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IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days , mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days , mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

See a doctor: With these sorts of symptoms, you need answers. I would worry that your platelet count might have dropped as a result of the viral infection - allowing the blood to become thinner, such that you'd have nose bleeding and blood in the sputum. Hopefully you're plugged into an Ob/Gyn practice - I would call them and try to get seen today. If it's after hours and you're not doing well- go to the ER. ...Read more

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What is the normal 3-hr oral glucose tolerance test levels during 25 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal 3-hr oral glucose tolerance test levels during 25 weeks pregnancy?

3 hour test: It is annoying but why doesn't your obstetrician take a moment to explain this to you? As an Endocrinologist I don't see any valid reason for a 3 hour test. A two hour test is OK but I doubt you need regulalr testing unless you have diabetes. ...Read more

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I crave alot of milk while im pregnant in my 2nd trimester so i have 3 mugs of cold milk a day every day. Is this too much?

I crave alot of milk while im pregnant in my 2nd trimester so i have 3 mugs of cold milk a day every day. Is this too much?

Depends on mug size: Using mugs no bigger than 12 ounces, and buying only skim milk (to avoid eating too much animal fat), should make it ok to drink 3 mugs a day. If one's weight gain is too high, or if one must control her diet due to high blood sugars, then one has to discuss her entire diet (milk and all) with her doctor or nutritionist. ...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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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi symptom liquid meds while pregnant? My nose is stuff and runny and i hve excessive saliva too. Im 25 weeks

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi symptom liquid meds while pregnant? My nose is stuff and runny and i hve excessive saliva too. Im 25 weeks

Tylenol (acetaminophen) be careful: Try to take a medicine for specific problem not shot gun method. Nasal saline to wash nose/sinuses, is it allergies? Try Nasonex sinus pressure Claritin d or tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus. Not both together..Limit tylenol (acetaminophen) to 3000mg day. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks pregnant. I have not had the measle vaccine. I am on my second cold, possible sinus infection during 2nd trimester. Ive never been this sick before is it because I didnt get that shot?

I am 25 weeks pregnant. I have not had the measle vaccine. I am on my second cold, possible sinus infection during 2nd trimester. Ive never been this sick before is it because I didnt get that shot?

No: no it is not,make sure to check with your doctor, discuss everything happening to you while you are pregnant,you are on a very critical part of your pregnancy,keep in touch with your physician. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant with second child feel pain in my lower back?

25 weeks  pregnant with second child feel pain in my lower back?

Back pain: It could just be back pain, but other problems may be present. It could be an early urinary tract infection or preterm labor. If it resolves with some tylenol (acetaminophen) and a heating pad or warm shower its more likely just back ache. If unsure call your OB doc/provider. Even on weekends someone is usually on call. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks pregnant with my first baby and still having morning sickness everyday is this normal? What could be wrong?

GERD?: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) may complicate pregnancy and present with symptoms similar to morning sickness. Try avoiding spicy and fatty/fried foods or chocolate/tomatoes, consider taking Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg with each meal (up to 4 times daily), along with prilosec/nexium/prevacid/aciphex and talk to your obstetrician. An ultrasound of your gallbladder to check for gallstones is also warranted. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks pregnant with my second child. Could backpains be caused by the baby's head on my spine?

Back pain: It doesn't necessarily mean the baby's head is in your spine. It is more of the uterus pressure upon the nerves in your spine and its mass effect. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child and have been having a lot of braxton hicks even when I walked around Walmart earlier. Is this normal?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child and have been having a lot of braxton hicks even when I walked around Walmart earlier. Is this normal?

May be preterm labor: If getting rhythmic cramping or regular contractions, it may be preterm labor. One can be checked by her Ob-Gyn doctor. That may mean going to the hospital to the Labor and Delivery ward to be monitored to see what is going on, depending on how the doctor handles these issues at 6-7 months gestation. Meanwhile, avoid physical activities, having sex, and bumpy car rides... until ok'd by the doctor. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant with anterior placenta. How much fetal movement should I be feeling?

25 weeks pregnant with anterior placenta.  How much fetal movement should I be feeling?

Cannot answer well: Anterior placenta may interfere with you feeling your fetus as well as someone whose placenta is not anterior . You should still appreciate some movements ...Read more

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Im am 25 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby and i found out my baby was breeched and im having severe pelvic and hip pain where its hard to move?

Im am 25 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby and i found out my baby was breeched and im having severe pelvic and hip pain where its hard to move?

Breech baby: Sometimes, there is a higher chance of breech baby position after the third pregnancy. The baby may change position before delivery. Also, you can discuss with your obstetrician whether it is okay for you to perform certain movements that may help rotate the baby. Also, take only the safer pain medication as recommended by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks pregnant with complete previa. My ob delivers at a level 2 nicu hopital but there is a level 3 20 minutes away. Should i stay with her?

I am 25 weeks pregnant with complete previa. My ob delivers at a level 2 nicu hopital but there is a level 3 20 minutes away. Should i stay with her?

Previa: With previa, you have the risk of heavy bleeding when labor begins. A c-section will be planned prior to your due date. The majority of time, complications are avoided and a healthy baby is the usual outcome. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant with an upset stomach. What can I do to ease the pain?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant with an upset stomach. What can I do to ease the pain?

Reflux: I'm assuming you mean heartburn by upset. In that case over the counter antacids like mylanta or maalox are fine. In addition Pepcid (famotidine) and ranitidine are excellent safe acid blockers (their generics are fine). However, i don't recommend tagamet. If its nausea, try emetrol and a bland diet. If things persist call your OB doc for a prescription medication. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant with pressure on uterus is thos normal what can I do to help deal with uncomfort?

25 weeks pregnant with pressure on uterus is thos normal what can I do to help deal with uncomfort?

Likely normal: Lying on your side may help. I hope you are under the care of a doctor, for the sake of your and your baby's health. If you do not have a doctor please contact planned parenthood clinic in your city for advice and care. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant with a hard sore uterus is this normal? The feeling doesn't seem to go away

25 weeks pregnant with a hard sore uterus is this normal? The feeling doesn't seem to go away

Preg: Only your ob/gyn will know, but if your not bleeding or having pain this is normal. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant with my third baby my feet an legs have been going bright red or purple for the last couple days is something seriously wrong?

25 weeks pregnant with my third baby my feet an legs have been going bright red or purple for the last couple days is something seriously wrong?

Depends: More information is needed regarding those symptoms and actually seeing your legs really is needed. The best thing would be to contact your OB or midwife so you can be seen. ...Read more