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What Does It Entail To Stripp Membrane
Yes, in most cases: Vaginal reconstruction is usually employed to restore the vaginal anatomy that has been damaged as a result of vaginal deliveries. Many women eventually have significant symptomatic vaginal prolapse / pelvic relaxation as a result of the trauma of one or more vaginal deliveries. The surgical restoration virtually always results in improvement of the anatomy and function of the vagina. ...Read more
Into the large vesse: Central line placement is a procedure that places a catheter into the large vessels near the heart generally for the purpose of providing fluids. The catheter is usually placed under the collar bone or neck. This is different from a IV placed in your forearm or hand. It allows one to give larger volumes of fluids or fluids in concentrations that might severely irritate smaller peripheral vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PET scan: Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging technique. It pairs gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide. By choosing fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), an analogue of glucose, the concentrations of tracer imaged will indicate tissue metabolic activity in most malignancies since they actively utilize glucose uptake as part of their anaerobic metabolic pathway ...Read more
How exactly would surgery help/fix a fractured kneecap that required it and what does the surgeon actually do?
Induction method: While your doctor or midwife is checking your cervical dilation at the end of your pregnancy, they can sweep their finger in a circle to slightly loosen the bag of water from the top of the cervix. This "membrane stripping" can release a hormone called prostaglandin that may help to induce labor if your body is ready. Spotting and some cramping is common after this exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does cbt work exactly? What does the psychiatrist do, and what does the patient have to do? Is it like reprogramming your brain?
Helps to reframe : Cbt helps by both reframing your thoughts as well as providing behavioral techniques to help with depression and/or anxiety. Check out "the feeling good book" by david burns, $5 kindle version $7 print version on amazon, which is written for patients and based on cbt techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal growth: Granulation or granulation tissue is a lumpy bumpy and healthy pink appearing surface of repairing tissue. This is the appearance of normal tissue as it regrows. ...Read more
Altered normal cell: normal cells can be affected by viruses or carcinogens to develop mutations in certain genes termed "oncogenes" Certain of these genes like p53 allow cells that have a DNA mutation to slow their rate of division to allow corrections. With mutated genes the corrections not made and mutation is passed to divided cells. There are enzymes like telomerase to allow the mutated cell to have immortality. ...Read more
How does a subchorionic hematoma cause a miscarriage? Like how does it actually cause you to lose the baby? What is the mechanism involved? Thanks.
Like a pap smear: First a speculum is placed just like for a pap smear. Then the cervix is cleansed with betadine. Next an instrument is placed on the cervix that may cause a menstrual like cramp. Then you may feel some tugging on the cervix while a small catheter is placed inside the cavity of the uterus. This feels like another stronger and sharper menstrual cramp but lasts less than 15 seconds. ...Read more
Closing a hole : A PFO is a hole in the heart that is nessecery during the fetal circulation, that closes sortly after we are born. In some people it remains open and can cause serious problems. The opening is closed most commonly by a cardiologist with out the need of surgery. In some situations an operation ( open heart surgery) is needed to close the hole. It is a very safe proceedure in experienced hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of discharge do you get when the egg is fertilized what happens to the cervix? Does it close up or does it stay open?
Fertilization: Discharge can vary but the cervix should be closed during this time. ...Read more
See below: Brain biopsy is an uncommon procedure to diagnose brain disorders like tumors, dementia and suspected infections not otherwise diagnosable. The tissue is examined by a pathologist to arrive at a diagnosis. See this site for more info. http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/brain-biopsy. ...Read more
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