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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Sedation & Pregnancy

 Buckeye - Sat May 14, 2005 3:54 pm

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and a vascular surgeon i'm seeing has ordered a TEE. I read online that they use sedation. Is this safe during pregnancy? Especially the first trimester??? They're looking for the cause of splinter hemorrhages under my fingernails.
 Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi - Sun May 15, 2005 7:46 am

Dear Buckeye,

Any medications taken during pregnancy has got its hazards on the baby. So don't take any medications before you consults your obs and Gyn. doctor,ok?

why are you taking sedation?! Splinter heamorrhages can be caused by a heart problem called subacute bacterial endocarditis.... how long have you had them?! have you experienced any fever recently, done any operations (even small ones) or extracted a tooth?

have you had rhematic fever when you were a kid and were on antibiotics (penicillin) for 5 years or till you became 25 years old?(how old are you now? :) )

these are questions that i would like to know..... and why did you go to a vascular surgeon? what's the problem? that if you want to talk about splinter hge and not your pregnancy.

We are all here for you :) ,
Best regards,

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