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What do I need to know if I get into a car accident while pregnant?

What do I need to know if I get into a car accident while pregnant?

Report to your doc: Regardless of the trimester you are in, you should inform your OB that you were involved in a car accident. He/she will have certain tests performed to ensure that you and your baby are safe. While driving or a passenger in any motor vehicle, a seatbelt should always be worn. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What to do if i think I have a concussion. What will happen if i don't go to hospital?

What to do if i think I have a concussion. What will happen if i don't go to hospital?

Be careful: If you sustained a head injury and experienced loss of consciousness, you should seek medical attention. The reason is that a blood clot may be present and you may need medical care. ...Read more

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I got bittrn buy a wild rat. How long should I wait before going to the hospital. How do I know if i need to go to the hospial or if I have rabies.

I got bittrn buy a wild rat. How long should I wait before going to the hospital. How do I know if i need to go to the hospial or if I have rabies.

Go to hospital: Go to the hospital to have the bite looked at, cleaned and addressed. It is very rare for a rat to carry rabies. The rat may have bacteria in its mouth that needs medical attention after it bit you. ...Read more

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What do I tell in the hospital if I want myself to be checked for depression?

What do I tell in the hospital if I want myself to be checked for depression?

Tell them : You are concerned about depression. They can discuss this with you further and ask sone screening questions. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a concussion can I still go on roller coasters?

Roller coasters: If you have fully recovered from your concussion, and have been checked out by your doctor, you should be able to go on a roller coaster. Speak to your doctor about the dangers of roller coasters in general and for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I get anxiety when I get or going to get into a physical fight?

What to do if I get anxiety when I get or going to get into a physical fight?

Getting into fights: Is something that should be avoided whenever possible. The anxiety you have may be trying to let you know that you need some help to reduce the number of problematic interactions with other people. Consider speaking with a psychologist about both your anxiety and your tendency to get into fights. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks pregnant, if I were to go to a theme park, what rides can I get on?

I am 25 weeks pregnant, if I were to go to a theme park, what rides can I get on?

None: Theme parks have attractions that have very jerky movements. Specially those like rollers coaster. Exposing you to this types of movements puts at risk of abruptio. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i found out i had head lice!?

Can you tell me what to do if i found out i had head lice!?

Head lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair &remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits &remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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If I have tooked a pregnacy test and it came negative because of me having my period would i need to go to the doctor to find ou out if I am pregnant or what would i need to do to make sure if I am or not

If I have tooked a pregnacy test and it came negative because of me having my period would i need to go to the doctor to find ou out if I am pregnant or what would i need to do to make sure if I am or not

I : I am not quite sure if i understand your question, but i will try to answer it as best as i can. If you had a period then took a pregnancy test and the result was negative, then you can be fairly confident that you are not pregnant. However if the period was light and you are concerned you may be pregnant you can repeat a home pregnancy test again. If it is negative, then again you are probably not pregnant. It may be a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss these concerns, and give a more detailed history; your doctor may want to perform a blood test, or may opt to wait and see if you get your period when it's due next. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a knee popping I fall I can't get up all the time I don't know if it is my legitimate or not can you help me please ?

I have a knee popping I fall I can't get up all the time I don't know if it is my legitimate or not can you help me please ?

Probably legitimate: There are several structures in the knee that can cause you knee to feel like it has popped and make it give way. Probably most common is a meniscal tear (cartilage tear) where the the torn piece of cartilage jams in your knee, causes pain and your bodies reflex is to let your leg collapse to reduce the pain in your knee. You may have you knee cap or patella or ligament injury. Needs examinatio ...Read more

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How long do I have before I need to go to the hospital if I can't get a tampon out?

How long do I have before I need to go to the hospital if I can't get a tampon out?

Immediately: If you are unsuccessful at removing your tampon, you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Well i want to know if ill get caught on thursday am about to join a soccer team for highschool, the coach told me to go get a check up from the doctor and i smoked weed today i don't know if i can make it.

Well i want to know if ill get caught on thursday am about to join a soccer team for highschool, the coach told me to go get a check up from the doctor and i smoked weed today i don't know if  i can make it.

Probably not: If they are doing a drug test. It would seem that smoking weed is more important to you than getting on the team. Am also a tad confused that you list your age as 23 years old and you are going out for a high school soccer team? Something doesn't make sense here. I think you need to talk to a counselor about your use of weed and how much it may be getting in the way of the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're still a virgin? I think I ripped my hymen while in gymnastics. How can I find out

How do you know if you're still a virgin? I think I ripped my hymen while in gymnastics. How can I find out

Virginity: Virginity refers to the state before first sexual intercourse in males and females. Presence of intact or broken hymen does not necessarily indicate virginity or lack of virginity. The hymen can be broken without having sex. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a horrible fear that i'm going to get sick!?

What should I do if I have a horrible fear that i'm going to get sick!?

Calming measure: Try slow, deep breaths which may allow the feeling and fear to pass. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the hospital if I think I was drugged?

Do I need to go to the hospital if I think I was drugged?

Yes: You need to go to the hospital and call the police. They will be able to do tests on your blood to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy and i have troubles getting pregnant, I plan to go see a obgyn soon but was wondering if there is anything I can do to get pregnant. ?

I have epilepsy and i have troubles getting pregnant,  I plan to go see a obgyn soon but was wondering if there is anything I can do to get pregnant. ?

See epileptologist: Seeing an OB/GYN is a good first step. Because you have epilepsy, it would be important to involve your neurologist (ideally a subspecialty-trained epileptologist) in your pregnancy planning as well. Depending on the anti-seizure medication(s) that you take for epilepsy, the seizure specialist can offer guidance regarding possible effects on your fetus. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/447790_8 ...Read more

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What do I need to know if I get into a car accident while pregnant?

Report to your doc: Regardless of the trimester you are in, you should inform your OB that you were involved in a car accident. He/she will have certain tests performed to ensure that you and your baby are safe. While driving or a passenger in any motor vehicle, a seatbelt should always be worn. ...Read more

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I was in a bad car accident n i'm in a lot of pain and preganant what can I take that's safe?

I was in a bad car accident n i'm in a lot of pain and preganant what can I take that's safe?

To ER: If you are pregnant, in pain and were in a car accident you need to be evaluated in an emergency room. ...Read more

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I was just wondering if it is possible to get laryngitis from a car accident and if it is then how? What causes it?

I was just wondering if it is possible to get  laryngitis from a car accident and if it is then how? What causes it?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis is an injury or infection of the larynx. It is usually caused by infection or trauma. If the voice box was injured in the car accident then yes this is probably related. If there was no throat injury then the this is most likely coincidental. ...Read more

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Should i get a tetanus shot after a car accident?

Should i get a tetanus shot after a car accident?

Maybe: If you had the skin broken in any area and either have not had a tetanus in several years or are unsure when you last had it then yes you should have the shot. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my whiplash after a car accident will get better?

How can I tell if my whiplash after a car accident will get better?

Warmth and time: A whiplash is a strain of the muscles of the neck. Like any muscle strain, it requires warm therapy(compresses), massage of the neck to relax the muscles, and time. Also, comfortable positions during sleep and avoiding strenuous activity will quicken the time to healing. ...Read more

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Almost got in car accident 2 mos ago now get nervous and anxiously, sob, tense as front passenger in car mostly riding with fiance. How 2 overcome?

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Almost got in car accident 2 mos ago now get nervous and anxiously,  sob, tense as front passenger in car mostly riding with fiance. How 2 overcome?

Post Traumatic Stres: Sorry to what happened to you and hope you get well soon. Some people might develop a form of anxiety when they are exposed to the same situation when they had a stressful condition (in your case, being in a car). Treatment might include medicine and psychological therapy (cognitive behavioural therapy) ...Read more

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Can you get a torn esophagus or worse, in a car accident?

Can you get a torn esophagus or worse, in a car accident?

Yes: You can rupture your esophagus in a car accident, but the forces required to do this usually produce other serious to mortal injuries at the same time. These injuries include rib fractures, collapsed lungs, torn aorta, and lung contusions. Fortunately modern air bags, seat belts, and car designs have reduced the number of these serious injuries significantly. ...Read more

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Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

See a doctor: Swelling of the face after trauma could signal a significant injury such as facial fracture. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My ankles were crushed in a car accident and I still cannot squat or use stairs easily will this get better?

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My ankles were crushed in a car accident and I still cannot squat or use stairs easily will this get better?

Depends: This all depends on the type of injury and how you healed so only your physician can tell you for sure. After a severe injury, it isn't uncommon for a joint to never get back to its pre-injury level of flexibility. Keep doing physical therapy, if it is still prescribed, and keep yourself strong and healthy and this will help. ...Read more

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I got into a car accident last week and didmt get checked out because i felt fine. Lately I've been having dill aches/pain in my forearms? 29/f.

I got into a car accident last week and didmt get checked out because i felt fine.  Lately I've been having dill aches/pain in my forearms?  29/f.

Get checked: I would probably be seen. It may be just a simple soft tissue injury and is not uncommon when patients grab the steering wheel tightly before impact. Medico legally, it is probably best to be seen and have it documented so that, if it doesn't resolve and has to be worked up in the future, there is no question it was caused by the accident. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I had a car accident 8 months ago. I have a tear in front and back of my left shoulder and i get surgery soon for it. I get spasms how can I stop them?

I had a car accident 8 months ago. I have a tear in front and back of my left shoulder and i get surgery soon for it. I get spasms how can I stop them?

Treat the pain: I feel bad for your experience. Muscles spasm from pain so the question is why are your muscles in pain. It is likely due to scar tissue breaking and remodeling. I would do physical therapy and consider massage therapy. In my experience the anti spasm drugs alter your mind more than they help your body. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get my jaw open wider so i can eat normally and stuff after a car accident where I had dislocated my jaw?

How do I get my jaw open wider so i can eat normally and stuff after a car accident where I had dislocated my jaw?

Orofacial Myologist: I agree with Dr. Galli that you should see an oral surgeon, but presuming your jaw is no longer dislocated you may benefit most by seeing an Orofacial Myologist, which is basically a type of physical therapist who specializes in dealing with mouth, jaw and throat problems just like this. See http://www.iaom.com/ ...Read more

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What to do if I got into a car accident approx7hrs ago & the neck pain I walked away w/ is gettin a little worse. dr?

Normal: After a minor car accident it is normal to start feeling worse on days 2 and 3 afterwards. Things to do at home include ice, ibuprofen and massage. Call your chiropractor for an appointment as well. If the pain becomes severe then see a doctor for stronger medications. ...Read more

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My back is messed up from a car accident.Pulled a muscle I get back spasms. I love to work out. What good exercises can I do w/o hurting myself?

Stretches: You should see a doctor to make sure there are no underlying injuries, but you can go to our website familyhealth.Pro, go to links tab, look for videos, and there are some good stretches that may help. Swimming is great if you have access to a heated pool. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to get a nose job if you break your nose in a car accident?

Is it necessary to get a nose job if you break your nose in a car accident?

Rhinoplasty: Only you can make that decision. A rhinoplasty can correct structural issues that may be the result of trauma. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will eye sight get better after a car accident?

No: If anything it will or could get worse. What is usually affected is the field of vision. It is worth it to check with your eye doctor in person. ...Read more

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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more