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What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

Women can often experience a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy. One common complaint is rib pain, which has several possible causes that vary by trimester. In most cases, the cause of rib pain is harmless. The growing fetus often causes aches and pains around the ribs due to their position in the womb. […]

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Butt pain during pregnancy: Everything you need to know

Butt pain during pregnancy: Everything you need to know

During pregnancy, a woman can expect to feel some new aches and pains, due to changes that the body is undergoing. Butt pain is common and normal during pregnancy, and it can result from several factors.As the fetus and uterus grow, they put pressure on the hips, back, and buttocks. Buttocks pain can also stem […]

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What to know about precum and pregnancy

What to know about precum and pregnancy

When not using a condom or other barrier method during sex, liquid from the penis can enter the vagina without either party knowing. People call this liquid “precum.” Semen can leak into this fluid, so it is possible to get pregnant from precum. Even with the best form of protection, it is always possible that […]

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What to know about bumps on the cervix

What to know about bumps on the cervix

In most cases, bumps on the cervix are benign, or noncancerous, growths, such as polyps or cysts. In some cases, however, they may indicate the presence of cervical cancer. A doctor might discover a bump on the cervix during a routine pelvic examination or a Pap smear test. This article provides an overview of what […]

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Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?

Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?

Most doctors agree that masturbating during pregnancy is safe and that it can even provide health benefits, such as lowering stress and promoting blood flow. For some pregnant women, morning sickness, nausea, and fatigue remove any interest in sexual activity, including masturbation. Others notice an increase in their sex drive — libido — due to […]

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What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

Women with ulcerative colitis may have concerns about the course of this disease during pregnancy. However, the condition does not necessarily affect the chances of becoming pregnant, and women with ulcerative colitis can have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that occurs when […]

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What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy when the body stops producing or responding to insulin adequately. If the body is unable to respond to insulin appropriately, high levels of sugar build up in the bloodstream and cause the symptoms of diabetes. Gestational diabetes can potentially cause some health risks […]

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Ways to prevent gestational diabetes

Ways to prevent gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy. It is not always possible to prevent it, but a pregnant woman can take steps to reduce her risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gestational diabetes develops in approximately 2–10% of pregnancies in the United States each year. […]

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Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

Minor vaginal cuts and tears are common and often occur when a person is removing body hair or engaging in sexual activity. People with certain hormonal, skin, and immune conditions may be more likely to get vaginal cuts or tears. Minor vaginal wounds are usually harmless, but they may cause mild pain and discomfort for […]

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What to expect during IUD insertion

What to expect during IUD insertion

An intrauterine device or IUD is a small T-shaped device that a doctor or nurse can implant into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is among the most effective forms of reversible birth control with a failure rate of less than 1%. The insertion is a minor medical procedure that only takes a few minutes. […]