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Enlarged intestine: The radiologist is commenting on your small intestines. They note that some areas of the small bowel seem larger than expected and are probably filled with air. It is really the clinical condition of the patient and the pattern of bowel loop dilation that are important. Wouldn't focus too much on this. Ofen a nonspecific finding. ...Read more
Yes, but not much.: Transverse fetal lie is unstable and typically converts to either cephalic (head-down) or breech (head-up) in labor. If some uterine/fetal anomaly/tumor prevent this and your baby remains transverse during labor, your cervix will likely open rather slowly and stop at 5-8 cm. This a surgical urgency and cesarean section is required to avoid dire complications such as cord prolapse and fetal death. ...Read more
A long ways to go...: Dilated to 2cm: The bottom of the uterus (The cervix) is open about 3/4 of an inch. Fully dilated is 10cm. Effacement: The cervix is 4-5cm long. 50% effaced means that the cervix has thinned to 2 - 2.5cm. Station: When your Ob checks your cervix, he/she can feel a landmark called the Ischial Spine. When the fetal head is at this point it is at zero station. -3 Station means 3cm above. ...Read more
Pupils dilate and: constrict under control of cranial nerve 2 and 3. 2nd senses light and 3d adjusts pupil to control light input. No dilation = deficit in one or the other or a medication in the eye has poisoned muscle function. Would be very unlikely to inadvertently notice that both pupils do not dilate. Close eyes in bright room then open while friend observes. If they constrict they must have been dilated. ...Read more
Reaction to light: Much light causes pupils to constrict to protect the eye from the flood of light that will cause blurred vision. In dark the pupils dilate larger to allow more light inside the eyes for better visibility. Also, looking at near and far objects causes the same accomodation changes. We call narrowing of pupil meiosis and dilation mydriasis. ...Read more
That depends: ...On several factors. Everyone is different and some women stay dilated and a certain percentage effaced for hours, whereas others rapidly progress to delivery. Number of previous births plays a role as well, etc. Sorry, no definitive answer for you with this one. ...Read more
The next time your: Physician examines you digitally he can advise you of how dilated you are at that time. Good luck. ...Read more
I went to the dr today and i was dilated to 3 and 70% effaced and now i'm having sharp back pains bad?
Ok I was told that I'm 80% effected and 2cm dilated, since I'm dilated can I be induced before I'm 39weeks?
Being pregnant: I know of no physician that would risk starting delivery before a baby is safe enough to deliver. ...Read more