Vacuum Extraction And Subgaleal Hematoma

Approximately 5% (1 in 20) of all deliveries in the United States are operative vaginal deliveries. An operative vaginal delivery refers to a physician’s use of either forceps or a vacuum device when a woman’s labor has stalled. Over time, the rate of operative vaginal delivery has been steadily decreasing. However, the number of vacuum-assisted deliveries has been increasing. It is vital that vacuum extraction is done correctly by a trained medical professional. The vacuum-assisted…

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Mirena IUD: Diagnosing Intracranial Hypertension

Several scientific studies show that the primary hormone in the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD), levonorgestrel, increases the risk of developing Intracranial Hypertension (IH). IH, also known as Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC), is caused by the overproduction of spinal fluid within the skull. The excess fluid puts immense pressure on the brain, triggering warning signs similar to those experienced with brain tumors. Mirena users suffering from IH often endure daily pressure headaches, blurry vision or vision loss,…

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