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What causes chest pain (severe) during pregnancy and how dangerous they could be? What could she take to easy them?

What causes chest pain (severe) during pregnancy and how dangerous they could be? What could she take to easy them?

A Myriad: Of processes can cause chest pain (severe) and at your age top "don't miss, " entities are pulmonary emboli, pneumothorax, pericarditis, each requiring much more information to determine. Gastro-esophageal reflux, common in pregnancy, is also a possibility. I would recommend an evaluation, in person, with your doctor. Any answer you get here is guessing only. ...Read more

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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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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

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During this pregnancy my ribs really hurt. 38 weeks now. What is wrong with me?

During this pregnancy my ribs really hurt. 38 weeks now. What is wrong with me?

Nothing: Your body is adjusting. Your diaphragm is flatter and your rib cage is expanding for better breathing. ...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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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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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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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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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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Is there chest pain associated with pregnancy?

Is there chest pain associated with pregnancy?

Not usually: Chest pain may or may not be associated with pregnancy. It may usually due to other causes such as musculoskeletal and acid reflux. ...Read more

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Can chest pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Can chest pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Sort of: I would think of it more that it can be a complication of pregnancy. We don't usually diagnose pregancy because you are having chest pain. That said, various conditions related to the pregnancy could cause chest pain. Pressure from below the diaphraghm can result in various types of chest pain. The breasts can enlarge and pull downward on the chest. Gi problems related to pregnancy can cause cp. ...Read more

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Bad pain in my ribs, icould it be from pregnancy?

Rib discomfort.: Little tiny elbows, feet or head pushing against a rib cage can be uncomfortable. But if you are having extreme pain, please tell your obstetrician promptly. ...Read more

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Is chest &upperback pain is one ot signs of early pregnancy?

No: Chest and upper back pain is not one of the usual signs of early pregnancy. The usual signs include nausea, breast tenderness, food aversions, more acute sense of smell, fatigue, change in discharge. ...Read more

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What is edema in chest and neck area in early pregnancy mean?

What is edema in chest and neck area in early pregnancy mean?

Need more info: I am not sure what you mean by chest edema or how early in pregnancy. If you mean swelling in the neck and the area above the clavicles that is completely new finding for you then you need to contact your OB and make appointment to be seen soon. If you cannot get in then see your primary to start. If you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, elevated blood pressure go to er now. ...Read more

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Can occasional pain in both sides of my ribs be a sign of pregnancy?

Not common symptoms: Rib pain is not a common symptom of early pregnancy. More commonly, it's missing period, nausea...If you are worried about pregnancy, get tested, either over the counter kit or see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in the middle lower part of the chest. Is it early pregnancy symptom?

Pain in the middle lower part of the chest. Is it early pregnancy symptom?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be ^ white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. (doubt it). ...Read more

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Gas pains in pregnancy, what can I use for some relief? Pain is all through my upper back and chest and know it’s only gas but it’s painful!

Gas pains in pregnancy, what can I use for some relief? Pain is all through my upper back and chest and know it’s only gas but it’s painful!

?: How do you know it's not something else? And how far in pregnancy are you? Gas pains, as you described, won't affect your back and chest, it may be your stomach, kindly see your doctor, meanwhile, antacid or ranitidine (zantac) may help, read the labels carefully though, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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How to get rid of neausea and chest burn in pregnancy?

Meal frequency: Eat smaller meals less frequently, and do not lie down within one hour of eating to avoid the "heartburn" and nausea. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause back and chest pain?

Yes: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Why does ribs pain occur in later pregnancy?

Why does ribs pain occur in later pregnancy?

Pressure: In late pregnancy the fetus and the uterus have become much larger and can create pressure against abdominal contents which can impact the area of the ribs. Baby kicks ca also be felt as well. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more