- Q Should a mammogram be done before a breast reduction?
Dr. Stuart Linder, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryFor patients over 35 years of age, I believe a screening mammogram is a good idea prior to a breast reduction surgery. Using the wise pattern or anchor scar technique requires several flaps of tissue be transposed and rearranged. Having a preoperative... Full Answer
- Q Can more than one egg be released during ovulation?
Sometimes during ovulation a woman releases two or even more mature eggs. If all the eggs are fertilized, the woman may have a multiple birth, usually twins. Often, when two eggs are fertilized, one disappears very early in the pregnancy and only a... Full Answer
- Q What is douching?
The word "douche" means to wash or soak in French. Douching is washing or cleaning out the vagina (also called the birth canal) with water or other mixtures of fluids. Usually douches are prepackaged mixes of water and vinegar, baking soda, or iodine.... Full Answer
- Q Is douching safe?
Most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) suggest that women steer clear of douching. All healthy vaginas contain some bacteria and other organisms called the vaginal flora. The normal acidity of the vagina keeps the... Full Answer
- Q Should I use douche?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThere’s actually no need to stick a douche (which rinses your vagina with water and other fluids) inside your body. Your vagina is a self-cleaning oven and will take care of all of your cleanliness needs by itself. Vaginal irritation and pelvic... Full Answer