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Doctor insights on: 23 Weeks Pregnant With Painful Sores Inside My Nose

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Sir. I am pregnant with 23 weeks. My nose has grown in size making me look bad. Plus at night my breathing is not regular for blocked nose and my snoring has increased. Please help.

Sir. I am pregnant with 23 weeks. My nose has grown in size making me look bad. Plus at night my breathing is not regular for blocked nose and my snoring has increased. Please help.

Blood flow: The blood flow to all mucous membranes increases in pregnancy and can increase snoring and make you feel like you are congested. This will improve after you have the baby. In the mean time the strips that you can put over your nose to help open the airway can help decrease your snoring as can the devices you put in your nose to keep it open at night. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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I'm 23 weeks pregnant now and have been getting nose bleeds once or twice a day. Is this normal?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant now and have been getting nose bleeds once or twice a day.  Is this normal?

Not normal, nor rare: This is not very rare, however it is not a normal pregnancy symptom and merits further investigation! women with nosebleeds are more likely than others to suffer severe hemorrhage during delivery and require blood transfusion. A complete blood count and coagulation panel should be checked to exclude coagulopathy or thrombocytopenia. Von willebrand factor deficiency has to be considered! see mfm! ...Read more

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Why is my sinus infection still there, no coloring of mucus when i blow my nose, clear, but i still feel the pressure. Can it be rhinitis as i am 23 weeks pregnant. My ears cont to pop very often too.

Why is my sinus infection still there, no coloring of mucus when i blow my nose, clear, but i still feel the pressure. Can it be rhinitis as i am 23 weeks pregnant. My ears cont to pop very often too.

Yes,: very common in pregancy ; can use benadryl and always warm showers the get mist of water into the nose and loosen secretions to drain them , a mini shower is nasal saline[just water with a sprinkle of salt ] to help drain during the day. can use flonase too. congrats on your pregnancy! breats feed for your and babies better health . ...Read more

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Second trimester, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, lower back pain. Are these all common during 23 weeks. Will they get worst or better for the remaining of pregnancy? How to ease them in the meantim

Second trimester, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, lower back pain. Are these all common during 23 weeks. Will they get worst or better for the remaining of pregnancy? How to ease them in the meantim

OB-GYN exam: Please consult your OB-GYN since you have multiple symptoms and no- these are not all normal except for the lower back pain which is common. Most OB-GYN physician recommend little or no mediciation: call for advice. ...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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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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Recurrent painful sores inside my nose?

Recurrent painful sores inside my nose?

Infection: This may be nasal vestibulitis...An infection, usually staph, or a viral infection ..... Best to see your otolaryngologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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