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What are forceps?

Forceps: They are a handheld, hinged instrument used for grasping and holding objects. ...Read more

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Will forcep delivery damage my babys brain?

Will forcep delivery damage my babys brain?

Maybe maybe no: Not necessarily and certainly not always, but it is a risk factor. It may be difficlt to differentiate from any damage related to the forceps delivery itself, or the condition or traumatic birth that necessitated this in the first place. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Do not want forceps. Will refuse even in life threatening situation-proceed to csection instead. Can doctor force forceps even if i refuse completely?

Do not want forceps. Will refuse even in life threatening situation-proceed to csection instead. Can doctor force forceps even if i refuse completely?

There are 3 people.: Three people are involved in this hypothetical situation. The doctor has 2 patients: a woman in labor and a baby being born. If the baby sort of gets stuck, but would like to be born live and well, and the doctor feels that forceps would give the baby the better chance of being born live and well, but the woman in labor doesn't want forceps... The woman might be out-voted 2-to-1. Hypothetically. ...Read more

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Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Call orthodontist: Follow the instructions your orthodontist gave you. There is ususally some pain after spacers have been placed. Ibuprophen will help with the pain.. Soft diet until you feel better. If the pain is more than you think it should be call your orthodontist and talk with them. ...Read more

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L endoscopic hernia repair. Pmh: mild l cerebral palsy. I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia. S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

L endoscopic hernia repair.  Pmh:  mild  l cerebral palsy.  I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia.  S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

PostOp Seroma: It is very common for fluid to accumulate where the old hernia was immediately after surgery. It can feel just like a hernia but will not "yo-yo" in and out. Best option would be to see your surgeon in-person so they can examine you & reassure you that all is well. ...Read more

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Will forcep delivery damage my babys brain?

Maybe maybe no: Not necessarily and certainly not always, but it is a risk factor. It may be difficlt to differentiate from any damage related to the forceps delivery itself, or the condition or traumatic birth that necessitated this in the first place. ...Read more

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Question about my brain. Could my apgars have been low because of forcep delivery?

Doubt it: The forceps were likely used because the doc realized you needed to get out faster. Remaining stuck in the birth canal is significant stress on a baby with some reduction in blood flow from the placenta and increased metabolic demands by their tissues.If they didn't, your scores would likely be worse. ...Read more

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