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Is Anesthesia Required For Hsg Test
It means a test to determine the countour of the uterine cavity and whether to tubes are open. It's part of an infertility work up, and also used to check for uterine polyps or fibroids. It's usually performed in a radiologists office wihout anesthesia. If the physician injects the dye slowly ...Read more
To see if blocked: Essure provides sterilization by using small flexible microinserts which help the tubes to naturally occlude. Three months alter an hsg is ordered to confirm that the tubes are blocked. This has allowed essure to have the lowest failure rate. Some are investigating the use of sonograms done in the office to take the place of the hsg confirmation test, but not yet approved by fda. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
General anesthesia: Diagnostic laparoscopy involves small incisions and inflating the abdomen with CO2 so that the surgeon has room to examine and operate. This would be very uncomfortable if the patient wasn't completely asleep under general anesthesia. The abdominal muscles need to be completely relaxed for the patient's safety and for the surgeon to have good operating conditions. GA works very well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests (if any) is a surgeon required to have a patient get done before performing an ileostomy reversal surgery?
Depends: Depending on your medical issues, medications and recent past testing you may not need any new testing. Often surgeons will at least ask for a blood count to make sure you aren't really anemic(low red blood cell count) and that your platelet numbers are fine(too low and the risks of bleeding go up) and coagulation studies(if they are abnormal the risk of bleeding can go up too). Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To keep you safe: Ectopic pregnancies are somtimes hard to locate. They also are life-threatening if not caught in time. Your doc has probably determined that it is safer to perform a laparoscopic procedure to visually evaluate your pelvic organs, make sure an ectopic is identified early & treated if needed. A salpingostomy can be performed (open the tube & remove the ectopic) which spares your tube if undamaged. ...Read more
Outpatient general anesthesia for hysteroscopy with dilation curettage would the patient receive little anesthesia since the procedure is short?
What HIV test is given to pregnant women an how effective are the test. Is additional testing needed after the first test is done an negative ?
HIV testing: I am not sure what your worries are. The tests are extremely effective. The doctors providing you or any women in this country know when to retest and what to do in almost every single possible scenarios. From an experts perspective there is nothing to be worrying about. ...Read more
Depends why: Often a d & c may be done under sedation with Propofol and other meds such as versed or fentanyl. The gyn doctor may use local anesthesia around the cervix. If it's an emergency situation where the patient doesn't have an empty stomach, if the patient is extremely obese, or if there is heavy bleeding, general anesthesia may be safest. The ob/gyn and anes doctors will decide the best plan. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
During my tubal ligation, my ob/gyn used a surgical instrument that is contraindicated for tubal sterilization. Is that ok to do?
Get second opinion: this story sounds incorrect. tubal ligation done properly is a very easy procedure and it is unusual that mistakes are made like this. the consequences of mistakes, like unintended pregnancy make doctors pretty careful about this stuff. get the operative report and review it with another gyn surgeon to put your mind at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That : That is true. Some pregnant patients have "polyhydramnios", where there is too much fluid around the baby, which can occur for several reasons. In that case, extra fluid can be drained. The most common indication for amniocentesis is for diagnostic purposes, where fluid is tested to determine the health and genetics of the baby. ...Read more
General anesthesia: A thoracotomy is a major operation which involves opening the chest: possibly to remove tumor, clear infection, or to repair the heart. It requires full general anesthesia, usually with a special tube to allow only one lung to be ventilated at a time. An epidural catheter often is placed for additional pain control. Consult a thoracic anesthesiologist for more information. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers