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Dr. Mark T. Saunders, M.D.

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

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28 years Experience
Dr. Mark T. Saunders, M.D.
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  • Med Coll of Wi, Milwaukee Wi
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Is it okay to get a tattoo done during prengnacy?

Tattoos are safe if done with clean instruments. There have been recorded cases of Hepatitis with unclean needles. My advice is NOT to get a tattoo, as a very high percentage of READ MORE
Tattoos are safe if done with clean instruments. There have been recorded cases of Hepatitis with unclean needles. My advice is NOT to get a tattoo, as a very high percentage of people regret it later.

Can fibroids recur after a surgery?

Yes. They can recur afterwards. If they are smaller than 6 cm, I would not recommend removing them. It is very safe to have pregnancy with small fibroids.

What is cerclage?

A cerclage is simply putting a stitch in the cervix to close it off. The most common is the McDonald cerclage which is a purse string like stitch to close off the cervix. The 2nd READ MORE
A cerclage is simply putting a stitch in the cervix to close it off. The
most common is the McDonald cerclage which is a purse string like stitch to
close off the cervix. The 2nd most common is an abdominal cerclage which is
done abdominally or better said below the bladder. The stitch is usually
removed around 37-38 wks or if labor ensues prior to that time.

Skin rash during pregnancy?

I am sorry to hear about your rash. I t may definitely indeed be related to your pregnancy. There are several disorders such as PUPP's or Puretic Uticaria of Pregnancy or or Cholestasis READ MORE
I am sorry to hear about your rash. I t may definitely indeed be related to
your pregnancy. There are several disorders such as PUPP's or Puretic
Uticaria of Pregnancy or or Cholestasis of Pregnancy among others. You
should get a total bilirubin, AST.ALT, CBC with platteletts uronilinigen,
bile acids, and any other tests your doctor feel is appropriate. Dr.
Saunders

Bed rest

Dear Patient, unless you have higher order multiple gestation, I WOULD NEVER recommend bed rest to anyone. IT DOES NO GOOD and ONLY HARM. Multiple studies have shown a NEGATIVE READ MORE
Dear Patient, unless you have higher order multiple gestation, I WOULD NEVER recommend bed rest to anyone. IT DOES NO GOOD and ONLY HARM.

Multiple studies have shown a NEGATIVE impact on both the mother's psychological and physical well-being, with muscle wasting, anxiety, and stress. Studies have also shown NO BENEFIT to babies, unless perhaps with triplets or higher order multiples, and even then. it is extremely controversial if there are any benefits and certainly there can be significant worsening of mother's psychological and physical health. Have a great day and be ACTIVE unless you truly must be less active, which is highly unlikely,

Good luck with your pregnancy.
P.S. Also NO benefit shown in preventing preterm birth either.

DR. S