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Dyspnea Of Pregnancy
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
Yes: Shortness of breath could be due to asthma or other complications during pregnancy. Shortness of breath is also a normal sensation frequently experienced during pregnancy due to the influence of the enlarged uterus on the diaphragm. Ask your ob/gyn doctor to listen to your lungs or check with your primary care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Gerd occurs for the same reason. It also occurs because the hormones make the muscle from the stomach to the esophagus more relaxed, causing reflux. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more
Not sure: I am not sure i understand the question. Palpitations can occur at specific times such as late at night when you are lying down. Or they can occur after drinking coffee or alcohol. In some cases they are more common during or after exercise. Sometimes the timing helps us in treatment. (if they always occur after alcohol for instance). Then you could mean how long they last, (momentary or hours). ...Read more
Weaning off paxil (paroxetine). Episodes of shortness of breath with anxiety attack. No history of shortness of breath. Can it be one of withdrawal syndromes?
Are chest tightness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and light headedness early, mid, or late asthma attack symptoms?
It can be.: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more
Not reliable: Abdominal heaviness is not a reliable sign of early pregnancy. More reliable is a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness. Check a pregnancy test starting 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. Abdominal heaviness more likely to be intestinal, possibly related to food impacting intestines. ...Read more
Death, injury.: Congestive heart failure is dangerous for anyone, but particularly for pregnant women. It can lead to maternal death, pregnancy complications (preterm labor, cesarean section, fetal distress) and need for intensive care. Management with maternal-fetal medicine and cardiology specialists is warranted. ...Read more
Pain and bleeding: Most common symptom is abdominal/pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding. If you start to have nause or shoulder pain, that could be a sign of severe internal bleeding and you should go to the er immediately. If you are worried at all, i recommend you seek medical attention right away. Urgent care or soonest available appointment with a physician. ...Read more