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Why Do Doctors Examine The Placenta
Make sure all is out: Retained placental tissue can cause problems such as bleeding and infection. Therefore, OB providers should check every placenta to ensure that it has been delivered intact or all pieces of it have come out of the uterus. Occasionally an OB will need to insert a hand up into the uterus or even scrape with an instrument to remove any remaining tissue. That mainly occurs if a very premature delivery. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends!: In any high risk or complicated deliveries, we send the placenta to pathology to look for any reason for the complications. In normal deliveries, the placenta is bundled together with other placentas and cremated. If you want to keep the placenta, you can ask your doctor. It does have to be handled in a special manner though. So let us know before your delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor sent me to the hospital to take a pelvic ultrasound. Why do they scan from inside the vagina?
Sometimes: Usually this test is done by the nursery personnel as the OB is taking care of the mother at that time. ...Read more
When you visit the gyno for the first time what kind of questions do they ask you? Do they ask about drugs? What happens if u lied to them?
Lying to doctor: When you go to your physician for the first time, s/he needs to take your whole health and personal history. This includes drug use, because drugs affect your health. Lying to your doctor will make your relationship dishonest, and prevent the doctor from helping you effectively. Perhaps you don't want the doctor to suggest ways of stopping drugs, even if that would be best for your health? ...Read more
Checking for Hernias: The most common hernia in men is one that extends into the scrotum. This inguinal hernia, which is a weakness in the wall of the abdomen, can become life threatening if the bowel gets trapped in it and the blood flow is cut off. Some men have no symptoms until they reach that point, so the exam hopes to find hernias before they become emergent. ...Read more
Hopefully,the truth: The difficulty of transmitting this info to the parents is much less than the sadness & loss the parents will feel when they get the info. Pregnancy is one of life's gambles & up to 4% have an unexpected event after delivery.Accurate information on how/why/recurrence risks are all part of the problem management. Either the OB or a geneticist /counselor should fill in the blanks. ...Read more
I see a maternal fetal medicine doctor who reads all of my ultrasounds after a tech scans me. Are they trained to do this?Are they trained to do this?
At 12, 16 or 20 week: There are different ways to test for abnormalities and no one test can find all the problems. At 12 weeks a first screen can test for downs syndrome. At 16 weeks a quad screen or an amniocentesis can test for downs syndrome, abdominal wall defects and spine defects. At 19-20 weeks an ultrasound will look for other abnormalities. You should talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. ...Read more
Canal skin & eardrum: Exam of the ear views the skin of the ear canal and the eardrum. Canal skin can be swollen and/or inflamed due to various types of infections which can be painful and respond well to treatment with ear drops. The eardrum can reveal many abnormalities indicating trauma, infection or other problems requiring treatment. The eardrum is normally translucent allowing an evaluation of the middle ear. ...Read more
See site given below: It will vary with the clinical circumstances, the commonly used tests are: alpha-fetoprotein , human Chorionic Gonadotropin and unconjugated estriol. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/prenataltesting/firstscreen.html http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/guide/first-trimester-tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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