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How will I know if I am dilated?

How will I know if I am dilated?

Exam: A doctor would need to an exam to determine how far the cervix is dialated. ...Read more

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What are dilated small bowl loops ?

What are dilated small bowl loops ?

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

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What drugs cause your pupils to dilate?

What drugs cause your pupils to dilate?

Dilation: Many drugs can cause pupil dilation. Some include cocaine, amphetamines, and MDMA. Additionally, some non-illicit/ recreational medications such as anticholinergics and antidepressents can cause dilation. ...Read more

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2 cm dilated 80 % effaced what does that mean?

2 cm dilated 80 % effaced what does that mean?

Soon u else b mother: It is the way obs describe the progress of the newborn down from the womb to the birth canal. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Is it possible to dilate if my fetus is transverse?

Is it possible to dilate if my fetus is transverse?

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

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What does dilated to a 2 50% effaced and station -3 mean?

What does dilated to a 2 50% effaced and station -3 mean?

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

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Please answer! what would cause your pupils to not dilate?

Please answer! what would cause your pupils to not dilate?

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

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Why do pupils dilate when using certain recreational drugs?

Effect on nerves: Recreational drugs affect the nerves of the autonomic nervous system that controls the pupil function. Many recreational drugs like opiates cause narrowing of the pupils. Withdrawal causes dilation due to return of the nerve function to the opposite direction. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pupils dilate and then go smaller?

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

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How long does a person stay dilated at 3cm and 75% thinned out?

How long does a person stay dilated at 3cm and 75% thinned out?

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

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What should I expect when i go in to be induced and 4 cms dilated?

What should I expect when i go in to be induced and 4 cms dilated?

Short labor.: If your pre-induction cervical examination is 4 cm dilated, then you have a very high chance of normal vaginal delivery and a short stay on l&d. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I was told i was 1 CM dilated, how do I know if I have dilated anymore?

The next time your: Physician examines you digitally he can advise you of how dilated you are at that time. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 37 week 3 CM dilated an 50 percent effaced how much longer do I have?

No telling...: The doctor who can truly predict the answer to the 'how much longer' question will rapidly become rich and famous. Until then, there is no way to know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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About how long can u stay 50% effaced and dilated to 2 1/2? Is likely to stay that way a week?

About how long can u stay 50% effaced and dilated to 2 1/2? Is likely to stay that way a week?

Can not guess: It is not possible to guess when someone will labor exactly. If you are 2.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced all we can say is "soon." We can not say if soon means today, tomorrow or weeks from now. I would keep a bag packed and ready to go though. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I went to the dr today and i was dilated to 3 and 70% effaced and now i'm having sharp back pains bad?

I went to the dr today and i was dilated to 3 and 70% effaced and now i'm having sharp back pains bad?

Dilation & back pain: Your body is getting ready for labor. You're almost ready. If your water breaks go straight to your doctor's office or hospital. Otherwise wait for regular contractions. Good luck! ...Read more

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