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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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm on pelvic rest for short cervix-.4cm-and it is driving me crazy! libido is through the roof, im even fantasizing about my male dr. What can help?
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