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Open Fetal Surgery
Unknown: It is hard totellwhat the effects might be because no one will do a study on pregnant women. In general, it is best to put off any elective surgery and anesthesia until pregnancy is over. If you can't for some reason, the anesthesiologist will select the agents and techniques least likely to cause problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more
I have glaucoma and planning to conceive in 2 months.does my eye drop medication effect fetus?or is it better to have surgery ?
No known effect: Should be safe. To add a little more comfort, hold the two sides of your nose including the inside corner of your eyelids between thumb and forefinger for 1-2 minutes after drop application which enhances absorption into the eye and inhibits the flow of the excess into the nose where it can be absorbed. ...Read more
In an ectopic pregnancy surgery treatment, is there any possibility that the baby (fetus) will try to breathe on its own, when it's being removed?
No: Rarely ectopic pregnancy will go that far if it was missed for any reason the location on the tube will make it rupture and that cause severe pain and bleeding that could be lethal . If it was discovered early they usually try medication to aborted if not successful they go for surgery . In my opinion they never grow enough to be a live fetus that able to take s breath ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will microdiscectomy surgery at 3.5 weeks pregnant (pregnant but urine still shows negative) harm the fetus?
How does pelvic floor dysfunction post-lar surgery, esp. dyssynergic defecation, affect pregnancy? What are risks for maternal/fetal outcomes?
Ease your worries: discuss with your gyne. Probably of no great significance. It really depends on your pelvic tolerance anatomically, and a good thinking after better discussion about this pelvic floor dysfunction. Whether this affects your capability to naturally birth, I'm not certain. Really, other than determining your proper route of giving birth, all your concerns shouldn't pose any risk to health of baby ...Read more
I had surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. They did not cut the tube and removed the fetus by sucking it out. A week post surgery my hcg levels was 369 ( not much lower than before op). I am still testing pregnant. How long will it take for hcg to be 0?
Ectopic/HCG: 30 yo female who had tube removed for ectopic pregnancy with persistent Q HCG. Your QCG should be followed serially until it is close to zero. If it persist for more than one week without any decreasing trend, you should discuss with your doctor for a further medical treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Pregnancy and gastric bypass surgery? What happens to a developing fetus if the b-vitamins and protein is not accessible after gastric bypass surgery?
Pregnancy is ok. : Pregnancy is quite appropriate after roux-en-y gastric bypass. Most programs ask patients to wait 12-18 months post-op to be one pregnant. Regarding "b" vitamins and protein, as long as you are taking the recommended vitamin supplementation and sufficing your protein requirements (typically around 70 grams/day) all should be good for the developing fetus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son who is 28 y/o had had open gallbladder removal surgery 7 days ago. the fluids coming out of his drain ia dark red. is this normal?
May be he had: bad gallbladder , to drain all the residual infection drain was placed , Tell him to call his surgeon for further instructions and follow up visit. ...Read more
Stabilizable: Unfortunately, we don't have a surgical/medical cure for glaucoma. The current treatments are very effective and provide a tremendous stabilizing influence on glaucomatous disease. Glaucoma requires chronic and diligent life long care to assure that visual function remains as high as possible throughout life. I remain optimistic about medical/surgical research on better treatment strategies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more
Infection: Infection should be ruled out first. Not sure what else it can be as i would need more info about your surgery. ...Read more
This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more
Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more
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