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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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3yr old cut finger wd knife. Put Band aid for 3nights 2days. Thn let it open in air but It start bleed again after few hrs, applied Band aid, worried?

3yr old cut finger wd knife. Put Band aid for 3nights 2days. Thn let it open in air but It start bleed again after few hrs, applied Band aid, worried?

See MD bring to ER: Bring your child to the ER for an evaluation. Anytime there is a laceration, make sure you visit an MD immediately. Rule out damage to blood vessels, nerves, infection, fracture. Good luck. ...Read more

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Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?

Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?

No worries: Using a Bandaid, having polymyxin B and bacitracin on a finger cut, having a minor finger cut, or cooking food while having a Bandaid on, should not change anything in the baby fetus's life. No worries. ...Read more

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Without thinking i handled raw beef and I have some very small open cuts on my fingers. I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Could this hurt the baby?

Without thinking i handled raw beef and I have some very small open cuts on my fingers. I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Could this hurt the baby?

Wash hands well: Thoroughly wash hands well with soap and water. Keep wounds covered with band-aids, dressings. Monitor for sign and symptoms of infections. Be careful taking medications as this may harm the fetus. Consult your ob-gyn before doing so. Call your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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My husband does not like have a baby.But iam very like.If i get sperm on my finger and then put it in my vagina could i get pregnant?

My husband does not like have a baby.But iam very like.If i get sperm on my finger  and then put it in my vagina could i get pregnant?

Possible, not good: With the distinction between a "yes" and a "no" vote, you really need to work this decision through with your husband in advance, rather than "spring" pregnancy on him and "see how it goes" (...Or if he goes...). ...Read more

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I've cut my finger while cutting beetroot, i washed my finger with alcohol and put some iodine, shuold i worry of infection now? Pregnant 37 weeks

I've cut my finger while cutting beetroot, i washed my finger  with alcohol and put some iodine, shuold i worry of infection now? Pregnant 37 weeks

No: Keep and eye on the area and if it becomes red, hot, tender and painful, swollen or shows a discharge that looks like pus, see a doctor. Otherwise it should heal ok. ...Read more

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13 wks pregnant. DH was cooking, touched raw meat washed his hands then he put his finger in my vagina. Could he have put bacteria in? Worry for baby

13 wks pregnant. DH was cooking, touched raw meat washed his hands then he put his finger in my vagina. Could he have put bacteria in? Worry for baby

Universal precaution: No risk as the hands were washed prior to vaginal placement. That is why thorough hand washing is anyone's best first line protection against pathogens, and is rigorously used by health professionals. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a swollen cut finger wound?

How do I deal with a swollen cut finger wound?

Could be infection: If you have cut your finger a few days ago and the finger is now swollen, you need to consider infection. See a doctor to ensure that the swelling is not due to infection, it is is then antibiotics are necessary. Otherwise simple treatment such as keeping your arm in a sling can reduce the swelling in the finger ...Read more

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Cut finger tip on a mandolin. Should i leave the skin on? Or cut it off?

Cut finger tip on a mandolin. Should i leave the skin on? Or cut it off?

Maybe not: If the piece is very small, just apply a small amount of vaseline from a tube or aquaphor twice a day and it should fall off on its own. Cover it with a band aid. ...Read more

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8 month old cut finger on a can of soft drink dose she need a tetanus shot?

8 month old cut finger on a can of soft drink dose she need a tetanus shot?

No: This type of wound is not at high risk for tetanus. She should continue to receive all routinely recommended vaccines as scheduled. ...Read more

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3yr old cut finger wd knife.Bandaid 4 1night 1day.It bleed again whn bndaid removd.Apply bandaid for 2nights 1day,let it open air.It blood aftr 3hrs?

3yr old cut finger wd knife.Bandaid 4 1night 1day.It bleed again whn bndaid removd.Apply bandaid for 2nights 1day,let it open air.It blood aftr 3hrs?

Met: The cut may require sutures or stern-strips to help the wound heal. I would suggest seeing your PCP and also reviewing his vaccination history. If there is a history of bleeding with cuts, additional testing may be ordered at that time. ...Read more

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Cut finger keeps reopening heavy bleeding and intense pain. Extremely nauseous now too.

Cut finger keeps reopening heavy bleeding and intense pain. Extremely nauseous now too.

Laceration: Time to go see a professional about closing this wound. If it has been less than 12-24 hours it likely can still be sutured. If it has been longer it still can be fixed but the chance of infection increases. Go right now! ...Read more

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Finger Laceration (Definition)

Laceration = cut. Finger refers to the ...Read more