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Why is caffeine bad for a woman during menstruation?

Why is caffeine bad for a woman during menstruation?

May increase cramps: Some women get worse cramps if they drink a lot of caffeine. Beyond this, there's no reason to Prohibit it. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Is star anise bad for pregnant women?

Is star anise bad for pregnant women?

Possibly: There is not enough evidence to confirm safety of star anise in pregnancy. Toxicity has been shown in infants. I would therefore avoid it while pregnancy ...Read more

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What is the sign for a menauposal women. Im always tired & sleepy?

What is the sign for a menauposal women. Im always tired & sleepy?

Menopause: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/menopause/ds00119 for info regarding menopause for which we typically ascribe hot flashes & night sweats among other symptoms. If you're always tired & sleepy, talk to your family doctor. Anemia, hypothyroidism & sleep apnea (or other poor quality sleep disorder) come to mind. ...Read more

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Why is it prohibited to use ducray anacaps for a pregnant women? And what are the effects for a pregnant women if she uses it?

Why is it prohibited to use ducray anacaps for a pregnant women? And what are the effects for a pregnant women if she uses it?

Lots of unknowns: Ducray anacaps are a "supplement" and are not medications approved by the fda. They are most likely not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an anacaps user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more

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Is is safe to drink panadol for pain while pregnant? I am 18 weeks pregnant and i does have a lot of headaches is it safe to drink panadol 500g during this time...I normally take two 500g tablets a day...Is it safe for my unborn child?, if not what are t

Is is safe to drink panadol for pain while pregnant? I am 18 weeks pregnant and i does have a lot of headaches is it safe to drink panadol 500g during this time...I normally take two  500g tablets a day...Is it safe for my unborn child?, if not what are t

Panadol (acetaminophen) : Panadol (acetaminophen) is a category a drug, which means that it is safe to take during pregnancy . However, it should be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not exceed the recommended doseage listed on the bottle. ...Read more

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Why is melatonin bad for you?

Why is melatonin bad for you?

Typically not bad: Melatonin is not "bad" for you if taken within normal dosages. Melatonin can help regulate sleep rhythms, if taken daily in moderate doses. ...Read more

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Hi No PCOS, not diabetic and not overweight but taking metmorfin so I can get pregnant because my ANTI MULLERIAN HORMONE level is 0.93. Is this safe?

Hi No PCOS, not diabetic and not overweight but taking metmorfin so I can get pregnant because my ANTI MULLERIAN HORMONE level is 0.93.  Is this safe?

Its safe: B"sd Metformin is remarably safe. It has anti-cancer properties, which may explain why diabetics taking metformin outlive non-diabetics not taking it. Since the AMH test has not been in routine use for many years, the levels considered to be “normal” are not yet clarified and agreed on by the experts. 0.98 low normal. Not sure how metformin fits in for you - but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

No: Mint has many beneficial properties for pregnancy including promoting digestion, relieving congestion and decreasing nausea. Complications associated with mint consumption in pregnancy is tendency for heart burn. ...Read more

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Is anmum milk really good for pregnant woman ?

Is anmum milk really good for pregnant woman ?

Not harmful: You do not need to drink this type of milk if you do not want to but it is not restricted during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What pain medicine is safe for pregnant women?

What pain medicine is safe for pregnant women?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but: I wouldn't take much of anything.

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If progesterone dosent work in a perimenopausal woman for sleep, what else is recommended?

If progesterone dosent work in a perimenopausal woman for sleep, what else is recommended?

Depends: Progesterone is not prescribe to improve sleeping disorder during the peri menopausal stage. Your obgyn can discuss with you specific treatments for the menopausal symptoms such as hormone replacement therapy as well as specific treatment for sleeping disorder but Progesterone is very inefficient in treating sleeping disorder. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat jackfruit?

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat jackfruit?

Jackfruit: There is a myth that jackfruit causes miscarriages. It is a powerful laxative. Many recommend not eating jackfruit during pregnancy because it’s safety has not been studied. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Unisom (doxylamine succinate) throughout pregnancy? I'm 19 weeks and have awful morning sickness, this is all that seems to help.

Is it safe to take Unisom (doxylamine succinate) throughout pregnancy? I'm 19 weeks and have awful morning sickness, this is all that seems to help.

Yes: Unisom is considered safe in pregnancy. You might also try ginger and the acupressure bands used for sea sickness. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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I have prolactinoma and im pregnant.dr is telling me to take bromocriptine.is it safe?and if i dont take it, is high prolactin bad during pregnancy?

I have prolactinoma and im pregnant.dr is telling me to take bromocriptine.is it safe?and if i dont take it, is high prolactin bad during pregnancy?

Prolactinoma: And pregnancy: generally, data indicate that there is no risk for a fetus during first month. Continuing further may cause risk for a fetus. Treatment depends whether you have micro or macroadenoma and whether you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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I notice that UTI is mostly associated with pregnant womens, why is this?

I notice that UTI is mostly associated with pregnant womens, why is this?

UTI in Pregnancy: In pregnant women, hormones cause changes in the urinary tract, which predispose women to infections. In addition, a growing uterus presses on the bladder, preventing the complete emptying of urine. This stagnant urine is a likely source for infection. Untreated, these infections may lead to kidney infections. Urinary tract and kidney infections in pregnant women should be treated. ...Read more

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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more