Consume Seafood Safely When Pregnant

One of the most common questions Dr. Alqulali hears when treating moms-to-be is, "What can I eat?" And more specifically, "Can I eat shellfish or fish while pregnant?" Dr. Alqulali advises patients to eat a healthy diet during their pregnancy and to follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation regarding consumption of fish and shellfish during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The ACOG recommendation bases its advice on updated U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines.

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Skip the Online Search: Call a Doctor Instead

A bump on the labia, unusual discharge, strange cramping or mystery pain. It happens to all of us, and chances are it has probably happened to you, too. When these things or other abnormal occurrences arise, it is very tempting to reach for your laptop to search for a diagnosis from Dr. Google instead of reaching for your phone to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Alqulali. In fact, Google search stats say that one in every 20 searches is regarding health information. While the Internet is an excellent resource for many things, it is not the place to get a medical diagnosis or treatment.

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Cosmetic Surgery: A Family Affair

They say the family that prays together stays together, but what about the family that has plastic surgery together?

A Texas mother and daughter recently made the news when they decided to get cosmetic surgery at the same time.

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Pelvic Congestion: A Common Problem of Pregnancy

According to the Chicago Tribune, a new treatment is available for treating a painful and potentially deadly condition known as pelvic congestion, a common side effect of pregnancy.

The Pain of Pelvic Congestion

According to Stanford Health Care, a division of Stanford University, pelvic congestion syndrome is caused by varicose veins in the ovaries, which often develop during pregnancy. It can also develop as a result of cysts, fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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Are Pelvic Exams Necessary Every Year?

If you’re like most women, you’re probably not too excited when your annual checkup rolls around. While you may be tempted to skip this exam, before you cancel your appointment, you should remember that although it can be uncomfortable, annual exams play a critical role in protecting your health. The annual exam allows Dr. Alqulali to make sure your reproductive organs are healthy and helps her identify any conditions or concerns that may negatively impact your overall health.

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