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Eye surgery during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi iam 5 weeks pregnancy and considering having eye surgery for strabismus. can that have an affect on my pregnancy?
Doctor :   HI
User :   heloo
User :   meant to say hello
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   That is fine
User :   just wanted to know the impact of the surgery on my pregnancy
Doctor :   Eye surgery is small surgery
Doctor :   There is will very less bleeding
Doctor :   monotors will be there to monitor the heart rate and uterine contractions
Doctor :   Actually is is only 5 weeks
Doctor :   there is no need of monitoring the uterine trcings
User :   yes, by the time of surgery i will be 8wks or so
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   But the risk to baby is very less
User :   what kind of risk
Doctor :   we anticipate risk to baby in terms of heavy bleeding
Doctor :   if the mother has heavy bleeding baby will go into shock
Doctor :   but it is an elective procedure
User :   can it cause birth defect?
Doctor :   they will give enough blood and fluids
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   surgery does not cause birthdefects
User :   well from the medication
Doctor :   the anesthesis medications do may have side effects
Doctor :   but they are shortt tertm
Doctor :   and reversibile
User :   what kind
Doctor :   it depends on what medication surgeon want to use
Doctor :   ketamine is used to maitain and induce anesthesis
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Bye
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