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Speed Up Cervical Dilation
Cervix fully dilated is the normal condition during labor in which a woman's cervix has become fully dilated. The cervix begins as a closed (not dilated) cervix. Then, as the contractions squeeze the baby against the cervix, the cervix begins to dilate (dilated a bit). Later, after more contractions, the cervix becomes moderately dilated (the opening of the cervix is moderate big). Finally, the cervix is fully dilated, and the baby can start going through the ...Read more
Wow....: That's a great question. Caffeine is a CNS stimulant. It improves focus, attention and is an antidepressant. During the initial stages of recovery from a concussion you would want to take things slow. You need to reduce the metabolic demands on the brain. We advise our concussed patients to avoid classwork, even reading for the first week or so. So i would avoid caffiene in the first week or so. ...Read more
Abnormal vaginal bleeding w/ extreme lower back pain. U/S show 23mm thick uterine lining. Will set up appt for scraping and biopsy, cancer likely?
MiraLax (polyethylene glycol): Some people have a very slow colon transit time and those people tend to have a history of chronic constipation. There are some prescription medications that will speed up colon transit time. Another option is to use something like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) that keeps fluid in the colon allowing the stools to remain soft. ...Read more
The heart pumps: Blood to nourish and provide oxygen throughout the body and the rate varies based on body needs. For example, physical exertion requires increased blood flow so the heart best faster and stronger. The heart slows down to 'rest' when the need is less. Fear will increase the heart rate to prepare the body for flight or fight regarding any danger. Best regards. ...Read more
Can vitamin D3 supplementation cause ir speed up calcification of the aortic valve (age related stenosis)?
Possibly UNLESS...: Whether vit d increases aortic valve calcification is unknown; it is theoretically possible but research clearly shows vit d deficiency increases vascular calcification. While i advise everyone to take vit d3 in winter months it is wise to take vit k2 along with it to minimize any risk of calcification. See http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/19/vitamin-d-vitamin-k2.Aspx. ...Read more
Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
What's the normal/average size of the cervix @ 20 weeks? Can braxton hicks contractions dilate, shorten, or efface it?
29wks pregnant with incompetent cervix and emergent cervical cerclage.CL is 20mm.is that length mucus plug enough to protect from ascending bacteria?
Radiology.Can stress loading MRI of spine show up how the c-t-l spine really work under normal movement and affect head brain and movement?
Possibly: Weight bearing MRI can give a glimpse into what happens with loading stresses however these are typically more uncomfortable for the patient and sometimes insurance companies do not pay for this added service. Often times, using flexion/extension based spine x-rays can augment the static image of the MRI and provide more info as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retinoic acid: Retinoic acid can be very helpful but you need an exam by a doctor first. ...Read more
Smooth Reversal of the cervical lordosis. Minor disc bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord at C5-C6. ?
Neck: The reveral of the cervical lordosis is usually from muscle spasms. The bulging disc is pushing against the sac that holds the CSF and spinal cord. You don't mention of it is pushing against the cord itself so I will assume it doesn't. Usually need rest, pain meds and muscle relaxers. Keep all your appointments with your doctor. You might benefit from physical therapy too. Hope this helps. ...Read more
When your cervix is fully dilated, your doctor gives you the OK to push. Propelled by your effort and the force of your contractions, the baby makes his way through the birth canal. The fontanels -- soft spots -- on his head allow it to mold to the shape of this narrow passage. Your baby's head "crowns" when the widest part of it is ...Read more
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