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Why is it so painful to give birth?

Why is it so painful to give birth?

Two answers: The first-physiology, it is not that easy to get a cantaloupe sized baby head to pass through your vagina. Just think how painful a large stool can be and quintuplify it. The second- part of the divine plan and miracle of birth-the answers to which we are not privy to. I speculate that this magnifies the maternal child bonding magic. ...Read more

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What is it so painful to breastfeed?

What is it so painful to breastfeed?

Help with latching: If it feels like a terrible nipple pinch, you need to try a new latching position. Your baby may not be getting enough breast/nipple into her mouth. Stop and try again. A certain soreness will occur in most cases but it should get easier and resolve within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to get pregnant?

Why is it so hard to get pregnant?

Variable: One woman may become pregnant the first time she has sexual intercourse. Another woman may struggle to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for me to get pregnant?

Why is it so hard for me to get pregnant?

Not clear : If you have been pregnant successfully before then it could just be your own body's normal pattern. If you have actively been trying to get pregnant for > 12 months and haven't ever been successful then you would need to be worked up for infertility along with your partner. Many factors can play into this including older age, partner's sperm count being low. But if more than 12 months get checked. ...Read more

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Trying to have sex for the first time but its just so painful for me so I make him stop. Is my hymen too small? Any ways to make it go in easier?

Trying to have sex for the first time but its just so painful for me so I make him stop. Is my hymen too small? Any ways to make it go in easier?

Patience & lube: A waetr soluble lube such as k-y and patience with insertion by your partner are helpful. Try lubricating a tampon in different sizes and inserting them yourself to "stretch" the vaginal opening. If all else fails, see a gyn md for an exam. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to get my baby to breastfeed?

Why is it so hard to get my baby to breastfeed?

Many things: Is your baby a newborn? Or is he a 4 month old? In the former case there are several issues, breast anatomy, technique, infant temperament, potential infection (in a lethargic infant) can play a role. In an older baby, teething, colds, other illness can play a role. Try a lactation consultant to help you sort out these issues. Ideally you want the tip of the nipple in the back of baby's mouth. ...Read more

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Why is my birth control not working anymore? Is it possible to be immune to it?

Why is my birth control not working anymore? Is it possible to be immune to it?

Probably not: If you are using birth control pills, you would not become immune to them. If you are having bleeding problems while taking the pill you should see your doctor. I cannot think of a type of birth control that will stop working if it is being used properly. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to stay pregnant?

Miscarriages: You haven't mentioned how many times you have been pregnant in the past. If you have miscarried many times before, you should see your doctor to find out if there are specific causes for these miscarriages. Correcting these may improve your chances of staying pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it possible for women to ejaculate? If so what are some ways to make it happen?

Is it possible for women to ejaculate? If so what are some ways to make it happen?

Yes for some women: See webmd's website page on the controversial topic of the "g-spot, " "http://men.Webmd.Com/features/sex-fact-fiction?Page=2". ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for me to have a vaginal orgasm?

Why is it so hard for me to have a vaginal orgasm?

Female Orgasm: I am not quite sure if your question really communicates your concern. But here goes: it is very normal for females to not experience any orgasm with penetration and intercourse. This common experience can be overcome by learning how to manipulate the clitoris during intercourse or teaching your partner to do this. I often recommend "the joy of sex" as a beginners guide to sex. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for me to have a baby ?

Why is it so hard for me to have a baby ?

Don't know.: If you & your partner have been consistently working at it for over 12 months - consider fertillity assessment. In the meantime - considering using an ovulation calendar or an ovulation predictor kit so that you are sexually active at the optimum times. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I get water in my ears very easily, and it is difficult to get out. This rarely happens to my friends. Is it normal for it to happen so often?

I get water in my ears very easily, and it is difficult to get out. This rarely happens to my friends.  Is it normal for it to happen so often?

Normal-ish: We all get water in our ears when we swim or bathe. That is normal. You are experiencing water getting stuck in your ears. It may be due to the shape of your ear canal or an over abundance of ecru men (ear wax). The best advice is to see an ENT and get checked out. That doctor could tell you about your anatomy and offer some strategies for getting the water out. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to detect a pregnancy?

Why is it so hard to detect a pregnancy?

Pregnancy detection: A few days after conception, the fertilized egg attaches itself to wall of the uterus. This can cause one of the earliest signs of pregnancy spotting and, sometimes, cramping.That's called implantation bleeding. It occurs anywhere from six to 12 days after the egg is fertilized. If you miss your period, buy a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. Pregnancy should not be hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult to cancel my account?

Not exactly sure: Are you taking about your HealthTap Account? I don't see why it should be "difficult." As a physician on this network I'm not privy to such administrative issues. I know I'm stating the obvious but, did you call Customer Service with this issue ( 650-376-6010)? Here is their email which they generally respond to within 24-48 hrs-- support@healthtap.com ...Read more

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My finger toe is swollen but its not broken i did an X-ray and its not so can you please give me a way how to treat it so it gets cured faster becausi?

My finger toe is swollen but its not broken i did an X-ray and its not so can you please give me a way how to treat it so it gets cured faster becausi?

Many options.: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for me to insert a tampon?

Why is it so hard for me to insert a tampon?

Different causes: One reason for this is that you may have been born with a very small opening in your hymen, which prevents you from inserting tampons. This is true in only about 2% of teens, but it could be a problem. try using a small amount of vaginal lubricant (K-Y Jelly) on the end of the tampon to help it glide in. If you are not able to insert a tampon after several tries, please see your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for me to have an orgasm after child birth?

Why is it so hard for me to have an orgasm after child birth?

Stress and trauma: Child birth can cause vaginal trauma. Having a child can be very stressful. Both of these problems can make it hard to have normal sexual function. If you can not achieve an orgasm, and before you had your child you could, then it's time to call your doctor. ...Read more

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So is it normal to have sex while on your period? Is it messy? Does it stink? Help me i need every answer possible bc i'm worried about it.

So is it normal to have sex while on your period? Is it messy? Does it stink? Help me i need every answer possible bc i'm worried about it.

Sexual activity teen: I am very worried that you are fifteen and asking these questions. No judgement, but i would pray that you are safe, not getting any stds and know how to prevent pregnancy. Some women and some men do not like having sex during menstrual periods. But most humans in relationship are sexually active during this time. Yes, the above 'problems' are likely. But there is no medical reason to limit. ...Read more