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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Complications After C Section

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Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When will sexual intercourse b safe after having a c section?

please ask your OB: This is one of the most basic questions that your OB should have already told you before you were discharged from the hospital, usually after your OB does your 6 week post partum check then if that is normal it will be ok to resume, but your doc may give u the ok sooner or later so please call your OB and ask your OB before you have intercourse. ...Read more

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28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the prior c/section scar. With the placenta 4cm from the scar, your risk is very low (but not zero). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I have vagina delivery after having two cesarean section?

Can I have vagina delivery after having two  cesarean section?

Depends: Best to speak with your ob. He knows about your previous deliveries and can judge the safety of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

No and Yes: Having gestational diabetes does not mean that you will have to have a cesarean section. Lots of gestional diabetics deliver vaginally. Important to control your blood sugar because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to large babies which do need a cesarean. All gestational diabetics on medication typically deliver by 39 weeks or undergo induction at 39 weeks. One week prior to one's due date. ...Read more

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Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

No: Due to a combination of hospital policies and practicing at several hospitals in the community our practice does not feel that we can currently provide for vbac or tolac safely at this time. This may change in the future. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it from a a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the risks in having a vaginal birth after c section?

What are the risks in having a vaginal birth after c section?

Baby with some risk: If the labour is prolonged and not progressing well, the baby may develop respiratory distress,will have low oxygen level and it may affect the brain of the baby .But if labour process progressing well as expected,then there is no risk in having vaginal birth. Your doctor will explain to you wether you should have vaginal delivery or not. ...Read more

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1 c-section, 1 vbac, 2+ years after c-section. During vbac, i had 60% placenta abruption, discovered after delivery. Mama and baby are fine 1 yr later. Risks for future vbacs if we get pregnant again?

1 c-section, 1 vbac, 2+ years after c-section. During vbac, i had 60% placenta abruption, discovered after delivery. Mama and baby are fine 1 yr later. Risks for future vbacs if we get pregnant again?

You need to see MD: To identify your risk there are many questions and answers needed. There is a risk assessment questionnaire that your md will do and help you understand your risk. ...Read more

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Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If your pain is specifically in your c section scar you should schedule an examination to evaluate for an incisional hernia and other causes ...Read more

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Can infection occur three weeks after surgical abortion?

Can infection occur three weeks after surgical abortion?

Infection: Yes. Be very careful with this. Have a GYN check you today and start antibiotics. Go to the ER is you have fever or pain. ...Read more

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Can you have a successful pregnancy 4 months after a at home miscarriage and one year after a c section?

Can you have a successful pregnancy 4 months after a at home miscarriage and one year after a c section?

Yes: Many times, miscarriages are random events and the body's way of naturally rejecting a pregnancy that probably wouldn't make it to viability (approximately 24 weeks by many standards). Keep trying. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is diarrhea after c section normal ?

Is diarrhea after c section normal ?

No : Diarrhea is not normal chronically after a cesarean section. See you at OB/GYN physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant tomorrow scheduled c section in 4 days...is monistat 3 safe to take? Thanks

39 weeks pregnant tomorrow scheduled c section in 4 days...is monistat 3 safe to take? Thanks

Call OB doc first: You are having symptoms, either discharge or itching, I presume, that makes you think you have a yeast infection, it would be best to call your OB doc and discuss your symptoms first, to be sure that that is what is going on. Don't take a chance that you may be mistaken as to the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more