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Is It Safe To Short Cervix
doctors generally only look for a short cervix after a person has had a history of a preterm delivery. In the next pregnancy, doctor will perform transvaginal ultrasounds to look at the length of the cervix and if it drops below 1.5 to 2.5 cm, they may get concerned about a shortening cervix and offer treatment or closer ...Read more
Prevent Constipation: Constipation during Pregnancy is a common problem due to several reasons including the hormone progesterone which slows the movements of food,Iron Therapy and later in pregnancy as uterus presses on the the rectum. There is no number as to safety to the fetus but constipation should be prevented by high fiber diet.plenty of fluids at least 6to8glasses of water,fiber supplements and stool softners ...Read more
Is it safe to take 2500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) daily long term? Is it also safe to take that long term during pregnancy?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) Toxicity: The simple answer to your question is no. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is very toxic in high and regular doses to your liver. I am not sure why you are taking this daily and would advise you to get to your obstetrician to make sure they are aware of this and to give them a chance to discuss healthier options for you. ...Read more
Usually: Oxitocin is often needed to supplement the natural oxitocin your body makes when you need to make more progress in labor.Once your water breaks, the longer labor takes the more chance germs have to ascend & infect baby & mom. Administration requires close monitoring & can be stopped if signs of fetal distress are noted. Un-monitored use can lead to tragic outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once it is saturated: During a period, tampons should be changed frequently, but definitely should not be left in the vagina if they are saturated. Toxic shock syndrome is a very serious condition that may develop if bacteria grow on the saturated tampon that is left in the vagina too long. It is best to alternate tampons with peri-pads... ...Read more
Only if: you are using it for a medically appropriate and physician directed indication, but not for a non medical purpose. ...Read more
Generally: drugs which are FDA approved are generally safe and effective. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and if you already know you didn't have a good experience with it before, then it probably won't be good for You this time. It goes out by the liver so liver disease or other drugs that go out by the liver are a big problem with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe is hair/root touch up during preg? Which trimester is it advisable to do it? Or avoid it completely?
Pregnancy: it is safe. if you want to be extra careful avoid in first trimester. ...Read more
Vicks? yes: Did you mean to say Vicks cough drops? Those contain menthol as a topical treatment for the throat. There is no medical reason why you can't use that during pregnancy. Like all medications in pregnancy, however, you should only use it for the time that you really need it. The only over the counter "medications" that should be taken for the whole pregnancy are prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid. ...Read more
SCS: Spinal cord stimulator ? This has not been formally studied. There are a handful of case reports in the English language medical literature. One woman in Korea had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. The other 5 had healthy babies. The location of the stimulator unit may matter (abdomen vs lower buttocks). Most women who have stimulators also take medications that may be harmful. Discuss this with the MD ...Read more
Not breastfeeding: Risperidone is a strong medication for use in women with psychiatric illness. It can be used in pregnancy with your doctor's supervision. Some infants will show signs of withdrawl after birth, but the benefits may be better than the risks of stopping. Risperidone will pass into breast milk and a woman should use formula instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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