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premature vascular contractions

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prodromal labor: Assuming you are term, prodromal labor can last two hours, two days, two weeks. Try pushing fluids and changing positions. If this persists going in t ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor: Contractions can mean you are going into labor. Someties women get what is called braxton hicks contractions, sometimes called 'practice contractions' ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Moore
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Contractions can be perceived differently in different women. Some women have 'back labor', where they feel contractions mostly in their lower back, w ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Olshansky
47 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
WPW syndrome: Preexcitation is when the ventricles of the heart get electrical signals from the atria by bypassing the normal conduction pathways. Some who have th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
No: They are benign and do not require treatment unless particularly bothersome.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Early heart beats: Pvcs, are contractions of the large pumping chambers of your heart that occur before the top half of the heart signals the bottom half it is time to c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: There is far more concern with a completely disorganized atrial rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Occasional early beats are of no concern.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Nothing much: Avoid caffeine and stimulants (decongestants, drugs, some medicines) and diminish stress. Some exercise and weight loss will help. Usually PACs are m ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pvcs: Pvcs alone carry very little risk unless there is compromised heart function At that point the work up changes to asses quantity and consideration of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Common: They are common, never normal altho typically benign. And yes, they can go undetected many times.
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