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Is It Safe For A Man With Spinal Cord Injury To Have Sex
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
Team approach: It requires a team approach (OB/GYN, neurosurgeon, anesthesiology). Implantation of SCS in young women should take into account the future needs of obstetric & anesthetic care by avoiding the abdomen and lower lumbar spine whenever possible. The fetuses in 2 cases developed normally at 2 years of age. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1525-1403.2010.00288.x/abstract ...Read more
Unlikely: Lethal issue. There are a variety of survivable spinal conditions. ...Read more
Should be: I can't think of any reason not to get pregnant except if your back is particularly acutely painful now. ...Read more
Can you have a spinal or epidural anesthesia for spinal surgery? Or is it not possible since the spine is being worked on?
Spinal surgery: If your surgery is in the low back then the answer is yes. The big issue is to find a surgeon who will do the surgery. You will have to be on your side as it will be easier to breathe. Most newer surgeons are not trained in this fashion and may not like to operate this way. I have provided anesthesia (epidural) many times for lumbar surgery. ...Read more
Depends : On the degree of injury, the mechanism of injury, and any concommitant complications or other injuries. Once the individual is stable, there are no blood clots, no open wounds, and no signs of any other injury or autonomic dysfunction the patients doctor can determine if it is safe. This can be within days, weeks or longer depending on the individual situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Who would you assume to be more possible to father a child? A man with a vasectomy for 10+ years or a man with no vasectomy that used the withdrawal method?
Unusual question: Vasectomy, if successful (((% are) means that no sperm escape with ejaculate. Sperm aspiration by needle or vasectomy reversal would be required for insemination. Withdrawal method is totally unreliable as sperm can enter vagina in pre-cum which occurs before ejaculation (climax) ; without sensation. Thus withdrawal method frequently results in pregnancy. Post vasectomy pregnancy occurs rarely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm born with spina bifida. Will I ever be able to get a strong pelvic muscle from working it or is it impossible? Started using a machine for it
Depends: It depends in large part on the level and severity of your specific case. If there is neurological supply going to the muscle to allow it to function, then training can absolutely be if benefit to improve strength and function. If that muscle group has no neuro supply, the effect of a conditioning or strengthening program on it may be minimal. ...Read more
How much is it necessary for a woman's health to have sex? If a woman does not hv sex for 7 montgs or a year is there any complications she can face?
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