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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 more
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 more
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
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
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 more
How long should I wait for using slimming belts after C-section I had emergency C-section 2 month ago?
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 more
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 more
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
I had my baby at 23 weeks via emergency c-section. It was either that or pos bleed death (had near abruption) family upset; we are christian and they state I should of tried to keep baby in longer : (?
See below:: You may have bled to death and the baby would have likely died from the abruption anyway. You made an appropriate decision. ...Read more
My first child was delivered by emergency c-section because I had a complete abruption caused by toxemia that was not treated. I was given high doses?
Abruption: Abruption and toxemia commonly are seen together because of the high blood pressures seen in toxemia. I'm not sure what you were given high doses of but Pitocin (oxytocin) in very high doses can contribute to abruption also. Hopefully your next pregnancy will not be so complicated. ...Read more
Y cant you eat before a c-section? Y do people vomit during c-section? Can you have maxalon for a c-section? What if you eat before emergency c-section?
Too dangerous: The risk of vomiting is high during csection. If a woman vomits, she risks aspiration which can be fatal. Women vomit for lots of reasons, anesthetic causes a drop in blood pressure, the uterus is being manipulated and there is abdominal pressure as well as other reasons. Maxalon is often given prophylactically before csection. If it's an emergency it's an emergency and we just accept the risk. ...Read more
Having pain in left side rib cage and left side back and shoulder worse when breathing deeply, had a baby 8 weeks ago by emergency c-section?
Get seen now: Chest pain that is new, especially if worse when breathing needs to be evaluated right away. Pain with, taking a breath can be due to something simple like pulled muscles, or overuse, or to more worrying problems, like pneumonia or a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen now at the ER or call your PCP, or the doc covering for your doc) for instructions but go to the ER if you cannot a doc tonight. ...Read more
Had emergency C-section after to much patoeson, made the babys heart stop a couple times, am I at high risk with a second child, b/c of the patoeson?
When I cough or move around at all, small amounts of urine leak out. I'm 30 I've had a traumatic emergency C section any thoughts? Could I need repair
14 d, post partum after emergency c section. Some minor bleeding. But today felt a gush of blood went to bathroom, gushed a bit more. Is this normal?
If it continues: Bleeding post parting varies widely from person to person. If the gushing continues you will need to be seen urgently. ...Read more
25 year old female non smoker 3 days after giving birth by emergency c section started having after images on every object and also trails in the eyes?
I had an emergency C-section 9 months ago and I still can't sleep on my stomach I get bad headaches if I do sleep on my stomach?
Virtual consult: I do not think it is related to your c-section. You should probably see a neurologist. If you want to talk more then please set up a virtual consult. ...Read more
Why is my stomach still hard and round after 6 months of and emergency C-section I look pregnant still bc I'm so little it's no flab or extra skin?
Rectus diastasis?: You may have a rectus diastasis, or separation of the abdominal muscles. If this is the case, it requires surgical correction, and this can be done at the same time as an abdominoplasty. Best to see your plastic surgeon for more information. ...Read more
Trying to get pregnant my youngest is 1 though had an emergency c section at 34 weeks and appendix out 3 days before will that affect ability to do so?
Just had a unilateral salpingo-oopherectomy done one week ago. Had a child three years ago by emergency c-section. Curious as to what are my chances of getting pregnant naturally after this procedure and when can we start trying.
Other side status: The condition of the opposite side tube and ovary will determine the answer to your question. If the Fallopian tube is patent (open) and the ovary ovulating normally, then your chances are good for another pregnancy. Your GYN MD can perform a HSG (hysterosalpingogram) test to determine Fallopian tube patency status. ...Read more
Why did my daughter have a cut on her head when she was born? It was emergency C-section. Her blood vessels were popped and head was cone shaped.
C/section risk: The OB cuts through the layers of the uterus during the C-section to reveal a balloon like baby container. The distance between the last layer of uterus and the balloon like lining is the width of a thick sheet of paper. The baby & container presses tightly against the wall. Occasionally the knife nicks baby at what ever point they are under the cutting edge. Shallow nicks heal quickly. ...Read more
I had my tubes "tied" during an emergency c-section with my son 8 months ago. I am now experiencing flutters and weight gain. Could I be pregnant?
Not pregnant: It is highly unlikely for a woman to become pregnant following a tubal ligation. It is possible but not probable. There have been rare cases reported but in reality, you are probably not pregnant. Let me know if you actually are pregnant and I will be very surprised. Best of luck. Kevin M. Passer, M.D. FAPA ...Read more
Probably: You should have had your 6 week check up where your OB usually releases you to sexual activity. If you haven't had that visit, I would do that first to make sure you are really released. But in general 6 weeks is usually a reasonable time to resume sexual activity. Use birth control and/or a condom unless you want to become pregnant again soon. ...Read more
Will getting pregnant 6 months after giving birth via emergency C-section make this a high risk pregnancy?
Yes...but check with your OB-GYN
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Had an emergency c section 3 weeks ago, now right before a bowel movement it's really painful then ok right after?
It could easily be: Normal and just part of the normal scar healing process. There could be some scar tissue forming that stretches and causes pain when the adjacent colon fills with stool and resolves with passage. As the healing progresses it may disappear. Or not...an adhesion may form. Watch and wait a bit...if worsens/persists, return to your Doctor. Congratulations on your baby! ...Read more
I had a emergency c-section back in december 2009. My doctor has said il need elective c-section as I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Have I fully healed inside?
Yes that was almost: 3 yo, u should be fine, u may have scar tissue or other problems or not, so an elective csection at 39 weeks if u have no problems will be schedeuled for u and u should do fine. ...Read more
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