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Any position can...: ...Be used for a colonoscopy, and often the patient is turned during the exam to facilitate scope excursion ; to optimize visualization. Please discuss with your colonoscopist what starting point is his preference ; what positions you may not be able to tolerate. Remember, however, two things: 1) you will be sedated; 2) safety and comfort are your doctor's priority. ...Read more
Not a lot: When the patient is put in the lithotomy position it is for access to a certain area in the pelvis or perineum. The legs can sometimes be adjusted based on the type of surgery. The big concern for lung issues would be to keep excess pressure off of the lungs so they can function properly. If the table is tilted to far in a head down position the lungs can not work as well. ...Read more
Lying on abdomen is unpleasant.
Sides are ok for the patient but hard to see for delivery care giver!
Similar for sitting position, although many babies have probably come out that way historically!
May depend on doctor: A good position for a rectal exam is a one where the anus is accessible to the doctor's finger, and the doctor feels he is able to get a really good exam: lying on the side, bent over the examination table, or lying down with feet in stirrup (lithotomy position), etc... The position is not that important. What's important is that the dr. Is able to reach and feel everything he wants to examine. ...Read more
The one you like: The best position is the one you (and hopefully your partner) like best. No position is better than another for conception, keep trying. I'm assuming 46 years is your correct age since that's what you gave? If so you need to speak with a fertility specialist ASAP to keep options open, do not delay. Very best wishes. ...Read more
Position of comfort: There is no magic position that works any better than any other. If the timing is right & a fertile egg is making its journey into the fallopian tubes, it just need access to healthy sperm to finish the task. How they get there is not important. If you've been trying >1yr without success, a visit to a fertility center may be in order for both you and your partner. ...Read more
For a moment or two: One can hold a baby in almost any position for pictures or for any other reason, if just for a short time... as long as the baby is comfortable, is being watched, and can breathe fine. A young baby would just flop over if left alone in a seated position... which means there is no reason to leave him in a seated position. Infant car seats carry young babies in a reclining position (not seated). ...Read more
In around 30% and up to 50% of the time sleep apnea and snoring improves when the person is not on his/her back. Therefore, sleeping on the side may improve the sleep quality if the person has positional sleep apnea.
Pain associated with certain conditions may get better or worse with certain positions. Pain affects the quality of sleep. ...Read more
Try not switching: Is it you, partner or both who want to switch positions? Certainly psychologically possible if you are feeling great in original position and don't really wish to switch. Could be that you basically don't like a different position or find it stimulating. Could be due to prolonged erection without ejaculation & are switching to try and achieve orgasm. First try & discuss with partner. ...Read more
Generic answer: Do not know what position you search for, but neck angulation can compress already compromised and narrow blood vessels, and result in local marked reduced blood flow. ...Read more
No best position: Since a fetus can change positions at will-there is no best position. It is preferable to be vertex-or head down. This is the normal position at birth. ...Read more
Pinched Nerves: Pinched nerves can progressively worsen. Would initiate ice and anti-inflammatories and pain medication. Surgical removal is indicated in intractable cases, when the offending agent remains pressing on the nerve possibly causing pain, numbness, tingling, or even weakness... You should see a physician if the weakness or pain are significant. ...Read more
Easy Desk Stretches:
Shrug your shoulders. Hand circles. And more. ..!
you can find more info here:
http://www. Webmd. Com/fitness-exercise/features/stretching-exercises-at-your-desk-12-simple-tips? Page=2. ...Read more
Everyone should!: I'm ER Dr, many people die despite best efforts in ER. Law requires us to ask family about donation, but often they don't know or can't decide unless help on driver's license listing "organ donor." If was automatic, COUNTLESS lives could be saved / prolonged / improved using donated organs after "1st owner" no longer needs them. ...Read more
Depends: On amount of fluid, gravida, weeks ofgestation. Commonly it head or breech engages hrs before normal delivery. ...Read more