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Why Is It That Women Are More Likely To Get Blood Clots On An Airplane Then Men
The real issue: As dr. Mahajan said, hormones can increase risk but the real issue on a long flight is movement. If you are on a long flight and don't move, you have an increased risk of getting a blood clot, whether you are male or female. Wearing graduated compression stockings (not teds) can help but the most important thing you can do on a long flight to decrease you chance of getting a clot is to move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to urinate frequently?. Or can it be pregnancy. Can you tell if some one is pregnant by looking in some ones eyes?.
Maybe, maybe, no: Frequent urination often does occur in pregnancy but it could also be from diabetes, infection, medicines including herbals and supplements, bladder disorders like wall muscle instability or interstitial cystitis, or just excessive fluid intake. You cannot detect pregnancy by looking into someone's eyes unless they are holding a pregnancy test result by their face. ...Read more
Is it true that certain times of the month guys are more attracted to a women due to her cycle period, or is that false?
Not known: It is possible and would make sense biologically but there is no real evidence to proof or disproof this theory. Certainly, most male animals can tell when a female is receptive and/or fertile. Human society is very complicated and many time human nature (instinct) is overshadowed by societal expectations and cultural mores. ...Read more
I know that BCPs can cause your periods to be lighter, and this is the case for me. Is it normal to have one period that is heavier w/more clotts?
Several reasons.: Women have strategically placed body fat, that men do not have. Fat has very little blood flow and is naturally colder than skin overlying muscle. Metabolism and muscullar work is another facttor. ...Read more
Is it true that women may be more fertile after a d&c due to miscarriage? If so, why is that and when is it safe to try to conceive again?
No; wait 3months min: There is no reason for increased fertility after a d&c. Fertility is related to ovulation and hormonal milieu, not the procedure. There is no scientific data on when one can get pregnant but we usually recommend waiting at least 3-6 months for 3 reasons: 1. To allow for normal menstruation 2. To allow for mental readiness of the mother after a loss 3. Physical readiness (anemia correction). ...Read more
NO NOT NORMAL: You need evaluation, please see your gyn tom or go to er tonight if it is bad and need to make sure it is not an early misc if u are sexually active. ...Read more
Is it possible for semen to contain speckles of blood and for it to be discharged after intercourse? If so is it a common problem?
Here are some ...: Seeing speckles of blood or a lot of blood in semen - as called hematospermia - is not uncommon. Fortunately, decades-long experience in investigating this with digital rectal exam, imaging study such as US or CT, and cystourethroscopy has yielded nothing significant for almost all cases. Therefore, relax and see urologist so to decide what and how much are needed for evaluation; beware "overdone" ...Read more
Yes: Blood clots are a sign of healthy blood. ...Read more
Yes: To a small extent, yes. A large penis is often not as rigid as a smaller one when erect. See, you have something to be thankful for after all. ...Read more
Is it true that if a female has their first period before the age of 12 they are more likely to have breast cancer?
One possible...: Risk factor. Family history of breast cancer in mother, sister or daughter is a higher breast cancer risk factor. Other factiros can be young age at first menses, late age at first childbirth, prolonged use of female hormone medication, etc. By itself, young age at fist menses is only a minor factor. ...Read more
How common is it for a person to get pregnant if the man pulls out? Especially if he is very careful about it. How many cases do you see of that?
If you draw back in an artery is it easily to know it was an artery instead of a vein? Can the effects from doing so be settle to barely any?
True!: Yes. Family history of breast cancer in second degree relatives increases the risk of breast cancer but only modestly. Family history in a first degree relative is a much stronger risk factor. In addition, if the family member is diagnosed younger age, the risk is higher than if he/she was diagnosed at older age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have a ovarian cyst that pops and have more discharge? Does having kids make you more prone to getting them? They are crampy
Ov cysts and childre: How would you know if the cyst had discharge? the amount of pregnancies does not exactly correlate with cysts. You may have cramps for other reasons ...Read more
Yes/no: There are 2 kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Superficial occurs in veins under the skin and can recur in the same veins. Deep clots(dvt) usually occurs in different veins because once a clot forms in the vein, the vein is usually scarred and narrowed so it doesn't tend to reclot, although it can. Usually with recurrent dvt, the new clot tends to occur in different veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be pregnant if you got your period on time, and there are blood clots? Read online that if there are clots then it's uterine lining
Is it possible to get blood clot in pregnancy in heart or brain even without any blood disorders? how common is it?
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