucoma, so it is not a trvial disease! Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the dilating eyedrops to wear off?

How long does it take for the dilating eyedrops to wear off?

Faster w/reversing: There are drops called reversing drops that many eye doctors use to speed up the recovery after dilation. Dapirazole hcl 0.5%is an eyedrop that helps the mydriacyl (tropicamide) to loosen its hold on the receptors in the iris muscles that lead to dilated pupils. Then the dilating drops can wear off in 45 minutes to an hour, in most cases. ...Read more

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I'm having ceRvix pain, could it Be dilating?

I'm having ceRvix pain, could it Be dilating?

Pregnant?: If you are pregnant and at full-term then that is certainly possible. If you are pregnant but not due to deliver yet, then please call your OB/GYN to let them know you have cervical pain. If you have discharge and fever then it could be an infection and that needs to be checked as well. If you are not pregnant then dilation is not likely and infection is much more likely. ...Read more

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What r the chanced of cervix dialating early agin ?

Possible: When the cervix dilates early, starting before 24 weeks, the chance of it happening again is perhaps 30%. However it is quite variable depending on the cause. You will need to be followed closely with next pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I know when im dialating?

How do I know when im dialating?

You Don't: When you go into labor or break your water the doctor will check you and tell you. ...Read more

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My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

Check: Have his eyes checked. His ability to respond to light may be a problem. Some people have different sized pupils but have him checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Nurses said I'm 80% effaced "very soft" but still only 2-3cm dilated (which I've been for a few weeks now.. why am I not dilating? What can I do to dilate?

Nurses said I'm 80% effaced "very soft" but still only 2-3cm dilated (which I've been for a few weeks now.. why am I not dilating? What can I do to dilate?

Go into labor: Dilation is what happens when labor starts. You may dilate some before labor, but further dilation may not occur until labor starts. Usually nature takes care of that. ...Read more

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Can dilating drops permanently impair vision?

Can dilating drops permanently impair vision?

No: Except for a few rare conditions which should be identified by the doctor who gave the drops, the drops will wear off and not be a problem. ...Read more

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What are the right amount of weeks to begin dilating?

What are the right amount of weeks to begin dilating?

No right time: Every woman starts dilating at different times. Some dilate a little throughout their pregnancies, some never dilate until we help them with induction, some dilate early before baby is mature, some dilate right on time and some never dilate and we end up doing a c-section. The perfect time is different for every baby and every woman but would be right at the due date. ...Read more