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Induction At 39 Weeks For Irritable Uterus
I had an irritable uterus throughout my entire1st pregnancy. I was just wondering how likely it is to happen again with the irritable uterus?
No: An irritable uterus is one that can be contracting, but is not the same as preterm labor. Preterm labor means the cervix is opening and that is threatening for you and the baby. Preterm contractions are when the uterus contracts but the cervix doesn't open. It can be VERY hard to distinguish the 2 from patient perspective (I had them same in my pregnancy). See doctor or L&D! if worried though! ...Read more
22 weeks pregnant, emergent cerclage at 21 weeks.Almost whole pregnancy when i change positions i often feel tightening.problm?is it irritable uterus?
Close monitoring: An emergency cerclage is an extremely high risk procedure. Very close monitoring by your doctor is warranted. Please clarify the plan of care with your Obgyn as to how you should proceed. Often these cases are managed with bedrest at home or in the hospital. Serial sonographic cervical lengths are done. Sometimes medications are used to calm the uterus. ...Read more
I get Braxton Hicks contractions when I bend over... is that a symptom of an irritable uterus? They occur very often although without a set frequency.
What is an irritable uterus and how its contractions are different from Braxton Hicks contractions? Can either efface or dilate my cervix? I'm 33w5d.
Same contractions: Braxton Hicks contractions indicate the level of sensitivity(irritability) of the uterus to the agent(oxytocin) that can cause labor. The difference is the frequency, intervals, and duration of the contractions that will eventually be progressive enough to produce changes in the cervix-AKA active labor. ...Read more
30 weeks pregnant with 2nd baby. Loose stools for 2 weeks and feel like I need to go all the time. Also have irritable uterus should I be concerned?
Taking care w/ baby: Given that you have a baby-on-board, I would be proactive about getting you treated. You should go to the doc and get a diagnosis for the diarrheal illness. With some history, exam and lab tests, there should be some 'road map' to follow. Pregnancy causes your immune system to weaken, and you don't want things to get out of hand. I hope you can get seen TODAY. Take care. ...Read more
Small pieces of mucus plug lost, diarrhea, increased intensity of contractions (diagnosed w irritable uterus), 35 weeks. early signs of labor?
5 more weeks: it is not uncommon for attraction to begin starting at 32 weeks and they may not be a true sign of labor, rather the might just be practice contractions or whatare called Braxton Hicks contractions. Just because you lose some mucus, does not mean you will go into labor because your cervix will keep on creating mucus. call the hospital though, for regular painful contractions or loss of fluid. ...Read more
39 WEEKS?: Please please please get off the internet right now and call your OB doctor. If you don't have one got o the nearest hospital that does deliveries. ...Read more
Estrogen blocker: Clomid (clomiphene) acts by blocking estrogen receptors. These receptors are present in many parts of the body, including the brain & the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Without estrogen, the endometrium thins out. It doen't affect the other layers of the uterus, so your uterus won't "burst open." Once you stop Clomid (clomiphene), the endometrium will return to normal. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat sour or bitter tasting fruits in pregnancy? Ive heard they can be uterine stimulants? Im in my 3rd trimester.
What does uterine irritability mean? I'm 36 weeks pregnant and my nurse said they picked that up on my stress test today.
I am 36 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated, 50% effaced have lost mucus plug, have uterine irritability & just developed menstrual like cramps. Labor soon?
Maybe : If your contractions are regular approximately 5 minutes apart or your water breaks you should head to the hospital. ...Read more
I am between 5- 6 weeks pregnant. Had u/s no baby. Hgc 2400. Said my uterus is not thick. Is this normal?
Not normal : If the HCG is 2400 and they dont see anything in your uterus you need to see your doctor. It's possible you are having a miscarriage. It's also possible you have an ectopic pregnancy. That's when the pregnancy is not in the uterus where it is supposed to be. Your doc will do blood tests and help figure out what is going on. If you have bad pain or cramping go to the hospital. ...Read more
The endometrium measured 1.7cm in thickness. Age 39. Period 16-20 March 2015. Also anteverted uterus measuring 9.7X8.8X7.8 cm seen. Bad?
Enlarged uterus: From what she described her uterus is mildly enlarged. The endometrium measuring 1.7 cm is not unusual at this point in her cycle. Technically you should be somewhere midcycle and the endometrium will be thickening in this phase. As long as they were not able to see a polyp within the endometrial cavity or a fibroid tumor which is benign, then I would proceed conservatively. ...Read more
Told I have a bicornuate uterus at my 11w2d ultrasound, but dr didn't want to discuss until my 18w u/s. Should I decrease my 50min 5x/wk lap swims?
Had transvaginal U/S for bleeding 2 years post removal of uterus. U/S caused severe bleeding after. Possible Causes?
I undergo pelvic scan I dnt kn d meaning of uterus appears anteverted and empty measuring 67.6*41.0*39.7 mm in size and smooth contour?
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