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Would 3% 500ml hypertonic drip cause major bad reactions if administered over a 2.5hour time period to someone who has only slightly low (136) sodium?

Would 3% 500ml hypertonic drip cause major bad reactions if administered over a 2.5hour time period to someone who has only slightly low (136) sodium?

It should not: There are multiple variables that dictate the rate of sodium changes when giving saline solution. Hypertonic saline may elevate a patients sodium level but this depends on how much and how quickly it is given. Generally, 500cc of 3% saline over 2.5 hours would not cause a reaction. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why do most girls crave chocolate and salt when on their period?

Why do most girls crave chocolate and salt when on their period?

Not sure, but...: Salt may have something to do with blood loss and the body's need to retain fluid so blood pressure does not drop to low. Eating salt helps retain water and raise blood pressure. Chocolate may be the caffeine, which in some people helps with the cramps during one's period. These are just educated guesses, though. ...Read more

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Can fondaparinux sodium affect your period?

Can fondaparinux sodium affect your period?

Yes, sometimes: Fondaparinux (trade name arixtra) is an anticoagulant ("blood thinner") related to heparin. Anticoagulants decrease blood clotting and therefore, menses can be heavier. You should discuss this medication with your doctor to ensure you are on the right dose. Just monitor your reaction and your doc can adjust dose and work with gyn to get it right. ...Read more

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Please tell me can fondaparinux sodium affect my period?

Please tell me can fondaparinux sodium affect my period?

Fondaparinux sodium: See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/arixtra-side-effects-drug-center. Htm
Fondaparinux sodium is reported to have potential to effect vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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For some reason the more I drink the more bloated I get when I have my period? I also don't have a lot sodium.

For some reason the more I drink the more bloated I get when I have my period? I also don't have a lot sodium.

Fluid Retention: Due to fluid retention. It is a common occurrence by most women and that can cause bloating.
The most common cause of this is due to hormonal changes due to increase in estrogen which starts in premenstrual phase and excessive during menstrual phase and then in luteal stage estrogen goes down and Progesterone increases causing this.
Another cause is dehydration which causes body to retain water. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink salt water to reduce painful period cramps and aches?

Is it ok to drink salt water to reduce painful period cramps and aches?

Never heard of that?: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex two weeks ago, last period on 6th July, have been drkg more water lately, more bathroom breaks, more salt/sugar and stress, help?

Had unprotected sex two weeks ago, last period on 6th July, have been drkg more water lately, more bathroom breaks, more salt/sugar and stress, help?

LMP 30d: So your last period was about 30 days ago. It's a little early to detect if you are pregnant, at least with home testing. Your symptoms don't sound that suspicious for pregnancy. If this does not bother you too much, give yourself 3 days or so. Perhaps the period will still come? If not, it is a good idea to do some pregnancy testing. ...Read more

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What can I do about water retention during my period? I limit sodium and try to drink more water, but still sometimes feel as if I'm retaining water.

What can I do about water retention during my period? I limit sodium and try to drink more water, but still sometimes feel as if I'm retaining water.

See below: There is not a good solution to this prolem, probably related to hormonal changes during the cycle. Avoid salt and carbohydrates as you are doing, use of diuretics leads to unacceptable problems like electrolyte deficiences and worsening of the problem. Use of ace inhibitors and Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) should be restricted and used in severe cases, and you should contact a physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I am day late on my period, which unusual. I have been injecting fondaparinux sodium for 6 days. Can that be a reason at all that my period late?

What to do if I am day late on my period, which unusual. I have been injecting fondaparinux sodium for 6 days. Can that be a reason at all that my period late?

Take a home: Pregnancy test. I did not see menstrual changes listed as a potential side effect for this medication. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/fondaparinux-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more

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40 weeks Pregnant, wondering if Epson Salt Bath's is safe. Husband heard that its unsafe for woman to use, period in a bath, pregnant or not.

40 weeks Pregnant, wondering if Epson Salt Bath's is safe. Husband heard that its unsafe for woman to use, period in a bath, pregnant or not.

It is safe: In general for men or women to bathe in Epsom salts. If your water has not broken and you are not high risk, it should not pose a threat in pregnancy either. You should give a call to your OB office to be sure they have no objection! Good luck on your impending birth! ...Read more

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My last period shows I'm 9weeks pregnant. I have been having rely swollen ankles and feet! I do not eat much salt What could be causing this so early?

My last period shows I'm 9weeks pregnant. I have been having rely swollen ankles and feet! I do not eat much salt What could be causing this so early?

Ankle swelling: Hormonal changes may cause water retention unless there are other symptoms besides the swelling such as redness/inflamed taut skin, etc, which would be suggestive of deep venous thrombosis. Keep your feet elevated, continue on low salt diet. Make sure your blood pressure is normal. After all, speak with your OB doc. He may have some bright ideas, too. ...Read more

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Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Water retention: Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with your physician's approval. Sipping green tea can help as it has a diuretic effect. So can exercise. ...Read more

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I shared a mineral/salt bath with someone who was on their period. They were wesring a tampon. Is there any risk of std or hiv transmission?

I shared a mineral/salt bath with someone who was on their period. They were wesring a tampon. Is there any risk of std or hiv transmission?

Nearly no: It is very very unlikely that any microorganism would be transmitted in the situation you described.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I used ground flaxseed for 4 days 1 tbps, did not get period. 5 days over. I am hypothyriod (62.5mg thyroxine sodium, fibriod (2x2. I am not pregnant.?

I used ground flaxseed for 4 days 1 tbps, did not get period. 5 days over. I am hypothyriod (62.5mg thyroxine sodium, fibriod (2x2. I am not pregnant.?

Late egg release: There are many possibilities. Among the most common is ovulating (releasing an egg) late if so, menses should follow fairly soon. If not, further testing will clarify the reason. ...Read more

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Having sweet and salt carb cravings. My period isn't due till the 4th or 5th. Also very mild cramping. Is it too early for pms? Could it be pregnancy?

Having sweet and salt carb cravings. My period isn't due till the 4th or 5th. Also very mild cramping. Is it too early for pms? Could it be pregnancy?

Can be PMS: Assuming regular menstrual cycles, it's not too early in your cycle for your symptoms to be from pms. However, they can also be seen in pregnancy as well. Have you had unprotected sex? If so, pregnancy is possible. If your menstrual period comes next week your question will be answered. If it's missed, you can take a home pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Advisable to do wisdom tooth extraction when their period just arrrived? What kind of painkiller will be prescribed to a naproxen sodium allergy ppl?

Advisable to do wisdom tooth extraction when their period just arrrived? What kind of painkiller will be prescribed to a naproxen sodium allergy ppl?

Not a problem: One's menstruation and minor surgical procedures can commingle without problems. After a review of your health history, your dental surgeon will be able to prescribe appropriate medications for pain relief other than naproxen. ...Read more

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6days missed period, now bright red bleeding. Cramps, back pain, weeing a lot more, breast soreness, tired craving charcoal & salt. Hpt neg, am I pregnant?

6days missed period, now bright red bleeding. Cramps, back pain, weeing a lot more, breast soreness, tired craving charcoal & salt. Hpt neg, am I pregnant?

Not likely: If you pregnancy test was done correctly and was negative 6 days after a missed period, you are not likely to be pregnant. You may have other hormonal issues that are causing the missed period and other symptoms. If you miss more than two periods, please see your doctor. You may consult this site for info.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes. Aspx. ...Read more

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How come girls crave sugar and or salt when they are on their periods?

Hormonal process: For some women this salt craving can worsen water retention. Salt and sugar craving can result water retention and weight gain. It is best to try to limit sugar and salt intake if one has severe premenstrual syndrome symptoms. ...Read more

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Can fondaparinux sodium affect menstrual periods?

Can fondaparinux sodium affect menstrual periods?

Yes, sometimes: Fondaparinux (trade name arixtra) is an anticoagulant ("blood thinner") related to heparin. Anticoagulants decrease blood clotting and therefore, menses can be heavier. You should discuss this medication with your doctor to ensure you are on the right dose. Just monitor your reaction and your doc can adjust dose and work with gyn to get it right. ...Read more

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My legs swell even if im not on them for long periods of time. I do not eat lots of salt or faty. Greasy foods. What else could be my cause?

My legs swell even if im not on them for long periods of time. I do not eat lots of salt or faty. Greasy foods. What else could be my cause?

Swelling of legs: Swelling of legs for no resin should be taken not lightly unless you stand whole day SO see a internist or kidney md ...Read more

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I'm on my period but I also been haveing a lot of craveings and also been haveing a lot of dizziness? What can it be?

I'm on my period but I also been haveing a lot of craveings and also been haveing a lot of dizziness? What can it be?

Dizziness & cravings: Since you are menstruating, your hormones are changing levels and that might affect how much and what you want to eat. Dizziness may be related to the loss of blood you are experiencing. You may want to eat iron rich foods such as leafy green veggies and liver and red meat to help with iron loss from your losing blood. You can ask your doctor to check you for anemia too. ...Read more

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Bartholin cyst occur for me quite often around period. Can I do Epsom salts before and after period to prevent?

Bartholin cyst occur for me quite often around period. Can I do Epsom salts before and after period to prevent?

You can: You can do it and if it helps its great. If it continues to recurr several times in a year, you may need a surgery where they can fix the bartholin gland so that they don't get blocked repeatedly
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