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Tandem Ob Medication
Is it safe to tandem skydive from 14,000 feet if you donated blood 2 weeks ago and have hypertension that is under control with medication?
Yes and No: For your question specifically - the answer is 'Yes' - you can go about ordinary functioning 2 weeks after donating blood and keeping on track with your medicine for hypertension. BUT, jumping out of a plane seems extreme!! I suppose if it's on your bucket list, then you can go ahead - I just think it's a bit insane personally. If it was me, I wouldn't do it... Sorry to rain on your parade! ...Read more
Had tremendous adrenaline with recent tandem skydive before and after for many hrs on both ends.Can i get this feeling often naturally. Felt high!
I'm really glad: I'm a longtime skydiver and there is no reason you cannot continue in the sport as long as your neck injury permits. A mainstay of treatment for fibromyalgia is intensive, frequent aerobic exercise as you can handle; swimming or running hard to the point of reaching an endorphan high is supposed to be specific Rx. It would take courage and start as pain, but this may be just what you need most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have multiple myeloma. How soon after the first transplant do you advocate doing the second transplant? What is the success rate for the tandem transplants?
It depends: I am not a "transplanter", but i would not word your question the way you have. Some mm patients benefit from a second (tandem) autologous sct. This is something that needs to be discussed with the transplant team and i don't think is amenable to a generic answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rapid onset adult amblyopia.Vision worsening,mostly due wandering eye that seems impossible to keep in tandem.Did patch method 4mo. No change.Causes?
Puzzling assumption: Vision worsening because of wandering eye is expected, but often the wondering is triggered by other eye or eye muscle issues. If alignment cannot be maintained the brain will deny input from one eye=amblyopia. Get the best evaluation by an ophthalmologist you can and hope for the best. ...Read more
I am going to undergo removal of malignant 0.7cm nodule along with the surrounding tissue followed by the reconstruction of one breast. Should i get one anaesthesia with both surgeries in tandem or get the removal done and wait for a few weeks for the rec
For a breast : Reconstruction after a total modified radical mastectomy a tissue expander can be placed immediately after the surgery by the plastic surgeon. But, the plastic surgeon will expand later and you will need another surgery to finished the process of reconstruction. Consult with your surgeons for specifics for your case. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably yes: Fibromyalgia is not a problem. If her upper cervical spine is not involved by her disease, and she does not have severe osteoporosis, she should be fine. Her rheumatologist will know. Quadriplegics have made successful tandem skydives. Expect an impact about equal to jumping off the tail gate of a truck, or less. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
24 y/o female kc asthma developed dysdiodochokinesia, positive romberg, some difficulty tandem walking. Finger to nose & heel to shin normal. Worried?
Tinglings,numbness in arms.fatigue and dizzyness.hands pronation in mingazzini1,asymmetrical smile,abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?
Overnight joint/muscle soreness and pain in knees/hips/wrists/neck/back in tandem with a one day 102 fever and vomiting. Paint/soreness has persisted for 1 week, other symptoms vanished next day.
Methergine (methylergonovine): Dr Zacharias already covered OB uses. Methergine potential side effects include: nause, vomiting, loose stools, cramping, dizziness, pulmonary hypertension, severe hypertension, convulsion. Over dosage can lead to coma & respiratory depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc I have visited my ob and it was find out that I have pcos, the doctor prescribed metformin as medication. Is it effective doc?
My wife is 7wks preg&has fever only at nights for 3wks.She has seen her ob who prescribed palodrin&pcm but the drugs have had no effect.What do we do?
Fever: Need to go back and have further tests. May be you need to see an internist. ...Read more
Married since 6 years.Having 1still birth also diabetic. My ob put me on drugs for pg but no success.Now she diagnose me ovarien cyst on left overy?
Early: Some docs won't schedule the initial OB appt prior to 8-10 weeks and then some don't actually see the patient on that initial visit-- they rely on nursing staff to collect history information and perform initial blood work. My personal preference is to see the patient when she discovers she is pregnant and establish care as early as possible. If complications arise, care is already established. ...Read more
Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! good luck! ...Read more
Hope so : Doctors are individuals with distinct personalities regardless of specialities. Hopefully you are treated well with your OB but if you do not both feel comfortable seek another. ...Read more
Ask your OB: Many times you're sent to high risk specialist for a higher level ultrasound, to address genetic concerns, or to follow up on a possible abnormality on a previous lab test or ultrasound. Some obs send patients for routine evaluations of advanced maternal age (ama), hypertension, diabetes, or if on chronic medications. Ask your ob, it may be routine for their office. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more
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