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    Hi ladies,

    okay so I am on work over and I need shoulder surgery soon. I only found out on friday. I am in some serious pain and they are looking at doing the surgery on the 10th December if everything goes through and gets approved...my issue is my af is due on the 10th and what if I find out that I am indeed pregnant this cycle???? Is there anyway you can have surgery during pregnancy??

    If I am pregnant and I am able to have surgery whilst pregnant I will only do so if the pain is too much, but I'm not keen on risking it but I cant move my right arm because of this work injury.

    had anyone had surgery during pregnancy? I know they say that they usually do pregnancy tests before surgery but the last time I have surgery at this place they didn't do a test.

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    Default Surgery during pregnancy.....

    Usually they will wait for the second trimester, and try to use sedation or a spinal block/nerve block if they can. I have to have some haemeroids done on the 4th under light sedation, and a few weeks ago I tore the cartilage in my knee. I am not sure if I will have anything done about that yet, I am not too keen on the nerve block idea, and it is not too painful.
    Good luck
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    I had my gallbladder removed when I was 24 weeks pregnant with DD3. They do prefer to wait to operate if you're preg unless its an emergency. Why not ring the hospital and ask?

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    Default Surgery during pregnancy.....

    To be safe do a pregnancy test a day before. You can always cancel the surgery if its bfp. I would.

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    I had surgery last pregnancy & again in two weeks to put in a cervical stitch. I will be 12 weeks & they use general anaesthetic. They advised there was no risk to bub but best to check with your dr & anaesthetist.

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    Well looks like I'm going o a few days later than usual due to mc this month so hopefully my surgery can go ahead on thr 10 Dec because implantation hopefully won't have happened because I'm o'ing late. usually o on cd 21 and i got a postive opk last night well fingers crossed.

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    I had emergency surgery at 19 weeks on my stomach area. Just just talk to Dr beforehand.

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    Default Re: Surgery during pregnancy.....

    I asked my Dr and he said just go with it and not tell the specialist because it shouldn't harm the baby as its to early for that. I dont think they so pregnancy tests because most of my surgeries havnt tested. Hopefully if I do get lucky I wont implant till after my sure surgery if I get to have it on the 10th.

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    Hi there,

    I also needed to have surgery while we were TTC. I spoke with my doctor and he arranged for me to have a special blood test 3 days prior to surgery. I'm not sure what the test was called, but it can detect pregnancy very early on, much earlier than a urine pregnancy test.
    He said that if there was any chance I was pregnant, they would not operate as anaesthetic is extremely dangerous for the embryo.

    Good luck and hope your shoulder gets better

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    Default Surgery during pregnancy.....

    I had to have emergency surgery on my arm when I was 28 weeks pregnant. I had been off life support for only a few hours, so couldn't be put under general anesthetic. I just had a local on my arm, and it hurt so terribly

    The point is - being on complete life support for 5 days and then having that surgery was all okay, and I now have a perfectly healthy 4.5 month old boy


 

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