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Can i still have a normal vaginal delivery after induced labor procedure?

Can i still have a normal vaginal delivery after induced labor procedure?

Yes: The goal of inducing labor is to stimulate contractions prior to the onset of spontaneous labor. Reasons for induction vary widely. The goal for every labor induction is a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Any advice please! c-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

Any advice please! c-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

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

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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?

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

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Would meconium be positive if drugs used within days of delivery?

Would meconium be positive if drugs used within days of delivery?

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 more

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What's a spinal drug delivery system called?

What's a spinal drug delivery system called?

Pump: Usually an osmotic pump is inserted to distribute either morphine or Baclofen into the thecal sac within the spine. ...Read more

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Are all newborns drug tested after delivery?

Are all newborns drug tested after delivery?

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 more

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Which drugs are used in a femoral bypass procedure?

Which drugs are used in a femoral bypass procedure?

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 more

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What is the thalidomide drug testing procedure?

What is the thalidomide drug testing procedure?

Thalidomide was a: drug used for nausea in pregnancy in the 1959s and 69s but caused many birth defects such as absence of arms or legs. It caused the drug industry to re evaluate its policy as to the reporting of side effects and problems with the drug. ...Read more

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Where can I go to have drug delivery system implants removed?

Where can I go to have drug delivery system implants removed?

Gyn : Your gynecologist should be able to remove the implant with local anesthesia. Plastic surgeons are always a good choice if there are aesthetic concerns. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

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

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I need a name of a doctor in indianapolis that can remove drug delivery microchips?

I need a name of a doctor in indianapolis that can remove drug delivery microchips?

Please ask your doc: For a referral or contact your state medical association. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Don't worry: ' be a bull not a a bear ' will not going to a economic collapse, if it happens unfortunately we have to worry more issues than availability of synthroid (thyroxine) , ii you want you can stock , but no need for it. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

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 more

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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?

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