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What can you tell me about placenta previa?

What can you tell me about placenta previa?

Attached over cervix: Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches low inside the uterus, near theopening of the birth canal/cervix. This can cause problems during the birth process because when the cervix starts dilating it could tear the blood vessels in the placenta, depriving the baby of blood and making mom lose too much blood. To be safe, many ob's recommend a c-section instead of vaginal birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Placenta Blocks Cervix (Definition)

A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a ...Read more


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What can you tell me about VBAC and RCS?

What can you tell me about VBAC and RCS?

VBAC vs RCS: A VBAC is a possible way to avoid another c/section. It isn't always successful and carries a small risk of catastrophic uterine rupture. VBACs are less successful in women who haven't had a prior vaginal birth, especially if the c/section was done for "failure to progress," or "arrest of dilation". A repeat c/section is a way to avoid the risks uterine rupture and unsuccessful labor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy after placental abruption?

Can you tell me about pregnancy after placental abruption?

Depends on extent: severe placental abruption may terminate the pregnancy. Small area of abruption may not be a big deal. the health and progression of the pregnancy depends on may factors including the underlying reason for abruption ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the septate/bicornuate uterus?

Can you tell me about the septate/bicornuate uterus?

U. is div'd internal: It is an anatomic variant in which the uterus is divided internally by a tissue septum ...Read more

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What can you tell me about premature labor?

What can you tell me about premature labor?

Premature labor: Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm labor can lead to premature birth. This means your baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Babies born this early can face serious health problems. About 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely each year in this country. http://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/preterm-labor-and-premature-birth.aspx ...Read more

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What can you tell me about hematometra?

What can you tell me about hematometra?

Blood trapped: Hematometra refers to menstrual blood trapped inside the womb, when the cervix is obstructed. This can happen after a woman had a ionization done on her cervix for an abnormal pap smear. The cervical canal can then get obstructed from scarring of the cervix. The narrowing may need to be reopened by dilatation in the OR under anesthesia. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about ectopic pregnancies?

What can you tell me about ectopic pregnancies?

Ectopic pregnancy: Go to wikipedia for details. If that does not help come back with you specific questions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hysterectomy?

Can you tell me about hysterectomy?

Uterus removal: There are several types depending on your medical history and why you are having one. Sometimes the uterus alone is removes as in the case of fibroids. Sometimes the uterus and cervix is removed and sometimes the uterus tubes and ovaries are removed. The gynecologist will discuss all the options with you ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having cornual pregnancy?

Can you tell me about having cornual pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: Cornual pregnancy falls under "ectopic pregnancy" "ectopic" meaning "out of the proper place". The proper situation of a pregnany would be in the middle up high in the uterus. Ectopic places are the cervix, the fallopian tubes, the corners of the top of the uterus, where the uterus continues on into the fallopian tubes, and pregnancies outside the uterus/fallopian tubes altogether. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about vaginal prolapse?

Can you tell me about vaginal prolapse?

Yes: Vaginal prolapse is a type of hernia that results in the feeling of a bulge coming out of the vaginal area. It can be associated with childbirth, obesity, smoking, chronic constipation, and chronic heavy lifting. Your doctor can do a pelvic exam to see if you have this, but most often women know they have it when they feel or see a bulge in the vaginal area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about uterine inversion?

In-side-out uterus: Sometimes during delivery of the placenta the uterus can turn inside-out. Obstetric providers are trained in ways to get it right-side-out again. Usually this is a very quick maneuver but sometimes can require medication to relax the uterus or even surgery. It happens more commonly when the placenta doesn't come off the uterus like it should. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about pulmonary hemorrhage?

Can you tell me anything about pulmonary hemorrhage?

Serious issue: Any bleeding in the lungs is a very serious matter and needs immediate care. If this is you, please seek medical care immediately and good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about abortion?

Can you tell me about abortion?

What can I tell you?: Here are some good websites: www.Prochoice.Org and www.Plannedparenthood.Org and if you want data about statistics check www.Guttmacher.Org or feel free to reply or ask a more specific question if you need info. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about perintonitis?

Can you tell me about perintonitis?

Peritonitis ?: Peritonitis is the infection of peritoneum which is the inner lining of the abdominal cavity , intestines, bladder , liver , spleen , kidneys , colon , rectum , stomach etc . It can happen when the bacteria , virus or chemicals get entry into the peritoneal cavity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me everything to know about the abortion pill?

Can you tell me everything to know about the abortion pill?

2 pills: The abortion pill is actually two types of pills: one type stops the pregnancy. This can only be done, if the pregnancy is less than 10 weeks. The other type causes the womb to contract and expel the pregnancy. Medical abortion is a complex process that needs to be performed under the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lithopedion babies?

Can you tell me about lithopedion babies?

A "stone baby" or : lithopedion usually happens in an abdominal ectopic pregnancy when a fetus that dies between 14 wks. - term is too big to be re-absorbed by mom's body. Mom's immune system treats it like a foreign body & encases it in layers of a calciferous substance to protect her from infection. It goes undetected for years. ~ 400 cases known since ~3,125 yrs. ago. www.doctorsreview.com/history/fetal-rock/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what it's like to have uterine fibroids?

Can you tell me about what it's like to have uterine fibroids?

Fibroids: Interesting and difficult question to answer, but main issue is heavy bleeding for the woman. It is certainly debilitating as most patients have conveyed and more so if severely anemic as a result. ...Read more

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Please tell me anything you knoq about pulmonary hemorrhage?

Please tell me anything you knoq about pulmonary hemorrhage?

Pulmonary hemorrhage: This is a condition when the small blood vessels in the lungs leak blood into the air sacs called alveoli. This usually makes it difficult to breathe and can even cause hemoptysis or coughing up blood. There are many different causes of this and the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about about the abortion pill?

Can you tell me about about the abortion pill?

Earlyoptionpill.com: The abortion pill used in the us is called mifepristone. It works by inhibiting the Progesterone receptors. It is very safe and effective up to about 9 weeks since the last menses. You can find providers of medical abortion on the website here --> (http://www.Earlyoptionpill.Com/) or by contacting your local planned parenthood affiliate. Do you have more specific questions? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about abdominal embryo transfer?

Can you tell me about abdominal embryo transfer?

ZIFT: ZIFT which is the process of laprascopically placing an embryo in the fallopian tube is not done much anymore since you can place the embryo in the uterus via the cervix. Few people perform ZIFT anymore. It is sort of an old an retired procedure. GIFT is when you just place both the sperm and eggs at the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more