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Why Do I Look Like Im Pregnant But Im Not
Why do I feel sleepy even on days I do not do anything? I was told I am anemic, so I am taking iron pills. What else could this be?
Anemia: When a patient is "told" simple answers to their symptoms and easy solutions don't seem to be the answer, then additional "differential" diagnosis should be considered . Everything from complex medical conditions to something as "simple" as depression can cause "tiredness". I would recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a trusted physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Be yourself: Just be yourself! how you may be perceived by others shoudn't weigh too much on your mind. Stress is not healthy for the mom or for the unborn child.Think happy thoughts. As you progress with your pregnancy, you will inevitably wear maternity clothes which would also tip people off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor can evaluate: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate hormonal issues or any worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
I dnt know if if i m pregnent or not but my periods are late n m scared but i have no way of checking it plz i cant have a baby.. help me?
Pregnancy test: A urine pregnancy test is one of the most basic medical products sold at pharmacies, and nearly any pharmacy worldwide should stock these affordable and easy-to-use tests. There is no other accurate way to determine if someone is pregnant (except waiting). Most doctors offices and clinics will stock these tests as well. ...Read more
I am 16. I get 8hrs. of sleep everynight. But don't feel like I am getting enough. My parents shake me but I still do not get up. What do I do?
Could be normal, but: daytime drowsiness after 8 hours sleep may indicate interrupted sleep pattern. See your pediatrician to determine if a sleep study is in order. You might also try downloading a sleep app to see if you toss and turn during sleep (though these apps don't always work 100%). It is normal for teens to be difficult to rouse in the morning, but not normal to be sleepy during the day. Good luck! ...Read more
There are white spots out side my vagina not inside and i dont know why , im not sexualy active so i dont really get why this i happening to me
Poss normal: Please see your clinician, as it is not possible for me to offer you an opinion without more information or a photo of the "white spots." However, ,given your young age, lack of sexual activity, and description, it is likely very benign. Take Care! ...Read more
Uncertain: There are numerous possibile reasons, so see either your primary care provider or a gastroenterologist (intestinal tract expert) for evaluation. ...Read more
OK I know I am not pregnant and yet lastnight and tonight I feel like I am being tickeled inside my belly why is that?
Peristalsis: may be gas/ fluids being rhythmically moved by smooth muscles in the GI Tract. Take care. ...Read more
Reflux?: If you are not pregnant, then this might be heartburn, gastritis, stomach issues causing slight nausea. If not this, then it may also be gallbladder issues. Do you have pain in belly - upper area or to the right? Does it worsen or get better with food? An M.D. visit and some exams will help sort this out. I know it is not pleasant though! ...Read more
I am still taking my birth control but I am getting my period and its reddish white and smells really bad? What do you think it could be. Im confused
Infection?: Could be an infection. Go visit your clinic. Especially if it's painful, you have fevers, or the bleeding gets heavier. ...Read more
Swelling may be bad: Retained air in the gut can certainly lead to bloating. However, a "hard" abdomen raises greater concern, such as fluid (ascites) in your abdomen or intestinal blockage. Ascites can be due to significant liver disease, infection, perforation of the gut, trauma to an organ with bleeding, or even cancer. Intestinal blockage, if present, risks rupture, peritonitis, death. Please get evaluated now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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