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What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy

What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause digestive issues, such as diarrhea, constipation, and gas. However, diarrhea during pregnancy can also result from a bowel infection or underlying bowel disorder. Doctors consider diarrhea to be three or more loose, watery bowel movements in a day. Persistent diarrhea can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. During pregnancy, this […]

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Are large areolas normal?

Are large areolas normal?

The areola is the darker area of skin that surrounds the nipple. As with the breasts and other parts of the body, the areolas come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. It is normal for areolas to change in size and color over time. The areola contains the Montgomery tubercles, which are small glands […]

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What does the color of period blood mean?

What does the color of period blood mean?

The color of a person’s period blood can relay vital health information. For example, orange or grey blood can sometimes indicate a vaginal infection. During menstruation, the body sheds tissue and blood from the uterus through the vagina. This bloody discharge can vary from bright red to dark brown or black depending on how old […]

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Can you get pregnant on your period?

Can you get pregnant on your period?

Technically, people can get pregnant at any time during their menstrual cycle, though it is much less likely during their period. A person is most likely to get pregnant in the middle of their menstrual cycle. This phase is called the fertile window. The chances of becoming pregnant are much lower before and after the […]

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Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy

Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy

Sciatica is one cause of back pain during pregnancy. People can relieve the symptoms using stretches, gentle massage, and other remedies. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, affecting more than two-thirds of women. Sciatica is pain that irritation of the sciatic nerve causes. The main symptom is shooting pain […]

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What causes a constant urge to pee?

What causes a constant urge to pee?

A range of conditions can affect the way a person urinates. If a person has a constant urge to pee but little comes out when they go, they may have an infection or other health condition. If a person frequently needs to pee but little comes out when they try to go, it can be […]

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What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

Many people experience pain in the upper part of their stomach or abdomen during pregnancy. This is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it might be necessary to see a doctor. The third trimester is notoriously difficult. From breathing through Braxton–Hicks contractions and wondering whether they are the real thing to stretching skin and […]

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Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?

Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?

Many pregnant women take vitamin B-6 and Unisom to treat morning sickness. In the past, some people had concerns that this combination may harm the fetus. Morning sickness is very common during early pregnancy. Although people often refer to nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as “morning sickness,” it can actually happen at any time of […]

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Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?

Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?

Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy. Women who were overweight before becoming pregnant may worry about how this could affect their pregnancy and wonder whether it is safe to lose weight at this time. As the baby grows and the woman’s body changes, she will naturally gain weight during pregnancy. Increases in blood […]

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What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?

What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?

Doctors start calculating pregnancy from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period. For this reason, women are not actually pregnant in the first week of pregnancy, and they may not be pregnant during the second week either. Instead, in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, the body is preparing for possible conception.Often, week […]