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Why do I always get really hungry during PMS?

Why do I always get really hungry during PMS?

Common: Many patients with PMS complain about hunger and appetite changes. It is likely due to the hormonal fluctuation but the exact mechanism of action is not well understood. There are treatment options for PMS if this is something that concerns you ...Read more

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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 to do if i notice after period i always feel stomach bloated.Is it possible i can get pregnant?

What to do if i notice after period i always feel stomach bloated.Is it possible i can get pregnant?

Age: The main issue for you is going to be age related decline in fertility. Unfortunately, women over 40 have a very low chance of conceiving due to ovarian reserve issues. There is also an increased chance of miscarriage and chromosome aneuploidy so you should probably talk to an infertility specialist if you are seriously interested in pregnancy at age 43. ...Read more

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Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Hormone trigger...: A drastic drop in your hormone levels is the signal for your body to have a period. This drop can also trigger migraine or other types of headaches. These types of headaches can be prevented by stabilizing the hormone levels during this time of the month. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why do I get bloated during my period?

Why do I get bloated during my period?

Hormones: The hormones cycling prior to menses were preparing for a pregnancy that didn't happen. They increase fluid retention to varying degrees individuals. Some women bloat more than others. Should pass by the third day of flow. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

Take a break: Sometimes during pregnancy sex just doesn't feel good. Don't feel pressured to do everything you did before. Fatigue, nausea, hormones can all affect how we feel about sex. And during pregnancy, your body is changing so much, it is hard to keep up. Try new positions or timing. But if sex makes you feel poorly, take a break for a while. ...Read more

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Do you get heartburn when having periods or pregnancy?

Do you get heartburn when having periods or pregnancy?

During pregnancy yes: Heartburn is a very common complaint among pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of hormonal fluctuation. One of these hormones, progesterone, is responsible for the relaxation of the sphincter muscle at the ge (gastroesophageal) junction. For this reason, acid is more likely to reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Speak to your doctor about remedies for heartburn. ...Read more

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Why do I feel nauseous during ovulation or am i pregnant?

Why do I feel nauseous during ovulation or am i pregnant?

Hormones.: If it happens every month it is likely related to ovulation and your nausea is related to changing hormone levels at that time. If this has happened only this month then you should consider obtaining a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! no one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a life time without a weight struggle. ...Read more

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Why do I always get bloated after eating? How do I prevent this?

Why do I always get bloated after eating? How do I prevent this?

Expasnsion: Cereal, starches, and other foods often expand after it is eaten and absorbs all of the liquid that it can. Sometimes eating more slowly helps you control portion sizes and reduce that bloated feeling. If symptoms persist it would be wise to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get so horny during my period ?

Why do I get so horny during my period ?

The "Why" Questions: Often times in life and in medicine the 'why' questions can stimulate great discussion or debate but have no answer. I think the simplest and most correct answer would be that you are eighteen. You are in the prime of your sexual life. This is how your body is made. ...Read more

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Why do I get constipation always after my ovulation?

Why do I get constipation always after my ovulation?

Progesterone: Progesterone is a smooth muscle relaxer. It is only released after you ovulate. So it causes your bowels to become slower leading to some mild constipation. ...Read more

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Why do I get menstrual period heartburn and how do I make it go away?

Why do I get menstrual period heartburn and how do I make it go away?

If you get GI upset : Normally with your mense ,then this the way you body reacts to the hormonal changed of your cycle. You may try over the counter antacids or something like Prilosec. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps after sex and am unable to get pregnant?

Why do I get cramps after sex and am unable to get pregnant?

Many possible proble: You may have a stenotic cervix or blocked fallopian tube or fiberoid uterus. Will need furthar testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Y do I sometimes get pregnancy symptoms when im not pregnant?

Y do I sometimes get pregnancy symptoms when im not pregnant?

Normal cycles: The hormones that are associated with pregnancy and cause nausea/breast tenderness/etc. Are also produced during the latter half of your cycle. If they are severe symptoms, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had pregnancy rhinitis for my first pregnancy, will i get that for my next pregnancies as well? What can I do before I get pregnant so I do not get pregnancy rhinitis?

Had pregnancy rhinitis for my first pregnancy, will i get that for my next pregnancies as well? What can I do before I get pregnant so I do not get pregnancy rhinitis?

Rhinitis: It is possible that pregnancy-induced rhinitis will recur, but also that it won't. You can't do anything to prevent it, unless it is not pregnancy induced and rather an exacerbation of another form of rhinitis (eg allergic). A physician practiced in treating different forms of rhinitis can definitely help you to control your symptoms should they recur. ...Read more

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Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

Cold sx: pregnancy ?: Pregnancy in general produces more active growth in the lining of sinuses, and other mucus membranes. This can cause obstruction in breathing, and lead to a "runny nose" and sinus headaches. Ask your obstetric provider for advice in reduction of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is GERD considered common during pregnancy?

Is GERD considered common during pregnancy?

Yes: Unfortunately, yes. Women commonly suffer from gerd during pregnancy. It is multi-factoral. However, you should discuss with your ob. He/she may be able to offer guidance to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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When I eat very acidic tomato sauce I feel it start burning all the down. Had awful heartburn throughout pregnancy but not pregnant anymore. Gerd?

When I eat very acidic tomato sauce I feel it start burning all the down. Had awful heartburn throughout pregnancy but not pregnant anymore. Gerd?

Yes gerd likely: but sometimes is worse during pregnancy since stomach is pushed u and relaxes esophageal sphincter but if tomatoes bother you avoid them for now , gerd precautions are to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 to avoid overflow of stomach , elevate head of bed 6 inches for gravity to push down and avoid eating 3 hours before bed or just small amounts. it may pass. ...Read more

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Can GERD be associated with pregnancy?

Can GERD be associated with pregnancy?

Yes: The answer should really be "absolutely". There is a muscular valve at the top of the stomach that helps keep stomach contents (fluid/food) in the stomach and out of the esophagus. This muscle relaxes more often during pregnancy and doesn't close as tightly. When the stomach contracts/churns food, it is able to go into the esophagus, and women get reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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I think I have gerd, how do I know for sure and will this cause complications in pregnancy?

I think I have gerd, how do I know for sure and will this cause complications in pregnancy?

GER vs GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine. ...Read more

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Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Gerd occurs for the same reason. It also occurs because the hormones make the muscle from the stomach to the esophagus more relaxed, causing reflux. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more

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Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Doubtful: It may be difficult, but it would be helpful for an OB provider to have records of prior diagnosis and treatment even if in childhood. It is unlikely that gerd that occurred only in childhood would cause pregnancy complications. However, reflux might occur due simply to relaxation of muscles by hormones. That might require some changes in diet if OB approves to ensure proper nourishment. ...Read more

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Can i still have GERD after delivery if i had it before pregnancy? What are the symptoms?

Can i still have GERD after delivery if i had it before pregnancy? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Gerd is a result of a weak valve between the stomach and the esophagus. Pregnancy make the reflux worse becasue of the increased intra-abdominal pressure. If the valve was weak before the pregnancy, it will be weak after the pregnancy as well. The most common symptom is heartburn. Spicy food, alcohol, caffeine, and chocolate can make it worse. ...Read more

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I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD

I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD

Impossible: There is no way to comment without much more information such as your weight, lab data, and the list goes on and on. You need to be working with your physician to figure this out! ...Read more

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Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?

Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/home-heartburn-remedies-natural-remedies-heartburn. http://melissabarrett.hubpages.com/hub/herbsforacidreflux.

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Pregnancy or GERD symptoms? My period came on jan 30- feb 5, it didn't come back on till march 4. I took home pregnancy test. It said no.

Pregnancy or GERD symptoms?  My period came on jan 30- feb 5, it didn't come back on till march 4. I took home pregnancy test.  It said no.

Not if negative : If the pregnancy test is negative and you repeated in 1 to 2 days and it still negative then you are not pregnant. You can then see your doctor to discuss gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Some women do: There are many safe meds you can take, please call your OB and take what your OB recommends. ...Read more

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What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

Often chest pain.: Heartburn is usually pain under the sternum or in upper abdomen. It may feel like a burning or raw sensation. May also feel like stabbing pain under the sternum. It is usually relieved or improved with antacids or something like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. If severe or not relieved see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Maybe: Heartburn in pregnancy is very common, but it tends to occur mainly in late pregnancy. Touch base with your doctor to make sure it isn't something else more concerning. ...Read more

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What is best heartburn remedy during pregnancy?

What is best heartburn remedy during pregnancy?

Simple tips: Ppis are effective. But if you take the following steps they should help as well. Dont eat less than 2 hours before lying down. Either raise the head of your bed six inches or sleep on 1 wedge pillow - dont sleep with multiple pillows as that can actually allow acid to come up to your throat. Avoid mint, caffiene, chocolate, spicy foods (i know its difficult to do but it will help -promise!). ...Read more

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What's good relief for persistent heartburn during pregnancy ?

What's good relief for persistent heartburn during pregnancy ?

Eat Better !: Gastric reflux may worsen when pregnant. Avoid eating late, big meals, saucy and condimented .Specially after 5 pm. Digestion is very slow during pregnancy. If you smoke , quit and ask your doctor about acid pump inhibitors like pepsid and prilosec. Treating gastric reflux aggressively will decrease your morning sickness as well. Eat small meals every 3 hours or so. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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