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Can the lithotomy position be used for a colonoscopy?

Can the lithotomy position be used for a colonoscopy?

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

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Why is the lithotomy position used during labor/delivery?

Why is the lithotomy position used during labor/delivery?

Practicality: Easiest position for the MD to render assistance to the mother or child should a problem arise with the delivery.
Beats squatting in a Rice Patty :) ...Read more

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What alterations for the lithotomy position would you consider for a client with copd?

What alterations for the lithotomy position would you consider for a client with copd?

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

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Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

Several: 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!
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Digital rectal exam lithomy position?

Digital rectal exam lithomy position?

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

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How must I position a person on his back?

Need more info: This depends on what you are positiong them on their back for. ...Read more

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Can the placenta move positions?

Can the placenta move positions?

Uterus grows: The placenta is attached to the uterus in a specific location. It does not move. The uterus grows though throughout the pregnancy which will shift the location of the attached placenta relative to the baby and the cervix ...Read more

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What is the ideal birthing position?

The one that.....: Easy - the one that works best for you! Good luck. ...Read more

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How is my baby positioned at 27 weeks?

How is my baby positioned at 27 weeks?

Check this site: You can use this through out your pregnancy: http://www. Whattoexpect. Com/pregnancy/week-by-week/landing. Aspx. ...Read more

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What does baby in vertex position mean?

What does baby in vertex position mean?

Vertex: Vertex position means the baby's head is down and in optimal position for delivery. It's the preferred position. ...Read more

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What is the position of chordae tendinae?

They attach: Wall of right and left ventricles to tricuspid and mitral valves respectively. ...Read more

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What position should I sleep in at night?

What position should I sleep in at night?

Comfortable: People with neck and back pain or shoulder pain often need to sleep on their backs. People who snore often sleep on their sides. Pregnant women in the second or third trimester should sleep on their left side to keep the uterus from compressing the inferior vena cava. ...Read more

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What are safe sex positions for a female?

What are safe sex positions for a female?

Any position is fine: Any position is fine, as long as one doesn't end up with neck pain, back pain, hip pain, or end up breaking something falling off the furniture. ...Read more

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What positioning is best for sex when ttc?

What positioning is best for sex when ttc?

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

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What postion do you recomend to have a baby?

What postion do you recomend to have a baby?

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

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Can you put a 4 week old in a seated position?

Can you put a 4 week old in a seated position?

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

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Does the position you sleep in affect your sleep?

Does the position you sleep in affect your sleep?

Yes: 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

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How to keep an erection while switching positions?

How to keep an erection while switching positions?

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

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How does stroke result from certain sex positions?

How does stroke result from certain sex positions?

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

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What is best position of a fetus at seventh month?

What is best position of a fetus at seventh month?

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

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Pinched nerve from leeping in wrong position. Help?

Pinched nerve from leeping in wrong position. Help?

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

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Is there a quick yoga position I could do during work?

Is there a quick yoga position I could do during work?

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

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I need to know what's your position on organ donation?

I need to know what's your position on organ donation?

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

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Is the woman on top position, low risk for conception?

Is the woman on top position, low risk for conception?

No: If you don't want to get pregnant when having sex, u must use well known methods of preventing pregnancy like birth control medications, condoms & spermicide.
Please discus this with your doctor or a family planning clinic. ...Read more

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What is the best positions to help labor go by quicker?

What is the best positions to help labor go by quicker?

Standing: Depends on cultural seTting, but standing up and squatting has been best way to deliver. ...Read more

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What is the best position to be in after the angiogram?

What is the best position to be in after the angiogram?

Lying down for 6 h: If it is done via an artery in the groin (femoral artery), then lying down at bed rest for 6 hours after is the safest thing to do. ...Read more

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At how many weeks does the baby turn into birth position?

At how many weeks does the baby turn into birth position?

Depends: On amount of fluid, gravida, weeks ofgestation. Commonly it head or breech engages hrs before normal delivery. ...Read more

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I can only sleep peacefully in one position, why is that?

I can only sleep peacefully in one position, why is that?

Alighnment: The relationship between our heads, necks, and spines may dictate what position is most comfortable for you when you sleep. Just because the position is peaceful does not mean it is a healthy position. ...Read more