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What is transverse lie?

What is transverse lie?

Unstable position.: Fetuses tend to have longitudinal lies in pregnancy - be they cephalic or breech. Transverse lies are less common and involve the fetus with its spine axis perpendicular to the mother's spine axis (head to right or left, spine up or down). If persistent, transverse lies need cesarean section for delivery, unless external cephalic version [with epidural and terbutaline under real-time u/s] works. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Transverse Lie (Definition)

Transverse lie is a condition where the fetus is lying sideways within the uterus. If found at labor it requires delivery via Caesarean section. The normal position for ...Read more


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What are the tests for transverse lie?

What are the tests for transverse lie?

Ultrasound.: Expert ultrasound can reliably detect transverse feta lie, which can be an indication for c-section at delivery. ...Read more

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Are there worrisome symptoms that can associated with a baby positioned in a transverse lie?

Are there worrisome symptoms that can associated with a baby positioned in a transverse lie?

TRANSVERSE LIE: Baby is in a floating position before term. Your OB usually can still change baby's position before delivery. Not sure what month they do it. Get assurance from your OB that everything will be alright. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a transverse lie at 35 weeks, and the baby won't move with exercises that my midwife has recommended. Your thoughts?

I have a transverse lie at 35 weeks, and the baby won't move with exercises that my midwife has recommended. Your thoughts?

Version: If malpresentation persists at 37 weeks, an external version may be attempted where the provider places hands on the abdomen and attempts to guide the baby into the proper position. There can be complications, so this should be done in a hospital with fetal monitoring and the ability to perform a csection if necessary. ...Read more

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What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

Hyst'omy MANDATED: hello Annie-_777 I am not an OB GYN but I have had a lot of experience which tells me that a lower abdominal incision (Pfannen-Stiel) is a better incision in almost all situations. This situation of a transverse lie and an anterior placenta praevia is a very hazardous situation because you need the baby out and the cord clamped within seconds of opening the uterus so choose a very skilled surgeon. ...Read more

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Is back pain caused by transverse myelitis?

Is back pain caused by transverse myelitis?

Possibly: Transverse myelitis can often present with pain, though there are many more common reasons to have back pain, such as arthritis, fractures, or herniated discs. ...Read more

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Can an intradural tumor at L4 cause episodes of transverse myelitis?

Can an intradural tumor at L4 cause episodes of transverse myelitis?

Is L-4 correct?: The spinal cord ends about l-2, and there is no such entity as an intradural lesion at l-4. However, most transverse myelitis cases involve thoracic levels. Did you really mean t-4? ...Read more

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What can cause me to feel waste in my transverse colon after liver transplant?

What can cause me to feel waste in my transverse colon after liver transplant?

Confusing question: The inside of the body is not wired with localizing nerve endings that would allow anyone to "feel" anything in their digestive tract.We can perceive vague pain and localize it in general.But you statement does not appear to match with how the body works. ...Read more