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Is it safe to do orgasms when there is cervical cerclage?

Is it safe to do orgasms when there is cervical cerclage?

Risky: Orgasm would be expected to be associated with uterine contractions. That could cause a cervical cerclage to bleed or fail. The general recommendation after a cerclage is placed s for "pelvic rest", i.e. No sex (and no orgasms). ...Read more

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Short Cervix (Definition)

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


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How long is it safe to be constipated for during pregnancy?

How long is it safe to be constipated for during pregnancy?

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

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How long is it safe for a baby to be sedated?

How long is it safe for a baby to be sedated?

Depends on situation: Sedation in kids should be under proper supervision by a pediatric anesthesiologist or other trained professional.As long as they are following proper guidelines for sedation it can last for hours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) daily long term? Is it also safe to take that long term during pregnancy?

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

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Is it safe to take oxytocin in labor?

Is it safe to take oxytocin in labor?

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 more

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How long is it safe to keep a tampon in for before it needs changing?

How long is it safe to keep a tampon in for before it needs changing?

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

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Is it safe to use somatropin while having a lipoma?

Only if: you are using it for a medically appropriate and physician directed indication, but not for a non medical purpose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take intraconizole?

Is it safe to take intraconizole?

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 more

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It is safe to use vix during pregnancy?

It is safe to use vix during pregnancy?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a women's uterus?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a women's uterus?

Weeks to months!: Weeks to months, although it may take longer. My advice is: since over 25% of men and women under 30 are infected, why have unprotected sex? Second, if you could have it, you should take a round of antibiotics. Cheaper than the lab work! ...Read more

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How long is it safe to keep a catheter in?

As long as needed: It is safe to keep the catheter in for as long as it is needed. It does carry a risk of infection but this is offset by the benefits of having a good handle on the parameters especially in the icu. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mybulen during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take mybulen during pregnancy?

No: That particular drug contains Ibuprofen which is not used during pregnancy. It also contains a narcotic agent in Codeine that is only given under physician guidance. ...Read more

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Is it safe to become pregnant with a SCS?

Is it safe to become pregnant with a SCS?

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

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Is it safe to take ris it safe to takeperidone safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women?

Is it safe to take ris it safe to takeperidone safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women?

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 more

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What are the tests for short cervix?

What are the tests for short cervix?

2 ways: This can be detected either by a manual exam or sonogram measurements. ...Read more

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What does having a short cervix mean?

What does having a short cervix mean?

How short?: Short cervix only matters when it comes to pregnancy. If cervix is < than 2.5 cm long, there is increased risk of prematurity. Your OB can check for funneling of membranes into cervix early on, and after 24wks, do a test called fetal fibronectin. If this is positive and you have short cervix, your risk of prematurity is much higher, and your doctor may want to implement steps to reduce risk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a short cervix?

Usually none.: Short cervix is generally noted on prenatal sonogram without maternal symptoms. Vaginal Progesterone may help in some of these cases. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short cervix?

What is the definition or description of: Short cervix?

Ultrasound: 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 observation for further shortening ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was diagnosed with a short cervix.?

What do you advise if i was diagnosed with a short cervix.?

Depends: The only time that would be an issue is during pregnancy. During pregnancy a woman who is known to have a short cervix should be followed closely for the development of an incompetent cervix - that is usually accomplished by performing serial trans-vaginal ultrasound measurements of the cervix and allows for considering a cervical cerclage if the cervix is found to be shortening further. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for short cervix?

Depends: If you are pregnant with a short cervix, your doctor may recommend a cerclage which is a stitch placed around the cervix to strengthen it and hopefully prevent early dilation. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a weak or short cervix?

Depends: Sometimes the cervix is just that way naturally. Sometimes it has been changed by surgical rpocedures. A short or weakened cervix is concerning for retaining a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Short cervix, help please. Too late for stitch?

Maybe.: Cerclage is a reasonable option only in a few cases with a previous preterm delivery and a currently extremely short cervix (<1-2 cm). Progesterone is a more safe and effective option. ...Read more

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Is it recommended for woman who have a short cervix to get cerclage?

Is it recommended for woman who have a short cervix to get cerclage?

Your O.B.'s decision: Cervical cerclage ('putting a string around the cervix) in order to prevent 2nd/3rd trimester pregnancy loss is a clinical decision usually based upon history of prior early pregnancy losse(s). You must decide if the cerclage procedure (w/ low complication rate) is worth the risk or the risk of losing the baby is greater. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more

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Hi every one can someone tell me is there a treatment for short cervix?

Incompetant Cervix: Is what i think you are describing. This is where pregnancies end with early delivery as the cervix dilates and is unable to keep the fetus inside the uterus. This is treated with a cerclage, which is basically a purse string shown through the cervix. ...Read more

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I am @ the hospital for short cervix- 3 weeks now- stuck til delivery (23wks pg). My dr has only seen me twice so I never know my status. What can I do?

I am @ the hospital for short cervix- 3 weeks now- stuck til delivery (23wks pg). My dr has only seen me twice so I never know my status. What can I do?

Ask to speak to MD: This is a difficult position to find yourself in. Many times the general ob/gyn relies on the perinatologists (high risk docs) and residents to round on the patients that are hospitalized. Call the doctor's office and ask to speak with the doctor. Speak with your nurse and ask that she make contact with the office if you are uncomfortable. There should be a doctor checking on you at least daily. ...Read more

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What are the latest findings to preserve a pregnancy with short cervix and delivery near 20 weeks?

Complex: If you have a short cervix and no history of preterm birth, vaginal Progesterone can be very helpful. If you have a prior preterm birth, cerclage may be the way to go. Talk to your doctor about the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a short cervix length at 17 weeks pregnant?

What does it mean if I have a short cervix length at 17 weeks pregnant?

Increased risk : This will put you at increased risk of pre-term delivery. There are treatments for this, depending on your situation. Progesterone injections and cerclage are options. Your specialist will know if either is right for you. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and was told I have a short cervix what does this mean?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and was told I have a short cervix what does this mean?

Short Cervix: The cervix is the passage way where the baby travels from the uterus to the vagina when being delivered. The longer the cervix, the longer the baby has to travel, which may mean longer labor before the baby is delivered. Thus when the cervix is short there is unfortunately an increased risk of premature delivery and your doctor may recommend increased bed rest in the next few weeks before delivery ...Read more

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If I have a short cervix 1.5cm at 29 weeks pregnant with triplets when can I deliver?

If I have a short cervix 1.5cm at 29 weeks pregnant with triplets when can I deliver?

Anytime: You are at high risk for early delivery. Make sure you are following your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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Lletz high grade CIN 20x18x17mm removed 1 yr and half ago will this cause a short cervix now im 10 weeks pregnant is this a lot that was removed?

Depends : Without knowing your full history all i can say is: it varies from woman to woman. Talk to your doctor and you should have your cervical length checked. If if is short you may benefit from vaginal progesterone. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant. short cervix 24,8 ( was 37 at 22 weeks) and less AFI (9,6 (5 percentile) is there any link? AFI was 15,9 at 22 weeks, no leakage.

28 weeks pregnant. short cervix 24,8 ( was 37 at 22 weeks) and less AFI (9,6 (5 percentile) is there any link? AFI was 15,9 at 22 weeks, no leakage.

Yes, there is a: link between short cervix and low amniotic fluid. Both are associated with early labor and delivery. However, preterm labor & delivery aren't inevitable even with these numbers. Ask your doctor what precautions you can take to minimize the risk of early labor and deliver. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more