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When Should You Return To Work After Etopic Pregnancy
Depends: Not every person recovers from a loss at the same rate. Miscarriage is a sad event for most families. While the physical recovery from an early loss may be relatively fast , the emotional recovery may take longer. I encourage my patients to join bereavement groups to aid in emotional recovery, if pain or bleeding persists it is best to consult your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long to wait to try to conceive after ectopic pregnancy laparoscopy. Ob said no need to wait and can start after a normal period.
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
Ask your surgeon: There are two types of hysterectomy: sub-total (cervix left in place) and total (cervix removed). I clear my patients who have had sub-total for exercise in 14 days from surgery, those who have had total hysterectomy i clear 6 weeks post surgery. Hopefully we are talking of laparoscopic hysterectomy: if not, definitely ask your surgeon. ...Read more
How soon after a miscarriage are you able to get pregnant? And how long should one wait to try again after a miscarriage?
Next month: It is possible to get pregnant the very first month after the miscarriage. However, it is better to wait for at least one normal period to get pregnant. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It will depend on the type of work you do and the type of birth you had. C-section patients will most likely need 6 weeks. Normal vaginal deliveries with no stitches and no complications can probably go back sooner. Talk to your doctor about this. I went back to work in 2 weeks after one of my kids. I DO NOT recommend this! ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Follow recommendations of your surgeon, but 10-14 days seems very reasonable if not early. ...Read more
How long after sex should you wait to take a pregnancy test could you be pregnant 3 weeks after having sex?
Not set in stone: I normally advise waiting 2 weeks. Then i recommend building up slowly up to your normal routine. ...Read more
Briefly: Many women don't have any symptoms of pregnancy before they have a miscarriage, if it is very early (less than 6 weeks). Others are much more sensitive to the changes and it does take a couple of weeks for the "pregnancy" hormones to get out of your system after a miscarriage, especially if you were farther along. ...Read more
Essentially yes: Yes you want to see the beta HCG levels to go to near zero with a rapid decline. This will help reset normal. Hormonal balance. This may take a few months. ...Read more
Right away: Blood pregnancy tests should be positive within a few days of conception. If you are late a urine test should be positive. If it's negative you either didn't ovulate or ovulated late. If irregular periods are common you might do some reading about poly cystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more
Pregnancy: If you have regular menstrual cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period (1-3 days). Still, as you get older, you may have more irregular cycles or stop having periods entirely. I would check a urine pregnancy test if you are concerned at all and have a blood pregnancy test to confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more
Can you take a home pregnancy test after having your period to be sure there's no pregnancy? If so, how long after the period?
Wasting Money: Why would you. The very definition of not being pregnant is having a period of normal length and on time. A test would be superfluous. ...Read more
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