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38 Weeks Pregnant With Vaginal Soreness
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
38 weeks 2days pregnant, my dr said cervix is not opened yet. What I can do for that at my side. I want to deliver vaginally. Pls advice?
Patience: You will deliver your baby in a couple of weeks. You are not due yet. There is nothing for you to do to speed this up. If you want to deliver naturally then you must be patient to let nature take its course. ...Read more
Call your OB!: That's something to discuss with your ob. They would expect a phone call to them with this issue. Call them now and put yourself at ease. ...Read more
What pain, . pressure: Having discomfort in the vagina and pelvis at 28 weeks is something most OB providers want to have reported to them immediately. If there is pressure felt in the pelvis, they often want to see the patient on labor and delivery. Connecting with an OB can help clear up what might or might not be happening. ...Read more
Pea sized lump under my armpit for about 3months. I 38 weeks pregnant docs said it is an enlarged gland and to wait and see after baby is born if it is still there. It is hardmoveableand tender. I'm really worried about lymphoma no Other symptoms?
Lymph node: I think that waiting until your baby is born in two weeks is fine. Lymphoma is usually not tender. Reactive lymph nodes are tender and are benign. They can enlarge in response to infection or other stimulus in the area, including immunizations, virus, or other. Pea sized is also not as worrisome as a larger lymph node would be in that area. ...Read more
Early Labor?: These symptoms are somewhat non-specific during pregnancy. It may mean you are contracting and in early labor. Or it could be that you have a touch of gastroenteritis and this is giving you diarrhea and back pain. It might be worth it to go to the Ob floor at the hospital and have them monitor you to see if you are contracting. Best wishes! ...Read more
Hi I am 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I have bad tooth ache I have appointment tomorrow what can I take?
Only Tylenol (acetaminophen):
Your only option at this point would be acetaminophen; no other over the counter analgesic would be safe to take at your stage of pregnancy.
The timing of your toothache may also pose certain limitations on what your dentist can do, and he will need to collaborate with your obstetrician to chart a course that provides relief with the least risk to your pregnancy and your unborn baby. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant with bad cramps and back ache for 2 days constantly. Not able to time it's there all the time. What should I do?
38 weeks pregnant, constant ache in lower back and period like cramping, contractions from 2-10 minutes apart but not very painful. What to do?
I am 38 weeks pregnant, and I can hardly move due to my hips being extremely sore. Would I be able to get induced?
Not yet: There are some fairly strict criteria for getting induced before 39 weeks, in the absence of conditions that pose some health risks to the mother or baby. Hip pains sound like one of the more common discomforts of pregnancy, that can be very very painful, and limit your functionality, but they are not dangerous to mom or baby. There are still small risks for complics of prematurity at 38 wks. Sorry. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks and my ob stripped my membranes yesterday at 12:00. im not haveing any symptoms aside from soreness is this normal?
Can be normal: By late pregnancy it is common for the vagina to feel irritated or swollen. This is due to the extra blood flow to the vagina and the changes that happen there to let a baby fit through. However pregnant women are also more prone to vaginal infections such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis. If you have itching, irritation, or fishy odor it could be an infection. Check with your provider. ...Read more
Supportive care: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection, which is fairly common in pregnancy; it is usually more of an annoyance than anything else. Due to your pregnancy, it's generally a good idea to avoid using medications if possible; generally safe meds would be tylenol (acetaminophen) and guaifenisen, but discuss with your ob/gyn for an exam and the final ok. ...Read more
Can I eat strepsils for my sore throat it feels like my tonsils are swollen im 38 weeks pregnant?
Yes, you can.:
Congratulations on your pregnancy (38 weeks)
Yes, you can suck (not eat) Strepsils lozenges for a sorethroat at 38w pregnancy. You can even take Paracetamol (Panado) pills - 1 three times daily or so - for pain and/or fever.
Please consult your nearest healthcare facility if your condition remains the same or gets worse.
Get well soon. ...Read more
I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies I can take at 38 weeks pregnant?
Pregnancy Safe: I agree w dr. Mumneh. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s. ...Read more
38 weeks nd 5 day pregnant with a bad cold very sore throat and coughing up mucus may throw up times and now my chest hurt now when cough what to do?
Go to the Doctor: You are ill. It is time to see the physician. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and 5 day's and my baby has kicked over 100×s within 5 minutes. Is this normal or should I go to hospital. He has never kick that many times before. I'm worried please help with??
Go in if concerned: If you're worried, go ahead and go in. Increased fetal movement is not associated with fetal distress in the same way that decreased movement is. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can be induced the question is whether you should. More recently for the benefit of the baby these elective inductions at 37-38 weeks seem to be diminishing. Apparently enough data to suggest that babies born electively at 38 weeks did not do as well as babies at 39-40 which is why there has been a push recently for OB's not to do these elective 38 week inductions. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Consult your OB about medications, but you should have the cavity taken care of by a dentist immediately. It is completely safe to have this done during pregnancy. It is important that you do not develop an abscess and that you eliminate your pain, not temporarily mask it. ...Read more