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How Long Does Concern For C Section Associated With Pregnancy Last
How long does a mother have to be detained at the hospital after normal delivery with no complications?
48 hours: The first 48 hours are important as the baby is transitioning from fetal circulation (blood flow characteristics while inside mom) to regular independent blood circulation. The baby is also transitioning from never having breathed before, to breathing earth's air fully independently. Mom also has to transition her body's processes back to her non-pregnant condition. ...Read more
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
2 weeks: Really depends on the nature of the complication. ...Read more
I had a major blood infection last year (sepsis) no insurance so minimal health care. Is there any long term effects I should be concerned about?
Variable: Hormonal changes/salivary changes are not set in stone and exaclty the same for anyone. Likely it will cont during pregnancy and likely during nursing. Know that increased saliva is only good for your oral health and helps reduce the risk of decay by buffering acidic encounters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anovualtion: 'false pregnancy' has no exact or specific definition, so i can't give an exact answer. Simply being late on a period (if not pregnant) is nearly always because of not ovulating. If your periods are mostly regular you could wait for the next one, or can be evaluated by a gynecologist anytime. ...Read more
How long does it take for your body to fully recover after having sepsis, and is there any long term complications to worry about?
It's highly variable: It depends on how severe the course was and what organs were affected. If you had multiple organ insults like kidney failure, heart failure, it can take a long time to recover. The recovery may not be complete. Some are left with residual heart or kidney damage. Others recover completely with no long term effects. Too variable to say. ...Read more
Is there a guideline for doc to administer treatment within a certain timing for threatened miscarriage with heavy bleeding? If yes, within how long?
No guidelines: No, there are no guidelines. If you are only 6 weeks and bleeding heavy like you say, you should be able to miscarry spontaneously, avoiding a D&C. ...Read more
Pain after D;C: Pain after a d;c usually is mild requiring just Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) for a few days. Many women have no pain at all while others need a few doses of the above medications. A heating pad can help too. If there is pain longer or more severe than mentioned medications can handle, it would be best to be evaluated in person. ...Read more
After having a miscarriage or an abortion, how long does your body remain fertile with the high risk of getting pregnant?
If you aren't ready: to be pregnant - would use protection right away when sexually active. It is recommended that you avoid sexual activities involving vaginal penetration for 2 weeks after a surgical abortion assuming that the abortion was complete & you have been medically cleared by your physician. There can be variation in provider recommendations. ...Read more
How long usually does it take for a pre-op hCG level of 15, 000 come down to <5 after a d and c procedure?
HCG drop: The drop in HCG is very variable. In most women it will be back below 5 within 2 weeks. But taking a bit longer is usually normal. The longest i've ever seen for an HCG to drop after a d;c is 12 weeks. Two weeks is much more typical. ...Read more
How long is an appendectomy recovery? How long is a normal recovery time after having an appendectomy? I have high blood pressure but no other health issues.
All : All recoveries vary enormously, depending on many factors. Certainly this is affected by the severity of the infection and how the appendix was removed. Even the definition of "recover" varies: for a desk job it may be a few days but for a job with heavy lifting (i think of roofers) it may be a few weeks. I have never given a patient a timetable for activities as it is impossible to predict the recovery. Instead i recommend that they simply listen to the body as it will predict on a moment-to-moment basis what you can do and will punish you for exceeding these limits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows how long a labor will be, so should I be induced cause' I am gbs positive & need the antibiotics 4 hours before I deliver?
Not exactly...: It means is mom gets antibiotics when she is admitted to the hospital in labor, hoping that the antibiotics go through the placenta to protect the baby. Because it takes some time for enough antibiotics to get into the baby, the desire is for the baby to not be born until 4 or more hours after mom gets the antibiotics. Mom gets a second dose of antibiotics if labor takes longer, which is common. ...Read more
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