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Postpartum Hemorrhage - Know Why It Actually Happens!

Dr. Shailee Agrawal 91% (191 ratings)
MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Sirohi
Postpartum Hemorrhage - Know Why It Actually Happens!

Postpartum hemorrhage is a condition where a woman may lose a lot of blood (approximately 500ml to 1000ml) from her vulva shortly after childbirth. This usually occurs within the first 24 hrs of childbirth and can even result in severe blood loss threatening the mother’s life in case the blood loss is over 2000 ml. Secondary postpartum hemorrhage can also occur until 12 weeks after childbirth and this extra care should be taken, if there is any such possibility.

Symptoms of postpartum hemorrhage:
1. Rapid increase in heart rate.
2. Feeling dizzy while standing up.
3. Increase breathing rate.
4. Feeling cold and chilly even if the room temperature is normal.
5. Sudden fall in blood pressure levels.
6. Fainting or becoming unconscious.

Causes of postpartum hemorrhage:

  1. Uterine atony: This is a condition in which the uterus contracts and may lead to excessive bleeding. Infection in the placental tissue can also lead to postpartum hemorrhage.
  2. Trauma: This is a very common cause for postpartum hemorrhage. Sometimes, the uterus (womb), vagina, cervix (passage forming the lower end of the womb) and the perineum (area between the vulva and the anus) can get injured. These areas become vascular during the course of pregnancy and may rupture in the process of childbirth causing excessive bleeding.
  3. Tissue: At times, the whole placenta or fetus tissue does not come out of the body after childbirth. This can lead to profound blood loss resulting in postpartum hemorrhage.
  4. ThrombinThis is a disorder which occurs when there is excessive bleeding when the blood fails to clot inside the body.

How can you prevent postpartum haemorrage?

  1. Oxytocin is a substance which is used after the delivery of the baby. This prevents postpartum hemorrhage. It can be administered in the following ways :
    • As an injection which is directly injected into the blood stream.
    • After delivery, breastfeeding your baby can also trigger natural oxytocin. This occurs as encouraging the baby to suckle also stimulates the nipples which release oxytocin, thus preventing postpartum hemorrhage.
    • In the form of intravenous drips mixed in with important medications. IV drips can administer oxytocin along with other important fluids along with it.
  2. Uterine massage is also recommended to prevent postpartum hemorrhage. After delivery, massaging the uterus makes the muscles relax and contract. This reduces the risks of excessive bleeding.

A lot of women can also die due to excessive bleeding after childbirth, especially in developing countries including India. This is a cause for concern and proper care should be taken if you start experiencing these symptoms.

Hi, From last three days I feel itching all over my body. Mostly, it starts when I go to the bed. I try to resist itching but can not control. So the more I try to scratch, the more it spreads. But when I speak a hanky in water and rub over the affected areas, it gives some relief. Please suggest me what should I do and why is this happening.

Dr. Deepak Dass 93% (1539 ratings)
NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi, From last three days I feel itching all over my body. Mostly, it starts when I go to the bed. I try to resist itc...
Nothing to worry about you will be fine kindly take the medicine Rhus Tox 200c twice daily for 3 days only which will provide you 30-40% releif and give me a follow-up thereafter for proper & complete treatment TC. Note: Self medication is always injurious to health though sometimes immediately. Always take medicine as per physicians guidance.
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Brother CKD of level 5, transplant also got failed. Now he is on dialysis, from last one week he is having loose motion. Can anyone suggest something in this case.

Dr. Shivram Sinwar 93% (5474 ratings)
M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
Hi Lybrate User For your brother take syp Neeri KFT 15 ml three times a day. Take Tablet two tablets two times a day. Take spy Trarunpanchmuladi kashyam 15 ml two times a day a day. Take Cap G-Amrita two capsules two times a day. Avoid cereals or protein products. Tc Thanks Regards.
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My wifes age is 42, today her hemoglobin report indicated only 10. What can be the reason. We are vegetarian.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Thrissur
My wifes age is 42, today her hemoglobin report indicated only 10. What can be the reason.
We are vegetarian.
Women usually fall in the category of lower haemoglobin due to untimely food habit and eating just something. Include more leafy veggies and Beetroot .carrots. Raggi powder (red millet, and black sesame seeds (til) can be included in the diet. 25 ml each of draksharisht can be taken after breakfast and dinner to ensure better absoprion of food. Too much of medications like iron tablets ay just increase the count temporarily. And she may even have constipation. Best if to correct with dietary modifications, eating on time and proper exercise life style correction short. Ensure that she feels hungry enough everytime she eats or she just eats for the sake of eating. As long as the agni. The digestive fire is not there ,food wil not be digested properly and so formation of blood will also not be proper.
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My 4 year old daughter suffering from severe tooth pain pls prescribe me instant pain relief for her.

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 92% (6171 ratings)
MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My 4 year old daughter suffering from severe tooth pain pls prescribe me instant pain relief for her.
Give her syrup ibugesic plus syrup about 4 ml thrice daily along with an antibiotic, then see a dentist asap.
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Homeopathy Treatment For Ankylosing Spondylitis!

Dr. Prashant Sharma 88% (16 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
Homeopathy Treatment For Ankylosing Spondylitis!

The spine or the backbone is responsible for the fluid movement of the body, especially standing, bending, and sideways movement. It also is an important part of the nervous system and carries multiple nerves to the lower part of the body. The lower spine has sacral and iliac vertebrae, which have disks between the vertebral bones where these nerves are located. With age, infection, tumors, or injury, this soft tissue becomes hardened and get the bones to fuse. This is a type of arthritis known as ankylosing spondylitis and limits movement between the disks.

Causes: With age, the soft vertebral tissue gradually hardens. There is a genetic component also to this, so it runs in families. In addition, infection or tumors of the spine and injuries involving the spine can also lead to this condition.

Symptoms: When AS ankylosing spondylitis (AS) onsets, there is usually morning pain and stiffness in the low back and upper buttocks. The intensity of this gradually reduces over the course of the day. The range of movement also is reduced, with bending, stooping, and sideward movement becoming gradually difficult. It is believed that people with AS have an overactive immune system, and homeopathy helps by suppressing this activity. A homeopath will have a detailed discussion with the patient and based on the presenting symptoms, an appropriate product would be prescribed.

  1. Aesculus: The patient would have extremely painful and stiff low back and hips. It would be constant ache with walking and stooping, and it is not easy to rise from a sitting position. The patient also feels that the legs would give way, making them hesitant to walk.
  2. Rhus Tox: When the patient presents with low back pain that is present at rest, with sitting and inactivity, Rhus is usually preferred. The pain improves with activity and movement and radiates down the legs all the way to the foot.
  3. Kali Carb: If the patient presents with extreme weakness also and feels like a paralytic attack, as if the back is broken. The patient feels the symptoms are worse in the morning and changing position in bed.
  4. Kalmia: If the patient has pain associated with a prickly, numbing sensation, then this is used. There also could be burning sensation. The pain appears in bursts in the late evening and early night hours and could also go down the legs or up into the neck.

As with any other disease, homeopathy looks at the person holistically and treats the symptoms. The patient should not go for self-medication based on some reading and friends’ suggestions. Each person is unique in terms of symptoms and treatment, and so the doctor is the best person to decide the appropriate medicine. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello my mother suffering from a stone pain of 8.4 mm in her right kidney. She is 50 year old. Please suggest a better medicine to dissolve the stone & out through urine and she will get rid off her problem.

Dr. Mukesh Shah 89% (57 ratings)
DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Urologist, Mumbai
Hello my mother suffering from a stone pain of 8.4 mm in her right kidney. She is 50 year old. Please suggest a bette...
There is no medicine to dissolve stone in world. Plenty of water Sy potrate m b6 10 ml twice a day after food in half glass of water Contact local urologist and regular follow up.
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I want to reduce fat and weight loss I want slim feet body pls help me and suggest me diet plan and exercise I want to what I do exactly and I have one 5 months baby girl.

Dt. Riyaz Khan 93% (2544 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I want to reduce fat and weight loss I want slim feet body pls help me and suggest me diet plan and exercise I want t...
You need a diet of 1700 for yourself + 500 for feeding the baby = Total requirement is about 2200. Since your baby is already 5 months old, you can go for a weight reduction program now with a balanced diet. Focus more on getting all your essential nutrition but the calories count can be reduced to about 1900 calories per day. Focus on natural foods like fruits, dry fruits, veggies, proteins etc. Avoid more than 5 teaspoons of oil/ghee and sugar per day. Go for daily walks and you can lose the excess weight and get back your fitness over next 3-4 months.
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I am 24 years old. In those days I have skin rashes issue suddenly it happens. I don't know why it happened?

Dr. Subodh Bhalke 92% (1190 ratings)
BHMS ,PGDPC , MS (psych.)
Homeopath, Nashik
I am 24 years old. In those days I have skin rashes issue suddenly it happens. I don't know why it happened?
It is due dryness during winter season you can Take Homeopathic medicine for best results 1) Rhus tox 30.4 Pills at morning 2) Sulphur 30.4 Pills at night for 15 days.
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What should I do to cure cough and headache. It's happened due to working under dust.

Dr. Subodh Bhalke 92% (1190 ratings)
BHMS ,PGDPC , MS (psych.)
Homeopath, Nashik
Take Homeopathic medicine for best results 1) Ipecac 30.4 Pills at morning 2) Rhus tox 30.4 Pills at night for 1 month.
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