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When Should You Get Your First Mammogram
When should you schedule your first dr. Appointment after you find out you are pregnant and how often do you need to see the doctor while pregnant?
if you are 9 weeks: Already , you should be seen very soon as i always do an early ultrasound on all of my pts to make sure they have a viable iup and not an unviable pregnancy or an ectopic, once i know the pregnancy is normal then u need the first prenatal exam which consists of a complete exam cultures and blood work and then your OB should go over the rest with you at your first prenatal visit. ...Read more
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Pregnancy symptoms: Embryo implantation( attaching to the uterus) is a vital initiator of various symptoms of pregnancy. Absence of a period is an early symptom, but there are multiple variations in period-like bleeds. Can be confusing, with bleeds varying between scant, light , early, late, heavy , spotting, intermittent , brown , black , pink ; small /large clots etc. Any such variation is pregnancy related. ...Read more
Varies: After first sexual activity regardless of age. The recommendation is 18 or 21 depending upon who you read or what guidelines you follow. At any age if there are issues in the lower genital tract. ...Read more
Go to doctor now: Now. You are past the age that this should be addressed by your physician. ...Read more
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When is the best time to visit your gynecologist, when you finished your period or just before you start your next period?
When finished. : If before and guage it wrong you may be bleeding. Some blood no big deal, much blood can be a little messy and you will be more uncomfortable. It really makes o difference though. ...Read more
Why should you wait until after your period to do breast exams? Can you be lumpier During period then after?
Lumpiest: Due to the hormonal changes during your cycle, breasts are generally at their most lumpy and most tender normally before your period so you are more likely to worry about something normal or miss something abnormal then. They are normally the least tender and lumpy just after your period when the progesterone is lowest. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Right away: If you suspect you are pregnant or have a positive home pregnancy test, i would recommend starting a prenatal vitamin which can be available over the counter. Stop all other medications unless you have been told to never abruptly stop a particular medication and notify the prescribing doctor. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Late Pregnancy: Late. Not early. Long after a test would be positive. ...Read more
Depo-provera: Depoprovera is long acting progesterone, and can prevent a suitable lining for the fertilized egg to attach, hence it works well for birth control. Depo-provera frequently can inhibit ovulation, so periods resume after about 3-4 months after the shot. Remember not to wait for a period before getting a repeat shot, since ovulation will always precede a period, and pregnancy is possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If your on the Depo-Provera and you want to get pregnant next year when should you stop using the Depo-Provera and how fast an you get pregnant afterwards?
Depo and pregnancy: In theory, you could become pregnant if you simply don't get your Depo shot on time. However, it is possible that it will take a lot of time for your regular ovulatory cycle to return. Some people take more than a year to restart regular menstrual periods, some start right away. Consider stopping Depo now and using some other form of birth control so you can have more control over timing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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