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Should i avoid sexual activity after an eye injury?

Should i avoid sexual activity after an eye injury?

Depends: Depends on the injury, but most injuries would not preclude you from having sexual activity. Some surgeries it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity after for 7-30 days. ...Read more

Dr. Massarat Zutshi
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Episiotomy (Definition)

An episiotomy is a cut in the lower portion of the vulva / vagina to enable a quicker delivery of ...Read more


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Will I need to have an episiotomy with an assisted delivery?

Will I need to have an episiotomy with an assisted delivery?

Not necessarily: It depends on the size of the baby and the reasons for doing the assisted delivery. Sometimes you don't need an episiotomy, sometimes you do. Often that decision is made at the time of the assisted delivery. ...Read more

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Can a person use an anaesthetic during the lasik surgery to avoid pain?

Can a person use an anaesthetic during the lasik surgery to avoid pain?

Yes: You are given topical anesthetic drops during the lasik surgery. So your eye is numb. You may feel some pressure during the surgery but should not feel any real pain. In addition, a mild oral sedative can be given as well if you are very anxious. ...Read more

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Does having an episiotomy equal a more open vagina?

Not with good repair: If the episiotomy is repaired in "layers" properly, than, no. The passage of the 8 or 9 pound newborn "wonderchild" is much more likely to impact the "openness of the vagina". ...Read more

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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What is worse: an open fracture or an ACL rupture?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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What is worse: an open fracture or an ACL rupture?

Both: Both are pretty severe injuries. I guess it depends on what you consider bad. In general, an open fracture involves injuring the tissues around the bone that is broken, so it also depends on which bone and what severity. An acl rupture, while very bad, can be reconstructed close to the original. In the end, both are bad but hopefully, we can help and manage both situations. ...Read more

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Could doctors give an anesthetic while stitching a small wound?

Could doctors give an anesthetic while stitching a small wound?

A local anesthetic: is usually given just prior to suturing most wounds unless a single suture only is required. The discomfort from one suture is less than injection of a local anesthetic ...Read more

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Why is an episiotomy standard practice when trying to resolve shoulder dystocia?

More room: Cutting an episiotomy increased room to deliver the posterior shoulder. The anterior shoulder is caught under the pubic bone, and you can't create room in that direction. ...Read more

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Is mesh useful to help an umbilical hernia after pregnancy?

Is mesh useful to help an umbilical hernia after pregnancy?

Yes: There are now a few products on the market specifically designed for small hernias at the umbilicus. Current data suggest lower recurrence rates with mesh, without mesh related complications at up to two years follow-up. Every case however is unique, so you will have to discuss it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an non healing vaginal wound 6 months after Bartholin's cyst marsupialization. Can sitz baths help me?

I have an non healing vaginal wound 6 months after Bartholin's cyst marsupialization. Can sitz baths help me?

Possible: You should have healed in about 7 to 10 days. If there is a wound that has not healed, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to avoid getting fourth degree tear during labor?

Is it possible to avoid getting fourth degree tear during labor?

C-section or inducti: If you have episiotomy a 4 degree even though we try to prevent it is possible, another way is for your gyn to cut a lml episiotomy meaning it is cut at an angle away from the rectum- prob is these are much more painful than a regular non4th epis., another possiblity is that you get induced early at 39 wks without an amnio or 38 -38-6 with an amnio so the bay is not too large talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Can an ob-gyn treat hemorrhoids while doing vag rejuvenation?

Can an ob-gyn treat hemorrhoids while doing vag rejuvenation?

Not usually: Hemorrhoid surgery should be done by a general or colorectal surgeon. This could be combined with the vaginal procedure, but needs to be arranged in advance. ...Read more

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Can you use arnica to help heal a infant with an umbilical hernia?

Can you use arnica to help heal a infant with an umbilical hernia?

No need: Approximately 90% of infant umbilical hernias will close by themselves by age 4-5 without any treatment. It is of course impossible to predict if the baby is in the 90 or 10 percent group, but time will tell. This is the only clinical scenario known where a hernia can heal without a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is sex safe with an umbilical hernia?

Dr. J. Roth Dr. Roth
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Is sex safe with an umbilical hernia?

Hernia activity: Activities with a hernia should be limited by discomfort. If you experience pain at the site of a hernia, it would be prudent to discontinue whatever activity you are doing. ...Read more

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Why after hemorrhage and unplanned c hyst would attending let resident close incision with suture?

Why after hemorrhage and unplanned c hyst would attending let resident close incision with suture?

They are learning: Residents are learning their craft from the attending physician. Your attending is involved in every part of the operation, even if the resident is doing the sewing. ...Read more

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Why would an episiotomy be needed?

No midwife: Most episiotomies are not needed. If you are seeing a midwife your are less likely to get one. Doctors get in a hurry and don't want to wait for mother nature. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol increase the dangers when you have an incisional hernia?

Can drinking alcohol increase the dangers when you have an incisional hernia?

Unrelated: Symptoms from an incisional hernia may be swelling, pressure, discomfort, pain. If the hernia causes marked pain with nausea and vomiting then the hernia needs to be evaluated by a doctor or emergency room urgently. Drinking alcohol in a smart and moderate amount would have no affect on a hernia condition. ...Read more

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What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

Hernia: No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! ...Read more