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Is intralipid 20 percent used widely for a womans fertilization conception problem? How safe is it?
Intralipid: This is a totally experimental soy based IV infusion that is not standard of care at all. It is not widely used and does not have a reliable research based experimentally proven track record. ...Read more
What kind of cases usually need intralipid infusions throughout their pregnancy and not just the first trimester?
Miscarriages, etc: Intra lipid infusions have been used for a variety of reasons since the 1960's. They are touted as measures to prevent miscarriage, and some research supports this. Also, some physicians believe that they serve to provide protection from the mother's immune system, and provide nutrition to the baby. ...Read more
Feeding: TPN and G-tube feeds are ways to provide more nutrition to someone who cannot eat/drink/absorb enough nutrition himself. If he is able to grow (taller, heavier) and is able to absorb nutrients from his intestine, then intravenous nutrition isn't necessary. If he is able to get enough nutrition into his digestive tract through his mouth, then he won't need a g-tube. Best of luck to you both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 early MCs, all tests normal -antiphosopolipid, autoimmune, hormonal etc. How imp is intralipid transfusion once preg. Dr suggesting imperically?
Worth trying: The idea is simple, intralipid mildly suppresses the immune system,so the implanted embryo would be tolerated by the womb lining,and the local immune cells won't reject it, usually starts before implantation and continues for some weeks after,to make sure pregnancy is stable. It is still an empirical therapy probably comparable to IVIG, be careful if you're allergic to eggs, soy or peanuts though ...Read more
Talk to OB: This is a very specific question that is more appropriate for your OB to make appropriate recommendations for the specialists that you may require. I'm quite sure many physicians on this site are from the United States and are not aware of Canadian physician referrals. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers