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Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I've been on prophylactic antibiotics for recurrent uti. Should i take probiotics?

I would: I'm a big fan of probiotics. Antibiotics are definitely important when you need them, but when women (or men) reach the point of needing them for chronic condition, it's better to figure out what the trigger is so you don't have to expose your body to long term antibiotic use. Probiotics can help with that, as can other diet and lifestyle changes. Plenty of books on this at library and store! ...Read more

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Had surgery for endo on 11/25 had to get extra incision similar to csection its been closed with steristrips having tons of stabbing n burning pain?

Had surgery for endo on 11/25 had to get  extra incision similar to csection its been closed with steristrips having tons of stabbing n burning pain?

EValuation: Without evaluating you with a physical exam, it's hard to say if this pain is normal or not. Incisions do hurt, and women with endometriosis often have issues with having more pain and more chronic pain, thus maybe your incision is healing normal, you're just in a lot of pain? See your doctor and describe for him/her what you're going through. If fever, go to the er. Could be normal, but be seen. ...Read more

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Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldnt latch on. My nurse said my breasts were full

Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldnt latch on.  My nurse said my breasts were full

What did your doc sa: Say if u are not going to breast feed they should ahve told u that u need to get a tight breast binder and use ice packs and take Motrin and do not stimulate or pump your breasts as if u do your milk will keep coming in, your breasts will get hard for a few days and engorged then they will go down, there used to be meds u could take, but now there are none they should have told u that ! ...Read more

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Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldnt latch on. Nurse said they were full

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Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldnt latch on. Nurse said they were full

Breast engorgement.: Pumping helps. After pumping, use cold compresses and wear tight sports bras to keep them from getting engorged again. Hopefully, this will result in having to pump less often. ...Read more

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I have been raped and abused in the past. If I get pregnant in the future will I be able to choose to have a c-section to prevent PND and flashbacks?

I have been raped and abused in the past. If I get pregnant in the future will I be able to choose to have a c-section to prevent PND and flashbacks?

Maybe: I'm not sure how things work in the UK. In the USA, some (but not all) ) Ob/Gyns will do a c/section at your request in a situation like yours. However, you should know that not all insurance companies will pay for a c/section without an obstetrical reason. (This is a psychiatric reason, not an obstetric reason.) You will need to ask an Ob in the UK. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

Cardiology evaluatio I would be very cautious with your diagnosis: I would be very cautious with your diagnosis. A cardiology evaluation will help clarify the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second  could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

Possibly: It really depends where the embolic strokes occurred within the brain. I need further information to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

It does not.: The data to support such a statement are not good quality and do not even make common sense. Having a cesarean is not going to alienate you from your baby! ...Read more

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I have a pus in my csection wound, I was given antibiotics, its now the third day and it doesn't seem to be improving, the antibiotics is for 7days..?

I have a pus in my csection wound, I was given antibiotics, its now the third day and it doesn't seem to be improving, the antibiotics is for 7days..?

Go back to doctor: The question here is whether this is a superficial wound infection, or whether it goes more deeply, involving the uterus or surrounding structures. Do not delay in this because things can get out of hand quickly. This needs to be cultured if it has not, and imaging studies may be appropriate. Infectious diseases input would also help. ...Read more

Prophylactic (Definition)

Acting to defend against or prevent something, especially disease; protective. A prophylactic agent, device, or measure, such as ...Read more


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