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Disc prolapse with pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Pregnancy
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
Please proceed with your query
User :   I have been having lower backache since I had slip disc 3.5 years back.Now I have entered into 8th month of my pregnancy and backache has increased like anything. I am confused which kind of delivery will suit me and will not have any impact on my lower back.
Doctor :  
Ok
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I will help you in this
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Can i ask few questions ?
User :  
sure
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Wats your age ?
User :  
28
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Is this your first pregnancy ?
User :  
yes
Doctor :   How is the fetal movements
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Movements of the baby ?
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Hi are you there ?
User :   session was hanged
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I was not able to respond
User :  
its good
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Ok
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Are you back
User :   Yes. The movements of baby is good
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   are you having any high risk factors
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Like hight Bp or high blood sugars
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or anemia
User :   no , everything is normal. My mom and dad are patients of High BP,sugar and are heart patient

Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   since how long do you have disc prolapse ?
User :   I had slip disc almost 3.5 years back. It was L4-L5.

Doctor :  
Ok
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did you take any treatment for it
User :  
Doctors had suggested surgery at that time but we did not go for that
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like any surgery or belts
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Ok
User :  
just used belt and had bed rest for 2 months. Tried Accupressure which relieved me alot
Doctor :  
Ok
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thats good to here
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are you any medications for it ?
User :   Not really. I was just having Mobizox on SOS basis

Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   as there is no risk or complications in your pregnancy
User :  
and was using belt. But pain has always been there and I can't live a normal like
Doctor :  
the chances of normal delivery can be expected very well
User :   I am overweight also

Doctor :   and exacerbation of the spinal disease like disc prolapse is common in pregnancy
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the uterus which compresses and presses on the lumbar spine
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causes worsening of the disc prolapse
User :   ok
User :   what about being overweight

Doctor :   whats your wt and ht
User :   My height is 5.1
Doctor :  
Ok

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Please fill the feed back form ?
User :   done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic
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take care bye for now
User :  
Thanks Doctor


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