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A friend was just diagnosed with dysfunctional labor, is that a serious condition?

A friend was just diagnosed with dysfunctional labor, is that a serious condition?

Dysfunctional labor: Dysfunctional labor affects women during the course of delivery. Dysfunctional means not functional. There are many different kinds of dysfunctional labor. The effect on the woman is usually that labors are longer. ...Read more

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Difficult Labor (Definition)

Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more


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I lost my pregnant at 22wks.One morning i fainted, started bleeding with pain then preterm labour.Having 2fibrds(submucos6*6).What causes my loss?Fibroids?

I lost my pregnant at 22wks.One morning i fainted, started bleeding with pain then preterm labour.Having 2fibrds(submucos6*6).What causes my loss?Fibroids?

Fibroid is the cause: You have fibroid somehow is big and grows with the wall and inside aspect of uterus. It prevents conception and also cause preterm labor and miscarriage ...Read more

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What is secondary arrest of difficult labor?

What is secondary arrest of difficult labor?

It can take longer: Back labor is when the back of the baby's head enters the birth canal facing down towards the rectum of the mother and does not rotate and comes out facing upwards. That type of birth often takes longer in the "pushing phase"(2nd stage) of labor and can get "stuck" more often resulting in a cesarean section. ...Read more

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Is back labor a difficult labor?

Is back labor a difficult labor?

It can take longer: Back labor is when the back of the baby's head enters the birth canal facing down towards the rectum of the mother and does not rotate and comes out facing upwards. That type of birth often takes longer in the "pushing phase"(2nd stage) of labor and can get "stuck" more often resulting in a cesarean section. ...Read more

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Are babies likely to have CP if difficult labor?

Are babies likely to have CP if difficult labor?

Not necessarily: CP is often blamed erroneously on the OB and has given rise to the common use of caesarean. Brain damage is an unfortunate complication of difficult labor but it is relatively uncommon in today's handling by the ob. ...Read more

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Can a preemie survive difficult labor?

Can a preemie survive difficult labor?

Yes: It is possible for a premature infant to survive a difficult labor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for difficult labor?

Cesarean section!: C/s is the most commonly used life-saving procedure in our modern world; it cures obstructed/difficult labor and is associated with excellent outcomes in good centers, provided it is not repeated more than twice. ...Read more

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After the birth of my second child -difficult labor- baby had irregular rapid heart beats.?

After the birth of my second child -difficult labor- baby had irregular rapid heart beats.?

Concerning finding: An irregular, rapid heartbeat can be a transient, normal finding- if it persists or if the child has low oxygen levels and respiratory problems, look for metabolic disorders, long qt syndrome, structural heart disease, or possibly a toxic effect of medication mom got during labor. ...Read more

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Do they still use forceps for difficult labor?

Do they still use forceps for difficult labor?

As a last resort: Modern day OB is getting away from instrumental deliveries for many reasons. Lack of experience and/or training, availability of c-sections, and risks of malpractice for less than perfect babies.... But, in well-trained & experienced hands, forceps can save an infant from brain injury, hypoxia, even death. Vacuums replace forceps in many hospitals & are also a safe alternative if needed. ...Read more

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Why do they give pitocin (oxytocin) for difficult labor?

Helps: Pitocin (oxytocin) is given during labor to increase the frequency and strenght of the contractions. If a patients contractions are not adeequate to cause further dilation, Pitocin (oxytocin) can be given. ...Read more

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Will I have a difficult labor due to my bony pelvis?

Will I have a difficult labor due to my bony pelvis?

Bony pelvis: The baby's head has to pass through the pelvic bones in a vaginal delivery. If there is a discrepancy between the size of the head and the diameters of the pelvis, you may have either a prolonged labor or an arrest in labor. A trial of labor will determine wheter you will be successful in having a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 38 yrs old having a fibroid of 6 × 5.2cm in size. Should I leave it on its own or is it going to cause me trouble?

Hi, I am 38 yrs old having a fibroid of 6 × 5.2cm in size. Should I leave it on its own or is it going to cause me trouble?

Not a problem!: Fibroids are kind of like knots in a tree. They're an irregular pattern of growth in the wood grain but they're not cancer and really shouldn't be removed unless you're worried about pressure symptoms, bleeding, or fertility. http://mediphors.tumblr.com/post/106746799535/fibroids-in-the-uterus-are-like-knots-in-a-tree-or ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause pain in middle of chest?

No: This is not a symptom of uterine fibroids. If you are having chest pain, you need to seek immediate medical attention as this is more likely related to your heart! ...Read more

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Does fibroids cause smelly discharge?

Does fibroids cause smelly discharge?

Possibly: Fibroids within the uterus, called submucous fibroids, can lead to an abnormal discharge and if the 'degenerate' or start to die off, they could possibly cause a smelly discharge. More likely, though, this represents a vaginal infection called bv. ...Read more

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Can spraying perfume in women cause fibroids ?

Can spraying perfume in women cause fibroids ?

No: Perfumes do not cause fibroids. However, one should not use too much perfume at one time (a little bit is all that's needed). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more