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Doctor insights on: Riding Roller Coasters In Early Pregnancy

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What are the risks of riding roller coasters for a person with pacemaker?

What are the risks of riding roller coasters for a person with pacemaker?

Pacer: It depends on the patients overall condition. A pacemaker itself is just a device. If the patients condition such as heart failure makes the roller coaster a bad risk, that is what the limit is. Ask the treating doctor, but would not hop on the ride without that. ...Read more

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At 11 weeks post op TKR, is it ok to ride roller coasters or would riding them cause damage to the prosthesis?

At 11 weeks post op TKR, is it ok to ride roller coasters or would riding them cause damage to the prosthesis?

Careful: That would depend on multiple factors but it is less than three months so I would avoid anything that places stress in the area. This is a big surgery that you do not want to have redone. ...Read more

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How come riding roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

How come riding roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

Not all heart: It doesn't aggravate all heart conditions. Just some. Depends on what's wrong. ...Read more

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Is it safe for people with scoliosis to ride roller coasters?

Is it safe for people with scoliosis to ride roller coasters?

Yes: Most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis should be able to ride roller coasters without a problem. Ensure that the seat belt and safety mechanisms fit comfortably. Patients with severe adult scoliosis may have "soft" bones due to osteoporosis. These patients are at higher risk of getting a compression fracture of the spine and thus should avoid roller coasters. ...Read more

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Is it ok to ride roller coasters with me wearing gas permeable contacts?

Is it ok to ride roller coasters with me wearing gas permeable contacts?

Ok: As long your contact lenses don't come loose and detach during the ride, the g forces will be insufficient to cause bubble formation near your cornea or in the contact lens. ...Read more

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My wife had a C-section 4weeks ago can she ride roller coasters at 6 flags?

My wife had a C-section 4weeks ago can she ride roller coasters at 6 flags?

Better be cautious: Although the sutures may have allowed primary healing the area is still healing. I would not recommend your wife riding a roller coaster ...Read more

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When can I ride roller coasters and other theme park rides again after a cranioplasty surgery?

When can I ride roller coasters and other theme park rides again after a cranioplasty surgery?

6 months - 1 year: Once your are completely healed, there should not be any restrictions on your activities. It will take up to a year for the bone flap to be completely healed. ...Read more

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Is going on roller coasters safe 2-3 months after ablation, even if I have skipped beats from time to time?

Is going on roller coasters safe 2-3 months after ablation, even if I have skipped beats from time to time?

Please ask you cardi: Cardiologist that is a? Only he or she should answer, will bet the answer will be no, why take a chance with your health. ...Read more

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2weeks after delivery, can I do activities such as roller coasters, jet skis, ? Or can it cause complications?

2weeks after delivery, can I do activities such as roller coasters, jet skis, ? Or can it cause complications?

May be too early: It is generally advised to avoid too much vigorous physical activity until about 6 weeks after delivery. Wound healing, anemia, fatigue and the need to focus on your new baby are all reasons to wait until your obgyn gives you clearance to return to normal activities. ...Read more

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When I go on roller coasters it hurts my chest. Physical pain not fear. What is that? I used to love roller coasters

G Force: I agree w/ dr. Ibrahim, but could also be g forces. When there is rapid descent of the coaster, the abdominal organs will shift up toward the chest and could push against the diaphragm causing a "pressure" feeling in the chest. ...Read more

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Can I ride the rails with my arrhythmia? I have arrhythmia and was wondering whether it's safe for me to ride roller coasters. I've ridden them before I was diagnosed and nothing happened, but I wanted to make sure.

Can I ride the rails with my arrhythmia? I have arrhythmia and was wondering whether it's safe for me to ride roller coasters. I've ridden them before I was diagnosed and nothing happened, but I wanted to make sure.

Depends: Different arrhythmias might make me give you different answers. If you have not had a problem before, likely you will not have one in the future. The triggers for events vary between patients. If your arrhythmia keeps you from enjoying your life, all the more reason to consider getting it fixed. ...Read more

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Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Depends: This is a hard question to answer because it is individualized. Lots of people with svt lead full and active lives with few if any limitations on their activities. However, only *your* cardiologist can decide how safe it is for *you* to do things like riding roller coasters. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a roller coasters cause a mild case of whiplash?

Can a roller coasters cause a mild case of whiplash?

Yes: Sudden acceleration deceleration with side jerking great recipe for whiplash depends on how strong your neck is and anticipation. ...Read more

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After having CABG are you able to ride roller coasters again?

Roller coasters: Depends on the individual and their situation. You should ask the dr. Familiar with your case. ...Read more

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What to do if I got a concussion can I still go on roller coasters?

What to do if I got a concussion can I still go on roller coasters?

Roller coasters: If you have fully recovered from your concussion, and have been checked out by your doctor, you should be able to go on a roller coaster. Speak to your doctor about the dangers of roller coasters in general and for you. ...Read more

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When can I ride roller coasters again after having a cranioplasty surgery?

Cranioplasty: Roller coasters can cause some rather traumatic brain shifts due to acceleration and deceleration during the ride so if you have had a cranioplasty I would speak to the neurosurgeon first and get an opinion as to whether this is a good idea. ...Read more

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Can I ride roller coasters and swim if I have a subconjunctival hemmorhage without it being aggravated. (Been 5 days since injured).

Can I ride roller coasters and swim if I have a subconjunctival hemmorhage without it being aggravated. (Been 5 days since injured).

Yes, but....: Yes, without the subconj heme being aggravated...but HOW DID YOU GET IT?? if you had a head injury, you might have also obtained TBI vs concussion...and higher G forces can aggravate that.... so yes you can ride coasters...but should you...depends on the rest of your health ...Read more

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I love roller coasters and have never been afraid. Now with a-fib taking medications can I still enjoy them? I only had one episode of a-fib

Might be issue: If you are on a blood thinner you might set yourself up for a possible bleed from the jarring that can occur. It would be best to discuss this with your pcp and cardiologist. ...Read more

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Now that I am older and ride roller coasters with my kids I feel nauseous and have veritgo. Why does this happen when I used to do it fine?

Now that I am older and ride roller coasters with my kids I feel nauseous and have veritgo. Why does this happen when I used to do it fine?

Roller Coasters: Are unnatural...Let me be upfront here...I do not like them. They are dangerous. When you were younger they were not as fast or steep or jerky. Roller coasters can precipitate stroke in some people. As we age (yuck) our necks and vessels are more prone to injury from all that jerking and the force of the coaster is making you nauseated, etc. ...Read more

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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