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Ive got a very bad sore throat. My throat is burning and cant breath properly. Have a mild fever and cant sleep... im 37 weeks and 3 days?

Ive got a very bad sore throat.  My throat is burning and cant breath properly. Have a mild fever and cant sleep... im 37 weeks and 3 days?

Possible Strep: You could have strep throat, especially if you have been around any infected individuals. The breathing issue is concerning and should be evaluated to make sure you don't have bronchitis or atypical pneumonia. See your doctor for this. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Reason for checking: I suppose the answer would vary depending on why it was checked. If there were certain symptoms or problems then the tests need to be analyzed in that context. Simply looking at only these numbers with no context they do not appear particularly abnormal for the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. The doctor who ordered them will be in the best position to interpret them. ...Read more

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Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Quoting merck: "Gallstones appear to be more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop gallstones are closely monitored. If a gallstone blocks the gallbladder or causes an infection, surgery may be necessary. This surgery is usually safe for pregnant women and the fetus." http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/pregnancy-complicated-by-disease/liver-and-gallbladder-disorders-during-pregn ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant & haven't been able to fall asleep until 2am for the past week,no matter how early I go to bed.what to do?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant & haven't been able to fall asleep until 2am for the past week,no matter how early I go to bed.what to do?

Not uncommon: Sleep disorders during pregnancy are common and distressing. The older formulation of Unisom (doxylamine 25 mg) may help you rest and also offers some women relief of morning sickness. Always best to clear any medication with your OB/gyne first. ...Read more

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Sitting with leg bent for 30 min and leg fell asleep. 37 weeks pregnant. Does that have anything to do with circulation to the baby?

Sitting with leg bent for 30 min and leg fell asleep. 37 weeks pregnant. Does that have anything to do with circulation to the baby?

Rest easy: By sitting on your leg you were compressing the nerves in your leg causing it to go to sleep. In no way does it have to do with the baby's circulation. ...Read more

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Sat at our dinner table in hard wood chairs for 3.5 hours last night without getting up. Butt fell asleep. 37 weeks pregnant. Issue for baby?

Sat at our dinner table in hard wood chairs for 3.5 hours last night without getting up. Butt fell asleep. 37 weeks pregnant. Issue for baby?

No: The baby is quite protected from the afflictions you suffer from external nerve compression. Baby just hangs around it that protected sac sucking up nutrients through the umbilical cord.As long as nothing interferes with that flow, baby will be fine. ...Read more

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Im almost full term at 37 weeks pregnant n my husband and I fight verbally so much. Im emotionally struggling and we just cant connect. Wat shud i do?

Im almost full term at 37 weeks pregnant n my husband and I fight verbally so much. Im emotionally struggling and we just cant connect. Wat shud i do?

Difficult situation: I'm very sorry. Do you have a good family, social, medical network? Please make use of all the resources you have. It may be a good idea to go to couples counseling, if this is not an option, them may be separate for a little while and see how it goes. Take good care of the pregnancy by eating wholesome nutritious food, water daily (6-8 glasses a day), no tobacco/alcohol, daily walk, s take care ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more