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Getting A Sigmoidoscopy While Pregnant
Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more
Avoid it.: While in theory it is ok to get a tattoo while your pregnant, there is a risk of contracting infections at the site even if the utensils used are cleaned appropriately. It is your choice, but I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more
Depends on dosage: We cannot say x-rays are "safe". However, we can say that it is appropriate for physicians or providers to order one with a shield if the benefit of the information outweighs the risk. (the risk/benefit must be considered before giving medications to pregnant women also.) it is better if ultrasound or MRI can be substituted for a single plain x-ray; fluoroscopy should be avoided. Ask about dosage. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes but: It is ok to get a piecing during pregnancy as long as good sterile technique is used. Be prepared to have to remove them during labor as most hospitals require all metal be removed. Also belly buttons expand as the belly grows during pregnancy. Belly but ring sites can scar poorly due to the stretching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Getting a tattoo gives you some risk of developing hepatitis which may be in a short course or after significant time has passed. Much less likely if gotten at a reputable locale as they are much more likely to take precautions to ensure sterility of the needles. That is the same risk whether you are pregnant or not. Certainly a case of buyer beware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK?: There aren't any studies showing harm but i personally wouldn't risk absorbing even small amounts of chemicals that i can barely pronounce through my scalp while pregnant: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/hairtreatments.Pdf. ...Read more
No mosh pit: I assume you are worried about the effect of loud sounds. This will be fine during pregnancy. The baby is well protected. I would make sure you are standing or sitting in a safe area. Stand away from crowds who are pushing and getting wild where you might fall or get knocked around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some vaccines are safe in pregnancy. The influenza vaccine for example. These vaccines are made from incomplete viruses or bacteria and have very low risk of serious side effects. Other vaccines are made from live viruses and have an extremely small risk of causing the disease they are trying to prevent and should be avoided in pregnancy. You should check with your OB before getting a vaccine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more
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