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A 21-year-old member asked:

i live in hawaii, should i be more worried about possible tetanus contraction?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Tetanus everywhere: Tetanus is worldwide and occurs clinicaly more in warmer climates. Your location does not exempt you from this disease.
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Tetanus occurs more commonly in warm and damp areas , with soil containing organic material. There is more risk of contracting tetanus in hawaii.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No matter where you : Live, being adequately immunized with the tetanus/diphtheria vaccine will prevent tetanus no matter what state you live in.

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What do contractions feel like?

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Bad menstrual cramps: Labor can take 24 to 36 hours. Early on labor pains feel very much like bad menstrual cramps. It can take 12 to 18 hours to get into active labor. The contractions of active labor are intense and come every 3 to 5 minutes. You usually cannot talk or walk during an active labor contraction.
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Is it that helpful to have an accurate record of my contractions?

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Not really: Most obs want to know approximately how far apart the contractions are. For example, "i have been having contractions 5 to 7 minutes apart for an hour and they are getting stronger, " or "i am having 10 to 12 contractions in an hour.".
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What is the safest oral drug to slow or stop contractions?

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Depends on patient: The drug(s) chosen to stop preterm labor all have benefits and all have side effects. A drug may work in some patients and not in others. Some patients may need higher doses than others. Pre-existing medical conditions may not allow certain patients to use some drugs. An perinatologist (specialist in treating such problems) or an experienced ob-gyn doctor can help a patient decide on a plan.
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How do I know if I should go to the hospital for contractions?

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?? Labor: If you are not sure of what is going on, you should call your doctor or just go to labor and delivery at your hospital. It is always safer to be evaluated and find that everything is ok, than to wait until it is too late.
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What does a contraction feel like?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Menstrual cramps: Most of my patients describe contractions as being like menstrual cramps, to varying degrees of discomfort - from mild to severe. However, some patients perceive contractions only as pressure (or pain) in their backs, sides, or in their legs. Occasionaly i find a patient in labor, dilated 6 or 7 centimeters, who denies feeling contractions at all. Any rhythmic sensation could be contractions.

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