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Asking My Ob For Pain Medication
Doc I have visited my ob and it was find out that I have pcos, the doctor prescribed metformin as medication. Is it effective doc?
My wife is 7wks preg&has fever only at nights for 3wks. She has seen her ob who prescribed palodrin&pcm but the drugs have had no effect. What do we do?
Fever: Need to go back and have further tests. May be you need to see an internist. ...Read more
Married since 6 years. Having 1still birth also diabetic. My ob put me on drugs for pg but no success. Now she diagnose me ovarien cyst on left overy?
Early: Some docs won't schedule the initial OB appt prior to 8-10 weeks and then some don't actually see the patient on that initial visit-- they rely on nursing staff to collect history information and perform initial blood work. My personal preference is to see the patient when she discovers she is pregnant and establish care as early as possible. If complications arise, care is already established. ...Read more
A good relationship!: Your first visit will consist of a complete history, physical exam, blood work and often an ultrasound. Then depending on your particulars the visits usually are spaced at monthly intervals until the last two months. These visits are usually "belly checks" where the heart rate is assessed and your weight and BP is measured. This is the best time to have your questions answred. Good luck! ...Read more
Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! Good luck! ...Read more
Same: Most have board-certified ob/gyns who are assigned to the base. My buddy was one & the only difference he noticed was the ability to spend more time with patients since there were fewer patients to see. ...Read more
Questions to ask: You can email me at askdrscottnow@gmail. Com and i'll be happy to send you a list you can print and take with you. Being comfortable with your dr. Is one of the most important aspects of your healthcare. Today, a good patient/doctor relationship is more of a partnership. How you feel when you leave the office is a good indicator of whether or not you've chosen a dr. Who is a good fit for you. ...Read more
Standard OB appts.: Your OB appointments should include a urine test, fetal heart rate monitoring, a measurement of your belly, your weight and blood pressure. These are the standards items monitored throughout your pregnancy. Your OB may request more tests as your pregnancy progresses if necessary. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Call your doctor for an appointment. You will need to know the date of your last menstrual period. It is usually scheduled between 6-9 weeks gestation because the baby can be seen in the uterus at that point on ultrasound. If you don't have a doctor, check with your insurance to get a list of covered providers and research your options to find a good fit. ...Read more
Additional years: Mfm is a sub-specialty of ob/gyn. Ob/gyn takes 4 years of training after medical school. Mfm (maternal-fetal medicine) takes an additional 3 years of training after that in which the focus is on managing different types and situations of high-risk pregnancies. An mfm doctor is an ob/gyn but with additional specialized skills not seen in standard ob/gyn practice. ...Read more
Hope so: Doctors are individuals with distinct personalities regardless of specialities. Hopefully you are treated well with your OB but if you do not both feel comfortable seek another. ...Read more
Ask your OB: Many times you're sent to high risk specialist for a higher level ultrasound, to address genetic concerns, or to follow up on a possible abnormality on a previous lab test or ultrasound. Some obs send patients for routine evaluations of advanced maternal age (ama), hypertension, diabetes, or if on chronic medications. Ask your ob, it may be routine for their office. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more
Ultrasound: They serve different functions. The tech is trained to obtain and record ultrasound images. Ob expert specializes in interpreting these images to reach a conclusion. Either way, I wish you get your answers. ...Read more
I'm 50 years old and I still would like to have a child but my ob-gyne discouraged me. What is your advice?
Depends on situation: Any pregnancy has at least 4% risk of unexpected issues, includeing birth defects, prematurity or other problems. To that basic risk you must add that of your health & the increased in chromosome defects with age. At 50 your Down syndrome risk rises to 10%. The ds kid has a potential lifespan of 6+decades of supervised care. With at least a 14% risk of problem & long lasting issues, consider all 1st. ...Read more
12weeks UTS, Ob said I have 1 empty sac, it could be VTS. Had earlier scan at 8 & 10 weeks -1 sac & 1 baby only. What's the empty sac?
What else did: The OB say? If there was a fetus in the gestational sac at 8 and 10 weeks, and there is no longer a fetus visible in the sac, there is a problem with the pregnancy, assuming they got a good look at the sac. An empty sac may mean loss of the pregnancy. But talk to your doc about it, it doesn't make sense that he/she would just tell you there is an empty sac and leave it at that. Take care. ...Read more
Keep gettin tiny wet patches intermittently thru the day. Ob checkd via US yesterdy due to this happening + fluid levels were normal. Should I worry?
No.: Unless your OB says that this is concerning (suggesting a leaking of amniotic infection) then you need not worry. Vaginal secretions are often more abundant during pregnancy due to the effects of high levels of pregnancy related hormones. Urinary stress incontinence from the pressure of the uterus on the bladder can also cause tiny wet patches. No worries my dear. ...Read more
Trying ttcsince october'12, what should we do now? I seen my ob march'13&don't want to wait till march again. October, longest. What if dr makes us wait?
Options: Typically a young healthy couple with no medical problem should wait one year before pursuing an infertility evaluation. If this is not what you want to do though discuss the options with your doctor. You could always get a second opinion from a different doctor as well. Express your concerns and your desires with your doctor. ...Read more
What goes on during the 3rd OB visit depends on when you started prenatal care. Usually on the third visit, the doctor will weigh you, take your blood pressure, check your urine and depending on your gestational age, will draw blood tests or do an ultrasound.
Your OB doctor should talk to you about whether or not you have any questions or concerns about your pregnancy. ...Read more
Pregnancy and U/S!!:
in our modern medical word one is often recommended to have an ultrasound. This test can give your physician a good sense of the health of your unborn child. It can be used to ascertain any complications that can be foreseen given such a great view of the baby and its environs.
The gender of the child and the anatomy of the child can also be confirmed during this procedure. ...Read more
Emergency room: I would suggest that if you experience any problems while travelling that you go to an er where the staff OB can attend to you and whatever issue that you may be experiencing. ...Read more
I think I have endometriosis but my ob won't test me for it even tho I have all the signs. What should I do?
Hi drs ivisited my ob gyne he told that placenta is abit dry. Could that hurt the baby? Am 8 months tow weeks now.
????: I have been doing OB for many yrs but do not know what that term means I have never used that term, is he talking about the placenta is too small or has calcifications, or u have too little amniotic fluid, u have to be a little bit more specific and then I can answer, but if anything is out of the ordinary u need to have increased monitoring until u deliver with us and bpp and nsts ask your doc. ...Read more
I have severe back pains after my old ob put the IUD which caused major problems an refused to treat me. What can it be?
Well: The chances of it being directly from the iud is low. Do you have insomnia? Do you clinch your teeth at night? Have u a hx of back pain? Chronic back pain in someone your age can be a treatment problem. Avoid full opiods if u can, see another doc, tramadol 50 mg 3 x a day can help pain and mood and is not controlled. It is a partial opiod stimulator and helps mood when u get to 150 mg. Gd luc. ...Read more
Had my iud for almost 6 years. Haven't been to my ob in almost 3 years. Why do I need to get it removed if, what can happen if I don't?
It depends: If you have the paragard copper IUD u are fine for 10 years. However, the progestin containing IUDS like Mirena (levonorgestrel) and Skyla have only been shown to be effectively reliable for a given number of years (5 for Mirena (levonorgestrel) and 3 for Skyla) after which they become less effective. Besides which, you still should be having regular preventive medicine visits. An IUD can be removed and another 1 placed that day ...Read more
If I was told at my u/s I'm 7 weeks and 5 days and that was on july 29th, could I have conceived 05/31-06/06? My ob told me to count back?
Yes: The method to determine the "estimated date of conception" is actually fairly well developed. As it seems you did, counting back 7 weeks and 5 days from july 29 would make june 5 your estimated date of conception. There's a few days error, but you likely conceived the first week of june as you mentioned. ...Read more
How can I get my bf in the mood for sex? My Ob wants us to sex every other day! But he works so much during the week, he to tired for any action! : (
Strugglin wiv reduced movts atleast 1x wk. Ob aware says to go in for a NST each time it happens. So fed up with worry. So far NST ok.33wks wat do I do?
Do fetal kick counts: Several ways of doing this, check with your OB ...Read more