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Definition Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is bleeding coming through the vagina during pregnancy, for any reason. Alternative Names Pregnancy - vaginal bleeding; Maternal blood loss Considerations Up to 10% of women have vaginal bleeding at some time during their pregnancy, especially in the first 3 months (first trimester). Bleeding is even more common with twins. To help prevent a miscarriage or other problems during pregnancy: Avoid smoking and using drugs of any kind, including alcohol. Eat a well- balanced diet . Get regular medical checkups. Take prenatal vitamins (or vitamins high in folic acid) before and after getting pregnant. Common Causes During the first 3 months, vaginal bleeding may be a sign of a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. See the doctor right away. During months 4 - 9 bleeding may be a sign of: Abruptio placentae Miscarriage Placenta previa Vasa previa Other possible causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy: Early labor (bloody show) Ectopic pregnancy Infection of the cervix Trauma...
It’s the holidays and that means parties. Despite the late nights, there are times you still want to look your best in the morning. Puffy eyes, dark circles under your eyes and a dull complexion all give away your late night adventures. But, with a little extra care you can camouflage the imperfections. Use the following makeup tips to look your best the next morning.
Drink plenty of water. If you know you are going to have some drinks, start drinking extra water before you even head out to the party. Keeping your skin hydrated is the best defense against looking worn out the next morning.
Wash your face and apply moisturizer before going to bed. You might be exhausted and ready to flop into bed but you will be thankful the next morning if you take a few minutes to wash off the makeup and dirt and moisturize your skin.
Drink more water before going to bed. Try to drink at least 16 ounces of water before you go to sleep. When you wake up, drink more water. The more you stay hydr...
A small amount of daily vaginal discharge is common in most women. Some breast cancer treatments can cause more or different discharge.
Normal discharge is usually:
clear, white, or opaque in color
thin and sticky or thick and gooey in appearance
Abnormal discharge can be:
more voluminous than usual
thick and white or yellowish in color (sometimes resembling cottage cheese); a cottage-cheese-like discharge can be a sign of a yeast infection. If you think you might have a yeast infection, call your doctor. Medicines are available to help.
If the discharge looks bloody, see a doctor immediately. Bloody discharge can be a sign of a serious medical condition.
The following breast cancer treatments can cause vaginal discharge:
tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene), a hormonal therapy
Some bisphosphonates (bone-strengthening medicines) can cause a white vaginal discharge as a side effect.
Managing vaginal discharge
Take daily shower...
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