Patient discussion about woman

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Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility?

staphylococcus/infertility
ANot that I know about. One of the major routes in which bacteria cause infertility in women is through inflammation of the pelvis (PID), but staphylococcus isn't a major cause of this disease.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000888.htm

Q. Is it safe to have sex with a woman with cancer of the uterus?

My 45-years old wife was told she have cancer in the uterus, and will have an operation soon. Meanwhile, should we use a condom during sex? Can the tumor pass from her to me (like AIDS or HPV)?
A1unless the cancer has lots of bleeding, you don't need to use condoms.
but if your wife would undergo an operation, maybe you need to be off-of-that-sex 1-2 days prior to operation day, just to make sure there's no super infection that will bother the operation plan.
A2No. You don’t need to use condom for THIS reason (there are plenty of other reasons to use condom that may apply to you). Tumors don’t pass from person to person- it just doesn’t happen. You can read about it in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer#Other_causes
A3No one knows the exact causes of uterine cancer. However, it is clear that this disease is not contagious. No one can "catch" cancer from another person.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/uterus/page4

Here is a site that can help you understand uterus cancer:
http://www.obgyn.net/women/women.asp?page=/women/articles/rich/uterus

Hope the operation goes well and I hope this helps.

Q. If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder...

If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder [and no other family history of mental health problems] and she marries a man with no family history of mental health problems. Now anyone tell me what are the chances that their children will have bipolar?
A1There is always a chance when having children that they may develop some kind of illness at some point in their lives. You shouldnt base your decicion to have children on that fact. As time goes on there are better and more effective ways to treat illnesses such as bipolar disorder. There is a chance that there is a wider family history of bipolar disorder in the family and none of the others were diagnosed. Then there is a good possibility that the child may not get bipolar disorder. We can give you odds and statistics but the reality is if you choose not to have children you will never know. Knowledge is power, if you are aware that there is a history, educate yourself on the illness and you will recognize the signs at an early stage if they appear and be able to get your child the help they will require right away.
A2It seems like my sister's diagnosis is pretty convincing [I am not a psychiatrist but I am a physician and I have spoken with her psychiatrist, and personally observed her in a manic state with psychotic features, alternating with nearly catatonic depression. Does this increase the odds, or would you say that they are still low and close to random? Thanks.
A3I can only tell you that there is a chance that this will happen IF bipoler is genetic,I dont know if it has been proven? genes are shared by the children from both parents/an not always equilie/THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE.mrfoot56

Q. Does pregnant woman with flu is dangerous to the baby?

I would like to know if the baby can be effected by the fact his mom is sick with flu.
A1excellent answer DoctorAdhi. Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. Hopefully additional members will contribute from their knowledge and experience as well.
A2Actually flu is generally a viral infection, although it can be a bacterial infection. In case of viral infection, your body can fight the flu itself, the only thing you need to do is increasing your body defense (immune system).

While catching the flu during pregnancy rarely causes birth defects, pregnancy can slightly increase your risk for flu complications such as pneumonia. The best way to have a healthy pregnancy is to try to prevent the flu altogether.
But if it's happened that a pregnant mom get a flu, it is recommended to always consult first with the OB-GYN doctor, before taking any medications, because not every OTC drugs and prescribed drugs are safe to be taken during pregnancy.

In case you get a flu, these drugs are okay to be consumed for a pregnant woman (but again consult this first with your doctor) :
- acetaminophen, to treat aches and fever
- anti-histamine, such as chlorpheniramine
- pseudoephedrine (decongestant), but pseudoephedrin is safe ONLY after f

Q. what is the effect of hormones during pregnancy on a woman's temper?

AHormonal changes during pregnancy can indeedn cause mood changes, starting from anxiety or agitations to developing major clinical symptoms of depression. Pregnancy affects each woman differently.

Q. from what age should a woman go and have a breast cancer exam?

AWomen without the risk factor of breast cancer in their family should have a screening mammogram (breast exam) from the age of 35. Women who may have increased risk for the disease (for example- their mother got sick) ,should be aware of the higher chances of developing it and start with ultrasound examinations from an earlier age (around 30).

Q. where did it come from that being thin is beautiful? i know there days that woman's body was consider to be

attractive and beautiful when it was filled in the "right places", what happened to that ???? why do we need to chase after the perfect body , and on the way we are loosing our identity and we cause damage to our self ....
AIt comes from what our culture considers her heroes. Today it's skinny girls on T.V. big women are most of the time a joke on programs and there is room for only young, beautiful, big breasted and skinny girls. Children say- "if she is on T.V. , she must be important- I want to be like her!". And beauty now measures according to those girls.
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