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Dr. Cynthia S.b. Tucker, MD

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

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28 years Experience
Dr. Cynthia S.b. Tucker, MD
  • Denver, CO
  • Oregon Health And Science University School of Medicine,Portland, Or, United States
  • Accepting new patients

Why am I gaining weight despite of exercise and diet?

There are many potential reasons. The most common reason is that you are building lean muscle mass which weighs more per volume than fat. If you are noticing your clothing is fitting READ MORE
There are many potential reasons. The most common reason is that you are building lean muscle mass which weighs more per volume than fat. If you are noticing your clothing is fitting better, this is probably the case. Eventually, you will start seeing changes in the scale. The second is that your food calorie intake has increased at the same time. It usually requires a combination of activity and low calorie diet to lose weight, especially as we get older.

Hang in there. Even if the scale isn't changing, you are doing good things for yourself. Remember, you don't see the weight you would have gained if you weren't exercising.

Cynthia Tucker, MD

Is gas and bloating normal during pregnancy?

Hi, bloating and gas are a common experience in pregnancy. The hormones effect the intestines, usually by slowing them down which gives the intestinal bacteria more time to create READ MORE
Hi, bloating and gas are a common experience in pregnancy. The hormones effect the intestines, usually by slowing them down which gives the intestinal bacteria more time to create gas, which then causes bloating. It is safe to take GasX and Digel during pregnancy. Other than increasing fiber intake (I would avoid Metamucil as some bacteria will process that type of fiber but other fiber products without that type of fiber can help) and avoiding foods that make you gassy. If you have a food/drink which 'makes you go', that might help as well.

Is it safe to have a body massage after a c-section?

There should be no problem going for a massage 3 months after a c-section. Activity restrictions are usually for 6 weeks.

My friend has taken abortion pills which is causing heavy bleeding. Does this mean she requires a D&C or is it normal?

It depends on how long the bleeding lasts and how heavy it is. Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, she may see the pregnancy pass. Usually when that is happening, bleeding READ MORE
It depends on how long the bleeding lasts and how heavy it is. Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, she may see the pregnancy pass. Usually when that is happening, bleeding will be heavy and there will be bad cramping.
If she is having bleeding where she is soaking through a regular menstrual pad in an hour and it goes on for more than 2 hours, she needs to be seen and evaluated. If the bleeding continues for more than 1 week without decreasing, then she needs to be evaluated.

Does I-pill affect the period cycle?

There is no question it will affect the menstrual cycle, typically causing bleeding a few days after taking and shifting the hormonal cycle as well. Using the I-pill as a routine READ MORE
There is no question it will affect the menstrual cycle, typically causing bleeding a few days after taking and shifting the hormonal cycle as well. Using the I-pill as a routine method of birth control is not recommended for a variety of reasons and will not be effective every time. If you are not using a method, even condoms, you should seriously consider using another method and saving the I-pill for emergency situations - like the condom broke.

What is the connection between being overweight and the inability to conceive?

Fat converts some hormones into other hormones. This includes estrogen and progesterone which are part of the menstrual cycle. Increased production of these hormones can result READ MORE
Fat converts some hormones into other hormones. This includes estrogen and progesterone which are part of the menstrual cycle. Increased production of these hormones can result in the ovary not producing eggs regularly. Some women can develop PCOS as a result of the hormone shifts. Fortunately, losing weight can reverse this situation.
If you are having regular predictable periods, that usually means you are ovulating. You can check this with over the counter ovulation tests (but don't use those to decide when to have sex - the egg is only viable for 12-18 hours and you may miss your window). If your periods are more than 32-34 days from start to start, you may also have difficulty conceiving.
Remember that the connection of ovulation to period is not from the start. Once ovulation occurs, the ovary produces progesterone for 12-14 days and then stops if there is no pregnancy. The drop is progesterone is what triggers the period. You can estimate when you are likely to ovulate if you are having regular periods. Back up 2 weeks from when you expect your next period, that is likely when you will ovulate. You want to spread your focus time at least 5 days before and after. During that time you want to have unprotected sex at least every other day but not more than once a day. If your periods are unpredictable, this is hard to do.
If you have been trying actively to have sex during your fertile time and have not conceived, it may be time to see a gynecologist who has experience in treating infertility or a reproductive endocrinologist (a specialist in fertility treatments). There are pills that can help some women ovulate before having to look at IVF.

I experienced for the very first time 10 days delay in my periods. What can be the cause? And experiencing spotting from last 3 days

Even the most regular woman can experience weird cycles from time to time for a variety of reasons. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a frequent thing.