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uterus not contracting so they massaged it. why?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stimulate the uterus: After delivery, the uterus is often massaged to stimulate it to naturally contract to avoid prolonged bleeding.

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When does the placenta attach to the uterus?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: As soon as the developing embryo is implanted in the uterus and the placenta begins development.
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What is it called when the placenta attaches improperly in the uterus?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Abn placentation: There are several types of abnormal placentation. The most common is placenta previa, where the placenta sits over the cervix. There is also placenta accreta where the placenta has grown through the inner layer of the uterus into the outer muscular (myometrial) layer. Another type of placental abnormality is placental abruption, where the placenta separates from the uterus prematurely.
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What could cause a bulky, retroverted uterus?

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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends: A retroverted uterus just means the position of the uterus is tilted back towards the rectum. This is not abnormal. Bulky usually means the uterus is enlarged. The most common reasons are fibroids and adenomyosis. Both are benign conditions but if symptoms are bad treatment can be considered.
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If I get certified in massage therapy, can I practice massage in the united states?

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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
You will also need: ....A license. Most states require a massage therapist to be licensed. Check with your state's health department.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Which is more effective--deep tissue or hot stone massage?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Hot stone masssage is a way do delivering superficial heat to the tissues of the body. It is mostly a spa treatment done for relaxation. It does feel great. Deep tissue massage can also be done for relaxation but is more often done to help with muscular injuries.

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