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A female asked:

i'm 8wks pregnant & sometimes feel short of breath, usually with stair climbing. no feeling faint, just feel aware of need to take deep breaths. normal?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: That should not happen just because you are pregnant, you need to tell your OB so you can be referred for a cardiac and or pulmonary workup, and better to do now then wait till it could potential to get worse and you need to know if everything is normal or not.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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