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Doctor Strip Membranes Medical Reason
39 weeks is best: Stripping the membranes release chemicals called prostaglandins which can help people go into labor. While 37 weeks is considered to be term, it is best to avoid artificially inducing labor before 39 weeks. Most doctors will want to avoid causing a patient to labor without a medical reason before 39 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stripping membranes: Your doctor might recommend this maneuver to encourage the onset of labor. It is an old technique. There's no "scientific" proof that it helps start labor, but it seems to in some people. But, there is no reason to do it, and if you don't want it done you should let your doctor know this. ...Read more
My doctor said hes going to induce, does this mean he'll send me to the hospitial that day or strip my membranes and send me home?
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I had a short psychotic episode. What are the chances of having another? I do not suffer from psychosis or any mental disorders. The diagnosis was made after the doctors could not find a medical reason for the quick onset of psychotic features with halluc
Impossible to predic: Without a diagnosis as to why it occurred it is impossible to predict if it would reoccur. I have seen this occur from sleep apnea which was overlooked. If you temporarily lose oxygen to your brain by not breathing enough at night or during a nap it can easily happen. I know because it happened to me. It is often overlooked. Have that looked into. Otherwise view it as a temporary glitch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Discuss it with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ideally not: Current thinking is that if you know a patient is gbs positive that you do not attempt to strip their membranes. ...Read more
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My doctor stripped my membranes today at 2cm dilated and 50% effaced and -2 station. How often does stripping membranes start labor?
It can help you: It is hard to say exactly the percentage of time stripping can help, but anectodely it can. It is hard to say if it is stripping or just time to go into labour. ...Read more
Hello doc. When i rub my fingers behind my ear it smells. I wash behind my ears twice a day. Pls doc, is there a medical reason for this?
Sebum & Bacterial: Byproducts. Propionic acid, for one, can be produced by a variety of bacteria - propionibacterium species thrive in areas of the skin that have more sebaceous glands. Sebum itself can also be malodorous. Talking with a dermatologist might provide you with some solutions. ...Read more
Lots of pressure & pain. Any way to self induce safely at 39 weeks? Doctor is uptight about stripping membranes.I'm so uncomfortable.Help!
Pain at 39 wks: Pay careful attention to your medical advice. Make an appointment to have your doctor or his team examine you to be sure all is ok. ...Read more
I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today. While doing my internal exam, she asked me if I wanted her to strip my membranes. What does that mean?
Preparing for Labor: The membranes are loosely adherent to the lining of the uterus. During the exam, if the cervix is open enough to allow passage of the examiners finger, the finger can be swept between the membranes and the lower uterine wall breaking this loose adhesion. This releases compounds that can further soften and thin the cervix and cause an earlier onset of labor. ...Read more
Both my knees have popped 5 times altogether now.The last two times were just 2months apart.What could be the reason for this, n shud i c a doc?
Common: This is very common and does not denote a medical condition. ...Read more
Hey doctor please help to get rid of this daily cold m too tired please help i get cold in every month please suggest n give me reason for same?
Hydrocele: The testis migrates from its point of formation near the kidneys in fetal life.It moves though the belly, pulling a baloon pouch of the abdominal wall as it crosses the groin to the scrotum. The pouch is supposed to shrink tightly to the artery & vein of the testis, but may remain loose.If it is open and loose or reopens later, a hydrocoel forms.It is not a disease but an error in testis migration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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