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c section at 38 weeks

A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ridge/baby's skull: This is a fairly common event, and may indicate a harmless overlap in the immature bones of the skull. as the baby grows, and the skull expands, this ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
What is PCV?: If your wife's packed cell volume, i.e. hematocrit, is 16, she is severely anemic and should see a doctor immediately.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Loss: I am sorry for your loss. Late trimester losses are most frequently due to a cord accident meaning entanglement or a knot. Other causes are tested for ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unknown: She needs to be frequently assessed to determine the health status of the baby. As she gets closer to 40 weeks there are other ways to help the cervix ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Congratulations!: Congratulations on at least your sixth child. Your OB surgeon will have his/her work "cut out" for them due to possible adhesions at the time of the C ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slowly: You should be fine walking (not running) on the treadmill now. The important thing is that you avoid lifting or straining.If it hurts, stop. Hope this ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Call OB doc first: You are having symptoms, either discharge or itching, I presume, that makes you think you have a yeast infection, it would be best to call your OB doc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
67 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine rupture: Uterine rupture after a cesarean is only 1/200 or so. Ask your OB why you need to terminate.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Probably: That close in time to prior, probably due to inadequate time to fully heal, but your OB will be able to best advise.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
C-section: it is normal for women to bleed intermittently after birth c- section or not from 4-8 weeks. It is also not unusual for periods not to start immediat ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Induced: Yes, but that that is a decision between you and your obstetrician.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cancer & C/section: Cervical cancer was initially ruled out at the beginning of the pregnancy when you had a pap smear. The uterus and hopefully, ovaries, were visually i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your OB MD: You need to be certain that your OB MD has done a follow up exam post C section uterine infection. If the infection is cleared, the bleeding may be yo ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Roughly about 3 days: Some estimates state that after stripping of membranes (a.k.a. "getting cervix sweep"), about 50-60% of patients go into labor within 72 hours. I'm f ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The cesarean incision may still be sensitive but it would be safe to resume sexual relations even as early as 6 weeks after delivery.
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your OB MD: You need to contact your OB MD who did the C/section as this is not the normal course of post C/section bleeding.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sleeping: This will not impact your pregnancy. How would you know if you have an orgasm while you are sleeping?
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A good chance: Its not possible to predict the future in your specific case; however, a cerclage has been shown to reduce pre-term birth in women with a short cervix ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but..: 'stripping membranes' also runs the risk of induced rupture of the membranes. If you don't then go into spontaneous labor over a short period of time, ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be normal.: The provided history may reflect a normal postoperative and postpartum course. If any tissue were to remain in the uterus, a pelvic ultrasound could ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Pregnancy: After ruptured uterus, I am sorry for what happened to yourself, it depends on the site and extent of the rupture, and how it healed, you can still co ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Ob: More than likely a c-section would be done. However, vbac, vaginal birth after ceaserian, is possible. This is a great question to ask you OB doctor!
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not but...: It is relatively rare that "bleeding after sex since a Cesarian...be linked to the c section" unless the incision in your lower uterine segment/upper ... Read More

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