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23 weeks pregnant, excessive thirst, tired, headache, numbing in hands and arms? Should I be concerned?

23 weeks pregnant, excessive thirst, tired, headache, numbing in hands and arms? Should I be concerned?

Thirst: You should be evaluated by your provider. Drinking extra fluid, especially as it gets warmer would also be to your advantage. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Hi I am 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I am extremely tired, is this normal?

Hi I am 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I am extremely tired, is this normal?

Fatigue: Tiredness is often a normal symptom of pregnancy. Insure you have a good diet and are taking your pre natal vitamins. See your doctor and be checked. Your doctor may want to check your blood count, iron level and your thyroid function. ...Read more

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I had a water break at 23 weeks pregnancy did I commit any mistake? I had no infection but I feel guilty all the time? Is it due to carelessness?

I had a water break at 23 weeks pregnancy did I commit any mistake? I had no infection but I feel guilty all the time? Is it due to carelessness?

Not your fault.: I do not know the whole story, but it would be highly unlikely that anything you might have done could have caused the premature membrane rupture. Before you try for pregnancy again, meet with a maternal fetal medicine specialists so they can review your story in detail. ...Read more

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How likely is it I will get a DVT. I'm overweight -weigh 87kilos, sedentary lifestyle - very tired so I sit &lay all day long. Also 23 weeks pregnant.

How likely is it I will get a DVT. I'm overweight -weigh 87kilos, sedentary lifestyle - very tired so I sit &lay all day long. Also 23 weeks pregnant.

It all depends: There is no exact percentage of how likely you are of getting a DVT as the etiology is multifactorial. Howevery pregnancy, a sedentary lifestyle and being overweight however all increase your chances of getting a DVT, but genetics also plays a role as some people have a genetic predisposition. If you think you might have a DVT, you need to go to your nearest ER. ...Read more

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Muscle aches in my back, hips, legs and hands in 23 weeks pregnancy is this normal?

Muscle aches in my back, hips, legs and hands in 23 weeks pregnancy is this normal?

Yes. Maybe. : Back pain, joint pain, thigh and calf pain are common. You can have pain from swelling of the hands - carpal tunnel like. Make sure your doctor follows you blood pressures. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant. I think i'm getting the flu. I feel very weak, tired achy & sore muscles & a slight headache. How can I stop this from getting worse? Thanks.

I'm 23 weeks pregnant. I think i'm getting the flu. I feel very weak, tired achy & sore muscles & a slight headache. How can I stop this from getting worse? Thanks.

Go to your doctor: If pregnant & not vaccinated for the flu, you should get medications againt viral illness within 48 hs of initiation, best if within 24 hs. Supportive therapy as hydration, vitamin c, hot soup, rest & close medical surveillance are recommended. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant light headed, blurry vision, frequent urinating, headache, increased hunger fatigue?

23 weeks pregnant light headed, blurry vision, frequent urinating, headache, increased hunger fatigue?

Have you had : The glucose tolerance test done, all your symptoms are similar to what diabetics have when blood sugar is elevated. See your OB doctor foe evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant and still extremely tired I thought fatigued is suppose to stop in the 2nd trimester?

19 weeks pregnant and still extremely tired I thought fatigued is suppose to stop in the 2nd trimester?

Not always: When the fetal production factory is in operation (pregnancy), it uses up raw materials and nutrients at an incredible rate to produce the finished product. It is O.K. for the factory worker (you) to be tired. Just make sure that you take your prenatal iron/vitamin every day with a good balanced diet so that that new "shiny product" is healthy. ...Read more

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