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Doctor insights on: Why Is It That Women Are More Likely To Get Blood Clots On An Airplane Then Men

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Why is it that women are more likely to get blood clots on an airplane then men?

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 more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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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?.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Heavy period on BCP: Yes sometimes you can have heavier periods. Since rarely you can get pregnant even on the pill, would monitor that it does not last longer then usual and if it does f/u with doctor to insure was not a pregnancy/miscarriage and that if it was all material passed ...Read more

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Why is it that women are more prone to get cold than men?

Why is it that women are more prone to get cold than men?

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

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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?

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

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Is it common to bleed balls of blood when you are in your period?

Is it common to bleed balls of blood when you are in your period?

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

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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?

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

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Is it true that you are more likely to get and sustain an erection with a smaller penis?

Is it true that you are more likely to get and sustain an erection with a smaller penis?

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

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Is it true that if a female has their first period before the age of 12 they are more likely to have breast cancer?

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

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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?

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?

Pregnancy: It can be very common even with pull out method for sperms to be transferred. In the initial pre cumulative fluid there are sperms and this fluid can cause pregnancy. Use a condom or another source of birth control if you don't want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bright vs dark: Arterial blood is bright red due to oxygen. Venous blood is dull dark red due to lack of oxygen. Could do an internet search for images showing the difference. ...Read more

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Is it true if you had a maternal aunt with breast cancer you are more likely to get it?

Is it true if you had a maternal aunt with breast cancer you are more likely to get it?

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 more

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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

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

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Is it more likely to get a blood clot in the same veins as before?

Is it more likely to get a blood clot in the same veins as before?

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 more

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Is it common to have a lot more fluid in your uterus than normal during a missed miscarriage?

Is it common to have a lot more fluid in your uterus than normal during a missed miscarriage?

Uterus involution: Until your uterus returns to normal size after a miscarriage or normal delivery it will have more than normal uterine or glandular secretions. Its a normal process. Its called uterine involution ...Read more

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Is someone more likely to get a DVT if they have breast cancer?

Is someone more likely to get a DVT if they have breast cancer?

Yes: Cancer is a risk factor for developing a blood clot. If the breast cancer is treated with a hormone blocker they can also slightly increase the risk of clotting. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more