There has been an ongoing shift in the past several years to a " planned C-section birth " option for women giving birth, as opposed to waiting for labor to begin and having a natural vaginal delivery. Some professional women want the ability to schedule the birth of their child, while other women fear the pain, long hours of labor and other events typically involved in a vaginal delivery. Even though you can easily request an epidural to help control and minimize pain, some women just want to control and plan the event. The problem is that there may be increased risks for mother and child with a C-section and so there have recently been studies and scrutiny of these two very different approaches to delivery.
It's important to note that there are occasions when a C-section is necessary . The bottom line seems to be that after reviewing the best studies, cesarean deliveries (emergency) seem to present significantly more risks than vaginal deliveries (t...
Imagine living in pain for years only to find out that one of your medications is the reason that you are in pain. Medications are supposed to help not hurt, right? Unfortunately, some commonly used drugs can cause pain, even the ones available without a prescription. Some cause headaches, others cause foot pain. Where ever there is pain, a medication could be the root cause of it.
Two of the top five medications that cause pain are available over-the-counter, without a prescription, without physician guidance. You might be unaware that your pain could be related to these medications that are under your control.
Caffeine-containing medications (including Excedrin, Midol, Anacin): If you are experiencing headaches and you are also using a caffeine-containing medication more than two or three times per week, your headaches might be caused by these over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These drugs can cause “ rebound headaches ” because the brain screams for more when the...
Hello, this morning I woke up to a sharp stabbing pain on the right side of my head. I have never experienced anything like it before and it happens every few minutes, sometimes constantly. I have been bedridden all day due to the fact that these quick pains sometimes make me stop what I am doing. They last around 5 seconds. I am 14 years old and not sure what this could be. sincerely, Vivian.
It's possible that these pains you're having are ice pick headaches. You can read more about them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
Please tell your parents about these headaches and ask them to take you to the doctor. Unexplained headaches should always be checked out. Nobody can tell you through the Internet what's causing them. The only person who can do that is a doctor, after he or she examines you in person.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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