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Doctor insights on: Using A Tens Unit During Pregnancy

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Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Are epsom salt and tens units safe to use in the 6th month of pregnancy?

Are epsom salt and tens units safe to use in the 6th month of pregnancy?

See below: Even though there are few side effects and minimal contraindications, there are several precautions to be aware of when using a T.E.N.S. Unit. The safety of T.E.N.S. During pregnancy (prior to 36 weeks) has not been established, so it should be used with the knowledge of the physician or midwife. T.E.N.S.Stimulation is of no curative value. T.E.N.S. Does not do anything to the underlying cause.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts Dr. Leenhouts
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Going to pregnancy unit tomo as might have ectopic pregnancy, how will they find out? Is this dangerous? I'm so scared : (

Going to pregnancy unit tomo as might have ectopic pregnancy, how will they find out? Is this dangerous? I'm so scared : (

Ultrasound: You will have blood drawn (pregnancy hormone test) and a vaginal ultrasound. If nothing is seen in the uterus and a mass is seen in the tube, an ectopic might be present. Sometimes the pregnancy test is so low nothing can be seen and these tests need repeated in a few days or a week. Ectopics can often be treated with medication now, not always needing surgery. Good luck!

Dr. Joy Jackson Dr. Jackson
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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I'm pregnant probably 5 weeks along im supposed 2 start an ankle bracelet house arrest on thsdy what are the dangers w/the unit this is my 2nd pregnancy, I have a 7yr old, I am terrified that there will be long lasting side affects and/or health issues due

I'm pregnant probably 5 weeks along im supposed 2 start an ankle bracelet house arrest on thsdy what are the dangers w/the unit this is my 2nd pregnancy, I have a 7yr old, I am terrified that there will be long lasting side affects and/or health issues due

I: I am not aware of any complications. This is an issue that your ob- gyn needs to be aware of as well as the agency that is placing the monitor. If there are any issues I am sure you will be informed. Good luck.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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My blood pregnancy test sensitivity 25 minternational units/ml, and they were trying to say it was negative but reading postitive? Which is it

My blood pregnancy test sensitivity 25 minternational units/ml, and they were trying to say it was negative but reading postitive? Which is it

BHCG = 25 = pregnant: A bhcg of 25 is a positive pregnancy test. That is a very low number though so scheduling a follow up with your doctor to see if the number is rising normally is important.

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I took an hCG booster of 250 units (i believe that is the correct measurement. Small amt) when can I take a home pregnancy test?

I took an hCG booster of 250 units (i believe that is the correct measurement. Small amt) when can I take a home pregnancy test?

About 2 -12 days.: From what I know about this, you're supposed to ovulate about 36 hours after you take gthis with a concomitant rise in temperature. If you engage in intercourse, etc. You should first take your pregnancy test about 2-10 days after this, especially if you don't have your period. If the result is not clear you can also take the test after that.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

If you have to: But your OB should have explained why they are referring u as they must be worried you have something really bad or want to r/o something really bad, as normally would wait until after your delivery, u shoudl call your OB so u understand everything and what the possible courses of action are before u have anything done but your OB doc and the colpo doc should explain verything to u.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is it safe to take 5, 000 units of vitamin d & omega-3 along with my prenatal vitamins? Is it ok to take them both before and after pregnancy?

Is it safe to take 5, 000 units of vitamin d & omega-3 along with my prenatal vitamins? Is it ok to take them both before and after pregnancy?

No: That is an extremely high dose of vitamin d. More recent studies have suggested that these high doses are not warranted or advisable. Discuss with your OB doc before you start taking these various supplements. I would stay with Folic Acid and prenatal vitamins only.

Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is using fake tan cream during pregnancy safe?

Is using fake tan cream during pregnancy safe?

Self tanning lotions: Self tanning lotions are fine to use during pregnancy unlike tanning booths which are always harmful to the skin whether pregnant or not. Just make sure to exfoliate very gently prior to applying the self tanning lotion as it tends to concentrate in areas of dry skin buildup.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is using lactacyd vaginal wash safe during pregnancy?

Is using lactacyd vaginal wash safe during pregnancy?

Soap: This product is not available in the US but reading about it it appears to just be a type of soap. The use is not restricted during pregnancy. If you like washing with this particular brand of soap then it is an acceptable choice.

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What is the chance of pregnancy on day 7 of a cycle that lasts 33-35 days with using a condom during the last half of intercource?

What is the chance of pregnancy on day 7 of a cycle that lasts 33-35 days with using a condom during the last half of intercource?

Plan B: Condoms are designed to be used from start to finish--not just at the end of intercourse. This is because about 4-5 million sperm are released in preejaculatory fluid. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Hi. I'm 19m pregnant. I'm currently using the facial cleanser beand SK II. I want to know if that brand is safe to use during pregnancy? Any rec? TY

Hi. I'm 19m pregnant. I'm currently using the facial cleanser beand SK II. I want to know if that brand is safe to use during pregnancy? Any rec? TY

General rule: Creams or lotions you apply to the skin surface will not transfer a detectable amount of med through the skin to your blood. If it doesn't get into your blood it cannot effect the fetus. Only specialized prescription meds, placed on patches with penetration capabilities would get through the skin. You generally never need to worry about over the counter creams/lotions/liquids you apply to your ski

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Using solarcaine spray during pregnancy?

Solarcaine: Solarcaine is an fda category b drug meaning studies show no adverse fetal effects in the second or third trimester.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Renee Harris Dr. Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Using an expired iron taps during pregnancy. Will it hurt my un born baby?

Using an expired iron taps during pregnancy. Will it hurt my un born baby?

No: Being expired may affect the potency of the iron, but it will not hurt your child.

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica Dr. Palabrica
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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I'm using cream for herpes1.it's not effective. Can this disease pass on to my child during pregnancy. What's the percentage.

I'm using cream for herpes1.it's not effective. Can this disease pass on to my child during pregnancy. What's the percentage.

HSV: Herpes can indeed be passed to the baby. There are medications that can be taken to prevent outbreaks so that vaginal delivery can be achieved. You need to have a frank discussion with your provider on what your plan should be during pregnancy and delivery.

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy.? What are the things that I have to avoid during pregnancy

Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy.? What are the things that I have to avoid during pregnancy

Mobile ok...: Mobile use ok. Avoid all medications first three months of pregnancy, alcohol, street drugs. Always check with your doctor before taking any med. Best luck.

Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more