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Is It Possible To Have Emergency C Section Without Anesthesia
Difficult: It's possible but realistically there is always local anesthesia available along with other meds which can be given quickly to help in an emergency. Truly emergent c-sections have been done with nothing (bad idea...), with IV meds (ketamine, versed, etc), or local injection (lidocaine, marcaine...Doesn't really work well either). If anesthesia isn't available (rare) it is possible but painful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Great question: It depends on the true nature of the emergency. If you already have an epidural in place that is working well it can often be used during an emergency. However when time is of the essence, and the baby or mom are at risk, general anesthesia is the fastest way to get a distressed baby out and cared for. Please rely on the expertise of your obstetrician and anesthesiologist to make the best choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: After a csection, the best way to prevent dangerous blood clots is to get up and move. During the csection we use devices on the legs to reduce clots that can be continued until the mom is moving. Generally we want our patients out of bed by the following morning. ...Read more
Depends.: Depending on the emergency (maternal vs. Fetal) stat cesareans can even be lethal. Despite increased risk for infection, fetal injury, hysterectomy and bleeding, stats are generally safe and have great outcomes. Cesarean section is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in the us nowadays. So, if you or yours need one, rest assured that it is done for good reason and expect great outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not: It depends on the type of incision into the uterus, and the conditions under which the first cesarean section was found to be necessary. Vaginal birth after c/s (vbac) is becoming less common due to undiagnosed subsequent uterine rupture, complications, and liability issues.. ...Read more
If I had an emergency c-section with my first child does that mean I will be at high risk with a second?
Need x C section: Depending upon the reason why you required c section. If there is something permanent like small pelvis then you will probably require always c sections. If there was fetal suffering or stress during the last moments of labor then it is probably a one time deal. Ask your ob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on left side above waist area since having emergency c section just over 8 weeks ago also still bleeding?
Contact your OB MD: At 8 weeks post C/section recurring pain is not usually the case. Contact your treating OB MD for an evaluation. ...Read more
I had an emergency c section in April. I have been bleeding on and off since. Today my bleeding was usual because it was bright red and dark. Help?
Go back to OB MD: Your OB MD can re-examine you and determine the cause of the continual bleeding. ...Read more
Pain in upper rib cage right side after bending over. Feeling shaky as laying down now. Also may 25 had emergency c section. What do you make of this?
Hmmm: Could be anything. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Iv had 2 kids and am 33 weeks first one was emergency C-section and second was reg C-section what's the chance of goin into labor for number 3?
I've been trying to get pregnant for months and it just not happening, I already have a 6 year old, who I had a emergency c - section with. Why?
See your OB: There is a chance that your trouble getting pregnant is related to the previous C-section. It also may be completely unrelated. Either way, your OB should be able to help you figure out what to do next if you're trying but not able to get pregnant again. There are many possibilities so start with your OB. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took a home test on 12-10-13.I had a emergency c-section 8 months ago, I haven't had a normal cycle since. My last cycle was11-25-13.Am I prengnant?
Breastfeeding: You had a baby 8 months ago, are you still breastfeeding? This will definitely throw off your menstrual cycle. If not breastfeeding, then there could be other reasons for lack of period. Did you have massive blood loss at cesarean? This can lead to problems with pituitary. Sounds like if you're not breastfeeding, you should get checked by doctor to rule out anything serious. ...Read more
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