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Doctor insights on: Women And Oxytocin

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Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Same token: Endogenous oxytocin release during orgasm can cause uterine contractions; by the same token, exogenous oxytocin can cause uterine contractions outside pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Stoller
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Oxytocin (Definition)

Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to ...Read more


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Can women lactate because of period?

Can women lactate because of period?

Not normally: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. Get checked medically. ...Read more

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How many women have side effects from oxytocin in labor?

How many women have side effects from oxytocin in labor?

Extremely rare: Obstetericians are generally very skilled in using oxytocin, and its effects are very closely monitored in labor. In competent hands, it has been an effective and safe med for almost 60 years -- but overly augmenting labor contractions without a ripe cervix can result in failed deliveries, c-sections, and worse. ...Read more

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Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin (oxytocin) in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin (oxytocin) used?

Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin (oxytocin) in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin (oxytocin) used?

Pitocin (oxytocin) has been : Used for years and continues to be used if it is used properly it is very safe I use it on almost all of my inductions and to augment labor without inducing and augmenting my patients many could have ended up with problems, some doctors abuse and do not use Pitocin (oxytocin) properly ( not too many) in those cases it can cause problems, Pitocin (oxytocin) has saved many of my pts from c-section have done 5000+delivery. ...Read more

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Is oxytocin the hormone that creates emotional bonds from women to men from sex?

Is oxytocin the hormone that creates emotional bonds from women to men from sex?

Not exactly: Oxytocin blocks fear, panic, anxiety and other obsessive negative emotions from entering the emotional centers in the brain. It does many other things but it does not create emotional bonds but when you are in a place where it is emotionally safe to form social bonds it naturally follows that those bonds can be created. Learn more by reading oxytocin: the hormone of healing and hope. ...Read more

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Are women with large clitoris have more powerful orgasms?

Are women with large clitoris have more powerful orgasms?

Orgasms: Chances are if you have a larger clitoris it may be easier to orgasm but it seems unlikely the character of your orgasm would be any different than someone with a smaller clitoris. That's not to say that all orgasms are created equal. Men and women both experience different perception of the quality of their orgasms. This usually tied to the amount of arousal within your brain prior to orgasm. ...Read more

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After breast implants why can some women breastfeed and others not?

After breast implants why can some women breastfeed and others not?

Same as before : About 54% of women without implants have difficulty breastfeeding; in women who have breast implants, about 50% have difficulty breastfeeding. So if you have implants, you improve your likelihood of being able to successfully breast feed--right? Actually, no; these statistics simply mean there is no significant difference in ability to breastfeed in women with and without implants. No bad effect! ...Read more

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What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

Still serious: Because your tubes are tied, you can't become infertile. But that's the only difference. The infection can still get up into the uterus and maybe part of your tubes (depending on where exactly they were tied), causing fever and pain. Gonorrea bacteria can get in the blood, causing systemic infection with a kind of arthritis and even life-threatening heart infections. Don't take it lightly! ...Read more

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Without hormone replacement therapy, can women whose ovaries and uterus were removed still orgasm?

Without hormone replacement therapy, can women whose ovaries and uterus were removed still orgasm?

Vagina: An orgasm is a physiologic response to effectively applied stimulation. It does not really involve the ovaries or uterus. ...Read more

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How many nerves in a woman's body are involved/stimulated during labor and delivery?

How many nerves in a woman's body are involved/stimulated during labor and delivery?

TMTC: Too many to count! obviously nerves serving uterus, vagina, pelvic organs, hips, sacrum, buttocks, legs, lower abdomen, diaphragm, ribs, back muscles are affected and probably even more! giving birth is a total body work-out! ...Read more

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Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Ovulation: Testosterone levels are highest in females during ovulation, which usually is converted to estrogen ands progesterone. But this higher testosterone level causes an increase in libido. ...Read more

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Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Labor nurse: Usually your labor nurse and possibly a nursing student or a resident (only in training facilities). ...Read more

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Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Not proven: There is one study that proposes, at the molecular level that an excess of oxytocin during birth could cross the infants blood brain barrier in sheep and mice. This was published almost 10 years ago, and as far as i know there has been nothing further. On the other hand there are some studies that are proposing the use of oxytocin to aid in repetitive behaviors seen in the autistic spectrum. ...Read more

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Why some reproductive endocrinologists prescription progesterone vaginal suppositories while others prescription progesterone in oils? In what cases are pios preferred?

Why some reproductive endocrinologists prescription progesterone vaginal suppositories while others prescription progesterone in oils? In what cases are pios preferred?

Preference: No absolutely clear evidence exists for p4 supplementation. Since res are human too, our choices are based on preference. Preference may be from our training, recent literature, theoretical beliefs, and personal experience. ...Read more

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Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Takes more: It takes more than prolactin to generate any significant milk production from a normal male. There would need to be adequate breast tissue "primed" with estrogen and progesterone, and then interaction of oxytocin and prolactin. ...Read more

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How many women have side effects from oxytocin in labor?

Extremely rare: Obstetericians are generally very skilled in using oxytocin, and its effects are very closely monitored in labor. In competent hands, it has been an effective and safe med for almost 60 years -- but overly augmenting labor contractions without a ripe cervix can result in failed deliveries, c-sections, and worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Pitocin (Definition)

Pitocin is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's ...Read more