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Dr. Elise Balaisis

Dr. Elise Balaisis

MD, FRCPC
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are some causes of bleeding in the third trimester?

A:

If you have bleeding in the third trimester, you definitely should contact your maternity care provider. For the most part, bleeding can signal the beginning of labor and it can just be your bloody show. There are many causes of bleeding in the third trimester, and there are some that are more common and some that are more concerning, your doctor just needs to figure.

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC,
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is osteoarthritis?

A:

Osteoarthritis is a form of degenerative arthritis, meaning it gradually gets worse over time. The most commonly affected areas in the body by osteoarthritis are the hands, the hips and the knees. Osteoarthritis is more prevalent in aging individuals, however younger adults can also develop osteoarthritis.

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Symptoms and Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Dr. Vivien Brown

Dr. Vivien Brown

MD,CM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP
Family Doctor
Toronto, ON
Q:

How effective is the birth control pill?

A:

The birth control pill can be extremely effective - more than 99% effective - at preventing pregnancy. The key is taking the pill properly and consistently, and those women who do not take the pill properly could be at a much higher risk of accidentally getting pregnant. Since taking the pill regularly is something you have to be good at every day, you can talk to your doctor about whether it is the best birth control choice for you.

the pill as a contraceptive choice

The Pill as a Contraceptive Choice