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Doctor insights on: Breastbone Soreness During Pregnancy

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Do veins in chest area shows during pregnancy?

Do veins in chest area shows during pregnancy?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors. The also do become more prominent during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Could you have a chest muscle pull during pregnancy?

Could you have a chest muscle pull during pregnancy?

Yes: Sure, it's quite possible. It's a painful process and you could easily strain a muscle in your chest wall. ...Read more

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How do ease the chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?

Conservative measure: Try heat, massage, rest, hot showered, and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Otherwise, talk to your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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I feel tightness and burning sensation in my chest during 8 wks of pregnancy is it Normal or something serious?

I feel tightness and burning sensation in my chest during 8 wks of pregnancy is it Normal or something serious?

Acid Reflux: Hi, i assume you have Acid reflux as the incidence is increasing during pregnancy due to many factors including abundance of hormones which relaxes the Esophagus and also uterus pressing on stomach, consult with your Ob/Gyn doctor and good luck. ...Read more

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During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender(would i experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender(would i experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

Changes in pregnancy: During the beginning of a pregnancy the uterus is undergoing significant changes. Changes do occur in the cervix related to the pregnancy. A tender cervix is not a complaint heard for expecting patients. ...Read more

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What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?

What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?

Depends on trimester: During 1st trimester always bet to avoid meds. Later on tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay and technically speaking an opioid antitussive should be okay. Discuss with OB before taking any new meds. Avoid all nsaids. ...Read more

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Can a few chest xrays I had during pregnancy affect my baby in anyway?

Can a few chest xrays I had during pregnancy affect my baby in anyway?

Need: To talk with hospital physicist to do calculation. He will make recommendations to you and your doctor. Please get this checked. ...Read more

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Is chest ache and nausea and butterfly feeling in stomach is signs or pregnancy?

Is chest ache and nausea and butterfly feeling in stomach is signs or pregnancy?

Don't know what: Chest ache is about. Other sxs might occur with early pregnancy but are not diagnostic of it. If you miss period - take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

Thrmbocytopenia: A low platelet count during pregnancy can be detected during routine screening, while gestational thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets during pregnancy, occurs in about 7-8% of all pregnant women and usually resolves after pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is associated with low platelets and other symptoms such as hypertension, and is far more concerning. ...Read more

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Hi! I am 9 DPO. Besides my sensitive nipples and sense of smell, my cervix is also tender during sex and I have more CM. Is this a pregnancy sign?

Hi! I am 9 DPO. Besides my sensitive nipples and sense of smell, my cervix is also tender during sex and I have more CM. Is this a pregnancy sign?

Sorry, no: I'm not saying you aren't pregnant, just there are NO reliable signs or symptoms 9 days post-ov. A pregnancy test is reliable 11 days pot-ov, so be patient and good luck. ...Read more

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5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

Itchy chest : it could be a new cream that you may be using or a new detergent that you are using that is on the baby's clothes that you get exposed to when holding the child. Did you change your soap or any new cosmetics? These are just the few things I think about. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Cervix tender during sex and not during sex. Missed period and had possible implantation spotting brownish. And pregnancy symptoms for few weeks now?

Cervix tender during sex and not during sex. Missed period and had possible implantation spotting brownish. And pregnancy symptoms for few weeks now?

Do a pg test!: Check a pg test to be sure, anytime your period is abnormal, in length, symptoms, or timing. Repeat in a week and if negative, and you miss another period, see your doc to find out why. Follow the instructions on the kit, and be sure it has not expired, too. Also, infections can occur, if you are at risk of pregnancy. So get checked for those if your pg test is negative. Practice safe sex! ...Read more