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Is It True That The Closer You Get To Death The More Your Body Start To Curl Up Into The Fetal Position
Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?
Dying Process: While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation. One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled. ...Read more
No: This is simply not true at all. ...Read more
Interesting question: It certainly seems common to find that the fetal position is often assumed in order to decrease abdominal pains. I suppose it also offers some degree of protection also. ...Read more
Kneeling position: The knee chest position (with the pelvis higher than the head) may help your baby turn around. And come head first. ...Read more
I have horrible cramps during my period to where I just lay in bed in a fetal position all day. I get diahrrea, nausiated, and a little depressed.
Endometriosis: You may have endometriosis that causes the pain. Still, severe dysmenorrhea may cause the release of a lot of prostaglandins (pain causing products) that cause the diarrhea and nausea you describe. Patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder also report similar symptoms. Any of these can be treated medically so you should contact your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
For a year now when I'm in bed usually about an hour after I have fallen asleep. I wake up in pain. Both legs and both arms feel like I've run a marathon while lifting 500 lbs weights. I've noticed that they hurt more when I'm in the fetal position. I
Muscle cramps?: Generalized cramping due to metabolic or muscle issues would unlikely be triggered by positional changes. However if spasm involves primarily extensor muscles, then stretching them by flexion in the fetal position is likely to increase pain. You need an evaluation for calcium, potassium issues or other chemicals, as well as primary muscle disorders. ...Read more
SECURITY: Young and old alike feels " safe and secure" in a fetal position! Instead of "yelling" use the positive approach. It works all the time. Your child may have legitimate needs and wants that he cannot express himself. Yelling will scare him more, and not good atmosphere for learning because he is always fearing something! ...Read more
Transverse is that: A transverse fetal position is just that, baby is sideways in the womb. Sometimes the wall of the uterus has a fibroid or the shape of the chamber is more like a heart than an egg, with a ridged outgrowth that prevents baby from assuming a head or bottom down position. This transverse position will interfere with a normal delivery & generally lead ti a c-section. ...Read more
See below: Fetal position is the positioning of the body of a prenatal fetus as it develops. In this position, the back is curved, the head is bowed, and the limbs are bent and drawn up to the torso. ...Read more
Regressi/nonspecific: This can have physical, and psychological impact on that patient. He/she may be in great pain on one side and so is in that position for comfort, or that many thoughts are going through his/her mind. This might be a form of regression if the patient is unable to deal with his/her problems. This is why support from family members, freinds, doctors, etc. Is essential to help with these issues. ...Read more
Many things: There are many reasons for this, all of which deserve a good conversation with your treating team. The disease may make the patient feel poorly, the therapies may do the same, medicines to treat the side effects of chemo as well... Your nurse should be able to be a good resource to discuss these issues with. ...Read more
Fetal position: Could me patient is in pain, and assumes that positon in attempt to get comfortable. Could mean patient cancer is very advanced, patient is cachetic (lost lots of weight), and muscle on the elbow, knees, hips beging to contract in flexion position due to inmobility. If advanced, terminal phase is there, talk to oncologist for palliative care (comfort care) to avoid suffering. Good luck ...Read more
No: Sleeping position has no impact on how your body distributes fat layers. ...Read more
I am having some hardly bearable period cramps and I don't think I have any Ibuprophen. In fetal position. Please help!
Not at all normal: This is very abnormal: you need to see a doctor about this soon. There is good help available, but it is in the office not online. Hope you feel better and good wishes. ...Read more
What to do if I have high calprotectin in my stool. I continue to cramp in the fetal position for hours. What can I do?
See a Doctor: Fecal Calprotectin is an indication of inflammation in your intestines. Please see a Gastrointestinal specialist. They will give you some medications for long term control. It is best to treat it by following your doctors instructions. Please see a nutritionist as well who will guide you with diet instructions. Till you see a doctor, please apply some ice packs for 20 minutes several times a day. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm looking for the correct pillow to help relieve this. I sleep in the fetal position. Any suggestions?
My brother passed away from possible drug OD. Was found in fetal position face-down stuck between bed & dresser. Why that position? Common in OD's?
If I sleep in fetal position only, my saliva flows from my mouth that stains my pillow a litttle brown. But I do not seebloodinmymouthwhat is this?
Probably blood: For blood to tinge your saliva and thus stain your pillow slightly brown, not a lot of blood is required. It could be a sign you have gum disease and during the night you grind which causes slight blood seepage around the teeth and leads to the stained pillow. Your saliva would dilute the blood so it wouldn't be readily visible in your mouth. There may be another cause, however. ...Read more
I sleep in the Fetal Position. I've obtained sharp lingering pains in my chest around the Sternum for quite some time now. Should I be worried?
Sleeping in the: Fetal position is similar to slouching forward in a ball, and can put pressure on your sternum. If you are having lingering pain, or problems taking full breaths, you need to see your PCP and have it evaluated. ALso, you can get a second opinion from a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist (DO-doctor of osteopathy) to rule out musculo skeletal reasons, and your ribs components. ...Read more
I need help getting rid of menstrual pains. I have them so bad I am in bed in the fetal position crying and my fiancé doesn't know what to do. I take?
I have really bad sharp shooting pains in my lower stomach area which causes me to pass out and also fall in a fetal position if I try to walk. What could this be?
My right leg will start to jerk and move and I end up in a fetal position I looked up rls, and seizure not sure what's going on what's ur opinion?
Jerking leg: See a neurologist who will be able to give you a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Have pain in a precise point of my stomach above the navel on the right whenI move or push it. No pain in fetal position on the opposite side. No nausea?
Paraumblical hernia?: See your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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