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What does stripping your membranes mean?

What does stripping your membranes mean?

See below: Separating the amniotic sac from the inner wall of the uterus in order to hasen the start of labor. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when you get your membrane stripped a little bit ?

What dose it mean when you get your membrane stripped a little bit  ?

Vigorous exam: Membranes stripping is not as involved as typical internet descriptions often portray it. Basically the doctor places a finger between the cervix and the amniotic sac. A circle is made with the finger. This releases chemicals called Prostglandins which is some cases may possibly decrease the time before the onset of labor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a doctor wants to sweep my membranes?

What does it mean if a doctor wants to sweep my membranes?

See below: He/she will separate your membranes from the opening of the womb in order to induce labor. ...Read more

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What does epiretinal membrane over the mascula mean?

What does epiretinal membrane over the mascula mean?

Yes: An epiretinal membrane is a thin scar tissue-like layer that can distort the macula or cause swelling. Sometimes a pucker is referred to as "scar tissue on the retina", and "epiretinal gliosis." when appropriate, surgery to remove the pucker may be a good idea to halt vision deterioration, or modestly improve vision. Best to see a retina specialist for this kind of problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

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 more

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What does this mean? "Epiretinal membrane over the mascular area"?

What does this mean? "Epiretinal membrane over the mascular area"?

Membrane atop macula: Normally the vitreous gel which fills the eye sits on top of the macular (and the rest of the retina) with no direct connection. But sometimes, usually with age, trauma or surgery on the interior of the eye, there is a condensation of the vitreous gel edge in this area which can cause a wrinkling of the retina and visual distortion. This is an epiretinal membrane. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does epiretinal membrane over the mascular area mean?

Please tell me what does epiretinal membrane over the mascular area mean?

Scar tissue: It is basically a very thin "celluphane"-like membrane of scar tissue that for many reasons can spread over the central part of the retina. It often causes no significant problems but can be managed surgically if it does. ...Read more

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Skin scraping for fungus test on mouth is positive, what does that mean? Is it something serious?

Skin scraping for fungus test on mouth is positive, what does that mean? Is it something serious?

Not usually: Everyone has a little fungus (candida) in their mouth. It usually surfaces as a problem (thrush) with immune system suppression (hiv, chemo, steroid use) or with antibiotic use. 1/2 hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 water swish and spit will often help. Dr's can also prescribe antifungals like diflucan, (fluconazole) or nystatin. ...Read more

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Csection operative finding:...Very thin lower segment with only membranes covering... Any idea what that means?

Csection operative finding:...Very thin lower segment with only membranes covering... Any idea what that means?

Uterine rupture: When people have a c section the scar on the uterus can thin out. During labor this scar can rupture causing a life threatening situation. Your doctor is describing that your lower uterus was very think meaning you were at risk if you had tried to have a vaginal delivery. The doctor is also making a note in case you were wanting to attempt a vbac next time. ...Read more

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What does the word endatemous really mean . I got my xray done to check sinus . It said that the mucus membranes were endatemous?

What does the word endatemous really mean . I got my xray done to check sinus . It said that the mucus membranes were endatemous?

Mucosal thickening: "edematous" can mean swollen, but technically suggests there is extra fluid in the tissues. In the context of the sinuses, this term is a bit imprecise. Mucosal "thickening" is the preferred term, as there are many possible causes that don't necessarily involve "edema." this thickening may indicate some inflammation or infection in the sinuses or a problem with sinus drainage. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug day after membrane sweep does this mean its working?

Lost mucus plug day after membrane sweep does this mean its working?

First signs: Losing the mucus plug is one of the first signs that a woman will go into labor. Whether sweeping the membranes caused the mucous plug to come out or not has no impact on how labor will progress. It can take 2 or three days, though, before labor pains will start. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sex and it hurt it feels like something is scraping your vagina?

What does it mean when you have sex and it hurt it feels like something is scraping your vagina?

Dryness, infection: Vaginal dryness and/or infection may result in pain during sex. If lubrication does not help, infection is more likely. Screening for infection with a check up is a good idea. ...Read more

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My doctor said hes going to induce, does this mean he'll send me to the hospitial that day or strip my membranes and send me home?

My doctor said hes going to induce, does this mean he'll send me to the hospitial that day or strip my membranes and send me home?

Inpatient induction.: Labor induction at your maternity hospital of choice is an increasingly frequent entry to labor nowadays. This is not an outpatient process - fetal monitoring mandates inpatient monitoring for labor induction. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am nine months pregnant and I am going in to have the membrane removed from my cervix what does that mean also will it hurt when he removes it

I am nine months pregnant and I am going in to have the membrane removed from my cervix what does that mean also will it hurt when he removes it

Removing : Removing the membrane from your cervix is also called stripping membranes or membrane sweeping. Your doctor will place his or her finger into the cervix to separate the bag of amniotic fluid from the uterus. It can be done as part of your pelvic exam. Hormones are released when the membranes are stripped and this can help to soften up the cervix and to start contractions. It is a method to help induce labor. It is uncomfortable but this is brief. Congratulations on your pending arrival. ...Read more

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If I have dry eyes, does that mean that I have scarred the membrane of my eyes?

If I have dry eyes, does that mean that I have scarred the membrane of my eyes?

No: Symblepharon, or scarring membranes on the conjunctiva usually happen in severe inflammatory states like steven's johnson syndrome where dry eye is also present. Severe ocular surface disease can lead to corneal scarring, and thus needs to be followed by a corneal specialist. ...Read more

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Csection operative finding:...Very thin lower segment with only membranes covering, fundal placenta... Any idea what that means?

Csection operative finding:...Very thin lower segment with only membranes covering, fundal placenta... Any idea what that means?

Thinned out: Basically, it means that your uterus muscle thinned out a lot at the site of your previous cesarean section scar, assuming you had a previous c/s. This puts you at increase risk for uterine rupture so you should never attempt to labor and at first sign of a contraction in future pregnancies, head to hospital. ...Read more

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Eardrum is ringing. Does that mean I have a tympanic membrane rupture?

Eardrum is ringing. Does that mean I have a tympanic membrane rupture?

No: It doesn't mean you have a tympanic membrane rupture because your ear is ringing, although it is possible. Ringing in the ear can occur from a variety of reasons. Medication effects and nerve related hearing loss are two of the more common underlying causes of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). ...Read more