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Dizziness 37 Weeks Pregnant
I'm 37 weeks pregnant & I'm experiencing extreme dizziness, as well as extreme dizziness. What could be the cause?
Dizziness: The uterus and the baby now have reached their close maximum size and they tend to put pressure on the big veins (vena cava), which can impair blood return to the heart. Lie down with left side down and put your legs up. If symptoms do not improve, please call your OBGYN ...Read more
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
I'm 37 weeks pregnant and show signs of preclampsia. Right now I am dizzy, headache backache nauseous and tummy hurts. Should I be concerned?
No: Please discuss with your OB to r/o problems and if it persists if you were my pt would induce u at 39 wks. ...Read more
Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.
Reason for checking: I suppose the answer would vary depending on why it was checked. If there were certain symptoms or problems then the tests need to be analyzed in that context. Simply looking at only these numbers with no context they do not appear particularly abnormal for the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. The doctor who ordered them will be in the best position to interpret them. ...Read more
Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?
"Gallstones appear to be more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop gallstones are closely monitored. If a gallstone blocks the gallbladder or causes an infection, surgery may be necessary. This surgery is usually safe for pregnant women and the fetus."
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/women-s-health-issues/pregnancy-complicated-by-disease/liver-and-gallbladder-disorders-during-pregn ...Read more
I am 37 weeks 1 day n I am having contraction for past three nights n passed my plug two days ago n now having them feel dizzy n headace with contract?
Rest, Hydrate and...: If you are still feeling dizzy & have pain in your head, you should see your OB provider. It could be happening because your body needs more fluids and some relaxed time. Your could be in early labor too, but if the contractions are only happening at night, it sounds like braxton hicks contractions. ...Read more
I'm 37 weeks and the last couple of weeks I have been getting dizzy, feels like im on fire and nauseous. Fetal heart rate increased from 138 to 160-163
Fetal heart rate: How did you count the fetal heart rate? ...Infection and immediate medical attention should be seeked...Like now. ...Read more
Call your doctor: It's not normal, but there could be numerous causes. One common cause is dehydration, make sure you are getting enough to drink. There are other causes that are dangerous. Do call your doctor and ask about it, she knows you best and will want to know about this. Be well. ...Read more
Home solutions: If your dizziness is related to blood pressure fluctuations during your pregnancy, you can monitor them at home with a simple wrist blood pressure monitor available at many pharmacies & durable medical supply stores. (got one for $20) discuss your specific desired BP range with your OB doctor & keep a diary of events to share with the dr at visits. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Best to get advice from the people who know you, they will ask you to describe all your symptoms and may want to see you to evaluate the problem. ...Read more
Further testing: During pregnancy, there is a redistribution of your blood volume, which can certainly contribute to a feeling a dizziness. Nausea from morning sickness can also cause dizziness. I am concerned about the "water" part; if I saw you in an office setting I would be concerned that this may be related to pulmonary edema or PE and would want to pursue some further testing. ...Read more
I am 5 months pregnant and standing for over 30 minutes at a time I get kind of dizzy or lightheaded?
A "sit down" needed: Because of the increase in circulating fluid and blood during pregnancy, it is not uncommon to be "light headed" when standing from sitting or other positional changes. First, make sure that you are not dehydrated. Secondly, sit down before you "pass out". Finally, if your job requires standing, it is time to have a "sit down" with your boss about this issue. ...Read more
I'm 10 weeks pregnant an have on an off dizziness is this normal or should I be doing something about it?
Not normal: While dizziness can have many minor causes, occurrence during pregnancy requires evaluation. Since you are an experienced mother, you know what kinds of symptoms you have had with prior pregnancies, and how your current pregnancy compares. Pay attention to what "dizziness" means to you. Spinning? Out of balance? Time of day? Duration? Etc. Report to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have been feeling dizzy and losing my appetight lately but it happens sometimes. What can it be? I'm not pregnant
Depends: Those are vague symptoms, but you should at a minimum establish care with a primary care doctor. You could have an overactive thyroid, have an infection, developed diabetes, or be taking supplements/medications affecting your system... Or something else. There are many possibilities, given the info at hand. ...Read more
I may be pregnant but it's to early to tell. Is it normal to feel dizzy and feel like passing out. I'm really tired and worn out?
Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. If your symptoms are from pregnancy your test would be positive. ...Read more
I am 7wks pregnant with twins. Apart feom being really sick. I'm also really dizzy. Even just sitting still im dizzy. What can I do to stop this?
Hydrate, check ears: While dizziness is often a result of dehydration, it can also come from a number of inner ear or brain issues. As a first step, I would try making sure to keep yourself well hydrated (which is hard with the nausea, I know), but if your symptoms don't resolve a neurologist might help rule out other possible causes. If you start to notice double vision or trouble swallowing, see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Can you still be pregnant after a d&c? I took a test came back negative, I keep havin headache & dizziness. 1 Dr said pregnancy. 2 Dr said no baby.
Not pregnant: If you had a D&C and a pregnancy test was negative, you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I have being spotting since 24 July. And also having nausea and dizziness. I took a test last week on 24th and it was negative. Can I be pregnant?
Doubt it: Have you issued your period yet? Iif so and you had a negative test you are not pregnant. If you tested before you missed your period then retest. If it is still negative then visit your doc for en evaluation to find out why you feel so bad ...Read more