F Scott. Hunter, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursF Scott Hunter MD
Charleston, WV 25302
- Carelink Health Plans
- CAMC Women & Children's Hospital
- Thomas Memorial Hospital
Should I sleep in my bra if I am a C cup?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredI advise all of my patients to sleep in a bra at night to counteract the effects of gravity on the breasts. Patients post augmentation and breast reconstructive surgery are required to wear sports bras to maintain support of the breasts. The effects of gravity may cause inferior descent on breasts after pregnancy or with increased volume due to silicone and saline implants.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
What are some of the reasons many women feel compelled to diet?
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Administration, answered
There are various reasons:
- Television, billboards, fashion magazines, and even medical information often encourage us to internalize weight-based stereotypes.
- Modeling agencies consider size 10 to be "plus size," though the average American woman wears a size 12.
- We often hear advertisements enticing us to be good (eat salad) or be bad (eat cake), as if our worth as individuals can be measured by the foods we choose.
- Even medical and insurance charts listing heights and weights do not take into consideration the natural variations in body size. As a result, food often elicits feelings of guilt, indulgence, and fear.
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Is it safe to wear a panty liner every day?
Jessica A. Shepherd, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
There are many women who wear panty liners every day due to heavy discharge, spotting or urinary incontinence; it's safe as long as you change the liner often and keep your vaginal area dry. Watch OB/GYN Jessica Shepherd, MD, explain these details.
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