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How do vacuum pumps work?

How do vacuum pumps work?

Vacuum phenomenon: By placing a tube over the penis and drawing negative pressure, blood is pulled into the penis's cavities and an erection occurs. A constricting band is deployed over the base of the penis trapping the blood and sustaining the erection. When no longer needed, the constricting band is removed and the penis should return to the flaccid state. Just physics. Hope not to leave you up in the air! ...Read more

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Can I pump for a friend?

Can I pump for a friend?

Yes: Breast milk is indeed an amazing gift for a baby whose mother cannot provide it. But there are some issues that make this a very tricky topic! first, you must be absolutely certain you are hiv-free, obviously. Second, be aware that in this litigious society, your good deed could be turned against you should the child develop any infections or health issues, even if not your fault! just be careful! ...Read more

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How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

Pump often.: For long term storage, using a stand free freezer is helpful. Pumping for 15-20 minutes after each breastfeeding is the best way to encourage more milk production. It can be tiring and tedious to pump so often but milk stored in a stand free freezer can be used for 6 months afterwards. Drinking an herbal tea with fenugreek also increases milk production. There is a tea called mother milk. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some beast pump questions!?

What to do if I have some beast pump questions!?

Breast Pump : Questions - you can ask one question per entry or talk with a lactation consultant. ...Read more

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What is sugg onp ros vs.Cons on intrathecal pain pumps? I have heard a lot of neg effects! from unproper pain releif 2 death! conceredw

What is sugg onp ros vs.Cons on intrathecal pain pumps? I have heard a lot of neg effects! from unproper pain releif 2 death! conceredw

Discuss with Doc: There are some minor surgical risks but most risks are long term. There is a chance for pump failure and also issues with the catheter becoming clogged or having excess tissue growing at the tip. Pumps are best for short term use in terminal cancer. These are always a last resort and are for those patients who require high dose narcotics and are having too many side effects to tolerate oral med. ...Read more

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How much milk should I pump?

How much milk should I pump?

What you have: The more you pump the better your breasts will feel afterwards. Also it will stimulate your body to continue to make more milk as your baby grows older and needs more to eat. Pump until your breasts feel soft and there are no hard areas. Using a double electric pump this often only takes about 15 minutes. Manual pumps will take longer. ...Read more

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When are pain pump used for pain?

When are pain pump used for pain?

Severe pain: Typically for severe intractable cancer pain or pain from other conditions such as low back pain that is not well controlled by other means. ...Read more

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Are there different types of insulin pumps?

Are there different types of insulin pumps?

Yes: There are many companies making different pumps. Some have tubes, other are tubeless. They come in different colors, size and shape. Talk to your doctor for a referral to a pump nurse and he/she can lay out all the pumps for you and discuss each pump's pros and cons. ...Read more

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What is the youngest a diabetic can have a pump?

What is the youngest a diabetic can have a pump?

Any age: Because certain Insulin pumps can deliver the tiniest doses of insulin, i prefer them to injections in some of our infants and newborns with diabetes. ...Read more

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What's an insulin pump?

What's an insulin pump?

Pump: A device that deliveres a preprogramed amount of Insulin at a preprogramed time of day. ...Read more

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What is an insulin pump?

Delivers Insulin: An Insulin pump is a device that holds Insulin in a resevoir and delivers it to the body via a small needle placed, often in the fatty tissue of the abdomen. Insulin is pumped at a rate set by the doctor/patient to provide a continuous flow of insulin. Often the patient will press a button to deliver a slightly larger dose of Insulin at mealtimes. The devices are getting smaller all the time. ...Read more

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What is a lymphedema pump?

What is a  lymphedema pump?

Sequentialcompressio: Lymphedema pumps compress and relax air to facilitate fluid movement from periphery to center of body. ...Read more

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Are lymphedema pumps effective?

Yes: The pumps are effective if used correctly. As soon as the session is completed the extremity should be compressed in a garment or a bandage. This should be continued on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What is 0.2 dilaudid in a pain pump?

What is 0.2 dilaudid in a pain pump?

Pain pump: Pain pumps are the intrathecal drug delivery systems that deliver the medicine directly to the spinal fluid. Dilaudid is about 5-7 times as strong as morphine. A drug in the spinal fluid is is about 300 times as strong as oral intake. Also Dilaudid is not one of the drugs approved by fda for intrathecal use, but is widely used for tolerant patients and need to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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What is a zimmer ambultory pain pump?

What is a zimmer ambultory pain pump?

Pump: It is a device that contains local anesthetic and slowly delivers it to the surgical site/incision. It is a good choice because it can help cut down on the amount of pain medication needed after surgery. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of an insulin pump?

What are the benefits of an insulin pump?

Stabilize levels: Insulin is used to treat type 1 diabetes (sometimes in young people--juvenile dm). An Insulin pmp allows the diabetic to avoid wide fluctuations in bld sgr keeping fasting @90, an hour after eating < 160, and return to @100 in 2 hrs. Eating 5 small meals per day, drinking adequate fluids, being relaxed while eating, mild daily exercise...Is ideal for anyone. That's less than 1% of americans. ...Read more

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What is a baclofen pump?

What is a baclofen pump?

Baclofen pump: A Baclofen pump is a device that uses an intrathecal (meaning directly into the spinal fluid) method of delivering the medication baclofen. Baclofen is a medication used for spasticity. The pump (surgically placed under skin of the abdomen) stores and releases prescribed amounts of medicine through a catheter. ...Read more

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