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How To Treat Amniotic Fluid Embolism Quickly
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
Rare: This a rare but very serious problem. It can occur when amniotic fluid gets into the blood stream and sets up a reaction that can b e life threatening., . ...Read more
Hard to say: Its not a very common problem diff to diagnose je to be thinking about the possibilities when symptoms develop. ...Read more
Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath? How to remove the fluid? How to treat it? Does it go by itself?
Tenosynovitis: Usually fluid in tendon sheath means inflammation or tenosynovitis, and causes pain. Various treatments are available to be prescribed by your doctor including rest, restricting activities that caused the problem, splint, applying cold, physical therapy, nonsteroidal inflammatory medications, or even steroid injections into the tendon sheath. I personally have had steroid injections with relief. ...Read more
Need more info: If you are asking about too little amniotic fluid, avoid becoming a diabetic or hypertensive which can decrease fluid. If you are asking about too much fluid, avoid diabetes of pregnancy which can sometimes cause this. If you are asking about amniotic bands, etc then there really is nothing you can do to prevent them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely rare: Air embolism refers to air or gas entering the blood stream. In an adult it can be from an intravenous line. In the case of a fetus the potential would be from the mothers bloodstream or vaginal canal. If you have concerns then discuss these with your obstetrician. They are here to help you and rare case reports exist. ...Read more
Varies: Synovial cells that line the synovial joints are the source of synovial fluid. They usually make more fluid in response to an inflammation of the joint capsule, a condition called synovitis. We do not really know of a therapeutic way to increase synovial fluid production in an arthritic joint, but there have been many studies and attempts to do so. ...Read more
Not always the heart: Pulmonary edema is a term indicating fluid in the lungs. It can be cardiogenic ie heart failure or noncardiogenic. Causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema include pneumonia, autoimmune, cancer, etc. The key to preventing recurrances is to evaluate the cause and treat it. ...Read more
How can lower legs edema caused by cardiac issue be treated? How long the edema/ swelling will goes away? And, how to reassure that it is not DVT?
Leg elevation,: sodium and fluid restriction, diuretic meds, and inotropic meds. Usually takes some time for it to go away, few days to weeks, even if optimally treated. DVT is usually unilateral and painful/tender. If edema is bilateral, occurs spontaneously in a patient with heart failure, and is not painful/tender, it is most likely not DVT. Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more
ASAP: If the lung is indeed punctured (knife, gun shot wound, broken rib, etc), you need to be in the emergency room asap. Though not all chest wall injuries include lung injury, it is best to be safe and get checked. ...Read more
Meconium? : I'm not sure if you are referring to thickened amniotic fluid that results from the baby having a bowel movement which is referred to as meconium? If so we only know about it at the time of delivery, and there is nothing to do except to make sure neonatology is present at the delivery to examine the baby .... ...Read more
Rare: Rare and you do NOT get AFE's by pushing - ...Read more
In hospital: Pulmonary edema it is a serious medical condition. In pregnancy requires immediate intervention in the hospital. Depending the cause, the treatment differs but most of the time diuretics are used to get rid of the excess fluids in lungs. Yet care should be taken not do drain too much fluid and affect the baby. This is the reason is treated only in hospital under supervision. ...Read more
How can pitocin or the drip induction oxytocin cause a subarachnoid hemmorhage? And how can it cause water intoxication?
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin has an anti diuretic effect and one of its side effects is water intoxication. Pitocin is just synthetic oxytocin, which is secreted by the posterior pituitary. Subarachnoid hemorrhage can have multiple causes, unsure if pitocin associated with that. An MFM specialist might have a better explanation for that. ...Read more
Medical management : In general, taking an Aspirin and statin medicine is the quickest way to begin treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Exercise, weight loss, blood pressure, and diabetes control can be improved immediately. Many people will get improvement with these measures alone. See your doctor before starting any new medicine or lifestyle change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear : I am assuming you mean hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome. It is difficult without more information to know what was first (hhns or stroke). Most consider that a stroke would precipitate hhns. After a stroke swallowing problems are common and this may cause pneumonia due to food or liquids trickling into the lungs. Discuss with the doctors what they think is the course of disease. ...Read more
Can overdrainage/suction of CSF through a lumbar drain cause brain damage, paralysis/death? How much fluid would it take for this damage to occur?
Yes but this is : Variable based on age/size of person as well as underlying medical issues/condition as well as the rate of drainage as CSF is constantly restored. ...Read more
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