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what does anesthesiologist give whaen blood pressure drops during csection?

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Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) : In addition to intravenous fluids, Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is usually used to increase BP during cs as it does not compromise placental blood flow.

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What is happening in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Blood abnormal: The lymphoblast count (leukemic cells) increases, anemia and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) develop. This is all due to uncontrolled proliferation of lymphoblasts in the bone marrow. Rapid treatment is required.
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How much blood do women lose during their period?

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Varies: It seems like alot, but usually no more than 1-2 table spoons full.
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How does hyperpnea affect the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood?

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Low CO2, alkalemia: Deep or rapid breathing removes more gaseous co2 leading to less co2 in the blood and associated alkalemia - it has a minimal effect on oxygenation except in disease states.
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What is normal blood pressure and does it vary with level of fitness?

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There is a range: Ideal BP is below 120/70, acceptable BP is below 130/80. Consistent readings above these ranges need to be monitored and treated under the care of your physician. Generally, physical fitness is important in maintaining BP in the healthy range.
A 23-year-old female asked:

Would it be smart to get checked for adhesions that may have evolved from a c-section I had 4 years ago?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Depends: If a patient has had surgery, they will most generally form adhesions. This is very true for women who've had cesarean delivery. If the goal is pain reduction, it may be worth have laparoscopy, but if just curious, may not be worth the risk involved having surgery.

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