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Can the lithotomy position be used for a colonoscopy?

Can the lithotomy position be used for a colonoscopy?

Any position can...: ...Be used for a colonoscopy, and often the patient is turned during the exam to facilitate scope excursion ; to optimize visualization. Please discuss with your colonoscopist what starting point is his preference ; what positions you may not be able to tolerate. Remember, however, two things: 1) you will be sedated; 2) safety and comfort are your doctor's priority. ...Read more

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Why is the lithotomy position used during labor/delivery?

Why is the lithotomy position used during labor/delivery?

Practicality: Easiest position for the MD to render assistance to the mother or child should a problem arise with the delivery. Beats squatting in a Rice Patty :) ...Read more

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What alterations for the lithotomy position would you consider for a client with copd?

What alterations for the lithotomy position would you consider for a client with copd?

Not a lot: When the patient is put in the lithotomy position it is for access to a certain area in the pelvis or perineum. The legs can sometimes be adjusted based on the type of surgery. The big concern for lung issues would be to keep excess pressure off of the lungs so they can function properly. If the table is tilted to far in a head down position the lungs can not work as well. ...Read more

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Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

Several: Lying on abdomen is unpleasant. Sides are ok for the patient but hard to see for delivery care giver! Similar for sitting position, although many babies have probably come out that way historically! ...Read more

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Digital rectal exam lithomy position?

Digital rectal exam lithomy position?

May depend on doctor: A good position for a rectal exam is a one where the anus is accessible to the doctor's finger, and the doctor feels he is able to get a really good exam: lying on the side, bent over the examination table, or lying down with feet in stirrup (lithotomy position), etc... The position is not that important. What's important is that the dr. Is able to reach and feel everything he wants to examine. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin preparation on dorsal recumbent position?

Need expert opinions about skin preparation on dorsal recumbent position?

Not clear: You need to word your question in a way that makes it easier to understand. ...Read more

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Erection is all rock hard but in missionary position end of corpus cavernosum I feel more sensation where they meet glans from dorsal side , normal?

Erection is all rock hard but in missionary position end of corpus cavernosum I feel  more sensation  where they meet glans from dorsal side , normal?

Yes, normal: Perfectly normal for sensation to vary among different body parts. As long as you're able to achieve an erection that's satisfactory for sexual activities, then you're normal. ...Read more

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Dorsal slit skin underneath is dying, what to do?

Dorsal slit skin underneath is dying, what to do?

Dorsal Slit: If you were treated with a dorsal slit for phimosis or paraphimosis and are having wound healing problems - please contact the urologist who performed your surgery for further guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

Anatomic Position: During the study of Human Anatomy, it is important to understand what "anatomic position" is. Anatomic position is when a human is facing forward, with the arms an hands at the side, with the palms facing forward. Everything in the front in anatomic position is ventral, everything behind is dorsal. That does not change if the limb position changes. For the foot, the "top" is dorsal. ...Read more

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What do swellings on the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves signify?

What do swellings on the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves signify?

Nerve cell bodies: The dorsal root ganglion (the enlargement) is the place in the nerve where the cell bodies of feeling nerves (sensory nerves) are located. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a facet pain in the dorsal area to resolve with time? It started 5 months ago.

Is it possible that a facet pain in the dorsal area to resolve with time? It started 5 months ago.

Yes: Pain in the dorsal area may be related to the facet. If so, the pain should improve with sitting and lying on the side. The facets can become inflamed and resolve with time. Strengthening the muscles around the facet will facilitate this improvement and is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Had septorhinoplasty 8 weeks ago, left with a residual dorsal hump, Dr says he can shave it down after 9 months if no improvement, how?

Had septorhinoplasty 8 weeks ago, left with a residual dorsal hump, Dr says he can shave it down after 9 months if no improvement,  how?

Septorhinoplasty: At eight weeks there is tesidual edema and most likely you are not seeing your fin result. Ask your surgeon if Yoy have specific questions about a future procedure. ...Read more

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In peyrione's disease are the plaque's or the curving ever on the side? Most sites say it's on dorsal or bottom. Is the side very very rare in this?

In peyrione's disease are the plaque's or the curving ever on the side? Most sites say it's on dorsal or bottom. Is the side very very rare in this?

Not rare: The plaques are often on the side, causing the excessive curvature. Difficult to treat, but you might try topical application of DMSO (horse liniment) available from a health food store or feed store. Use 70% concentration. Higher concentration may be irritating with repeated use. High dose vitamin E (1,000 IU) per day has also been used. ...Read more

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What is selective dorsal rhizotomy?

What is selective dorsal rhizotomy?

Surgery on nerves: Dorsal rhizotomy is a procedure in which the posterior nerve bundles leaving the spinal cord are cleaved, cauterized, or ablated with radiofrequency to help block pain. Some are performed by neurosurgeons and others are less invasively performed by pain doctors. ...Read more

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What are the spinal, cervical and dorsal discs made of?

What are the spinal, cervical and dorsal discs made of?

Cartilage: Cartilage type1 and type 2 cartilage it looks like crab meat and gristle when taling them out surgically. ...Read more

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What is a hemangioma of the dorsal spine?

What is a hemangioma of the dorsal spine?

Hemangioma : Hemangiomas are mostly benign lesions in the spine. They are usually in the vertebral body and rarely cause any symptoms. They are very commonly seen as an incidental finding on MRI's. ...Read more

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What is a hemangioma of the dorsal spine?

What is a hemangioma of the dorsal spine?

Benign blood: A benign blood vessel collection in the back of spine frquently adymptomatic incidental findings not to be worried about ...Read more

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What is meant by dorsal roots?

What is meant by dorsal roots?

Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more

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How much can dorsal rhizotomy cost?

How much can dorsal rhizotomy cost?

Lots of variables: It depends on if this procedure is being done in an office setting, an asc, or a hospital. Will you be receiving anesthesia, or conscious sedation? Does your physician have a pre-negotiated rate with your funding source? Or are you paying in cash? ...Read more