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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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I just had a laparotomy done to terminate an ectopic pregnancy 3 days ago. How long does the swelling and soreness last? Currently on home leave.

I just had a laparotomy done to terminate an ectopic pregnancy 3 days ago. How long does the swelling and soreness last? Currently on home leave.

Depend: Depend first if it was ruptured with bleeding or not, if it did and you are anemic it is going to take 2-3 months to build up strength and able to feel normal again.
if not they were able to reach the ectopic before it ruptured, then the recovery from surgery is 3-4 weeks, to allow wound to heal and your body to gain strength from general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst laparotomy in june. 2014. Since then I still have recurrent pregnancy symptoms with regular feeling of a twist in my lower abdom?

I had an ovarian cyst laparotomy in june. 2014. Since then I still have recurrent pregnancy symptoms with regular feeling of a twist in my lower abdom?

Hard to know...: "Pregnancy symptoms" = lots of things = nausea, breast tenderness, abdominal fullness, swelling of breasts or genitalia, etc. It's hard to answer without knowing this. Would you please ask again, and be more specific, or consult me directly?

Regarding a "twist" sensation, this is likely muscle spasms. Your muscles were sewn shut and they often spasm when they pull on stitches with activity. ...Read more

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I had a horizontal laparotomy done in 2012 and now I'm 20 weeks pregnant and experiencing a lot of pain on my scar could it rupture as my baby grows?

I had a horizontal laparotomy done in 2012 and now I'm 20 weeks pregnant and experiencing a lot of pain on my scar could it rupture as my baby grows?

Unlikely: Yes that would be possible but it is exceedingly unlikely. It is common to have scar pain during pregnancy - but very uncommon to cause any other issues or problems for the pregnancy. Good luck ...Read more

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I had laparotomy with salpingectomy done in July 2015 due to ectopic pregnancy. Right tube was removed. I'm still experiencing a dull pain on right s?

I had laparotomy with salpingectomy done in July 2015 due to ectopic pregnancy. Right tube was removed. I'm still experiencing a dull pain on right s?

Several possibilitie: Keep a diary of the quality of the pain and frequency and time the pain happens in relation to your menstruation. It may not be related to the salpingectomy at all. Ovarian cysts, ovulation, adhesions, and infections (including appendicitis) are just a few causes of pelvic pain. If pain becomes severe, vomiting or fever develops, go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Hi I have avascular cystic lesion consistent with an endometrioma this will require surgery, laparoscopy with possible laparotomy to tackle this and the patency of the fallopian tubes to be checked at the same time. Do I avoid getting pregnant until it

Hi I have avascular cystic lesion consistent with an endometrioma this will require surgery, laparoscopy with possible laparotomy to tackle this and the patency of the fallopian tubes to be checked at the same time. Do I avoid getting pregnant until it

ENDOMETRIOSIS TX: ENDOMETRIOSIS is very difficult to treat if you have an. Endomitrioma. It will be extremely difficult to conceive. Get a second opinion on treatment options and make sure you go to the top hospital and top doctor that are available. ...Read more

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Hi I have avascular cystic lesion consistent with an endometrioma this will require surgery, laparoscopy with possible laparotomy to tackle this and the patency of the fallopian tubes to be checked at the same time, do I avoid getting pregnant until rem

Hi I have avascular cystic lesion consistent with an endometrioma this will require surgery, laparoscopy with possible laparotomy to tackle this and the patency of the fallopian tubes to be checked at the same time, do I avoid getting pregnant until rem

Yes: Yes you should, because if you did get pregnant any surgical intervention had to be postponed until you deliver the baby. Not knowing if the cyst is benign or malignant the wailight not be on your side. It really depends on your priority, which is more important to you, getting pregnant or knowing the nature of the cyst and to get rid of it by surgery.discuss your options with your GYN ...Read more

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I'm sterilized have been for years now had a laperostomy four years ago and have it done again soon can I get pregnant?

I'm sterilized have been for years now had a laperostomy four years ago and have it done again soon can I get pregnant?

Confused: I am sorry. I am confused by your question. Did you have a tubal ligation done? If so, a laparoscopy alone will not reverse it and make you fertile. If you can't get pregnant for other reasons, a laparoscopy may help. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant after having a tubal and do not want to have surgery for a reversal? Is it possible to try something natural?

How can I get pregnant after having a tubal and do not want to have surgery for a reversal? Is it possible to try something natural?

NO NO: There is nothing natural that will work if your tubes are blocked, you either need a tubal reversal or in-vitro- fertilization, those are the only 2 ways! ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant after tuballigation 14 yrs ago, naturally no surgery?

How can I get pregnant after tuballigation 14 yrs ago, naturally no surgery?

Not possible: There is no "natural" or non-surgical way to reverse tubal ligation. You will never get pregnant without surgery of some sort; or in vitro fertilization. See a gynecologist to learn about the available options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How quickly can you get pregnant after having laproscpic surgery for IUD removal?

How quickly can you get pregnant after having laproscpic surgery for IUD removal?

Very quickly: After an iud is removed fertility returns to normal very quickly. I have seen many patients pregnant the first month. ...Read more

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Why can't I get pregnant after 2 years of ovarian cyst surgery?

Why can't I get pregnant after 2 years of ovarian cyst surgery?

Multiple reasons: Your sexual activity does not fall on the ovulation days, you have occluded fallopian tubes, your partner has low sperm count, you have genetic abnormality or as simple as you need more time. Find fertility clinic, they will help. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant after a hernia surgery or can I wait to have a baby that's when it can be repaired?

Can I get pregnant after a hernia surgery or can I wait to have a baby that's when it can be repaired?

See below: Hernia surgery should not impair your ability to get pregnant. It would be preferable to have the hernia repaired before getting pregnant. If you are planning to get pregnant, consult an obstetrician and take ante-natal vitamins.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after having open heart surgery?

Can you get pregnant after having open heart surgery?

Of course: But doing it may or may not be good for your health depending upon why the surgery was done and what the result was in terms of improving your health. Pregnancy places an enormous demand on the mother's cardiovascular system. If you've had open heart surgery and you're considering pregnancy, see your obgyn and cardiologist before you conceive. ...Read more

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Can I get surgery for fibroadenoma if pregnant?

Can I get surgery for fibroadenoma if pregnant?

Not recommended: Fibroadenoma itself is a benign process. Surgery during pregnancy caries a risk of harm to your fetus. Therefore, unless there is a concern for underlying cancer, this procedure can be delayed. Consult with your surgeon, who will certainly have your best interest in mind, as well as your unborn child. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

IVF: There are only 2 options, assuming your previous surgery worked. Ivf (in vitro fertilization) to get pregnant without using the tubes. Or a repeat surgery to try to open up the tubes. ...Read more

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Could a woman still get pregnant after a hysteroscopy surgery?

Could a woman still get pregnant after a hysteroscopy surgery?

Of course: It depends what the hyysteroscopy was done for, a diagnostic hyesteroscopy will not keep you from getting preg, often times hysteroscopy is done to fix an endometrial problems so u can get pregnant, I have done many of these in my office with great success. ...Read more

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Can women get pregnant right after haveing surgery due to haveing endometriosis?

Can women get pregnant right after haveing surgery due to haveing endometriosis?

Yes, Allow recovery: Once you have recovered it is actually the best time to get pregnant. This is in part because the endometriosis is in check. Also, your tubes are usually working better because the endometriosis and scar tissue has been removed. Plus being pregnant usually stalls recurrent symptoms from the endometriosis almost inevitable return. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after a tubal without the surgery? Mine have been tied 14 years.

Is it possible to get pregnant after a tubal without the surgery? Mine have been tied 14 years.

Tubal failure: Tubal procedure failure can occur in patients who had tubal ligation and that risk is abut 1 in 200.
Thus at 35yo with 14 years history of previous tubal ligation and have missed your menses, it is prudent to do the following:
1. Get a serum HCG
2. Get a pelvic ultrasound to confirm location of pregnancy if positive and to rule out ectopic pregnancy.
3. Discuss the result with your doctor. ...Read more

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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more