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I'm 30weeks (hbr 7.23)yesterday I was contracting 4minutes apart also spotting i'm not dilating contraction stopped with IV what could of caused this?

I'm 30weeks (hbr 7.23)yesterday I was contracting 4minutes apart also spotting i'm not dilating  contraction stopped with IV what could of caused this?

Early contractions: You don't really want to have contractions or labor at 30 weeks, but the uterus often starts toning up for the soon to happen labor and you can feel contractions (often called braxton hicks contractions). You also don't want your cervix to open. Mild temporary spotting is common; continued bleeding should be checked. If any symptoms continue that worry you, get checked. ...Read more

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Im 38 1/2 weeks pregnant im contracting 5 minutes apart but they sent me home.. im dilated at 3 and 50% how can i start dilating?

Im 38 1/2 weeks pregnant im contracting 5 minutes apart but they sent me home.. im dilated at 3 and 50% how can i start dilating?

Be patient: You may be having false labor or you may simply be early. As the contractions become more effective, closer together, and stronger, you will start to dilate more. It is not safe to rush the process. ...Read more

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'what happens if i''m having contractions but not dilating?'

'what happens if i''m having contractions but not dilating?'

Depends: It is normal if u are in early labor, once you are in active labor it may mean the baby is too large for you and it is not putting pressure on the cervix to help dilate it, nature does not always work right but u should be discussing this with your OB u may need a -c-section which is better than forcing something that is not going to happen. ...Read more

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What happens if I start having contractions but I am not dilating?

What happens if I start having contractions but I am not dilating?

Cervix effaces/thins: The cervix is normally thick through most of pregnancy, and usually many uterine contractions and physiologic changes are required to thin it (especially prior to the first delivery). It is important, however, for women to record contractions and keep their obs informed because an examination of the cervix by a trained provider can best determine extent of dilatation of the cervix/onset of labor. ...Read more

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Can iritis heal without dilating drops?

Can iritis heal without dilating drops?

Yes: Dilating drops are thought to reduce the pain of iritis, but they are not necessary for treatment as long as you are using some anti-inflammatory eye drops like prednisolone. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the dilating eyedrops to wear off?

How long does it take for the dilating eyedrops to wear off?

Faster w/reversing: There are drops called reversing drops that many eye doctors use to speed up the recovery after dilation. Dapirazole hcl 0.5%is an eyedrop that helps the mydriacyl (tropicamide) to loosen its hold on the receptors in the iris muscles that lead to dilated pupils. Then the dilating drops can wear off in 45 minutes to an hour, in most cases. ...Read more

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I'm having ceRvix pain, could it Be dilating?

I'm having ceRvix pain, could it Be dilating?

Pregnant?: If you are pregnant and at full-term then that is certainly possible. If you are pregnant but not due to deliver yet, then please call your OB/GYN to let them know you have cervical pain. If you have discharge and fever then it could be an infection and that needs to be checked as well. If you are not pregnant then dilation is not likely and infection is much more likely. ...Read more