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Dr. John Botti
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Amniotic Fluid Infection (Definition)

Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more


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How do I tell if I have deep vein thrombosis or if it's just dehydration?

How do I tell if I have deep vein thrombosis or if it's just dehydration?

If it persists: Dvt is a dangerous condition that must be ruled out in legs with calf pain and swelling. If it persists after rehydration, see a physician. ...Read more

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I will be sleeping on a plane for 6 hours. How can I prevent deep vein thrombosis?

I will be sleeping on a plane for 6 hours. How can I prevent deep vein thrombosis?

Stay Hydrated: I would also recommend that you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when you fly. Dehydration can increase the lieklyhood of developing a DVT when you fly. ...Read more

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How long should I wear compression socks while on an airplane. I am 73 years old with a history of deep vein thrombosis.?

How long should I wear compression socks while on an airplane. I am 73 years old with a history of deep vein thrombosis.?

Two years: After any DVT the recommendation is to wear a compression stocking 30-40 mmhg for two years. I think for your age and medical history of DVT , you should always wear the compression stocking for any kind of travel for more than an hour for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm having deep vein thrombosis?

How do I know if i'm having deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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How to know if I have the risk of deep vein thrombosis?

Here is a nice...: Website from the mayo clinic outlining risks of dvts. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/risk-factors/con-20031922. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have deep-vein thrombosis?

How would i be able to tell  if I have deep-vein thrombosis?

Swelling: Unilateral substantial swelling, fluid retention and discomfort are signs. Some folks have no symptoms. D-dimer and ultrasound are screening ate done if there is a setting and suspicion. ...Read more

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Who should I seek help from if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

Who should I seek help from if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

ER or PCP: Go to er, you can get to your pcp, but more likely then not they will send you to er or to the hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more