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A 44-year-old member asked:

i suffer form bronchial asthma, is it ok if my doctor gives me carboprost if i start post-partum bleeding?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Should be avoided: Generally, Hemabate (carboprost) should be avoided in a patient with asthma as it can precipitate bronchospasm. Fortunately, there are other emergency measures that can be utilized for management of acute post partum hemorrhage that are more appropriate as first line treatment in a patient with asthma.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Probably not: There are many ways to stop post partum bleeding, so avoiding anything that might cause brochospasm (the airway muscles contracting so you can't breath) is wise. That said, if it was that or a hysterectomy it is worth trying, as the bronchospasm is likely not to occur and is treatable.

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If I have postpartum fatigue, could I have thyroid problems?

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No: Post-partum fatigue is normal- in fact, it would be unusual if you weren't tired. You just went through labor and delivery and now have a new baby making it difficult to get much sleep, making this a much more likely cause of fatigue than thyroid issues. A blood test can tell for sure if you're worried or have a history of thyroid problems.
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When does postpartum depression usually present after giving birth?

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I had UTI and while I was getting treated I was bleeding a lot, like a normal period, but is that normal? I had my period a week before I had uti.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

What would cause my son's ear to bleed slightly after having swimmers ear?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Inflammation: Is the cause of swimmers ear. The skin gets wet and boggy and inflamed and it could bleed from that or if he picks it at all it could bleed. If he had a middle ear infection as well and the eardrum perforated it could bleed. None of these are terrible problems. If you are concerned it is always a good idea to have it checked out.
A 22-year-old female asked:

My daughter hit her nose on our glass table would she have a broken nose and it was bleeding and looks a little puffy?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
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Looks worse : Initially, injuries to the nose may swell and bruise. Most physicians recommend waiting approx 7 days and reevaluating. If the nose still looks swollen or crooked then you should see an ent. If it looks much better then you are safe to observe.

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