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Food Allergies Caesarean Delivery
What did you OB say?: You need to ask your ob, you want to eat healthy once you have normal bowel function, and avoid foods that cause constipation, excessive gas or heartburn, right after a csection, i tell my pts to chew gum as that helps bowel motility and helps prevent bowel problems afterward. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?
Can you tell me in expectant mothers who undergo caesarean delivery does the afterbirth come out naturally or it is removed to?
If i was to end up having caesarean delivery, would obgyn be able to do surgery to "tie my fallopian tubes" at same time if i request it? I am 45 y/o.
Yes, but...: It actually is quite easy to do this at the same time. However, it is something you need to work out with your OB ahead of time. For instance, are you delivering in a religious hospital? Some won't allow tubals. What if the baby is ill or premature - do you still want to go through with the procedure? Your OB will guide you through the questions and the process so it can be done with ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intolerance subset: Food allergy (fa) is a subset of food intolerance (fi). Fa involves an abnormal immune system reaction to an otherwise innocuous food. Mechanisms of fi include inability to digest a food as in lactose intolerance. Fa can be life-threatening; fi is not. Symptoms of fi are limited to the GI tract - pain, bloat, gas, vomiting, diarrhea. Fa symptoms may be GI as well as respiratory, skin & cardiac. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy Testing: If you are having symptoms that you believe are due to food allergy, you should be seen by a board certified allergist and have appropriate allergy testing performed to help determine if you are allergic and to what food you are allergic. If you suspect a specific food, stop eating it immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
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