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The questions don't stop once you've successfully conceived and given birth. One important question is: Can I safely breastfeed my baby?
The answer is yes, as long as you are not still being treated with chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. If you still have a breast, breastfeeding is possible—and safe—after breast cancer.
If you become pregnant after treatment with lumpectomy and radiation:
Your untreated breast will probably get significantly bigger during the pregnancy than your treated breast. After breastfeeding ends, the breast usually gets back to its pre-pregnancy size. But in some women, it may remain somewhat larger.
If you had radiation to one breast, it is not likely to produce very much milk, if any.
Your untreated breast can usually make enough milk to feed a baby. There won't be any harmful elements present in the milk.
If you're nursing your infant and you're advised to start chemotherapy:
Stop nursing before you start the chemo. The treatment drugs are likely to come t...
For some reason, Tramadol is an overlooked, misunderstood drug. Even some doctors are confused about some facts that seem to be little known. Most know that tramadol is used to treat pain and comes in both short acting and time released formulas. Various brand name drugs contain tramadol including: Ultracet, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, and Rybix. Because these all contain tramadol, they are all worth considering even for the toughest to treat pain. But first, let's clear up some confusion about tramadol.
Is tramadol an opioid? So many people have been lead to believe that tramadol is not an opioid medication. In fact, tramadol is considered an opioid medication because it like morphine and hydrocodone bind to and activate the mu opioid receptor . This mechanism provides the pain relieving, the analgesic effect. And like all the other opioids, the regular use of tramadol can lead to physical dependency . Thus, when this exogenous source of opioids is withdrawn suddenly, a per...
Unfortunately, the prevalence of allergic diseases (such as food allergy , asthma , eczema , hay fever ) appears to be increasing. In particular, it seems that the number of people diagnosed with food allergy is increasing. About 6 percent of young children have food allergies, along with nearly 4 percent of adults. Whether this increase in incidence is due to a better understanding of the disease, better methods to make a diagnosis or a true increase in the number of people with food allergy is not totally clear. Can you outgrow an allergy? There are certain foods that infants and young children tend to be allergic to: milk, egg, wheat, soy, and -- as they grow a bit older -- peanut, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Fortunately, most children outgrow milk and egg allergies by 2 or 3 years old. However, with peanut allergy, some children may develop it later in life, or may develop allergy to it during adulthood. Once peanut allergy is developed, about 20 percent of peop...
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