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climbing the stairs at 37 weeks pregnant

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Please discuss with your OB to r/o problems and if it persists if you were my pt would induce u at 39 wks.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Call your OB and check with them.
Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and repositi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reason for checking: I suppose the answer would vary depending on why it was checked. If there were certain symptoms or problems then the tests need to be analyzed in that ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Quoting merck: "Gallstones appear to be more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop gallstones are closely monitored. If a gallstone blocks the gallblad ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fetal nerve pressure: That is due to fetal nerve pressure that innervates your gluteal muscles and compression of the blood vessels to the area as well.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
How many stairs?: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight or out of shape, there can be pain in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. If this was a rare outi ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: This could be anxiety, poor physical conditioning, or something more serious. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor so your heart (and the r ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Get evaluated: There are many reasons for shortness of breath with exertion, including cardiac, pulmonary, etc. See your doctor for evaluation.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Cartilage, meniscus, soft tissue, arthritis...
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Leg weakness: Could be claudication, a serious symptom pf pad. Needs further evaluation.
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