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Will a obgyn strip your membranes at 36 weeks if he checked me at 35 weeks and i was 1cm dilated?

Will a obgyn strip your membranes at 36 weeks if he checked me at 35 weeks and i was 1cm dilated?

Doubt it: 36 weeks is still considered preterm. It would not be right to strip your membranes thus encouraging preterm labor. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant, will a exercise ball help me go into labor? What are the chances of a membrane stripping at 39 weeks work also.

Im 38 weeks pregnant, will a exercise ball help me go into labor? What are the chances of a membrane stripping at 39 weeks work also.

Bouncing can help: You could also do pretend jump roping for a total of 60 minutes a day in 10 minute sessions. Eating eggplant can be a help. Stripping membranes is not a good idea unless the cervix is effaced completely and beginning to dilate since it can cause rupture of the membranes and a need to deliver in 24 hours to prevent infection. ...Read more

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My 1st pregnancy at 28 weeks i was effaced 90% 3/4 dilated put on bed rest. With this 2nd pregnancy will i be dilated faster and have the baby early?

My 1st pregnancy at 28 weeks i was effaced 90% 3/4 dilated put on bed rest. With this 2nd pregnancy will i be dilated faster and have the baby early?

Preterm birth: No you won't dilate faster with another pregnancy. If you delivered prematurely, you most likely will be counseled that use of a Progesterone injection given weekly will decrease your risk of another premature delivery. Bed rest doesn't prevent a premature delivery. ...Read more

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Will the doctors blood test me before my lipsuction in two weeks?

Will the doctors blood test me before my lipsuction in two weeks?

Depends on the dr: New protocols using tunescent ( local) anestheisa obviate the need for pre op blood work providing a good and complete history is obtained.. ( no history of bleeding disoroders, platelet problems etc) and good general health and no history of reactions to local anesthesia in the past ( ie during dental procedures). In those cases patients don't routinely need pre op blood work. ...Read more

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After the initial visit 1 day after leaving the hospital, how often should my 34 week premie see the pedriatrician?

After the initial visit 1 day after leaving the hospital, how often should my 34 week premie see the pedriatrician?

Each baby differs: Each baby differs in what his needs are. Parents can follow the doctor's recommendations for visits. There will be more visits if a baby is not eating well, is not gaining weight adequately, is jaundiced, has stomach reflux, or has any other newborn problems. ...Read more

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Had MRI for back pain. I called the doctors office and was told she will go over the results on my next follow up. Does this mean abnormalities?

Had MRI for back pain. I called the doctors office and was told she will go over the results on my next follow up. Does this mean abnormalities?

Family practice : It usually means there is something that is more easily explained face to face. Sometimes just going over the results and explaining the therapy he wants you to have. No necessarily any really bad. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to sweep my membranes next Tuesday. I will be 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is this a good idea ? Why?

My doctor wants to sweep my membranes next Tuesday. I will be 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is this a good idea ? Why?

Matter of opinion: as a board certified OB/GYN, I don't think it makes a difference (and there is medical literature that agrees with me) ...Read more

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I went to the dr at 3 weeks due to light bleeding they said my hcg level was at a 6 testing through urine sample does that mean I'm losing the baby?

I went to the dr at 3 weeks due to light  bleeding they said my hcg level was at a 6 testing through urine sample does that mean I'm losing the baby?

Incomplete info: Blood HCG level of 6 is not consistent with pregnancy. Rather than losing the baby, it is more likely that you were not pregnant to begin with. It would be prudent to see your doctor for repeat blood HCG and may be an ultrasound examination. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

Not necessarily.: It depends on your other obstetrical outcomes too; your history does not mean you have an incompetent cervix that merits cervical cerclage placement. I am sorry you had such a bad outcome with your previous pregnancy, however if you have a singleton pregnancy next time your risk should be back at baseline (11-12% for the U.S.). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily from now on to prevent sptd. ...Read more

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My doctor did a follow thru X-ray after an endoscopy. The results came back the next day but my doctor put it on senior members desk why?

My doctor did a follow thru X-ray after an endoscopy.  The results came back the next day but my doctor put it on senior members desk why?

Results : It depends on if you are in a teaching facility. Resident and fellows need attending approval. Just make a follow up appointment to review all results. ...Read more

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When should my midwife check for dilation? 37 weeks and 3 days. But baby is measuring at 38-39 weeks.

When should my midwife check for dilation? 37 weeks and 3 days. But baby is measuring at 38-39 weeks.

Not Unusual: It is not unusal to measure a week or two ahead at your stage of the pregnancy. It is ok to check now if you would like to have the cervix checked for dilatation. Providers , including midwives , do not like to intervene until 39 weeks unless there is a reason too. ...Read more

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If u used methamphetamine acouple times throughout your pregnancy and the last time was 36 weeks will it show up in baby system and placenta wen born?

If u used methamphetamine acouple times throughout your pregnancy and the last time was 36 weeks will it show up in baby system and placenta wen born?

Potentially: The meconium (poo) is the place i look for evidence of drug use.It begins to form around 12-14 wks and may contain traces of any drug taken prior to delivery. ...Read more

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How doctor determine the minimum rate on my pacemaker? at the beginning, my base rate is 60 bpm, but then changed to 70 bpm. Why?

How doctor determine the minimum rate on my pacemaker? at the beginning, my base rate is 60 bpm, but then changed to 70 bpm. Why?

Depends: In general the rate of the pacemaker is set depends on the condition that requires the need for the device .So if the heart is slow causing symptoms then it is set at a higher rate than the baseline ,and can be adjusted as needed. Or if the slow heart predisposes to frequent premature beats or attacks of rapid heart beat then it is set even higher.The rate it is set is arbitrary and changeable ...Read more

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If im taking a pregnany test at the doctors and pee some of my urine into the toilet then.into the cup will the results screw up?

If im taking a pregnany test at the doctors and pee some of my urine into the toilet then.into the cup will the results screw up?

No prob: You may have been asked to provide a "mid-stream urine specimen" on a previous occasion, when the doctor was making sure you didn't have a bladder infection. This technique washes out the urethra from contamination and gives a more accurate answer. If you're checking for pregnancy, initial-, mid-, or late-stream urine doesn't matter; because the pregnancy hormone HCG is all mixed in there. ...Read more

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If my babys head is in the cervix at 33 weeks , how many weeks do you estimate her arrival will be?

If my babys head is in the cervix at 33 weeks , how many weeks do you estimate her arrival will be?

?: No way to know with any certainty. I interpret what you mean that the baby's head is in the pelvis. If this is the case, it is a little early, an ultrasound can tell your doctor if the cervix is beginning to thin-out which is more important and is a risk factor for early delivery. ...Read more