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Doctor insights on: Babies That Stay High In The Rib Cage During Pregnancy

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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I have severe pain in left rib cage during first trimester of pregnancy.

I have severe pain in left rib cage during first trimester of pregnancy.

Possibly serious.: Pulmonary embolism, pleurisy, pneumonia, rib fracture, herpes zoster and intercostal nerve/muscle injury can cause your symptoms, as can psychosomatic causes. Talk to your obstetrician asap about this, as some of these causes can be very serious for your health/life! ...Read more

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Currently 20 weeks pregnant and i've been getting really sharp pain below my rib cage on the left side. Same symptom on previous pregnancy which was preemie.

Currently 20 weeks pregnant and i've been getting really sharp pain below my rib cage on the left side. Same symptom on previous pregnancy which was preemie.

PAIN: On the left side there is bowel, spleen, ribcage, uterus/ligaments, ovaries, kidney, ureters etc. It would be difficult to give you a diagnosis without k knowing your personal history. Anyways, consult your obgyn asap and let him/her know your symptoms. Sometimes its nothing, sometimes could be serious. ...Read more

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Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? she has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? she has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

A home pregnancy tes: t is more accurate! Twitching by ribs is nonspecific. However at 19 weeks, a fetal US is even more accurate! Stay away from old wives tales on this one. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement.Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot.I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn.Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Pain under right rib cage , I wake up to it. It doesn't last long but it comes and goes every morning and during the day . Better after I drink water?

Pain under right rib cage , I wake up to it. It doesn't last long but it comes and goes every morning and during the day . Better after I drink water?

See answer: Generally speaking pain under the right rib cage might possibly be due to gallbladder disease, muscle strain of the chest wall, liver disease or other problems. But without the ability to ask you more about your pain it's difficult to give you specific advice. See your physician or consider an online consultation at Health Tap. ...Read more

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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more