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Can my doctor strip my membranes at 37 weeks if I ask and there is no medical reason to?

Can my doctor strip my membranes at 37 weeks if I ask and there is no medical reason to?

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 more

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Hi doctors please i think. Getting shorter is there any medical reason for this thank you?

Hi doctors please i think. Getting shorter is there any medical reason for this thank you?

Osteoporosis: You may have osteoporosis and you lose your bone density with time, the vertebrae can get crushed and you lose height. Check your bone density and ask your doctor for medications if you have osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor recommend stripping my membranes?

Why would my doctor recommend stripping my membranes?

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

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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?

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?

Inpatient induction.: Labor induction at your maternity hospital of choice is an increasingly frequent entry to labor nowadays. This is not an outpatient process - fetal monitoring mandates inpatient monitoring for labor induction. Best of luck! ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Is it safe for the doctor to strip my membranes if I am group b strep positive?

Is it safe for the doctor to strip my membranes if I am group b strep positive?

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

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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?

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

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Lots of pressure & pain. Any way to self induce safely at 39 weeks? Doctor is uptight about stripping membranes.I'm so uncomfortable.Help!

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Allergies: Chronic colds could be due to allergies to dust or mold. Rarely would there be an immune issue. See an allergist for an evaluation. Allergies can masquerade as repetitive colds. ...Read more

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Is wanting my freckles to fade away a valid reason to go to the doctors?

Is wanting my freckles to fade away a valid reason to go to the doctors?

Sure: I'd urge you to keep them, though. They're endearing, a majority of your friends like them, and they're not a health risk. Freckle-removal creams can disfigure you. Lasers are pricey and the results are so-so. It's ultimately your choice (and your co-pay). ...Read more

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What is the reason a boy affected hyrodcle disese any doctors say the answers?

What  is  the  reason  a  boy  affected  hyrodcle  disese any  doctors  say the answers?

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 more

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For what reason did doctors prescribe me abilify (aripiprazole)?

For what reason did doctors prescribe me abilify (aripiprazole)?

Use of Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) used for Schizophrenia, maintaining stability of schizophrenia, acut mani/mixed mania, Bipolar maintenance, Bipolar depression, Other psychotic disorders, Behavioral diurbances in dementias, Behavioral disturbances, children and adolescents, Disorders associated with problems with impulse control. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the reason for my pain doctor to want to count my pain medication?

I need to know what is the reason for my pain doctor to want to count my pain medication?

It is important: For physicians to keep pill counts so that pills do not make it to the streets and prescribing rules are being followed. This is not personal, just something physicians have to do to assure safe practices. ...Read more

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What could be a reason the doc can't do a c-section?

What could be a reason the doc can't do a c-section?

C/S: There are very, very few reasons a c/s could not be done. Most of these would be related to the mom being in some type of medical or traumatic situation where she is so unstable that she would not survive surgery. ...Read more

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