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40yo endo, pcos, ulcerative c. childbirth via c-section, 2 surgeries to remove endo from rectus muscle. Many meds over 15y. Hysterectomy pro and con?

40yo endo, pcos, ulcerative c. childbirth via c-section, 2 surgeries to remove endo from rectus muscle. Many meds over 15y.  Hysterectomy pro and con?

Complicated Surgery: Your history of surgeries makes me worry that another surgery for you might be difficult if you have a physical exam that shows a uterus that's fairly stuck in the pelvis. If you haven't tried medical methods of care for endometriosis, I would do that first. Consider continuous pills, Depo, Lupron, (leuprolide) etc. ...Read more

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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are there any natural methods to enhance breast growth in adult woman, with out surgery?

Are there any natural methods to enhance breast growth in adult woman, with out surgery?

Brava: Only proven method is with the brava system wich provides augmentation with negative pressure. A newer method is to perform fat injections. ...Read more

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?

My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?

Cant be certain. : From the information provided, one can't say for sure. If you had a large rct tear, then it is likely a single row. ...Read more

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Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

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Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Acl reconstructions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes to perform. Catheters are only necessary for surgeries that take longer than 2 hours. ...Read more

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Is is possible to remove uterus through natural passage after caesarian operation for birth.

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Is is possible to remove uterus through natural passage after caesarian operation for birth.

Vaginal hysterectomy: Yes, while it is sometimes more technically challenging, a vaginal hysterectomy may be possible after cesarean. ...Read more

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Can surgical mesh come undone?

Can surgical mesh come undone?

Yes: Mesh can come undone under stress. If you gain weight or strain significantly, the mesh can come undone. ...Read more

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What are some alternative or natural pain relief methods during birth?

What are some alternative or natural pain relief methods during birth?

Accupuncture: Different cultures, especially eastern cultures, have utilized alternative, or natural pain relief methods for not only childbirth, but also surgical procedures. These methods have included accupuncture and hypnosis, both of which have been adopted in some hospital settings in the United States. ...Read more

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Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Depends: That is a decision that would need to be made in the moment. Many women can deliver vaginally with no problem from the occiput posterior position. If the baby can not be delivered with pushing then options of forceps, vacuum and c section should be considered. The size of the baby, the shape of the pelvis, the position of head and the experience of the doctor are all important considerations ...Read more

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What sutures and instruments are used in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

What sutures and instruments are used in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

That varies: The specific instruments used will depend on the training and experience of the surgeon as well as the particular requirements based on the patient's anatomy and body habitus. I usually use laparoscopic staples for the internal portion of the surgery and absorbable sutures for the vaginal portion. ...Read more

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How many women die during childbirth in 2011?

How many women die during childbirth in 2011?

12.7 per 100000: The latest data i could find was from 2007 when 12.7 maternal deaths occurred for every 100, 000 live births. That amounts to about 568 mothers that year. The lowest rate before 2007 was in 1987 when it was 6.6 deaths per 100, 000 live births. In 1950 it was 83.3 deaths per 100, 000 live births. ...Read more

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Will natural delivery painful? are there any medicines or tip for natural delivery with out pain?

Will natural delivery painful? are there any medicines or tip for natural delivery with out pain?

Well: If this is your first baby. No wY to prepare you. I understand and appreciate you want natural delivery but my advice to you is to have your epidural. Saves your energy level, makes the delivery move along quicker with greater comfort to you. Think about this for you have only so much time in the delivery to make a decision ...Read more

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Titanium rod in fermur, will this interfere with childbirth?

Titanium rod in fermur, will this interfere with childbirth?

Not at all: It obvious did not interfere with you getting pregnant. There is no relation between the events of childbirth and the presence of a fixation rod in your femur. Do not worry. ...Read more

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40wks + 3 days pregnant, due date has passed, cervix still closed. Are there any natural or medicinal ways to open the cervix?

40wks + 3 days pregnant, due date has passed, cervix still closed. Are there any natural or medicinal ways to open the cervix?

Watching the clock: Walking, and taking advantage of these hours you have to prepare and reflect are useful. Avoid suggested herbal or complimentary regimens, and stick with your physician's advice only. You will checked twice a week, and a decision will be made regarding inducing labor in a controlled environment if your OB feels that it is appropriate and the best safest route vs watchful waiting. ...Read more

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Home remedies to tighten stomach muscles naturally after delivery?

Home remedies to tighten stomach muscles naturally after delivery?

Post-partum recovery: One of the best ways to address this is with private pilates instruction. A well trained instructor in this method will work with you one on one to rehabilitate your body. This yields results quickly. ...Read more

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Can a ACL reconstruction surgery come undone after 2 years or can the screw come undone?

Can a ACL reconstruction surgery come undone after 2 years or can the screw come undone?

Yes it can: An acl reconstruction can fail. It is not any stronger then your acl ligament was prior to the initial injury. So if you plant and cut on a planted foot or other traumatic incident it can re-rupture. If an allograft is used there is a slightly higher re injury rate. Further sometimes but rarely the screw that is used to fix the graft an come loose. You should see your surgeon for follow-up. ...Read more

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Are there any pesseries made from natural materials?

Are there any  pesseries made from natural materials?

Not that I know: Of but if you are 45 and need a pessary you are much better off having the proper surgery by someone who does a lot of them , if your doc doesn't then your doc should refer you. ...Read more

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Will PCOS hormonal imbalances end after surgical removal of uterus, ovaries/tubes?

Will PCOS hormonal imbalances end after surgical removal of uterus, ovaries/tubes?

Well yes, but...: If the ovaries are removed, then you'll no longer be producing much female sex hormone at all, and you'd then essentially enter menopause unless hormones are replaced in pill form. Daily hormone replacement pills keep levels very stable which would generally end the sorts of symptoms you get from abnormal hormone fluctuation in PCOS. Though it's far too aggressive of a treatment just for PCOS. ...Read more