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Enema Before Delivery
39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?
Induction: avoid eating after midnight the evening before, be on time, and get some sleep. One of the big reasons labors fail is that the patient is too tired from being up all day and night to push effectively. Bring something comfortable to wear after the baby. If you get an epidural, kick everyone out of the room for a couple hours and sleep. ...Read more
Will taking domperidone before my sigmoidoscopy be okay? Worried ^ gastric emptying will push stool into the sigmoid colon quicker (after enema)
I had a soap suds enema at a hospital ER after trying to manually remove feces. Now having fecal incontinence. Did the enema cause this? Take miralax (polyethylene glycol)
After 2 births(vag), I had 2 retained placentas, 2 postpartum hemmorhage 2nd labor precipitous (2hr) Is induction or csection safer to manage nextime
May be: Since the likelihood of such complications increase with subsequent pregnancies, your OB might suggest you to deliver at a predictable time. ...Read more
No, it should not: You should ask the anesthetist or obstetrician any questions you have about the procedure; but the reason it is used so frequently instead of other drugs is that it is so safe. Good luck! ...Read more
Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more
Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?
Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized. Many of the preps contain polyethylene glycol which absorbs liquid into the bowel. This may help but you may need a stool softner. ...Read more
Depends on...: Depends what the laparoscopic procedure is, also depends on your individual surgical risk profile and the comfort level of your surgeon. For example: for a tubal ligation it's probably not needed, for a retro peritoneal node dissection it is. I almost never use any bowel prep for the fertility and endometriosis surgeries i do. ...Read more
Howlong postgtube surgery would you expect a 21mo constipation to clear?11 days post op. Pooped 1x after 3 enemas on day 4. Using miralaxsennaglycsupp
Ask the Pedi: That is a question to be answered y her doctors ...Read more
Labor: Stripping membranes or rupturing membranes are two ways. ...Read more
Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use during pregnancy?
I prescribe it: There are many options for constipation in pregnancy. First involves making sure you are taking enough water and fiber in your diet. Metamucil or fibercon can be used in addition to natural sources of fiber. Colace twice daily often helps as well. But for those patients who don't see improvement on that regimen, either a dulcolax suppository or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is the next thing i typically suggest. ...Read more
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