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Will the belly button get infected 5 weeks after larposcopic appendectomy?

Will the belly button get infected 5 weeks after larposcopic appendectomy?

It can: Usually, if an infection is going to occur, it does so in the first 2 weeks or so. A suture that has not dissolved or a permanent suture may have gotten infected. You need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Been having tenderness around belly button 5 weeks after gallbladder removal. What to do?

Been having tenderness around belly button 5 weeks after gallbladder removal. What to do?

Could b hernia : Small umbilical hernia can cause intermittent pain and nausea. They can be difficult to diagnose. After laprascopic gallbladder removal a hernia at the port site is possible. Check with your doc and an ultrasound of the abdominal wall may show the hernia. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant with burning sensations under belly button?

Im 37 weeks pregnant with burning sensations under belly button?

Belly discomfort: This is likely due to the stretching of tissue on the abdominal wall. If there is burning a little lower, you should see your doctor to rule out a urinary tract infection. This sound like stretching however. If the pain gets worse, a physical exam will be important to rule out other problems like hernia, injury etc. ...Read more

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Why is my belly still so swollen 5 days after laparoscopic abdominal surgery?

Why is my belly still so swollen 5 days after laparoscopic abdominal surgery?

Not sure : Could be an ileus, which means your bowels are slow to " wake up" and return to normal function. Could also be a bowel obstruction, which is much worse. You should call your surgeon and you should be seen. ...Read more

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Pregnancy dated 6 weeks 5 days but gestational sac measures small at 5weeks 5 days. I am so worried. Heart beat was 130. ?

Pregnancy dated 6 weeks 5 days but gestational sac measures small at 5weeks 5 days. I am so worried. Heart beat was 130. ?

Sac size: Sac size is much less reliable than crown rump length and your fetal heart rate is fine. Don't worry about the sac size. Very common to see one either larger or smaller than the fetus. ...Read more

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5 weeks and 5 days pregnant--what food do you suggest?

5 weeks and 5 days pregnant--what food do you suggest?

Healthy choices : If you aren't having any problems with nausea: healthy choices, lean meats, fruits/veggies, fiber, calcium rich foods also. Minimize junk food (but okay to have treats intermittently), try not to get too many cals from simple refined carbs which are not good sources of nutrtion (empty cals). If you r nauseated: then eat what your body tells you until the nausea psses, simple chos usu best for naus. ...Read more

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40 weeks 5 days preagnant n spotting blood?

40 weeks 5 days preagnant n spotting blood?

Can be normal: This can be from dilating or thinning out. Spotting is normal. Significant bleeding, every five minute contractions, or leaking should prompt a trip to your doctor's office or the hospital. ...Read more

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At 4 weeks and 5 days, as will the belly bumps for pregnancy?

At 4 weeks and 5 days, as will the  belly bumps  for pregnancy?

No: Too early to see anything more than some bloating due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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Tenderness around belly button 5 weeks after gallbladder removal. What can cause this?

Tenderness around belly button 5 weeks after gallbladder removal. What can cause this?

Port site pain: If surgery was done laparoscopically, then tenderness may be from port insertion (a small cut to place the camera and remove the gallbladder). If that's the case it should get better over time. Talk to your doctor if it doesn't or if it's a new pain after 5 weeks post-op because it may be a sign of wound infection. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks & 5 days, does that mean i got pregnant 32 weeks & 5 days ago?

I'm 34 weeks & 5 days, does that mean i got pregnant 32 weeks & 5 days ago?

Yes, sort of...: If a woman has 28-day regular cycles, and is 34 weeks pregnant (34 weeks gestation) now, then she "got pregnant" 32 weeks ago. That means she was 2 weeks pregnant (2 weeks gestation) on the day she actually got pregnant. However, if she doesn't have regular 28-day cycles, these estimated dates have to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Lap 5 days ago. Surgical tape at belly button has a lot of blood under it. Stings. Worried it won't stay dry. Can't see incision. Take tape off??

Lap 5 days ago. Surgical tape at belly button has a lot of blood under it. Stings. Worried it won't stay dry. Can't see incision. Take tape off??

Call the surgeon: Who did your surgery. If you are slowly bleeding from the surgical site, this needs to be checked. If this is old blood from5 days ago, you can wait till tomorrow to talk to surgeon . I am sure you have follow up appointment this week post lap. If you are having Fever, increasing pain and increasing Blood , go to ER ...Read more

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8 wks pregnant with second child look 5 months?

8 wks pregnant with second child look 5 months?

See your obstetrician: you might an ultrasound exam, or it could be just fat, better see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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5 weeks 5 days pregnant w no symptoms at all ! had tender breasts but gone now. Am i likely to miscarry?

5 weeks 5 days pregnant w no symptoms at all ! had tender breasts but gone now. Am i likely to miscarry?

Symptoms ok: Breast tenderness is not really correlated with pregnancy health. Some women have it, some do not, and sometimes it comes and goes. Please talk with your doctor about any concerns and ways to lower your risks. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Could be: One can not predict exactly when one’s cervix is going to start dilating. We also can not predict when labor will occur. At your next prenatal appointment ask your doctor to do a cervical exam. They will easily be able to assess the current status of your cervix. ...Read more

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Hcg level at 5 weeks 5 days 1920 is this low?

No: There is wide variation on normal HCG levels. See this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I have gained 5 pounds in under 2 weeks is this normal?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I have gained 5 pounds in under 2 weeks is this normal?

Sure: But watch it... The adage you're eating for two should be tempered by the fact that too much weight gain places you and baby at risk for significant health complications...And research suggests not just during the pregnancy either - quite possibly long-term consequences for both of you... ...Read more

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