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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Infected Umbilical Cord

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What are the symptoms of umbilical cord prolapse?

What are the symptoms of umbilical cord prolapse?

Dramatic drop in FHR: Umbilical cord prolapse occurs suddenly in many cases. There is typically a sudden drop in the fetal heart rate, and someone examining the patient from below can feel a pulsating cord. This is an OB emergency. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a strangulated hernia?

What are some signs of a strangulated hernia?

Severe pain: Strangulated hernia means that whatever is caught in the hernia has lost its blood supply and has died. This causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting and hypotension if it is bowel that has strangulated and is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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At 30 wks ultrasound there is a single loop of umbilical cord loosely entwining baby's neck..is there any risk?.what are the chances of stillbirth?

At 30 wks ultrasound there is a single loop of umbilical cord loosely entwining baby's neck..is there any risk?.what are the chances of stillbirth?

Chances low: It is not uncommon to have the cord around the neck before birth. It may become disentangled naturally. Sometimes during labor if the cord is around the neck the infant may have fetal distress that can be picked up by fetal monitoring during labor. I would not be too worried right now as long os the fetus shows signs of movement. Your OB doc can follow this during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a ruptured hernia?

Hernia is a rupture: Assuming you are talking about external abdominal hernias (not herniated disc or internal abdominal hernias), and you care concerned about incarceration or strangulation, any pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, urinary symptoms are warning signs. If you develop any of those, or if the hernia becomes so large that it is cosmetically unsightly, then you need an operation to fix it. ...Read more

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Is there any risk associated with a tiny piece of the umbilical cord being left in?

Is there any risk associated with a tiny piece of the umbilical cord being left in?

Umbilical stump: You can wash the cord area with soap and water during a tub bath and dry it up with a q-tip. You can also just wipe the umbilical stump with alcohol. Sometimes that area may not dry up quickly so your pediatrician may cauterize it with a silver nitrate stick. ...Read more

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What are signs of recovering from a spinal cord accident?

What are signs of recovering from a spinal cord accident?

You should ask your : Doctor. The spinal cord can be damaged in many ways. You will have sensory changes, loss of motor and bladder and bowel function if the injury is severe. And if you are lucky and can heal - then these functions will slowly repair themselves. ...Read more

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At what stage is the umbilical cord formed?

At what stage is the umbilical cord formed?

See below: Umbilical cord starts as "connecting stalk" at the end of 2nd week of embryonic period. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain and spinal cord infection.?

Describe the features of a brain and spinal cord infection.?

Go to ER now: An infection of the area surrounding the brain can cause meningitis- fever, stiff neck, headache, and changes in conciousness. An infection within the brain itself is encephalitis- causing changes in personality, level of conciousness, and even seizures or other abnormal movements. These conditions are both very life-threatening, but treatable, and should be evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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What are the chances of prolapsed cord or placental abruption?

What are the chances of prolapsed cord or placental abruption?

Incidence of : Umbilical Cord Prolapse is 1.4 -6.2/ 1000 pregnancies. Frequency of placental abruption is 1% & abruption with fetal death, 0.12%. Risk of a 2nd abruption is 4-12%; of a 3rd, 25%. There's a 40% ^ in risk of abruption for each year a woman has smoked tobacco prior to pregnancy + a higher risk of fetal demise if abruption occurs in smokers. Cocaine use ^es risk up to 35%. ...Read more

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Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Please explain ??: The umbilical cord arises from the placenta and must be attached for that to happen. Perhaps there is another way to describe your question. If not please call the OB and ask them to explain what they really meant. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spinal cord abscess?

What are the causes of spinal cord abscess?

Multiple reasons: There are multiple causes of spinal cord abscess. The risk factors for spinal infection include: 1. Infection in another location that spreads to the spine (for example - a bladder or kidney infection that then spreads to the spine via the veins) 2. Recent spinal surgery 3. Patient with a compromised immune system (diabetics, smokers, patients with cancer, hiv/aids, patients needing dialysis). ...Read more

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What are the causes of umbilical drainage?

What are the causes of umbilical drainage?

Several: Foreign material, umbilical cyst or tract- congenital local infection. ?Any prior surgery? See general surgeon. ...Read more

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Is encysted hydrocele of the cord painful?

Is encysted hydrocele of the cord painful?

Not usually: A hydrocele (abnormal fluid collection in the scrotum) is usually not painful but, if large enough, can cause aching, pressure, and discomfort, especially when wearing tight clothing or when physically active. ...Read more

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What are the causes of umbilical hernia?

What are the causes of umbilical hernia?

Multiple: The most common causes for an umbilical hernia include stretching and thinning of the abdominal wall with increased intraabdominal pressure. The classic examples are preganant women and obese people. Lack of exercise and abdominal wall atrophy is another cause. Previous incisions around the umbilicus can result in umbilical hernias as well. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms following a spinal cord injury?

What are the major symptoms following a spinal cord injury?

Depends: This depends on the level of injury and the extent of damage to the spinal cord. One can be classified with a spinal cord injury with only minimal weakness. Many think spinal cord injury equals paralysis. This is not the case. Many will have varying level of weakness, sensory loss and even bowel or bladder incontinence. The major symptoms are often weakness and sensory loss. ...Read more

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