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Hi I'm 38 weeks pregnant alot of pelvic pressure and I wasn't dialted at my last ob what can I do?

Hi I'm 38 weeks pregnant alot of pelvic pressure and I wasn't dialted at my last ob what can I do?

Pregnancy: Is extremely uncomfortable during the latter weeks. There are a few things you can do to ripen the cervix and induce labor. Intercourse is particularly effective. Some also respond well to walking. ...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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38 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and lower back pain, hurts to walk and not relieved by laying down hurts worst when changing positions! Is this normal?

38 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and lower back pain, hurts to walk and not relieved by laying down hurts worst when changing positions! Is this normal?

No.: Many women have milder pain and dyscomfort but yours does sound excessive. At this point in your pg most of the pain is ligament related. If you have not had prior back or pelvic injuries you should have a full recovery after the delivery of your baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant, very ichy all over, a lot of pelvic pressure, is this something to worry about, I saw inching can be bad?

38 weeks pregnant, very ichy all over, a lot of pelvic pressure, is this something to worry about, I saw inching can be bad?

Need testing, dx, Rx: It would be wise to contact your obstetrical team to report your symptoms and have some blood tests (liver functions tests, bile acids and bile salts etc...) to rule out a condition called "cholestasis of pregnancy". Evaluating the wellbeing of your fetus (sonogram, amniotic fluid index, non-stress test and biophysical profile) would also be recommended. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I'm having a lot white discharge, on and off again cramps, lots of pelvic pressure. I'm extra tired, does mean labor soon.?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I'm having a lot white discharge, on and off again cramps, lots of pelvic pressure. I'm extra tired, does mean labor soon.?

Pregnancy: It's normal to have increased vaginal discharge during pregnancy because of hormonal changes. However if the discharge has an unusual smell, new consistency (liquidy, extremely thick, etc.) or has any blood you need to go in for an evaluation. Also It's normal at 38 wks to have contractions and fatigue as your body prepares for labor. If you have any pain with urination, you should get examined. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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36 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and cramping is it normal?

36 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and cramping is it normal?

Many reasons: The pelvic pressure and pain may be due to the increased size of baby and stress on muscles can be the cause. If the pain persists when you lay down, there may be some other reason. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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38 weeks. Pregnant. Been experiencing braxton hicks, but know the pain is on my left side of. My pelvic area. Is that. Normal?

Get checked out: Braxton hicks contractions are normal at term. Lower abdominal pain on the sides is also very common. This is called round ligmament pain. Just get checked out by your doctor to make sure all is normal. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant is it okay for me to soak in a tub of hot water? I'm having pain in my pelvic area? Will hot bath help.

I'm 38 weeks pregnant is it okay for me to soak in a tub of hot water? I'm having pain in my pelvic area? Will hot bath help.

OK but not too hot!: It is generally advised to keep the temp. Of the water below 100 degrees- this will feel warm and soothing, but a hot bath could reduce blood flow to your baby. You can add 2 cups of epsom salts to the tub to raise your magnesium levels. The only way to see if it will help is to try it, but there is a good chance it will. See http://americanpregnancy. Org/hot-bath-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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Pelvis hurts when I get up? 38 weeks pregnant.

Pelvis hurts when I get up? 38 weeks pregnant.

Normal: Keep an eye out for regular uterine contractions though. ...Read more

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What can cause pelvic pain/pressure?

Many things: Common causes of pelvic pain/pressure are endometriosis, adhesions, fibroids, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis, and pelvic infections. Pelvic pain can also be due to irritable bowel or bladder inflammation. Cancer must also be considered. See your doctor to sort out what is going on with you and to get the right treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing, cramping, aching, ...Read more


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Mild Pain Or Pressure In Pelvis (Lower Abdomen) (Definition)

Mild pain or pressure in pelvis (lower abdomen) is a symptom that can be due to a variety of causes, including issues with the gut, bladder, and for females, organs such as ...Read more