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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more

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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top ?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top ?

Braxton Hicks?: It sounds like you are describing braxton hicks, or false labor contractions. Real labor typically involves the whole belly getting hard and tight with cramping. False labor is the body's way of preparing for the "real deal.". ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant my upper abdominal is paining what is the solution

I am 38 weeks pregnant my upper abdominal is paining what is the solution

Call your ob: This could be a number of things--baby movements, reflux, gallstones, etc. Without an exam, it is difficult to tell you exactly what this is. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Feels like I have a pocket of fluid on my lower abdomen and im 38 weeks pregnant what could this be? Or what causes this? Is this dangerous?

Feels like I have a pocket of fluid on my lower abdomen and im 38 weeks pregnant what could this be? Or what causes this? Is this dangerous?

Call your OB Doctor: Pika, at 38 weeks you need to be concerned for the last two weeks. Baby is probably doing fine, but nurses in your OB office will help you personally! give them a call. You should be seeing your OB each week by now. If no OB care call a free clinic in your town. Good luck! ...Read more

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Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy i get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

Since 3rd  trimester of my pregnancy i get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate - call your doctor ! ...Read more

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Hi i'm 38 weeks 4 days pregnant I have a cold with bad cough but last night i started having a sharp pain only on the right side of my lower abdomen ?

Hi i'm 38 weeks 4 days pregnant I have a cold with bad cough but last night i started having a sharp pain only on the right side of my lower abdomen ?

Talk to your OB: With a full explanation of your symptoms and other information they will be able to tell you whether it is necessary to come in and be seen. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant and been having tenderness in lower abdomen is this normal?

38 weeks pregnant and been having tenderness in lower abdomen is this normal?

Can be but...: Always better to go to your doc or labor & delivery to get checked. Better safe than sorry! good luck! ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant hard abdomen, vagina pain, and lower back pain?

38 weeks pregnant hard  abdomen, vagina pain, and lower back pain?

Concerned: I am concerned about your symptoms. There are many possibilities but since you are 38 weeks pregnant all are potential serious issues and you need to seek emergent care now. Good luck ...Read more

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Broken blood vessel lower right.Abdomen 38 weeks pregnant painful will this.Harm baby?

Broken blood vessel  lower right.Abdomen 38 weeks pregnant painful will this.Harm baby?

Doubt it: Your baby is tucked away in a secure compartment connected to your system by a placenta. That placental unit acts as a filter for baby & the bag of waters acts as a cushion.The chemicals your body makes as a pain response may hype baby up a bit like caffeine, but the filter/cushion prevents baby from having any real harm. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and am getting these sharp pains in y vagina and there is also a popping feeling/ sound along with the pain can you explain why?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and am getting these sharp pains in y vagina and there is also a popping feeling/ sound along with the pain can you explain why?

Pubic bone: Consistent with the softening of the fibrocartilage holding your pelvis together. Your body is preparing to deliver the baby by softening this bridge and allowing more room for the delivery. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant. Pain and popping feeling in right breast. When I bend over it pops more?

38 weeks pregnant. Pain and popping feeling in right breast. When I bend over it pops more?

Breast exam: There are many physiologic changes in the breast in the 3rd trimester and post partum. At your next prenatal visit ask you obgyn to do a breast exam to see if anything abnormal is occurring. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your 38 weeks pregnant and you hear a popping noise in your stomach what does this mean?

What does it mean when your 38 weeks pregnant and you hear a popping noise in your stomach what does this mean?

Any : Any symptoms at this stage of pregnancy must be evaluated. When you are this close to your delivery date, any symptom can be signficant. Please call your doctor or their nurse and discuss your symptoms. If you have any pain, cramping, contractions, back pain, or vaginal discharge/bleeding then you must be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Hi I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I get induced?

Hi I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I get induced?

Talk to your OB.: Typically induced labor is reserved for situations where it is deemed medically necessary. Going into labor naturally is generally safer and less painful. The medications used to induce labor have risks associated with their use, and your baby may not be positioned properly. The risk of any medical intervention has to be outweighed by the potential benefit. Discuss with OB, and make a birth plan. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more