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Normal for menstruation blood to be brown/black at the start?

Menstrual blood is composed of a mixture of blood (blood cells), vaginal secretions, endometrial cells and inflammatory cells. I have found no study investigating the change in colour of mentruation ...
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OBGYN wants to insert IUD (Mirena) to treat my painful periods, but should I be worried by all the recent lawsuits?

Laparoscopic coagulation of endometrial spots itself is one of the clinically approved treatment for endometriosis. Though by evidence-based medicine the evidence for laparoscopic treatment can vary ...
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Is a vaginal birth still medically preferable over a c-section?

If we are assuming that there is no valid reason1 for a c-section, a c-section is obsolete per definition. Any operation has risks and strains the body: The anesthesia, the cutting of the body to name ...
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Does using 2 vials of sperm per Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) attempt increase the chance of pregnancy?

No, according to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4149942/ "Single and double donor sperm intrauterine insemination cycles: Does double IUI increase clinical pregnancy rates?": ...
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Are products of conception routinely re-assembled after a medical abortion?

I can't answer the question specific to abortions, as I do not perform abortions (for this reason). But certainly in vaginal deliveries and C sections, the placenta is always checked carefully by ...
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Does high LH means I have PCOS?

Leutenising hormone (LH) can be elevated in a number of conditions, including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). How PCOS develops is not fully understood, but there are three main processes going on ...
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OBGYN wants to insert IUD (Mirena) to treat my painful periods, but should I be worried by all the recent lawsuits?

Making an assumption of a diagnosis of a such serious condition as endometriosis and starting with treatment that can have potential severe side effects without making the actual diagnosis is not ...
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How long does it take for the vagina to return to the way it was after giving birth?

During birth, the pelvic floor is stretched significantly, and the stretch is probable to never get back to the way it was exactly before. The NHS states it takes a few days for the swelling and ...
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