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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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5weeks pp csection starting to open on one side what do I do? Doctor, hospital, disinfect with saline solution? No pain

5weeks pp csection starting to open on one side what do I do? Doctor, hospital, disinfect with saline solution? No pain

See GYN: Go back to the OB/GYN surgeon who did the C-section and have them evaluate this. It may have a low grade infection beneath, may simply require a stitch or even just a bandage. But having it looked at is a good idea. Having fun with baby? ...Read more

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Why do some doctors still do an episiotomy?

Why do some doctors still do an episiotomy?

Ask them!: Older physicians were trained to always perform an episiotomy. Data from multiple studies suggest that it is a mostly harmful intervention. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my doctor still does routine episiotomies?

Should I be concerned if my doctor still does routine episiotomies?

No: If you do not want an episiotomy then have that conversation with your doctor well before your labor starts and write it into your birth plan. Ask questions about your doc's episiotomy rate and why he or she does them. Most docs do not routinely cut them anymore. If it is important to you then your doctor should respect your wishes and not cut one unless there is an urgent need. ...Read more

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Will the doctor numb me up first and tell me before he or she does an episiotomy ?

Yes: Nowadays, episiotomies are not "standard" with every delivery. The American College of Ob/Gyn recommends they be done when indicated, e.g. baby's fetal heart rate is low and the doctor wants to expedite delivery or is worried the baby might get stuck in the birth canal. I do quite a few deliveries every month, and I only cut an episiotomy once every 30-40 deliveries. But yes, numbing is essentia ...Read more

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If a doctor is removing genital warts thats on your vagina or the opening.Will they do something like an episiotomy?Crazy ques. Just worried about vag

No: Warts are small for the most part. They can be frozen, lasered off, treated with chemicals (acids) that make them fall off, or they can be cut w/ scalpel. Most warts are 1-3mm in diameter, would definitely not require an episiotomy type incision. They can be removed with small amt of local anesthesia, or no anesthesia, because they are that small. Rare they are big--> again, local anesthesia. ...Read more

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My doctor said that he might have to do an episiotomy when she delivers my baby in about an hour what can I expect her to do will she tell me before ?

My doctor said that he might have to do an episiotomy when she delivers my baby in about an hour what can I expect her to do will she tell me before ?

She should: It would be helpful to ask your doctor about the procedure. From what I can remember, it usually involves making an incision in the perineum in case the baby has hard time coming out. ...Read more

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If you have a c-section will the hospital still let you breastfeed?

If you have a c-section will the hospital still let you breastfeed?

Of course: Having a c section does not affect one's ability to breastfeed. Some hospitals will even allow you to start while you are still in the operating room. ...Read more