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Doctor insights on: Dexamethasone During Pregnancy

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hi, early pregnancy /on 0.25mg dexamethasone/ worried I should stop/ endocrinologist insists it's safe - treatment for late onset adernal issue help?

Hi, early pregnancy /on 0.25mg dexamethasone/ worried I should stop/ endocrinologist insists it's safe - treatment for late onset adernal issue help?

Small risk: I would take the advice of your endocrinologist, as he/she knows you best. There's minimal risk with steroids in early pregnancy, i believe the biggest risk is cleft lip/palate which is easily corrected should it occur (risk is very low). If there's a problem with your adrenal gland, that can affect your entire metabolism, potassium and sodium, very important and life threatening issues. ...Read more

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Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

No, a single course : of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...Read more

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Can i use Dexamethasone Neomycin on penis skin? I have very minute cuts below penis skin. It hurts during erection

Can i use Dexamethasone Neomycin on penis skin? I have very minute cuts below penis skin. It hurts during erection

Yes: How did you happen to have a cut in penile skin? Regardless keep it clean.You can apply what you have twice a day.You can apply Neomycin without the Dexam- ethasone. During erection the penile skin is stretched hence the pain.Why the Flomax (tamsulosin)?You are young man to have enlarged prostate.Good luck ...Read more

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What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

Cushing synd. types: Dexamethasone suppression test is done to differentiate varies types of cushing syndrome response of gland to acth ( pituitary axis )by measuring cortisol levels like a) primary adrenal cushing b) ectopic acth production c) cushing's disease by pituitary tumor an MRI needed. ...Read more

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Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Avoidance: Most important is getting off the steroid - if medical condition allows, assure bone protective measures, close monitoring of blood sugar, and often second opinion. ...Read more

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Can tussi pres and dexamethasone be taken together?

More info needed: I need more information in regards to the "tussi pres" and the condition(s) that are being treated. ...Read more