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Dr. David Fein Dr. Fein
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Is it safe to have an epidural if I have scoliosis?

Dr. David Fein Dr. Fein
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Is it safe to have an epidural if I have scoliosis?

Yes: Most anesthesiologists are well-experienced with epidural placement, and scoliosis is not a difficult challenge, in most cases. For severe scoliosis, an anesthesia "consult" in advance -- that is, meeting with the anesthesiologist in the 7th or 8th month to discuss your case and reviewing x-rays -- might be a prudent idea. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Is it safe to have normal delivery if you have scoliosis?

Is it safe to have normal delivery if you have scoliosis?

Yes: Check with on doctor pelvic outlet baby measurements the scoliosis shouldn't affect either. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an epidural for giving birth if I have spondylolisthesis?

Is it safe to get an epidural for giving birth if I have spondylolisthesis?

Yes: It is usually safe to have an epidural with a spondylolisthesis. The best way to be safe is to have a spine specialist review your films and give recommendations to the obstetrician and anesthesiolgist before you end up in the labor room. ...Read more

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If I have spinal stenosis is it safe to get pregnant?

If I have spinal stenosis is it safe to get pregnant?

Yes: Since back discomfort is common in the later stages of pregnancy, expect any symptoms to be accentuated if there are pre-existing back problems before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a hip surgry while you have mercer.?

Is it safe to have a hip surgry while you have mercer.?

I assume you mean: Mrsa not mercer the answer is yu shold not have surgery whil you have active MRSA - but consult an infectious disease person. ...Read more

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Hello! is it safe to have surgery if you have mrsa?

Hello! is it safe to have surgery if you have mrsa?

Depends: On where your surgery is, if you have been treated and whether your MRSA is colonized or an active infection. These are great questions to discuss with your surgeon and primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex if you have tachycardia?

Is it safe to have sex if you have tachycardia?

It depends.: Although there are some people with a mild tachycardia due to a benign condition termed autonomic nervous system dysfunction (dysautonomia), most tachycardias have an underlying specific cause. Therefore, before answering your question, it would be best to undergo a medical exam to search for that cause. It could be an overactive thyroid gland, infection, fever, a rare tumor or some other problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex while you have an eye injury?

Is it safe to have sex while you have an eye injury?

IT DEPENDS: It depend what kind of eye injury you have, while it is safe for most of the superficial injuries but having sex after penetrating eye injuries may increase pressure in the eye and may cause complications, so ask your eye doctor if it is safe or not. ...Read more

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If I have symptoms that have me concerned I may have a syrinx in my spine would it still be okay to have a spinal block for a csection?

Depends: Depends in part on the nature and cause of your symptoms. If you are having unexplained neurological symptoms, ideally they would be accurately diagnosed before you undergoing any interventional procedures that involve the spine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex if you have a concussion?

Is it safe to have sex if you have a concussion?

Concussion: Its probably best to hold off on strenuous activity, such as sex, until your symptoms from concussion are completely resolved. You should consider sex like any other exercise - and we typically say that an athlete should not return to play until their symptoms are no longer present, including headache, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex when you have an eye injury?

Is it safe to have sex when you have an eye injury?

Good question: Anything that causes eye pain or that can risk further injury to the eye should be avoided. If the injury required suturing, there can be a risk of sutures breaking from bearing down. It is advisable to ask the doctor who treated you for your specific injury what level of activity you can engage in safely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have an endoscapy when you have a head cold?

Is it safe to have an endoscapy when you have a head cold?

Yes and no: It is safe to have an upper GI endoscopy with a head cold, but you are reliant on breathing through your nose. If you have a head cold, it will be more difficult to breathe and the procedure may be more uncomfortable. ...Read more

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If I have a sciatica nerve problem is it ok to have sex?

If I have a sciatica nerve problem is it ok to have sex?

Yes: However certain positions may make pain worse. typically herniated disks are worse with position in which your spine is flexed. ...Read more

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What to do if i had to have a spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis and i think it has failed any way to tell?

What to do if i had to have a spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis and i think it has failed any way to tell?

Yes: If rods have broken, screws broken, and your are having pain. Also, progressive loss of correction are signs that the bone has not healed. I reiterate, pain would be my indication of failure or progressive recurrence of deformity. So are you leaning more, stooping forward? These are signs of failure of the fusion. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to have an abortion if I already have endocarditus beforehand?

Is it unsafe to have an abortion if I already have endocarditus beforehand?

Not necessarily: Your doctor should discuss your history with you. Once you've discussed your endocarditis, he/she will most likely prescribe an antibiotic mixture during the procedure as a preventative measure to prevent another episode of endocarditis. Insist on a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of the procedure. Ask questions! ...Read more

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I have spondylilothesis. Is it possible that this is causing an obstruction in my vagina? I have not been able to have intercourse for 3 years.

I have spondylilothesis. Is it possible that this is causing an obstruction in my vagina?  I have not been able to have intercourse for 3 years.

No: It would be very difficult to have such an anterior movement of the sacrum to cause obstruction of the vagina. If you have been sexually active in the past, you shouldn't have any problems except normal changes of the vagina related to menopause. The vaginal tissue gets thinner and more fragile because of the hormone changes related to menopause making intimacy more uncomfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more