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Doctor insights on: Percentage Of Obese Women Who Need C Sections

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I m lady 36 age obese 2 c sections 14 years boy 9 years girl not on medication I have problem of prolong periods , bloody discharge white thick disc.

I m lady 36 age obese 2 c sections 14 years boy 9 years girl not on medication  I have problem of prolong periods , bloody discharge white thick disc.

Heavy menses: Menstrual irregularities can be caused by a wide variety of conditions including hormone imbalances, polycystic ovary syndrome, gynecologic tumors (benign or malignant), uterine fibroids, and obesity to name a few. The best course of action is to undergo a thorough examination by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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How many c-sections can woman have?

How many c-sections can woman have?

It depends: After each c/s, the risk of scaring increases with adhesions between the uterus and bladder which is usually dissected to enter the uterus and retrieve the fetus. At some point 3, 4, or 5 c/s's it becomes a very difficult surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How many c sections can a woman safely have?

How many c sections can a woman safely have?

1-2.: The first pre-labor cesarean section is extremely safe. A second may be safely performed in most cases. 3 or more c-sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother - with placenta previa and accreta increasing in frequency rapidly. If you are one of the 50% of U.S. Women that will only have up to 2 children, 1-2 pre-labor c-sections may be your best bet - discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Are c-sections difficult if a woman is overweight?

Are c-sections difficult if a woman is overweight?

Yes: Women who are overweight have a higher chance of infections, pneumonis, and blood clots in the legs or lungs with c-sections. If you are overweight and you eat right and exercise everyday throughout the pregnancy, you may keep your weight gain to a minimum which would be beneficial for you and the baby. ...Read more

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Why don't women all have c-sections to avoid tearing their vagina?

Why don't women all have c-sections to avoid tearing their vagina?

Interesting question: The answer is not entirely medical. In body image conscious Brazil, 90% of women do have c-sections to prevent damage to their pelvic organs. In the USA, a normal vaginal delivery is considered less risky than a c/section and most insurance companies won't pay for an elective c/section because it is more expensive than a vaginal delivery. Some Ob/Gyns will do elective c/sections if desired. ...Read more

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Do women have to have c-sections if they are giving birth to multiples?

Do women have to have c-sections if they are giving birth to multiples?

No: In this day of modern obstetrics most women opt to have cesarean section for twins and mulitple gestation. If this is a twin pregnancy, term, with the first twin head first and normal sized babies then vaginal delivery is a good option. You should discuss your options with your caregiver as each pregnancy is different and circumstances change. Multiples greater than two usually require cesarean. ...Read more

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I am a 44yr old woman w/4 kids 3 of which have been c-sections I have looked as though im about 6-7 months pregnant for at the least a good 7 yrs. Why?

I am a 44yr old woman w/4 kids 3 of which have been c-sections I have looked as though im about 6-7 months pregnant for at the least a good 7 yrs. Why?

Diastasis: If the space between your rectus muscles never really came back together, you can have more of a mommy tummy. You also may not have gotten back to your pregnancy weight. First step, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Hello, have never had any female problems. I am 26 yrs of age. Have had 2 c-sections and started having bad lower pain in my left pelvic area about 3 months after having my second child. I thought this would go away but has gotten worse. I have pains in m

Hello, have never had any female problems. I am 26 yrs of age. Have had 2 c-sections and started having bad lower pain in my left pelvic area about 3 months after having my second child. I thought this would go away but has gotten worse. I have pains in m

If : If there was a tumor they would have likely seen in on ultrasound. If your ovaries do not go down in size then they may order a ct scan (cat scan) of your pelvis to get a better look at your ovaries. Depending on the results additional testing will be ordered. Were you on birth control pills or hormones or any other supplements recently? If so that may be to blame. Lastly, it sounds like your doctor(s) are doing the appropriate work up. Make sure you get an explanation as to why your ovaries were/are enlarged. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why are women 35 + forced into c-sections?

Why are women 35 + forced into c-sections?

They are not: They are not. Many over age 35 have vaginal deliveries. It is true that the older you are at the time of your first pregnancy the higher the c section rate. No one should be forcing you have a c section. ...Read more

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Had 1st c-sec 7 wks ago. I read online many women have miscarriages after their c-sections why does that happen now I'm worried for future miscariges

Had 1st c-sec 7 wks ago. I read online many women have miscarriages after their c-sections why does that happen  now I'm worried for future miscariges

Miscarriages happen: Many pregnancies miscarry (it's a normal part of life). Many women miscarry before their C-sections, and many women miscarry after their C-sections... which means miscarrying is not related to C-sections. If a woman has repeated miscarriages, her Ob-Gyn doctor can help find out if she has a disorder that makes her more likely than normal, to have miscarriages. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...Read more