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Doctor insights on: 36 Weeks Pregnant And Feeling Faint

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Feeling Faint (Definition)

Faintness is a description of the initial manifestations of a syncopal spell where one loses consciousness for a few seconds usually. This is often due to drop in blood pressure, provoked by a noxious stimulus, but can be seen in dehydration. Initial general malaise, light-headedness, dizziness, contraction and darkening of vision, responding to recumbent posture. ...Read more


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What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: Many issues: ?anemia, low or high blood sugar, pregnancy itself, hormonal fluctuations etc. The best idea is to have a thorough OB-GYN examination, . ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Feeling faint and extremely sweaty for a short time during pregnancy. This a common occurrence?

Feeling faint and extremely sweaty for a short time during pregnancy. This a common occurrence?

Pregnancy complicati: Hormonal changes, thryoid disease, heat problems can cause those symptoms you mentioned. Talked to your obgyn about it. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath that comes with a constant headache & feeling faint! (29weeks) pregnant ! ?

Shortness of breath that comes with a constant headache & feeling faint! (29weeks) pregnant ! ?

Start local; OB, L&D: Step 1 for pregnant women with headache and feeling of being faint, breathless is to immediately call OB provider or go to l&d. Then additional evaluations/care can be arranged. People in ohio are fortunate to have at least 3 perinatal centers at major teaching hospitals. There are ways for doctors to easily refer patients or to connect with nationally known maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists. ...Read more

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I am at least 6 weeks pregnant. Is dizziness and feeling faint normal?I thought i was going to pass out, my vision turned black.Should i go to the er?

I am at least 6 weeks pregnant. Is dizziness and feeling faint normal?I thought i was going to pass out, my vision turned black.Should i go to the er?

Not normal: That early in pregnancy, if you are well hydrated and nourished (which you better be, since you are eating for two), then no, that is not normal. You should be evaluated either by your ob/gyn or in the er. If you start having abd pain, then go to er asap. ...Read more

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14 weeks pregnant, nausea/vomiting x6 days, feeling faint, pain in left ribcage, abd pain when urinating. NOT MORNING SICKNESS! ER???

14 weeks pregnant, nausea/vomiting x6 days, feeling faint, pain in left ribcage, abd pain when urinating. NOT MORNING SICKNESS! ER???

MD visit needed ASAP: Whether you go to the ER or call your OB MD you need immediate evaluation for possible UTI and dehydration. Extreme vomiting can quickly cause dehydration when pregnant and immediate care is needed. ...Read more

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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