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Doctor insights on: Accidental Falls Mountain Biking While Pregnant

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What are the risk factors for accidental falls?

What are the risk factors for accidental falls?

Many: There are actually many factors but some of the major ones include the environment (lighting, eveness of the walking surface, and slipperiness of the surface), the balance of the individual (which can be affected by someones inner ear state or mental state), and the weakness of the individual ( weaker muscles may not pick up the leg or foot enough to avoid tripping on an object. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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I had an accidental fall at the s.E.C.C while at a concert and broke my hip. Does it need to be pinned?

I had an accidental fall at the s.E.C.C while at a concert and broke my hip. Does it need to be pinned?

Fracture hip need to: Be fixed.Some fracture around the hip like avulsion fracture may be dose not need fixation.Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of problem could occur from an accidental fall on my knees?

What type of problem could occur from an accidental fall on my knees?

Many possib.: From small fractures ( of condyles) to meniscal tears or ligament tears ( anterior cruciate or other) are possible. In doubt get examined by an orthopode. ...Read more

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Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Yes.: Any sort of trauma, including falls, excessive strain, or being hit, could potentially irritate lumbar degenerative discs. ...Read more

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I'm 68 had accidental fall in july. Titanium screws used in hip and femur. What problems can I expect?

I'm 68 had accidental fall in july. Titanium screws used in hip and femur. What problems can I expect?

Titanium: If you do not have an allergy to titanium then you really should not have a problem with the hardware as long as it was placed properly and your fracture has healed in good alignment. ...Read more

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I sliced off the fleshy tip of my middle finger in an accidental fall in my home. Is my fingerprint gone?

I sliced off the fleshy tip of my middle finger in an accidental fall in my home. Is my fingerprint gone?

Yes: If you removed the entire pad of your fingertip, then yes, your fingerprint is gone. The wound will heal over with new tissue(scar tissue) that lacks the classic whorl pattern of a fingerprint. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

No: Any activity that has a high potential to fall is generally not recommended during pregnancy. After about 12 weeks the uterus is no longer protected by the bony pelvis and a fall could cause pregnancy loss or preterm labor. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant, when I count back those weeks it falls on Oct 8,2014 Is that the day I conceived ?

I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant, when I count back those weeks it falls on Oct 8,2014 Is that the day I conceived ?

No: we count from the FIRST day of your last NORMAL menstrual period. Many women do not keep track, and often an ultrasound is done when you are about 9-12 weeks to give a better idea of your due date. You would have to count forward 14 days (usually) from Oct 8(about October 22) and THAT is the day you conceived---give or take a few days. Discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant. I have an indoor dog is it ok if she falls asleep near me?

Its ok: Cats are usually the ones that give problems to preg women, espec. Cleaning the litter boxes and transmission of toxoplasmosis. Dogs are probably ok. ...Read more

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Will a polyp bleed heavily if it falls off on its own? Is this worrisome during pregnancy?

Will a polyp bleed heavily if it falls off on its own? Is this worrisome during pregnancy?

Yes for bleeding: yes bleeding can be heavy with clots and longer if polyp falls spontaneously. polyps can cause difficulty in getting pregnant and possible early miscarriage if it interferes with implantation . ...Read more

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In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?

In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?

Elevation: Elevation and shortness of breath are common enough fetus has high affinity hemoglobin and oxygenates better than you minor event probably harder on you. There is nothing wrong with slowing down your activity in an environment that can be deleterious to you health and allow you body to adjust. In. ...Read more

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Can drinking Mountain Dew or monster while pregnant cause heart murmurs in infants?

Can drinking Mountain Dew or monster while pregnant cause heart murmurs in infants?

Caffeine: This could be a lot of caffeine - caffeine is not recommended during pregnancy. Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, caries, mineral depletion & dehydration. ...Read more

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