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Doctor insights on: Post Mortem Portrait Women Holding A Baby

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Is post mortem mandatory for death due to a known disease?

Is post mortem mandatory for death due to a known disease?

No: If there is any suspicion of a public health problem, bioterrorism, or that the death might actually be a homicide, there will be an autopsy. For example, anyone with the new respiratory virus that's in the news is likely to be autopsied. A family can request and autopsy and it is generally a good idea if there are questions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post mortem and the ambulance service?

Can you tell me about post mortem and the ambulance service?

Usually not related: (any more). Used to be hearses transported the sick or injured as only vehicles to lie a person down in. Now ambulances have extensive capabilities to help EMS providers work on patient. Post mortem or autopsy occurs by Dr (/Pathologist) to examine internal structures after death to determine cause of death. ...Read more

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Stroke then chest infection.Given some antibiotics then refused treatment.On post mortem he died of bronchiopneumonia what treatment should hehave got?

Stroke then chest infection.Given some antibiotics then refused treatment.On post mortem he died of bronchiopneumonia what treatment should hehave got?

What was refused: If they refused treatments for the pnuemonia, not much else to add. Having said that, many stroke patients develop pnuemonia because they often times are at high risk of aspiration. ...Read more

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If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

See below: If the thrombus involved the right main coronary artery, that would be a sign of "heart attack". The person may have died suddenly, without usual symptoms of heart attack. ...Read more

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Up until what age can women have babies?

Up until what age can women have babies?

Until ovulatn stops: Women can ovulate from just prior to the first period until well into their 50's. The chance of pregnancy per ovulation depends on sexual activity, fertility of the egg & sperm & any other health factors that arise. ...Read more

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Could women with vitiligo still have healthy babies?

Could women with vitiligo still have healthy babies?

Yes: Vitiligo (v) is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable penetrance (some worse than others).A mother can pass the gene to her kid or pass the normal gene with 50/50 chance per conception. Children acquiring the v gent would eventually show some patches as they age & the baby with the normal gene would be unaffected. Other than the skin issue, the babies are normal. ...Read more