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Research on reasons how vasectomy fails

Commonly referred number is that in 1:1000 cases of vasectomy pregnancy can still happen (with same partner). How many such cases have been really studied so far where a pregnancy took place after ...
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In an emergency situation, how does the medical doctor determine that an unconscious patient is pregnant?

If I were to be in a car accident, or something similar, I know that certain tests would be performed either by the first responders or by the medical personnel in the emergency room. Like checking my ...
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What is the probability of having a second pregnancy with IUGR?

The odds of a pregnancy with an Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) appear to be ~5% in the general population, but, after some searching through Pubmed, I have not been able to find if that number ...
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Can Vitamin C and E supplements cure or manage Preeclampsia resulting from oxidative stress?

According to Judith E. Brown's fifth edition of the "Nutrition Through Life Cycle" textbook, "Oxidative stress and lack of anitoxidant defences appear to play key roles in the development of ...
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What are the complications of “an obese woman exercising to lose weight at primigravida pregnancy to prevent Large-for-gestational age” on fetus

Obesity prior to pregnancy has been associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorder. Some infants born to women who enter pregnancy obese, are at high risk of becoming ...
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Is Gestational diebetes common to all pregnant women? Can the unborn develop complications from mother with Gestational Diabetes? [closed]

I work as an Industrial Training student in a government Hospital and every Tuesday, happens to be our Immunization clinic. Then a Health talk proceeds. During the Health talk which was conducted by ...
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Are there risks to long term use of IUSs?

The IUS is similar to the intrauterine device (IUD), but instead of releasing copper like the IUD, it releases the hormone progestogen into the womb (NHS 2018). It thickens the cervical mucus, which ...
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How much Vitamin B12 do you need?

Vitamin B12 is stored over a very long time such that vegans, for example, only get any signs or symptoms of B12 deficiency after a span of years, even though they have hardly any sources of the ...
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What effect would a sperm containing XX have on a ovum and fetus?

So this is just a random thought I had, while writing a story, but I assume this is likely impossible currently, and likely in the far future aswell, but let's assume a scenario where the body that ...
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Overall, are postpartum home (not chlorinated) baths more harmful or hurtful to VAGINAL childbirth recovery?

For this specific question, I am ONLY referring to baths taken either in a facility or home that are for hygiene purposes ONLY: For this question, please disregard information regarding chlorinated/...
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Health insurance out of registration period for pregnant woman [closed]

My wife and I are residents of NC. Yesterday , we just realized that my wife is pregnant and unfortunately she doesn't have a health insurance. Medicaid is an option we are going to pursue but i am ...
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Ethics and concerns about feeding human placenta to humans?

Background: Placenta is served out of a typical kitchen, i.e. it is chopped up and used in a variety of dishes. The kitchen after the event is never cleaned to any degree that say a surgical room ...
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Growing foetus in another woman's womb

If you have a medical issue and are unable to carry a baby, can you have the fetus taken out of you and grown in another woman's womb? Or could you freeze it? I'm thinking of a medical issue like ...
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What is the fetal viability of a full-term birth baby?

The Wikipedia article on fetal viability gives a table giving fetal viability at each week of gestation: So at 34 weeks the viability rate is >98%. But I'm wondering what is the viability of a full-...
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How long will it take to show the signs of pregnancy after intercourse

How long will it take to show the signs of pregnancy after having intercourse without using any birth control method? Please assume the couple as fertile. Ex:- Nausea with or without vomiting, ...
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Risks for VBAC vs repeat Cesarean

When discussing a possible vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), healthcare professionals often cite the risk of uterine rupture during VBAC as a motivation for repeat Cesarean. This is however only ...
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Does the likelihood of spontaneous labour increase with every membrane sweep?

Two or three membrane sweeps are offered to overdue mothers in weeks 40 and 41 to start labour. Is it advisable to skip the first membrane sweep at week 40 and simply wait for a week, or does this ...
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Postpartum haemorrhages due to partial placenta detachment or tear

If only part of the placenta is delivered after the baby is born and the rest is still attached to the womb, the mother can lose a large amount of blood via postpartum haemorrhage. There is no ...
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Are there any long term health risks for a woman (and/or her children) when using hormonal birth control?

Research seems to indicate that contraceptives which contain only progestin are generally considered safe for women even when taken daily as pills for several years. But my wife conceived while ...
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In medieval times, how were twins detected?

I was wondering how women (in the old times) were able to find if they were expecting twins. Was it possible a woman give birth to twins without knowing it?
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Are there any herbal medicines that have been established to actually speed up or ease labor?

Now that I'm 37 weeks pregnant, I seem to have a large number of acquaintances suggesting herbal medicines to me the speed up labor or thin the cervix. The two most common have been raspberry leaf tea ...
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How does a late term abortion work?

Imagine this situation: A woman is pregnant with a baby in the 8th month and the doctors notice the pregnancy is affecting the health of the woman - so there has to be an abortion, for it is sure that ...
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Is it normal to have high cholesterol after pregnancy?

Does breastfeeding moms tend to have higher cholesterol levels after pregnancy?
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Is Pregnancy without Weight Gain or Distended Belly a Health Risk?

There's an old show called "I didn't know I was pregnant" where girls sometimes gain little to no weight and don't look pregnant, then suddenly give birth. Is this unhealthy or dangerous for them or ...
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Is O positive male compatible (fertility wise) with AB positive female?

I'm a male with O positive blood type. My girlfriend has AB positive blood type. Are we medically compatible? Do we have good odds of having healthy offspring? Is there anything we should be aware ...
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Is there any truth to the claim that pregnancy is somehow a health risk to women?

I've heard people say that pregnancy is somehow dangerous for a woman. I know that you can get high blood pressure, and gestational diabetes but that's usually among obese women. The conditions are ...
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Menstruation and emergency contraceptives

I would like to know whether emergency contraceptive (such as postinor2) can make you skip a period completely in the menstural cycle it was taken in? Especially after a pregnancy test (taken 3 days ...
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Using corticosteroids during pregnancy

I recently learned that steroids are sometimes given to mothers in preterm labor. For example: If a baby is at risk of being born too early, giving the mother steroids before the birth can help ...
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Why does the package leaflet of Ferrograd C advise not to use in the first 13 weeks of Pregenancy

When looking at the advice for iron supplements in pregnancy its seems to be safe if needed, but in all that information the line "Do not take Ferrograd C tablets during the first thirteen weeks of ...
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Laser treatment during pregnancy?

I desperately need advice! I'm so happy to say that I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I just confirmed it yesterday. I'm concerned only about one thing. I have undergone laser hair removal a few days back without ...
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Liver for iron deficiency anemia

I need some help for one of my stories and I didn't think this would be suitable for Worldbuilding or Writing so I am asking it here. Lisa, one of my characters, is pregnant and she is in her second ...
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What is the dispersion of woman's ovulation day around the mean value which is 14th day?

Everywhere there's information that ovulation happens at around 14th day of the cycle. But what is the mathematical meaning for the word around?
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About contraception pills efficacy

It is supposed to take "placebo pills" when a woman is on her menstruation and just only the first time she start taking contraception pills is mandatory to consume a pill on the first day of the ...
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Maximum time for symptoms of pregnancy to show up? [duplicate]

Just wanted to know what is the maximum possible time for symptoms of pregnancy to show up after having unprotected sex(assume conception occurs)? What I mean is visible symptoms,not something like ...
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What is the life expectancy of a sperm in dried semen?

How long can sperm survive when semen dries? Can dead sperm cause pregnancy? For example, if semen were left to dry on the toilet seat for 2 hours, and a woman were to use the toilet, is there ANY ...
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Clonazepam and pregnancy

What are the risks of my wife taking clonazepam during pregnancy? To be specific, I am looking for recent studies on this, I have done a lot of research and am fairly confused by what I have read.
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Pregnancy and flying

I've heard that flying can harm a developing baby when the mother is pregnant. What happened to my partner is that she missed her period and took a flight after being one and a half months pregnant. ...
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Is there a list of the most prominent textbooks in each field of medical expertise? [closed]

I am familiar with Harrison's principles of internal medicine and Nelson's textbook of pediatrics, which I've heard are regarded as the go-to books in their respective fields. I am looking for more ...
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Can the morning after pill affect your body temperature?

It's not something I can find much information about online... but is it possible that the MAP could send your hormones out of whack and result in feeling really warm at times?
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how soon after unprotected sex can side effects of getting pregnant occur? [duplicate]

a person, lets call him bob had unprotected sex with jane on friday night lets say saturday morning at like 4 am. Monday evening at around 11 pm the girl feels like throwing up and bad generally. Can ...
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How soon can you know if you will have twins, triplets and can one increase this chance?

I have also heard that IVF and other non-intercourse related methods can do this. IE you can ask the IVF clinic to split the eggs before insertion? How soon do you know from a natural birth too? Can ...
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Is it impossible to impregnate a woman during her period, and in the few days after?

I've heard that the chances of impregnating a women during her period, or in the few days (up to a week) after her period, are close to 0 percent. Does this mean that I don't need to use a condom ...
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Will maximizing my ejaculation load help to increase my chances of becoming a father?

Does a bigger load of ejaculation lead to a better chance of getting my wife pregnant?
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Sperm donation - where should I donate?

I recently discover sperm banks pay for sperm donation all over the world. I'm an Italian citizen. Which are the best countries in Europe to donate semen? In terms of: Guarantees I won't have to ...
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Do fetuses' blood types ever cause Graft versus Host in the mother?

If a mother has type O blood, and a father has type AB, their children will almost certainly have either type A or type B. Considering a mother of type O blood will begin to produce antibodies against ...
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Accurate embryo age and Zika virus

I've been reading many articles trying to find the age above which there is no risk on the embryo from a Zika virus infection. All what I got was similar to "very dangerous at the beginning" or "not ...
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Benefits of low hemoglobin in high altitude populations

Tibetans living at high altitudes have red blood cell levels and hemoglobin levels similar to those of lowlanders at sea level — and as a consequence of the low oxygen levels at those altitudes, ...
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Effect of mother's emotional state on baby

Can a pregnant woman's emotional state affect her baby? Can it do so to such an extent that when the baby grows up it suffers from psychological problems?
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What are the effects of smoking in the first week of pregnancy?

If I'm 1 week pregnant and I've been smoking everyday since then how did that effect the fetus? And if there's like any damage how can i fix my mistake? 😁😕👀
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Which of these things is needed for a first time pregnancy checkup?

My wife and I are now expecting our first child. She is 4 weeks and 7 days at the time of writing this. We are both under 30. I currently live in Dubai where I am British Expat and medical costing is ...