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What is the safest oral drug to slow or stop contractions?

What is the safest oral drug to slow or stop contractions?

Depends on patient: The drug(s) chosen to stop preterm labor all have benefits and all have side effects. A drug may work in some patients and not in others. Some patients may need higher doses than others. Pre-existing medical conditions may not allow certain patients to use some drugs. An perinatologist (specialist in treating such problems) or an experienced ob-gyn doctor can help a patient decide on a plan. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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Why should we stop preterm contractions; isn't that my body telling me the baby is ready to come out?

Why should we stop preterm contractions; isn't that my body telling me the baby is ready to come out?

Term is best 4 baby: Preterm labor affect 1/8 of pregnancies making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy. Preterm birth can lead to serious complications. You and your doctor will monitor for signs or preterm labor as part of your routine prenatal care. There are medications to slow or stop labor that can be used if needed and some women qualify for weekly Progesterone shots. ...Read more

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How can u make contractions stronger? Iv been having contractions for five days now and everytime they seem to be getting stronger it stops! help?

How can u make contractions stronger? Iv been having contractions for five days now and everytime they seem to be getting stronger it stops! help?

CALL YOUR OB !!!!: If you are far enough 39 weeks you may want to get induced, depending on the situation I do this for my patients, and it is safe to do at or after 39 weeks, what you are describing can happen before you actually go into labor but call your OB ! they may want to tell you things you can do to help the contraxcions if you are far enough along , i tell only my pts certain things they can try. ...Read more

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I keep having vaginal contractions throughout the day. It feels involuntary and doesn't hurt. I have a constant need to squeeze. How do I make it stop?

I keep having vaginal contractions throughout the day. It feels involuntary and doesn't hurt. I have a constant need to squeeze. How do I make it stop?

Have pelvic exam: It is not uncommon condition among young females. As physician i would ask any other symptoms associated with vaginal contraction. If you are sexually active young lady, i prefer pelvic exam and possible pap smear on the way and culture cervical fluid to rule out bacterial infection that can give you vaginosis. Talk to ob/gyn and will find out for you. ...Read more

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Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

Preterm contractions: Premature contractions? Or premature labor? Premature labor is treated with Nifedipine (procardia). Real premature labor can't really be stopped by any agent for more than 24 - 48 hrs. Enough time to give steroids to the mother to accelerate fetal lung maturity. ...Read more

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How often do you have braxston hicks contractions t 35 weeks and when do you stop having them?

How often do you have braxston hicks contractions t 35 weeks and when do you stop having them?

At delivery: Braxton hicks contractions are fairly normal at 35 weeks of pregnancy. Thay may continue off and on until delivery. It's hard to be patient, but the next month will be over before you know it. ...Read more

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Some people are harassing me with Remote Neural Control tech.Experienced expansion and contraction of muscles.Any drugs that can help me?

Yes, there's help: Doctors use medications such as Zyprexa, Risperdal, Abilify, and others, to get rid of the Remote Neural Control problem. If a patient is low on his medication, the Remote Neural Control issue can return, which means it is important to keep up with one's doctor appointments and stay on the proper medication. Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) is a once-a-month injection, so may help folks who tend to forget pills. ...Read more

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Mar plac prev 2bleeds 1day apart 2nd heavier than 1st at 31wks given med 2 stop contractions&steriod shot have,34 wks what are chances of preterm birt?

Depends: A marginal placenta previa may not cause a preterm birth, but may cause extra bleeding close to term and durin labor. Since blood is an irritant, some women deliver a little early with this problem. Pelvic rest is important and avoid heavy lifting. Let your doctor know if you are bleeding as this can mean a serious problem. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of a bladder infection but don't have an infection. I have tried bladder oills which stop bladder contractions but haven't worke?

I have all the symptoms of a bladder infection but don't have an infection. I have tried bladder oills which stop bladder contractions but haven't worke?

See professionals...: Please go to see, talk, work, and stay with a trustworthy urologist to sort out what may cause your bladder irritation. For the time being, watch and record if anything you drink or eat may cause more bladder irritation, of course, ic or other forms of overactive bladder need to be considered. Best luck... ...Read more