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C section: Medical rumors have it that the c section will preserve the pelvic perineum. Keep the vagina tighter and prevent uterine prolapse in the future medical rumors also say that vagina birth is better for the baby, because of a little squeeze it needs on his lungs, and a lot less drugs in his system. Nature, i think, has already decided the best way to continue. ...Read more
What are the risk of getting your tubes tied and when should I let my doctor know that i want the procedure done after delivery of this baby?
Essure: I recommend essure. It is a simple office procedure that can be done with no incisions and no recovery. In experienced hands it can be done in less than a minute under local anesthesia. It has the highest success rate and complication rate of any method. The only real side effect is not getting pregnant. ...Read more
Yes: If your case is being followed by child services, it is routine for urine and meconium to be screened for evidence of drug use under directives of the state. Meconium is made over weeks and months and will be positive for many weeks after use. It is best that you make plans accordingly and be honest when questions are asked. It will go better for you if you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Many doctors and institutions are now testing all mothers who come in laboring. If they test positive, the infant may then be tested at the discretion of the baby's doctor. I have not heard of any hospitals yet that are doing mandatory drug testing on all infants. Remember, you do have the right to refuse testing on your baby, unless doctor thinks it is needed for welfare of baby, could override. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arterial Bypass Meds: In addition to the general anesthesia medications used, some surgeons use local anesthesia (eg, lidocaine) prior to making the incision. Before clamping the arteries, patients receive intravenous Heparin to thin the blood and prevent the clotting of blood. Sometimes Papaverine is used to dilate veins and Nitroglycerin is used to dilate arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are there so many "horror stories" and people saying not to get Versed during a procedure? Isn't it supposed to be a safe drug?
Sedative: Versed(Midazolam) is a Benzodiazepine which is routinely used for sedation during surgical procedures. It helps alleviate anxiety and provides some form of amnesia. As with every kind of drug, it does have its "negative" effects like respiratory depression but if used in the correct context under direct supervision of a physician there is usually minimal side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If pt had a drug-eluting stent put in, and needs to get it replaced several years later, is that more or less risky than 1st procedure, or the same?
Stents: Stents are not replaced as they are permanently implanted and are not removed. Restenosis or renarrowing in stents can occur but rarely. Patients can also get narrowing in other artery segments. Both may be handled with repeating stent implantation with similar risk as the first procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are a few drugs that use this idea such as abraxane. There are mulle possibilities. Currently an chemotherapy is attached to a carrier molecule and attached to an antibody for breast cancer. Delivery might be less important than targeting weakness in cancer cells more specifically. ...Read more
Please ask your doc: For a referral or contact your state medical association. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm having colonoscopy done. I'm getting propofol sedation. It's this safe? This is a short procedure is the drug be just a little bit? scared f/54
If our on-demand delivery of drugs like Synthroid (thyroxine) were interrupted by economic collapse, what could I do to acquire my med? Can i stock it long term?
With Your Doctor: Weaning off of Keppra (levetiracetam) will depend on the dosage and length of time on the medication. It would be tapered down, much the same as it is generally started. Because of complications, it should only be done under your doctor's supervision. It is not something to try on your own at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was thin a drug made me gain alot of weight. Lost weight got a turkey neck, is there a cream or device that can help. Cant afford a procedure im poor?
'Turkey Neck'.: Know of no cream nor device that will have a lasting effect on this. ...Read more
If mom quit using cocaine while 6 months pregnant nd she is drug test at delivery she show.Up clean nd bby will they still test plancenta?
Depends: If there is suspicion of exposure the initial testing is done on the urine. That would certainly be clear if you abstain for months. Another common test material is the poo, which can hold onto the metabolites of Cocaine or other drugs for weeks to months. I've never heard of testing the placenta.Stay clean or you could deliver prematurely & increase the danger & level of scrutiny. ...Read more
I used thc up until I was 29 weeks pregnant, my concern is testing positive when they give the mandatory drug screen upon delivery. Will I be clean?
Unlikely an issue: Generally urines negative after 30 days or less. ...Read more