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When is it safe to resume power walking after an amniocentesis?

When is it safe to resume power walking after an amniocentesis?

24-48 hours: Generally, mild activities can be resumed within 24-48 hours of the amniocentesis as long as there is no discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Is it safe to get an amniocentesis?

Is it safe to get an amniocentesis?

Yes: There are 2 main reasons amniocentesis is done. Genetic amnio is done at 16-18 weeks, testing for down's or other chromosome problems. There is a 1 in 3-400 chance that you could lose a pregnancy because of it. The other reason is to test for the baby's lung ability to breathe well. This is generally done between 35-38+ weeks. The only risks are that you might deliver. ...Read more

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When is it safe to orgasm after having an amniocentesis (had amino on twins, FYI)?

When is it safe to orgasm after having an amniocentesis (had amino on twins, FYI)?

Ask you OB MD: You need to ask your OB MD this question as I don't know how far along you are in the pregnancy nor when the procedure was performed. Orgasm can initiate uterine contractions in pregnant patients and even have been known to start early labor in multiple gestations. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Common sense: I would not walk a great dane on them. You are more likely to loose balance on platform boots anyway. ...Read more

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Hy. Is it safe to keep girl baby in walking chair?

Hy. Is it safe to keep girl baby in walking chair?

No: The use of baby walkers is NOT recommended as they can be highly dangerous. Get rid of the walker and spend some time on the floor playing with your baby (tummy time) ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk on this sprained ankle yet? It's been 2 weeks.

Is it safe to walk on this sprained ankle yet? It's been 2 weeks.

Depends: Time is not as much a factor as how you feel. You can try it and see if painful or not. If overly concerned walk with an ankle brace at first. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my friend who will be 8 or 9 months when I get married to walk down the aisle & stand up for 30 minutes or more?

Is it safe for my friend who will be 8 or 9 months when I get married to walk down the aisle & stand up for 30 minutes or more?

Probably safe.: Might want to have a chair handy nearby if possible just in case. Make sure your friend eats beforehand and does not lock her knees while standing. Make sure to tell her you want her to sit down if she feels at all dizzy while standing because you do not want to risk her health or her unborn child's health in any way. She will appreciate your concern and care. ...Read more

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If you tore your meniscus is it safe to walk on it?

If you tore your meniscus is it safe to walk on it?

It may get worse.: A small meniscus tear heals by itself. The tear can progress in size and can cause locking of the knee. It then needs surgical excision or reapair. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk barefoot on a treadmill when exercising?

Is it safe to walk barefoot on a treadmill when exercising?

Yes and no: The machine manufacturer will tell you no. It is common practice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go for walking in an average speed while iam trying to conceive?

Is it safe to go for walking in an average speed while iam trying to conceive?

Sure: It is safe for a normal healthy woman to run at any speed she wants to run at, while trying to get pregnant. As long as her menstrual cycles are regular, and she is at a good weight, and has good nutrition... she can run as fast as her feet will take her. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Yes: Most toe fractures require nothing more than rest and/or taping the toe to an adjacent toe. You can typically walk on the toe without risking further damage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to run everyday? how about when it is a mixture of run and walk each day? how do i tell when its bad or injury prone?

Is it safe to run everyday? how about when it is a mixture of run and walk each day? how do i tell when its bad or injury prone?

Running & Walking: is great provided we are healthy enough for it. the way to find out is to see your doc. Heart must be good and bones health. Brisk walking works well and is safe for most folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to walk whle my heart rate is 108-115bpm and not going down any?

Is it safe for me to walk whle my heart rate is 108-115bpm and not going down any?

Resting tachycardia: Resting tachycardia should always be investigated as there can be many underlying causes (e.g. Anemia, thyroid disorder or dysrhythmias). Please see you primary physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk next to a bee hive, or do bees come after you like mosquitoes do?

Is it safe to walk next to a bee hive, or do bees come after you like mosquitoes do?

Usually ok: Generally speaking - if you leave the bees alone, they will leave you alone. With that said - if you are close to their hive, then you risk disturbing them, which could lead to a sting. So walk carefully by. ...Read more

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I'm 5ft 5 & weigh 180 at 21 years old, i smoke a pack a day. Walk all the time, is it safe to start trying to jog? What are physical warnings to stop

Yes if normal health: 1. Start reasonably and increase your distance by no more than 10% per week 2. If you are having worrisome signs e.g. Chest pain or shortness of breath, then hold off and see your doctor prior to starting up again 3. Your best friend will be good running shoes 4. If you are noticing persistent joint pains then back down and consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Not an athlete. Walk a bit daily. Diet 1200 cals a day. Resting heart rate in 50's. Why? Is it safe?

Not an athlete. Walk a bit daily. Diet 1200 cals a day. Resting heart rate in 50's. Why? Is it safe?

Heart rate: Though the textbook definition of bradycardia (slow HR) is < 60, young people & athletes often have a HR much slower than this at rest. It is normal for the HR to accelerate with exercise; if it doesn't then there might be a problem. Symptoms of bradycardia might include dizziness or fatigue. If you have particular concerns, consider an Inbox Consult with a doc here on HealthTap ...Read more

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I recently had laminectomy in aug'13, now i have gained some weight, sciatica is totally cured, is it safe for me to jog n walk to shed some pounds?

I recently had laminectomy in aug'13, now i have gained some weight, sciatica is totally cured, is it safe for me to jog n walk to shed some pounds?

Gradual is best: A gradual increase in activity would be best. Did you undergo a course of physiotherapy? If so, then you should have been given instructions on how to gradually increase your activities. If you have not, you may wish to consult your surgeon on how to safely progress activity tolerances. Other than exercise and calorie restriction, methods of weight loss include proper nutrition and hydration. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more