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Why does your skin sag after pregnancy?

Why does your skin sag after pregnancy?

Loss of elasticity: As the skin expands to accomodate the growing pregnancy, it will lose some of it's elasticity. Every woman is different and therefore will be affected by this differently. Somewhat obviously, the larger the baby, or with multiples, the skin will stretch more and this may ultimatley result in more sagging. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?

When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?

It varies: It's not uncommon to have some leakage before the baby is born. Full production, however, doesn't start until after the baby is born and the nipples are being stimulated by the infant latching. ...Read more

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How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

Breasts get swollen: Breasts get swollen and grow in size during pregnancy they start getting bigger around 6to8weeks and grow throughout the pregnancy, some women will even have stretch marks on the breasts. After pregnancy if you breast feed the baby the breasts remain engorged with milk.After you stop breast feeding or do not breast feed .Your breasts may or may not return to size and shape as before pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do you dry the milk in your breasts after a pregnancy?

How do you dry the milk in your breasts after a pregnancy?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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How early does your vagina swell in pregnancy?

How early does your vagina swell in pregnancy?

No it does not: Pregnancy does not cause vagina to swell.But there are changes in vagina at time of delivery, like starching of vaginal opening but increased circulation in vagina early in the pregnancy changes the color from normal light pink to purple hue which is called chadwick sign. ...Read more

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What are early signs of pregnancy? How will your belly feel? When does your stomach usually get hard?? Can you have period spotting while pregnant?

What are early signs of pregnancy? How will your belly feel? When does your stomach usually get hard?? Can you have period spotting while pregnant?

Pregnancy: The most important issue is missing your period and all other symptoms can be associated with numerous conditions. If you feel unusual and you are worrying about being pregnant do a pregnancy test ...Read more

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When you are about to get your period does virginia walls swell?

When you are about to get your period does virginia walls swell?

Possibly: Hormone changes may influence the blood flow in the pelvis and vagina. Prior to a menstrual cycle and during pregnancy there may be increased blood flow in the pelvis causing swelling. ...Read more

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Does your nipples hurt after losing virginity?

Does your nipples hurt after losing virginity?

No!: But other associate activity sexually my indeed make them sore! Unless you are possibly pregnant! If this persists then you should see your physicisn ...Read more

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Does your vagina actually stretch and become loose after having a baby ?

Does your vagina actually stretch and become loose after having a baby ?

Yes.: The vagina does stretch during a vaginal delivery, though not if you had a cesarean delivery. It generally regains most of its shape afterwards, but will always be somewhat different. ...Read more

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Why does skin sag after weight loss?

Why does skin sag after weight loss?

Like a sweater: The "sag" is due to loss of elasticity, particularly collagen and elastin. It is something we all face with significant weight loss ... But don't focus too much on it. Focus on your achievement and health. I have lost over 100 lbs and know all about skin sag =) but always refocus on the positive side and how far you have come. Be proud of who you are. Skin sag is a reminder of your success. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vaginal lips hurt during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your vaginal lips hurt during pregnancy?

Many Things: This can mean any number of things. Sometimes pH changes can cause this and other times it is related to labial swelling. Ask your provider the next time you have an appointment. ...Read more

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Can you get lip fillers and botox when your pregnant? Does it affect the baby i'm in my first trimester

Probably, but don't: The only thing i would add here is that, while I do not offer Botox injections to patients who are pregnant, and i suggest you avoid it if you are or may be pregnant, if you find out later that you were pregnant when you had your Botox injections, i don't think you should worry too much about it as it is very unlikely that there will be any ill effects; it just hasn't been studied. ...Read more

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Why does it look different 'down there' before, during, and after pregnancy?

Why does it look different 'down there' before, during, and after pregnancy?

Change is life's fee: Welcome! be not dismayed -it's all about life -growth and change. Even if we did nothing, our bodies defy our best wishes. Take care of you ! ...Read more

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How long does it take your vagina to tighten up after having intercourse?

How long does it take your vagina to tighten up after having intercourse?

Not long: There is no specific time frame. This will occur as blood flow to the area is re-directed and tissue swelling decreases. Probably on the order of an hour or two. ...Read more

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Does pcos cause more pregnancy loss than normal condition? What are my chances to keep this baby if i never had pregnancy loss before?

Does pcos cause more pregnancy loss than normal condition? What are my chances to keep this baby if i never had pregnancy loss before?

Increased risk: Hi! there is an increased risk of pregnancy loss associated with pcos, but it is small. Your chances of carrying a pregnancy once you conceive are quite good 90+% good luck! dr brown. ...Read more

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Does accutane thin out your hair? If so does it go back to normal after???

Does accutane thin out your hair? If so does it go back to normal after???

ALOPECIA: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted meds/Infection-auto-immune . lab work up And exam. especially Thyroid studies b12 /vitD& folate.If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Also a MasonPearson brush & a gluten free diet deceases inflammation WholeApproach.com /gutbliss.com .&Rogaine . if it does not improve seek Derm consult for biopsy to R/O ALOPECIA AERATA . ...Read more

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I have red skin after second degree sunburn- will my skin go back to normal? If yes how long does it take? Thank you

I have red skin after second degree sunburn- will my skin go back to normal? If yes how long does it take?  Thank you

Painful healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as cool compresses, skin creams, and antiinflammatory medications (motrin/advil). ...Read more