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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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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


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What does it mean if white tissue comes out in urine and you missed your period? Is that a sign or pregnancy?

What does it mean if white tissue comes out in urine and you missed your period? Is that a sign or pregnancy?

Doctor can evaluate: White tissue in urine could mean many things, but the most common would be an infection in the urinary tract. While these types of infections are more common in pregnancy, they can occur in non-pregnant women as well. However, they can be quite dangerous in pregnancy, so these symptoms in conjunction with the possibility of pregnancy are a definite reason to see your doctor soon. ...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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Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test with a low, hard cervix? Or is that no way to tell at all? When does your cervix change in pregnancy?

Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test with a low, hard cervix? Or is that no way to tell at all? When does your cervix change in pregnancy?

Yes yes and varies: It's possible to have a positive pregnancy test regardless of what the cervix feels like. The location and consistency of the cervix is no way to tell if there is a pregnancy. A pregnancy test is the way to tell if there is a pregnancy. The cervix can change right away or not until later. It's different for each woman. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they tell u there arent enough cells in your uterus after a pap?

What does it mean when they tell u there arent enough cells in your uterus after a pap?

Most likely...: The most likely answer is that you just need to have the pap repeated. When your doctor got the sample, not enough cells may have transferred from your cervix to the brush for the lab to look at. Having the pap repeated usually resolves the issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your not on your period but when you urinate there is a drop of blood in your urine?

What does it mean when your not on your period but when you urinate there is a drop of blood in your urine?

HEMATURIA: See yor doctor to look for the source of blood. Source can be from anywhere along the genital urinary tract- kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra or vagina. ...Read more

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How does the mucus look in early pregnancy. How should ur cervix feel or be at?

How does the  mucus look in early pregnancy. How should ur cervix feel or be at?

Who cares: You should not be worried about cervical mucus early in pregnancy( unless u have a vaginal infection or what your cervix should feel like your doctor can worry about all of that, the main thing u want to know is the pregnancy viable and when u are in your 2nd trimester among other things does your cervix measure normal length on ultrasound, I do not rec trying to feel your cervix no point to that. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection & does it hurt.? If so, where at?. & does it effect your discharge?. What can I take to clear it up

What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection & does it hurt.? If so, where at?. & does it effect your discharge?. What can I take to clear it up

UTI SYMPTOMS: The symptoms of urinary tract infection are 1frequency and urgency of urination2burning and pain during micturition 3blood in urine 4pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen where bladder is located 5 if infection is higher up in the kidney you may get flank pain6 fever in some cases some time there may be UTI without any symptoms, called asymptomatic uti. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you take a pregnancy test and the positive line shows up, but it doesn't get darker until the urine starts drying up in thetime

What does it mean when you take a pregnancy test and the positive line shows up, but it doesn't get darker until the urine starts drying up in thetime

Better concentration: Initial effects is due to diluted effects of hcg, as urine dry up the concentration of hormone effects increases with darken positive line. ...Read more

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When the doctor say u have a little bacteria what does that mean?

When the doctor say u have a little bacteria what does that mean?

Probably nothing.: Everyone has a little bacteria here and there. Only the "inside" of your body is truly sterile. Everything else is potentially contaminated from time to time. You might want to ask them what they really meant. I suspect that if you had an infection they would have said "infection." ...Read more

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What does it mean to have fluid in the lungs when a new mom?

What does it mean to have fluid in the lungs when a new mom?

R/o cardiomyopathy: If i hear fluid in lung in new mom, the first thing that needs to be excluded is a post partum cardiomyopathy. Ask to get an echocardiogram. Other causes could be due to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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Why when doing a 24hr urine test do u have 2 collect every drop, why does it matter if you lose a little of the urine? How does it change the results

Why when doing a 24hr urine test do u have 2 collect every drop, why does it matter if you lose a little of the urine? How does it change the results

24 hour urine: The short answer is because what your doctor is basing his/her decision on is based upon what shows up in your urine in 24 hours. Norms have been established based upon the 24 hour time frame. Missing even a small volume can throw off the results if what is being looked for comes in small quatities in the urine already. Best to be thorough and complete. ...Read more

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In my urine test it showed positive with protein and hemoglobin, is this serious and what does it mean?

In my urine test it showed positive with protein and hemoglobin, is this serious and what does it mean?

May need to recheck: Any blood in the urine can give rise to positive test for hemoglobin and protein. It is best to follow up on it as it means there is something wrong if the results are real. So you should get a repeat urinalysis done and then consult a kidney specialist if the results show any rbcs and or protein in your urine as it could mean intrinsic kidney disease like nephritis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the nurse says that your thyroid blood test is high?

What does it mean when the nurse says that your thyroid blood test is high?

Depends: It depends on what the nurse is referring to. She may be referring to a TSH level being high, in which case your thyroid level may be low (hypothyroid). She may be referring to a T4 or free T4 level being high, in which case your thyroid level is high (hyperthyroidism). ...Read more