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What kind of complications might happen from an episiotomy?

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What kind of complications might happen from an episiotomy?

Infection, bleeding: It is best if a surgical procedure (like epis) is performed as seldom as possible. Most obs would cut one typically in a situation in which a tear is likely. To decrease risk of complications, an episiotomy is done after a woman's perineum ('bottom') has been cleaned with an antiseptic solution. Careful closure of most with stitches helps decrease the risk of bleeding. Discuss before labor. ...Read more

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Episiotomy (Definition)

An episiotomy is a cut in the lower portion of the vulva / vagina to enable a quicker delivery of ...Read more


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What kind of complications might happen from a hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy: The main complication of hysteroscopy is perforation of the uterus. If the hysteroscopy is a lengthy one, there is the possibility of excessive absorption of the fluid necessary for distention of the uterus. If heat is used for certain treatment, there is the possibility of un-intentional burns. There are other complications common to all surgeries, such as infection, drug reaction, etc.. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a myomectomy?

What kind of complications might happen from a myomectomy?

Rare: The biggest concerns for a myomectomy is that in time more fibroids can develop, requiring future surgery to fix, and that a future pregnancy will need to be delivered by cesarean. Patients may also have scar tissue in the abdomen after the procedure, which does usually cause problems, but can make future surgery more difficult. Damage to bowel, bladder, or ureter are rare but possible. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a sigmoidoscopy?

What kind of complications might happen from a sigmoidoscopy?

Safe sigmoidoscopy: Sigmoidoscopy, when performed by a trained & experienced endoscopist is generally safe. However, risks to consider, as with any endoscopic test include: tears in the lining of the gut, perforation of the gut that may require surgery to fix, bleeding that may need transfusion, adverse reaction to sedation, infection, a missed diagnosis, and an incomplete test due to patient factors. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a liposuction?

What kind of complications might happen from a liposuction?

Risks of lipo: Liposuction is real surgery and carries a small risk of complications. Risks of surgery include bleeding and bruising, infection, multiple small scars, fluid collections, asymmetry, contour irregularities, and blood clots. Risks are often dependent on your current medical condition. Please discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a facelift?

What kind of complications might happen from a facelift?

Several: A facelift is a safe procedure when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon. Risks include bleeding/ hematoma, infection, nerve injury, scarring, asymmetry, wound healing problems, and need for revision operation. Discuss your individual risks with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a c section?

What kind of complications might happen from a c section?

C-Section: Wow this is a good question but the biggest complication is with bleeding. Infection bad scar formation, and the anesthetic risks. Sometimes you may even require a hysterectomy. You can have damage to internal organs that will require repair. Future risks deal with rupture of the uterus in the next labor, and placental complications in future pregnancies. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an antibody therapy?

Several: With monoclonal antibody therapy, severe immune dysregulatory events can occur. These events range from anaphylaxis to immunodeficiency to autoimmunity. Read your pi of your proposed medication and seriously discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a cta?

What kind of complications might happen from a cta?

Allergy: The main risk is concern for an allergic reaction to the contrast dye. Damage to the kidney is also a big concern. The good thing is that the kidney can usually recover from this on its own with IV fluids and careful observation. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a knee arthroplasty?

What kind of complications might happen from a knee arthroplasty?

Many Possible: There are quite a few possible complication from a knee arthroplasty. This is best discussed with your surgeon. But in general, for the right patient, it is a good procedure. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a cardiac catheterization?

What kind of complications might happen from a cardiac catheterization?

Partial list: Bleeding, infection, irregular heart beat, perforation of the heart, heart attack, dissection of the aorta, cardiac arrest, stroke, renal failure, gangrene, pseudo aneurysm, shock, death. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a chin implant?

What kind of complications might happen from a chin implant?

Usual surgical risks: All surgical procedures carry with them the risk of infection and bleeding. There is a risk of reaction to the anesthesia used to put you to sleep. Surgery also carries the risk of scar formation, which may be problematic for facial procedures. Similarly, there may be a risk of malposition or asymmetry of the implant. Numbness or an autoimmune reaction to the implant material may occir. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a hair replacement?

What kind of complications might happen from a hair replacement?

Not taking: The worst complication is that it does not work. Patients can also have infections, inflammation, and pain. I have found that most people do well. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an anterior cervical fusion?

What kind of complications might happen from an anterior cervical fusion?

See the list: Here are the risks: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, paralysis, loss of voice, ongoing numbness and tingling, failure to improve, failure of fusion, failure of instrumentation, stroke, heart attack, coma, damage to the trachea, esophagus, carotid or jugular vein, worsening of pain, need for further surgery, spinal fluid leak, or even death. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a tooth extraction?

What kind of complications might happen from  a tooth extraction?

Several: Any surgical procedure carries some risks and possible complications. Your dentist or surgeon should discuss these with you prior to performing the procedure. Some of the more common may include, but are not limited to excessive bleeding, swelling, bruising, sensitivity in adjacent teeth, and limited opening. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a coronary angioplasty?

What kind of complications might happen from  a coronary angioplasty?

Coronary angipplasty: There are lots of complication that can happen during angioplasty 1.Excessive bleeding from punctured site 2. Infection 3.Pseudo aneurism 4.Acute heart attack 5.Acute stroke 6.Coronary dissection 7.Cardiac tamponade and even cardiac arrest leadind to death.All these complication are very very rare. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a joint replacement surgery?

What kind of complications might happen from a joint replacement surgery?

A few common ones:: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, damage to nerves, arteries or veins, dislocation, fracture, failure to improve the pain, need for more surgery, short term loosing of the new parts and long term wearing out of the prosthesis. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an in vitro fertilization?

What kind of complications might happen from an in vitro fertilization?

IVF Safe: Ivf is a very safe procedure but all procedures have risks. For brevity, biggest worries include hyperstimulation syndrome (ohss), ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, complicated pregnancy (probably from being infertile), bleeding (uncommon), discomfort for 24-48 hrs. Controversial is risk of baby health, cancer, icsi and genetics (imprinting disorders). Look up terms as no room to expand here. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a breast implant removal?

What kind of complications might happen from a breast implant removal?

Several: Most common complaint is the deflated appearance. Some skin contraction will occur with time but if the change is severe enough, a mastopexy may be needed. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an episiotomy?

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Infection, bleeding: It is best if a surgical procedure (like epis) is performed as seldom as possible. Most obs would cut one typically in a situation in which a tear is likely. To decrease risk of complications, an episiotomy is done after a woman's perineum ('bottom') has been cleaned with an antiseptic solution. Careful closure of most with stitches helps decrease the risk of bleeding. Discuss before labor. ...Read more

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I have a kind of nagging pain and I believe I retore my episiotomy. Should I contact my obgyn?

Pelvic exam: It is not likely that you reinjured an old episiotomy unless the episiotomy was very recent. There are other causes of vaginal pain that should be evaluated.The next step is an examination by your Obgyn. ...Read more

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Will an episiotomy help ripping when the baby’s coming out?

Will an episiotomy help ripping when the baby’s coming out?

Please understand...: That the current trend in obstetrics (according to my colleagues) is not to do surgical episiotomies, as there is a great deal of evidence that healing is better if the posterior birth canal is allowed to tear naturally. However, this tearing often requires repair with sutures by the obstetrician. My understanding is that surgical episiotomies are now rarely done. Ask your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What's an episiotomy?

What's an episiotomy?

Episiotomy: It is also known as perineotomy, a surgically planned incision on the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall during second stage of labor. The incision, which can be mid line or at an angle from the posterior end of the vulva, is performed under local anesthetic (pudendal anesthesia), and is sutured closed after delivery. ...Read more

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What is an episiotomy?

Cutting vagina : An episiotomy is a small incision made during vaginal delivery to create more space for the baby. It used to be used routinely, but recent studies show it is not necessary in most cases. Most doctors do not routinely cut episiotomies anymore. I rarely use this option except in emergencies or extreme circumstances. ...Read more

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Episiotomy hurts bad. Help!?

Sitz bath: Warm sitz baths are a great thing. Can use some topical Lidocaine to help as well - call your doc and get some called in. ...Read more

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Can I refuse to get an episiotomy?

Can I refuse to get an episiotomy?

Yes: But realize you may tear a jagged , irregular episiotomyand an irregular tear may be more difficult to repair, and be more painful. ...Read more

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Why would an episiotomy be needed?

No midwife: Most episiotomies are not needed. If you are seeing a midwife your are less likely to get one. Doctors get in a hurry and don't want to wait for mother nature. ...Read more

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Where is an episiotomy usually done?

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In delivery room: If needed, it is best if a surgical procedure (like epis) is performed under sterile or the cleanest conditions possible. That would typically be in a dr after a woman's perineum ('bottom') has been cleaned with an antiseptic solution and local anesthesia has been given. Sometimes, however, mother nature does not wait so episiotomy and delivery are carried out in nonsterile but clean conditions. ...Read more

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Help! My episiotomy has healed wrong!?

Please have this: evaluated by your gynecologist. Sorry, we can't help too much using this forum. ...Read more

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How does an episiotomy look afterwards?

Surgical incision: An episiotomy, if uncomplicated and repaired properly should look like any other routine surgical incision after it has healed. The vagina is remarkable in its healing ability and the scar will likely be unnoticeable to the untrained eye. ...Read more

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Are routine episiotomies done anywhere?

Are routine episiotomies done anywhere?

Generally not: The current trend in obstetrics (according to my colleagues) is not to do surgical episiotomies, as there is a great deal of evidence that healing is better if the posterior birth canal is allowed to tear naturally. However, this tearing often requires repair with sutures by the obstetrician. My understanding is that surgical episiotomies are now rarely done. ...Read more

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How do they know when to cut an episiotomy?

We don't.: We have stopped generally cutting episiotomies because they do more harm than good. Few absolute indications for it remain, such as severe shoulder dystocia. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an episiotomy?

Episiotomy: Episiotomy is a procedure done at the time of delivery to facilitate the process. It is done for several reasons and is a judgement call by the delivering physician done at the time of delivery. Here in new jersey, the average rate can be anywhere between 3% - 30%. I would pressume that approximately 10-15% of women will get an episiotomy during a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recovery from an episiotomy?

Depends: Depending on the type and severity of the episiotomy, healing time will be different for everyone. On average, the vagina should be completely healed following childbirth after 6 weeks. The process may take longer if there is infection or separation of the stitches. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: episiotomy?

See below: An episiotomy is a cut in the lower portion of the vulva / vagina to enable a quicker delivery of a baby vaginally -. ...Read more

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Will I need to have an episiotomy with an assisted delivery?

Not necessarily: It depends on the size of the baby and the reasons for doing the assisted delivery. Sometimes you don't need an episiotomy, sometimes you do. Often that decision is made at the time of the assisted delivery. ...Read more

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Is an episiotomy harder to recover from or easier than if you rip?

Depends: on how you rip. A most tears also have to be repaired, An episiotomy controls the tear. Discuss with your OB. ...Read more

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