How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Thomas, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 63757
Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
24257177
Type Your OB GYN Question Here...
Dr. Thomas, MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am 18 weeks pregnant and have blood in the urine. I have

Customer Question

I am 18 weeks pregnant and have blood in the urine. I have gone for the scans all is clear the kidneys, bladder. There are no kidney stones. Infection level is 17. The urine was cultured and all came back clear.The urologist wants to do a scope.My concern is the anaestatic safe for the baby.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hello

They will use safe anesthetic.

Do you know what they plan to use?

I can give you more details.

If not, I can assure you there are safer choices.

And you should ask them specifically.

In addition, why do they want to do it now and not wait, another question should ask.

What I am thinking is that they will use a local anesthetic.

This will make the urethra numb.

There is no reason to use a general, particularly if pregnant.

This should not cause problems.

OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. Also, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, just use reply and come back. I am here http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-thomas/

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
There has been blood in the urine for about 21 days now. I also had a miscarriage about a year ago. The doctor said that he will use general aneastatic. The doctor says that he cannot wait because to have blood in the urine for 21 days is too long. What are the safer choices.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.

General can be safe.

Using a local to make the urethra numb would be safer, if they can do that

I would ask.

please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, just use reply and come back. I am here http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-thomas/