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Has anyone has had a small subchoronic hemorrhage inferior to sac on their u/s?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and have had a small amount of bright red spotting. I had an u/s yesterday and they found a heartbeat! But on the report it noted a small subchorionic hemorrhage inferior to the sac. My doctor said this is what likely caused my bleed. But has anyone had this and still had a healthy pregnancy? Im worried it will end in miscarriage.

My sister had this with her last pregnancy and I'm pleased to announce that my niece is almost 15 months now and doing great! So yes, this can still be a healthy pregnancy. Be sure to take any precautions the doctor gave you (no sex, bed rest, no lifting,etc...whatever they said) and be extra careful!

Hugs and Prayers for a healthy delivery!!!!  (+ info)

What is the process of a retinal eye exam?

My mom is having one tomorrow and we are wondering what she will be going through.

Your pupils will be dilated to allow the doctor to best see the retinal details.

The complete dilated medical exam involves the following:

A technician will check your vision
Medical history including medications and drops
Dilation of pupils with special drops
The doctor will examine your eyes
Sometimes special photographs (fluorescein angiograms) are taken to view abnormal blood vessels in the retina. During this test a fluorescent dye will be injected into a hand or arm vein and pictures will be taken of your eyes. These pictures will show the circulation in the blood vessels of your retina. This will allow your doctor to see areas of leakage, swelling, blockage, or other trouble areas.
When the examination is completed your doctor will review his findings with you. If diabetic changes are found treatment can then be started to slow or even stop the progression of the disease. Early treatment can save your sight!

Photos are necessary so your mother will have a baseline for further exams.

Tin  (+ info)

What is Retinal Menegitis and what is the treatment for it?

I am a diabetic. Is this something to be worried about?

Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes (meninges) covering the brain and the spinal cord. Although the most common causes are infection (bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic), chemical agents and even tumor cells may cause meningitis. Encephalitis and brain abscess can complicate infective meningitis.

Meningitis is a medical emergency, being a condition with a high mortality rate if untreated. All suspected cases, however mild, need emergency medical attention and on the presumption, until otherwise disproven, that all cases are bacterial in nature, broad spectrum antibiotics should be urgently started before the culture results are available. If lumbar puncture can not be performed because of raised intracranial pressure (likely due to edema or concomitant brain abscess), a broad spectrum intravenous antibiotic should be started immediately (this is often a third generation cephalosporin or, in less affluent countries, chloramphenicol). When cerebrospinal fluid gram stain, or blood or CSF culture and sensitivity results, are available and confirm the bacterial nature of the infection, then the empiric treatment can be refined by switching to more specific antibiotics. In children (but not in adults) the administration of steroids helps reduce the incidence of deafness following meningitis.

Infection of the meninges usually originates through spread from infection of the neighbouring structures (which include the sinuses and mastoid cells of ear). These should be investigated when diagnosis of meningitis is confirmed or suspected.

If the patient is commonly in contact with many others (e.g. at school or army barracks), people in the surroundings (and usually family members) may be commenced on prophylactic treatment; this is generally done with the antibiotic rifampicin, which is otherwise mainly used in tuberculosis. Alternative drugs used for prophylaxis include ceftriaxone (which is preferred in pregnant women) and ciprofloxacin.  (+ info)

I am turning 13 and i am worried about Retinal Tear?

I am worried about retinal tear/detachment because when i was little about 5 or 6 years old when i used to rub my eyes i used to see floaters. I am not sure if that is normal but a few years after that i needed glasses. But my mom nor my dad wear glasses. I do not think it is the gene that makes you need glasses i think its my retinal tear. Please take this question seriously, this isn't a joke.

I understand your concern, and rightly so because a retinal tear or detachment is a serious medical emergency. However, from what you describe, it sounds like you don't have much to worry about.

To begin with, rubbing your eyes may cause them to become irritated and red, but it is not the cause of your needing glasses, nor will it cause retinal problems. Although the need for glasses is linked with genetics, it's not exactly certain what causes one person to become near or farsighted.

Also, if you have already gone to the eye doctor and gotten glasses, chances are they dilated you and looked in the back of your eye to make sure everything was healthy. Did they mention anything regarding a retinal tear at that time?

As far as the floaters you are seeing, keep in mind that a few floaters here or there is normal and just about everyone has them! It is when you see a large increase in the size and number of the floaters accompanied by large arching flashes of light (not the kind after you have rubbed your eyes, though) that you should be concerned.

If you are still unsure, you can always schedule an appointment with your optometrist to discuss your concerns! Hope this helps :)  (+ info)

Is there a permanent solution to having a retinal detachment fixed?

I believe there are three methods for this type of surgery, and I was wondering if either one of these, or another type of surgery that will permanently fixed this problem. The 3 types of surgery used for this operations are scleral buckling operation, Pneumatic retinopexy, and Vitrectomy.

There is a 70% to 90% success rate with all the surgeries you mentioned. The type of surgery used depends on the complexity of the detachment.

This article goes into detail about the various options:
http://www.charles-retina.com/default.asp?redirect_from=faq&faqcatid=21  (+ info)

Why is my vision blurry after retinal screening?

I am struggling to read and getting double vision after i had retinal screening... its been a week... how long before my vision is back to normal.

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What exactly is a subchorionic hemorrhage? And what are my chances of having a healthy baby?

I went to the ER yesterday because I was bleeding a little bit (more like spotting). I had a miscarriage 2 years ago, so I was a bit scared and decided to go in right away. They did an ultrasound and I'm 5 wks, 3 days. They saw a yolk sac, but also saw a subchorionic hemorhage. I asked the doctor about it, but he was pretty vague. Does this mean I'm going to miscarry again?
I have a 5 year old daughter, and we've been trying to conceive for the past 4 years. I don't think I could handle another miscarriage.
Anyone else in my situation or does any of have any advice? Thanks!

From my lay experience, this is a bit like a bloodclot or bruise underneath the placenta. The blood, which should be setting up a vein network with the placenta, has pooled and isn't allowing proper attachment at that site.
I have know MANY women who had this, who went on the proper bedrest to allow the SH to heal and the placenta to grown and find other areas to set up it's veinous network with the placenta and everything went very well with healthy happy babies in the end.
Best wishes  (+ info)

What activities or kinds of exercise increase the risk of a retinal detachment?

I know a blow to the head, or sports, such as boxing, or any jarring movement is risky, but what about jogging, jump-roping, vigorous dancing, and roller coasters?

unless you are in an extremely fragile state (like just had retinal detachment surgery like yesturday) then jogging, jumping rope, wild dancing, and roller coasters will not give you a higher risk for retinal detachment.
i've had 4 retinal detachments (twice in each eye) and they all happened with out me doing anything. cuz i'm just at a very high risk of retinal detachment. even being at such a high risk for it and having 4 already my eye dr still says its fine for me to do the things i mentioned above.  (+ info)

Can an optician spot retinal detachment?

Im worried that I may be getting retinal detachment. I have an optician appointment next week so I was wondering if they would be able to spot it?

I believe they may be able to spot that but better yet is an ophthalmologist.
the ophthalmologist will just send you to an ophthalmologist anyway. or a specialist. you can make your own choice on that. go to symptom checker and verify that you are on the right track.
be careful and do not wait too long, or go on into the emergency room  (+ info)

What physical activities or forms of exercise increase the risk for a retinal detachment?

I know that a blow to the head in an injury or sports such as boxing are very risky, but what about roller coasters, jump-roping, jogging, and vigorous dancing?

Bungee jumping  (+ info)

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