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What symptoms are associated with DVT after a c section?

What symptoms are associated with DVT after a c section?

Swelling: Dvt can occur in the deep veins anywhere. But we usually think of the legs after pregnancy, weight gain, dependent posture and surgery swelling, tenderness, and venous congestion and some discoloration= blueness from the congestion can occur. Ultrasound is a way to make the diagnosis and lead to treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Do previous history of bell's palsy cause a risk factor for anything?

Do previous history of bell's palsy cause a risk factor for anything?

Not likely: Most cases of bell's palsy are reversible and do not recur. However, if repetitive bouts are present, questions of underlying causes should be considered, and additional testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Why does c sections increase the risk of amniotic fluid embolism?

Why does c sections increase the risk of amniotic fluid embolism?

2 possibilities: The theoretical reason is that the operative delivery disrupts the tissues and allows amniotic fluid to more easily pass into the woman's blood vessels. But it's not entirely clear if this is a true risk or just an association. Women with suspected amniotic fluid embolism are rushed to c-section. So it's possible it's the other way around, amniotic fluid embolism increases risk of c-section. ...Read more

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What should I do to reduce risk of DVT or pe during very long flights? I have multiple risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, and venous insu

What should I do to reduce risk of DVT or pe during very long flights? I have multiple risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, and venous insu

Aspirin, movement: If you're able to take a baby aspirin, those are always great. Also, support/compression stockings might be helpful. Finally, and most important, move your legs! :) tap your toes, pump your legs, etc, at regular intervals. Movement is key. ...Read more

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How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

Not squeezed: Normal vaginal delivery squeezes some of the fluid in the lung spaces out during passage through the birth canal. C-sections alows that fluid to remain and thereby can cause a poor exchange of oxygen. Ttn uaually resolves on its own with supportive care. Ttn can also happen with a normal delivery but less often. ...Read more

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What is mthfr? Can the presence of mthfr increase complications from an inadvertent epidural puncture?

What is mthfr?  Can the presence of mthfr increase complications from an inadvertent epidural puncture?

Genetic mutation: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (mthfr) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the methyl cycle, and it is encoded by the mthfr gene. Genetic variation in this gene influences susceptibility to occlusive vascular disease, colon cancer, leukemia and neural tube defects. I am not aware of any relationship between mthfr levels and problems with epidural punctures. ...Read more

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My ob found dehiscence of low-t scar during 2nd c/s delivery @39w (bw 9lb; 16m interdelivery interval). I want a 3rd & last pregnancy. How would you manage risk of rupture--including spontaneous risk?

My ob found dehiscence of low-t scar during 2nd c/s delivery @39w (bw 9lb; 16m interdelivery interval). I want a 3rd & last pregnancy. How would you manage risk of rupture--including spontaneous risk?

At Time of Surgery: If determined to have another pregnancy, the best help would have been at time of surgery with a two layer closure of the uterine opening. Docs argue about best interval time but logically waiting over a year before conceiving appears to decrease risk of rupture. Lastly, the most dangerous thing is beyond your control since an accreta is your highest risk & unpreventable. A good OB - priceless! ...Read more

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How much does liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

How much does  liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

Definite risk: Any miscarriage with sle increases the chance of another miscarriage. So do other pregnancy related problems. You should see a rheumatologist and a high risk obstetrician with sle experience and discuss the timing and risks of oregnancy for your individual problems. ...Read more

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I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?

I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?

See your doctor: I think you should really discuss this with your obstetrician. Without other info and without actually seeing a patient, these kind of questions are hard to answer. ...Read more

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Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more

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I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read more

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I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

Not related: Blood thinners don't cause liver problems. The action of blood thinners occurs in the liver. It doesn't harm the liver. If you need a blood thinner, you need a blood thinner! ...Read more

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Colon cancer, bleeding mass, havng cath/stent/bypass. Risk of hemorrhage/complications from thinners during/after procedures? No CAD symptom, pos tgxt

Colon cancer, bleeding mass, havng cath/stent/bypass. Risk of hemorrhage/complications from thinners during/after procedures? No CAD symptom, pos tgxt

Too complicated...: To address in this forum. You need to ask these questions of your team of docs-your primary doc and whichever secondary docs you have: gi, surgeon, cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, . ...Read more

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Long cardiac hx. history of dvts, pe's, factor 5 . 6/10 l side abd pain from this am. 0 Coumadin (warfarin) but was given 2 heparin shots. history of ovarian cysts. Same?

Long cardiac hx. history of dvts, pe's, factor 5 . 6/10 l side abd pain from this am. 0 Coumadin (warfarin) but was given 2 heparin shots. history of ovarian cysts. Same?

OMG: This is difficult. You need a really good doc, especially for your age. This is something that needs a very close eye on, a doc's eye. Do not hesitate to ask for a second opinion, or third. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with PID after an abortion, does this make my risk of infertility any greater?

Diagnosed with PID after an abortion, does this make my risk of infertility any greater?

Might: Pid increases the risk of infertility, but with toda treatment, i would be less worried even compared to 10 years ago. ...Read more

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For 58+ F, can presence of LBBB in ECG be indicative of any previous heart attack or stroke ? How risky is it for future heart health ?

For 58+ F, can presence of LBBB in ECG be indicative of any previous heart attack or stroke ? How risky is it for future heart health ?

Absolutely, LBBB is: a result of endocardial muscle damage/infarction of the Perkinje fibers & surrounding muscle. Endocardial muscle (because heart contraction blocks capillary flow during each beat) is always most susceptible to ischemic damage (heart attack) yet least reflected on surface EKG other than by elongation of the QRS duration. Thus QRS duration beyond 80 msec is the most sensitive sign of heart attack. ...Read more

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Is there a risk to fertility or risk of future birth defect with CT scan of lower spine?

Is there a risk to fertility or risk of future birth defect with CT scan of lower spine?

Minimal to both: A single study of this area is a minimal risk on both counts. They don't like to do studies if you are pregnant out of a sense of caution, & this creates some confusion on the matter. ...Read more

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