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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! ...Read more

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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 to attach a picture to question?

How to attach a picture to question?

Sorry, no pics.: You cannot upload pics on this forum. If you have something which a picture helps sort out, consider a video or text consult on Healthtap Prime, which is very reasonably priced, and you may upload images, lab results, and other health data. ...Read more

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Can I send you a picture what I think I have?

Can I send you a picture what I think I have?

Pictures: Realize pictures are never the same as a face to face examination. It is possible to send a link to the picture you take and possibly one of the Doctors could see it and provide you some insight, remembering that HealthTap is not for diagnosing and treatment, whereas the Concierge PRIME service is. Also remember any pictures should be medical in nature and not inappropriate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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So how do I proceed in sending you a picture?

Try looking at the: ADD IMAGE button? This may be different from the doctors interface. The other option is to consult via live virtual visit . ...Read more

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Is there a way to upload a picture. Dont have insurance. ?

Is there a way to upload a picture.  Dont have insurance. ?

"Live" appointments: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and help you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions are NOT able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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Is there a way to upload a picture of something I am asking about?

Is there a way to upload a picture of something I am asking about?

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions are NOT able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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Can i upload picture of my spots?

Can i upload picture of my spots?

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions are NOT able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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Picture of leukemia petechias On the body

Picture of leukemia petechias 
On the body

Non-specific: Petechiae of leukemia are other such lesions due to low platelet count. See this site for pictures. https://www.google.com/search?q=petechiae&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=-mHdU7jYF8eVyATazYC4Cw&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1049&bih=529#facrc=0%3Bmild%20petechiae&imgdii=_&imgrc ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get a spot on my penise can send picture?

Hard to answer: Yes you can post a picture but might be better to start a chat consult so you can get a better outcome for the consult. ...Read more

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Another picture in my profile of my daughters skin can't figure out what it is?

Another picture in my profile of my daughters skin can't figure out what it is?

What pic: Physicians participating on the public site have no access to data not visible in your question.Such access is part of the private consultations you can set up through the system. The general site is not for diagnosis and treatment of specific problems.It does try to provide direction that the many site visitors can use to handle similar issues. ...Read more

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How do I send a picture the option or feature is not available can I email photos ?

Try HealthTap Prime: Free, public HealthTap questions and their answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users. Try HealthTap Prime for private, one-on-one consultations with HealthTap doctors via cell phone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient using the Prime service can talk with the doctor and show the doctor pictures, lab results, or other images. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of depigmentation on one's back? (As in my profile picture)

What would be the cause of depigmentation on one's back?  (As in my profile picture)

Well I can't seem: to enlarge your photo, but hyperpigmentation can be caused by many things, I suggest a visit to the dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. (as fungus, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and many other possibilities) ...Read more