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What is the best age to start thinking about getting pregnant?

What is the best age to start thinking about getting pregnant?

No easy answer: A woman with regular menses has a high likelihood of becoming pregnant within 6 cycles with regular unprotected vaginal intercourse. However, a number of other factors might need consideration to choose the appropriate time. General health, educational or work aspirations, finiancial stability and emotional readiness to settle down all should be considered. Take the time to assess your situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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 is the best age for getting pregnant?

What is the best age for getting pregnant?

No one best: There's really no one best age, the age when you are ready is the best. Female fertility declines gradually from early 20's into the mid-late 30s, then starts to drop quickly. Having your family finished (or at least started) by the mid 30s may be a good strategy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to this thinking about getting cancer?

What is the best way to put an end to this thinking about getting cancer?

Hard to do: If you yourself or a loved one has cancer, it is hard to stop thinking about getting cancer. Living a healthy lifestyle and getting your routine annual physical and lab tests is what you can do to decrease your risks of getting cancer. However, you need to keep in mind that it is very hard to absolutely prevent cancer. This is because it may arise from any organ in the body. ...Read more

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What is the earliest to start getting pregnant symptoms for conceive? What the earliest to take a test?

What is the earliest to start getting pregnant symptoms for conceive? What the earliest to take a test?

Remember?: Remember back to health class where you learned that it takes one to five days after sex for conception to occur. And that once conceived the female's body has no connection-physical or chemical-with the new fetus until it is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals? That is about ten to fourteen days after conception. Thus, a missed period is the clue that is the most reliable. Test then. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to go about seeing why I'm not getting pregnant?

What is the safest way to go about seeing why I'm not getting pregnant?

Infertility: First step in evaluation would.be a detailed history regarding your medical, surgical, obstetric and gynecological history. How long have you been trying? Does your partner have any medical conditions? The next step would be a physical exam to look for any "clues" to a condition that could be the culprit. Blood work & pelvic sono are usually a good starting point. Contact your obgyn to discuss. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the lastest age a teenager should start to ejaculate?

Help please? What is the lastest age a teenager should start to ejaculate?

No set time: Almost all healthy young males have some pubic hair (which follows testicular enlargement) on their 15th birthday. Soon afterwards, junior will have a nocturnal emission and/or discover to bring himself to have an ejaculation. If things are late, a good physical exam and history are in order, observation for a time, followed by junior taking part in his own decisions about possible rx. ...Read more

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Since they put your life at risk. Im curious as to know what is the best supplement for growning muscles?

Since they put your life at risk. Im curious as to know what is the best supplement for growning muscles?

Unsure what you ask: Are your muscles groaning or growing? Avoid supplements. They are generally a waste of time. If you mean your muscles are painful, get the situation evaluated. Otherwise, I am not sure what you mean by growing muscles. ...Read more

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What is the best way of telling my mom why I should keep using birth control at a young age ?

What is the best way of telling my mom why I should keep using birth control at a young age ?

Honesty: I have always found that being honest and forthright is always the best policy. Hopefully your mother will be willing to listen to you and realize that at 19yo you have your own opinions and thoughts on certain life choices that she will hopefully respect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to become a doctor. What is the best way to go about doing that after getting my general associate degree?

I want to become a doctor. What is the best way to go about doing that after getting my general associate degree?

Continue studies!: In addition to volunteering to "buff" your resume, you need a bs degree with a gpa of at least 3.7, all your pre-med requirements completed, good mcat scores, well-received interviews, and letters of recommendation. There are lots of 4.0 gpas, high mcats, and sterling letters of recommendation, so there has to be something that sets you aside from the rest. Sometimes takes 2 or 3 tries to get in. ...Read more

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What is the best advice to getting pregnant?

What is the best advice to getting pregnant?

Track ovulation: You should know when you are ovulating and make sure to have sexual intercourse then. Track your temperature each morning before getting out of bed when there is a sudden rise it means that you are ovulating. Double check using an ovulation kit. Have your partner wear boxers and avoid hot tubs several days prior to optimize sperm count. Be sure to start prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to use to get rid of acne, and blackheads? I was thinking about getting proactive. Would you recommend that?

What is the best treatment to use to get rid of acne, and blackheads? I was thinking about getting proactive. Would you recommend that?

Worth a try: If you have a more severe form of acne like cystic or nodular it probably won't work for you, if not, Pro-Active is worth a try. It is reasonably priced and if you shop around on line you can find some of their sets for a deal. Give it some time, about a month or so to work. If you don't see any improvement you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does not thinking about pregnancy really help the chances of you getting pregnant?

Does not thinking about pregnancy really help the chances of you getting pregnant?

Think or worry?: Some people have always believed that too much focus on it makes it hard to conceive and they tell of cases where it suddenly happens when there is less attention. But it's not simple thinking, it would be anxiety messing up chemistry related to ovulation in some way. See a good OBGYN to have yourself examined w/ respect to conceiving issues and then, don't worry - it may help. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age for you to start getting gray hair?

What is the youngest age for you to start getting gray hair?

No telling: Genetics plays crucial role in that. Grey hair has been reported in small kids, and some are born with streaks of it, so it's hard to tell when you're going to get your first one. ...Read more

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What is the best age to become pregnant?

What is the best age to become pregnant?

No one best age!: Ideally when you're physically, mentally, and practically ready. Young women conceive more easily than older, but natural fertility is good through a woman's 20's to early 30's. Most are quite able to conceive up to 36-37, but may be slower or more difficult. After age 38 or so it's quite variable. Risk of birth defects goes up slowly to about 1-in-200 at age 35, and increases more rapidly after. ...Read more

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What is the best multivitamin for a female in her late 20s? I want to start taking one but not sure which.

What is the best multivitamin for a female in her late 20s? I want to start taking one but not sure which.

None: Go to your Doctor to see if you have a specific vitamin deficiency, or are looking for specific support, like for menstruation symptoms or to become pregnant. Then take that specific vitamin or vitamins. Multivitamins are not generally useful and can cause more symptoms than they help. Save your money and spend it on a gym membership. Exercise has proven health benefits. ...Read more

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What is the best way to know if you are having a miscarriage within the first weeks of pregnancy?

What is the best way to know if you are having a miscarriage within the first weeks of pregnancy?

Ask an OBGYN doctor: There are several ways doctors can evaluate. Specialists in obgyn can evaluate whether a miscarriage is happening. Subspecialists in reproductive medicine, fertility/rei, and maternal-fetal medicine can comment on potential for future problems. One place to start to gather information on healthtap is reading a guide like this one on bleeding in pregnancy https://www.Healthtap.Com/health_guide/5. ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting nervous about the ultrasound for wife, is this true?

What to do if I am getting nervous about the ultrasound for wife, is this true?

I don't: really understand the question. Are you nervous about the results of the ultrasound? ...Read more

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What are the steps to getting a sex change?

What are the steps to getting a sex change?

Trans-competent Docs: It's great you're seeking education, guidance & support. Start w/ a mental health professional who specializes in transgender care & belongs to WPATH. They can help you determine how to live your life as your authentic self. They can also refer you to any medical specialist you may wish to see. (Search provider directory at wpath.org for trans*-competent mental health clinician in your area.) ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more