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I'm 22 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing an increase of headaches, is that normal?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing an increase of headaches, is that normal?

Common occurance: Headaches in pregnancy are a common occurrence and are likely related to hormonal fluctuations .Your increased blood volume and circulation may also play a part, or it may be high blood pressure. Stopping caffeine can also cause withdrawal headaches. Other potential headache causes include lack of sleep, sinus congestion, allergies, eyestrain, stress, depression, hunger, and dehydration.. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

OTC remedies: As a general rule, try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, minor aches & pains, Robitussin or cough, etc..). If symptoms don't improve and/or stronger intervention is desired, contact provider. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnancy ear temp said 97.4 first reading and 98.4 after that. Normally temp is at least 98.6 usually low 99's should i worry?

22 weeks pregnancy ear temp said 97.4 first reading and 98.4 after that. Normally temp is at least 98.6 usually low 99's should i worry?

Why check temp?: All of those readings represent normal temperatures. I suppose the more important question is why are you checking your temperature? If you feel you have an infection or fever then see your doctor to help narrow down the cause ...Read more

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Is vasoprin safe to relieve swollen legs in 22 weeks pregnancy?

Is vasoprin safe to relieve swollen legs in 22 weeks pregnancy?

Vasoprine: Vasoprine is a combination of Aspirin and isosorbide. It is not used to treat swelling. You should ask you doctor before starting any medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is 1.5cm dilation at 22 weeks pregnancy is Cervical incompetency? usually heard that cervical dilation at 20-50mm is incompetent. what is true?

Controversial topic: Premature cervical changes(dilatation,shortening, funneling,softening...) are difficult to measure and to interpret.Sonographic or clinical exams of your cervix are very variable, very subjective, not accurate nor reliable predictors of premature labor or preterm delivery. Consult a knowledgeable MFM doctor regarding accepted criteria for "cervical insufficiency". Your risks at 22wks.seem small. ...Read more

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What helps with serious headaches while pregnant?

What helps with serious headaches while pregnant?

Alternatives to meds: It is best to minimize drugs ; even most herbs during pregnancy. As always, it's best to find ; address the cause; if musculoskeletal then a good osteopath, chiropractor or bodyworker should help. Stress reduction/meditation/yoga usually helps. Magnesium often helps ; if migraines learn what foods trigger them. Acupuncture and homeopathy are two other healing modalities that are safe ; effective. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have a headache what can I take?

I'm pregnant and have a headache what can I take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The safest choice is tylenol or acetaminophen. However, I do not recommend taking it more than 3 times day and for longer than 14 days as it may paradoxically cause overuse headache. Medicines like ibuprofen, motrin, aleve, naproxen, or aspirin-containing medicines are not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more