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Dr. Elise Balaisis

Dr. Elise Balaisis

MD, FRCPC
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What happens in second trimester prenatal visits?

A:

In the second trimester, your doctor will continue to monitor your blood pressure, your urine  and your weight at each visit. Your doctor will also start measuring your belly (which is called the synthesis fundal height) and we measure it just to make sure that the baby is growing as expected, and we'll continue that on until the end of the pregnancy.

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Second Trimester Prenatal Visits

Dr. Sabrina Gill

Dr. Sabrina Gill

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is high testosterone treated in women?

A:

Women who have PCOS often have excess testosterone in their bodies. Birth control pills can cause the ovaries to decrease their testosterone production, and there are also drugs that can block the effect that testosterone has on the body. If you are dealing with unwanted hair growth, you may benefit from laser treatments or creams to the affected area, and there are creams that can help with acne. Ask your doctor about the best treatment plan for you.

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Treating High Testosterone Levels From PCOS

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What is SPF?

A:

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it is a property of sunscreen. It allows you to stay out longer in the sun without becoming sunburned. It also protects you from ultraviolet B radiation. Sunscreens on the market carry SPF's from 1 all the way up to 60 and higher. Generally speaking, you should look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 25 or higher for your skin protection.

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What are your Skin Care Issues with Sun and Tanning Exposure