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Is fem dophilus safe in pregnancy it's a probiotic with lactobillus forms I want to take it to guard against BV. I will take it orally.?

Is fem dophilus safe in pregnancy it's a probiotic with lactobillus forms I want to take it to guard against BV. I will take it orally.?

Yes: Probiotics do not enter the blood stream, they stay in the GI tract. So they should have no effect on the fetus. And the bacteria in the probiotic should not cause trouble in the vaginal area. If you're concerned, consult your OB during your next visit and let them know what you're taking. You should of course do that anyways. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Dr. Says my femur knob and pelvic joint is "loosening" on right leg d/t pregnancy. The pain is so bad I can barely move my leg or walk. What can I do?

Dr. Says my femur knob and pelvic joint is "loosening" on right leg d/t pregnancy. The pain is so bad I can barely move my leg or walk. What can I do?

Seek Medical attenti: Your OB/Gyn doctor can examine you and guide you further. Otherwise seek Orthopedic consultation to assess your pelvic bones and joints. It is essential that you remain active and move around. Otherwise your bones will get weaker even more and you risk development of blood clots in your legs...so you must walk around (use a support/stick or cane to give you extra support, if needed). ...Read more

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How can you fix a broken femur?

How can you fix a broken femur?

Intramedullary Nail: The standard surgical intervention for an adult femur fracture is an intramedullary (im) nail. ...Read more

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What is the role of the neck of a femur?

What is the role of the neck of a femur?

Femoral neck: It connects the head of the femur with the shaft of the femur. ...Read more

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My fetus has one short femur, what's wrong?

My fetus has one short femur, what's wrong?

Not sure: Will just have to wait till birth to do full examination. Could be a growth defect limited to just that femur. Prognosis will depend upon orthopedic evaluation after birth. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken femur?

How long will it take to heal a broken femur?

10-12 weeks: To some degree healing time depends on where in the femur the fracture is, but 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. Factors such as smoking and diabetes can slow the healing process. ...Read more

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How long could this broken femur take to recover?

Mid range: About 3 months conservatively; depending upon the extent of the damage....And the type of healer you are. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken femur to heal?

How long will it take for a broken femur to heal?

About 10 weeks: A fractured femur should heal in about 10 weeks or so. Many factors can affect the healing time, including the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics may heal more slowly), and the type of femur fracture (shaft fracture versus hip fracture versus fracture closer to the knee), and the form of treatment may affect the healing time as well. On average, though, 10 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal after a broken femur?

How long will it take to heal after a broken femur?

Depends on severity: A lot of variables come into play with this answer. Did you need surgery? If you needed surgery, did the surgeon have to use hardware to fix the fracture? Do you have osteoporosis? If the fracture is bad enough, it may take upwards of 6 months to heal and for the patient to be back to normal activities (this is including physical therapy). ...Read more

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How much does the titanium rod in my femur weigh/cost?

Titanium rod: The best source to get the answer to this question would be to contact the manufacturer of the same. ...Read more

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What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

Busted Bone Blues: Among the serious complications are fat embolism (where droplets of oil float in the blood and travel to cause problems in other vessels), DVT and pulmonary embolism (leg blood clots traveling to the lung), hemorrhage due to arterial injury, nerve injury, shortening or rotation of the extremity if not positioned correctly to heal, and chronic pain associated with non-union, even after surgery. ...Read more

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After how many days, broken femur start repairing in kids?

After how many days, broken femur start repairing in kids?

Almost immediately: Bone healing in children is quite remarkable. Even though healing begins quickly after initial treatment by the orthopedic surgeon (casting +/- surgery), it can still take 6-12 weeks of spica casting to ensure proper healing, depending on the nature and location of the fracture itself. ...Read more

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How much do intramedullary rods weight I have one in each femur?

Not much: The rods are relativley light, they are usually hollow and made of titanium. I doubt they weigh more than a few ounces. ...Read more

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How much time until I may wear high heels again after breaking my femur?

How much time until I may wear high heels again after breaking my femur?

Fracture: This a question best answered by the treating physician. Only he/she knows the extent of the break, what repairs were or were not done, x ray analysis etc to which none of the docs on this site have access. ...Read more