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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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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 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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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

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3 days after C-section got discharged from hospital today. I just notice a little bubble filled with water or pus in the incision. Is it normal?

3 days after C-section got discharged from hospital today.  I just notice a little bubble filled with water or pus in the incision. Is it normal?

Seroma: 24 yo woman status post C-section postop day 3 with a small fluid collection in wound. You probably have a small seroma at your incision site. Make a call to you OB/GYN and let them know as soon as possible. They will need to examine you to make sure your wound healing progresses nicely and that you don't develop a postop infection. Best of luck to you and your new family member. ...Read more

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Having a c-section for placenta previa. Was told to get to hospital 3 hours ahead to get prep for surgery. What will they do? What takes so long?

Having a c-section for placenta previa. Was told to get to hospital 3 hours ahead to get prep for surgery. What will they do? What takes so long?

It always takes time: Any planned surgery takes time: there's paperwork, a pre-anesthesia evaluation, a monitor strip of your baby's heartbeat, prepping the site of surgery, etc. In addition, you must remember that with ob, you may be at the "mercy" of other situations with greater urgency. For example, if the need for an emergency c-section arises for another patient, they'll go first - as is appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the chances that a cervical ripening don't dilate my cervix and the baby don't drop when im at the hospital and they have to do a c-section?

What is the chances that a cervical ripening don't dilate my cervix and the baby don't drop when im at the hospital and they have to do a c-section?

Somewhat increased: Your chance of a c-section is normally around 25% and will be higher when you are starting an induction with an "unripe" cervix. Such an induction could take several days if you want to give yourself the best chance for a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Im two weeks out from hospital.recovering from a c-section.. I feel hardness on my left side like a small ball above my cut..what can that be?

Im two weeks out from hospital.recovering from a c-section.. I feel hardness on my left side like a small ball above my cut..what can that be?

A local henatoma: This can be a scar hematoma which is an area that bleed under the skin and then clotted under the skin. you can use heat to help the body resorb it. You should check with your physician to be certain it is not something else like an infection. ...Read more

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Hi I just had a c-section January 31 and I'm leaving the hospital today February 4 and when I leave i want a drink but do you think its safe since i b?

Hi I just had a c-section January 31 and I'm leaving the hospital today February 4 and when I leave i want a drink but do you think its safe since i b?

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever. It is neither safe for you nor for those around you, especially your newborn. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I was in the Hospital after a c section for my infection my stomach is now sore again could it be the infection coming back?

I was in the Hospital after a c section for my infection  my stomach is now sore again could it be the infection coming back?

Possibly.: If you have recently had a C-section, and you are having abdominal pain, this could be an infection. Contact your doctor's office and get evaluated. Naturally, if you are having severe pain, high fever, or increasing bleeding, go to the ER to be seen. LGromkoD ...Read more

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I had a c-section/tubal-ligation and was prescribed Percocet at the hospital and after discharge. I breastfeed, Did taking Percocet harm my baby?

I had a c-section/tubal-ligation and was prescribed Percocet at the hospital and after discharge. I breastfeed, Did taking Percocet harm my baby?

No: Most of the do not breastfeed labels are not based on scientific study--they just don't know, so they say do not take it. If Percocet were toxic to infants via breastfeeding, I believe that we would know about it. So I say no, do not worry. Mothers shooting up heroin may cause their infants to be born addicted, but cause no long-term effects on the baby. ...Read more