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Excess Oxytocin

Oxytocin is a hormone that facilitates contraction and controls bleeding post-delivery. Excess of oxytocin in the body can lead to the rupture of the walls of the uterus, which requires medical attention.

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Is labor induction safe for the mother and baby at 36 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My spouse is 36 weeks pregnant. We noted that her blood pressure has been fluctuating since yesterday. We called the doctor, and they kept her under observation for a couple of hours and did some blood and urine tests. She did not have any other symptoms like headache, pain in the abdo...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This age of gestation is considered near term, and the baby is mature enough. High blood pressure is the indication for labor induction. It can be associated with albuminuria and pre-eclampsia. Also, baby movements are essential to evaluate the heartbeats of the baby...  Read Full »

I get headache due to excess oxytocin in brain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Two months back, I got married. Then, I involved with excessive kissing with my wife. For the past one month, I am facing some kind of headache and heaviness in the head. I checked with the local physician and they said that there are excess of love hormones in the brain. That is excess o...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern, but I differ in opinion regarding the oxytocin and headache. Oxytocin concentration increases in response to kiss. Prolonged kiss is associated with vasodilation and this in turn reduces headache. Similarly, increased Oxytocin helps in redu...  Read Full »

I have bipolar disorder with severe manic episodes and endometriosis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have bipolar disorder with severe manic episodes and endometriosis. I was informed that both diseases are caused by overproducing oxytocin, so I am trying to lower my oxytocin levels. How can I lower my oxytocin levels? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Bipolar is not caused by oxytocin imbalance. Bipolar is caused by neurotransmitter imbalance or oxytocin and has genetic or heredity factors. I do not think balancing your oxytocin levels can cure or treat your probl...  Read Full »

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