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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

Hormonal: Hormonal changes in the body and supporting 2 lives. Most common in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in pregnancy?

What causes headaches in pregnancy?

Progesterone: Progesterone cause fluid retention and can cause headaches in pregnancy. Try caffeine in moderation. Make sure you get your eyes checked. Take breaks at work to avoid computer glare. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause vertigo?

Does pregnancy cause vertigo?

Vertigo is a symptom: Pregnancy is a state of the body in which there are many hormone and fluid shifts. Vertigo is just a name for a sensation of movement when there shouldn't be. By far the most common cause of vertigo is ear problems. The most common type of movement sensation caused by pregnancy is orthostasis caused by venous pooling in the legs and transient failure of compensation ...Read more

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What causes pheriphal vertigo during late pregnamcy?

What causes pheriphal vertigo during late pregnamcy?

Ask ENT expert: Vertigo is not a condition unique to pregnancy. If such a diagnosis has been given, it is best to first ask the physician who detected it. An OB might also have a copy of the consultation note to share. Take precautions to avoid falling. Contact your OB for further instructions. ...Read more

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What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are headaches and tiredness early pregnancy symptoms?

Are headaches and tiredness early pregnancy symptoms?

Can be: Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness at 32weeks of pregnancy?

Lightheaded: Dizziness can either be a spinning type(vertigo) or lightheadedness. Vertigo may be caused by an inner ear problem and is worse on turning your head. Lightheadedness can be caused by low blood pressure, anemia, slow heart rate, nausea. See your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Is tiredness and headache among the pregnancy symtomps?

Is tiredness and headache among the pregnancy symtomps?

Can be: Early pregnancy symptoms include spotting, cramping, fatigue, breast changes, nausea, headaches, mood swings, frequent urination, constipation and many others do a hpt to find out. ...Read more

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Can dizziness mean pregnancy?

It can occur but is : Not diagnostic. Please take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause severe headaches?

Can pregnancy cause severe headaches?

It is a possibility: About 60-70% of active migraine patients improve during pregnancy. The incidence of migraine often worsens in the first trimester but improves during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy when the level of estrogen increases. However, some women may experience their first migraine during pregnancy. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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What causes hyperventilation besides pregnancy?

What causes hyperventilation besides pregnancy?

Anxiety: Or changes in your acid base status, the body increases respiration to try and correct too much carbon dioxide or acidosis. ...Read more

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Causes for nausea during period?

Causes for nausea during period?

HCG: The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is believed to be rapidly rising blood levels of a hormone called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which is released by the placenta. (pubmed) this web site gives good information and advice about the nausea of pregnancy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002468/. ...Read more

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What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required. ...Read more

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What causes anemia during pregnancy?

What causes anemia during pregnancy?

Dilution, iron def.: As the baby grows and the uterus enlarges, more blood volume is needed. The number of red cells increases, but the plasma (liquid part of blood) increases even more, so the red cells get diluted. If there isn't enough iron in a woman's system to make the extra red cells, anemia will be more pronounced. If you are anemic to begin with before pregnancy, it will be worse while pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea and vomiting during pregnancy?

What causes diarrhea and vomiting during pregnancy?

Gastroenteritis: During pregnancy, the immune system 'down regulates' or weakens because there is a baby on board. So this makes the mom more susceptible to infections. With nausea/vomiting/diarrhea - those are symptoms of a GI bug. You have to be very careful since you need to stay healthy enough to keep supporting your baby. I think you should try to see your doctor NOW. Try to drink/replace fluids too. ...Read more

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Could UTI cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Could UTI cause tinnitus and dizziness?

No, but...: UTI alone would not cause the symptoms you reported, instead, which strongly suggest some disorders in inner ear resulting from local irritation or its related nerve fibers. So, seek evaluation and counseling by otolaryngologist - ear specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more