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How can I get rid of a cluster headache 39 weeks pregnant?

How can I get rid of a cluster headache 39 weeks pregnant?

Headache: In pregnancy, eclampsia/preeclampsia must first be ruled out. Blood pressure must be checked as well as urine for the presence of protein. Magnessium sulfate will decrease BP and alleviate the headache of these entities. Opoids, acetaminophen, NSAIDS ie ibuprofen, and Triptans ie Sumatriptan can be given otherwise. Consult your obstetrician. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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How can I get rid of a "cluster headache" 39 weeks pregnant?

How can I get rid of a "cluster headache" 39 weeks pregnant?

Cluster ha treatment: A cluster headache is normally a unilateral, sharp sensation, around one eye, that is associated with tearing and weakness of the eyelid. Medicines tend to be avoided during pregnancy, although at 39 weeks it may be safe to consider some treatments. Sometimes oxygen-rich gas is helpful during the course of a cluster headache.
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I'm 39 weeks & 6 days pregnant and I have backaches and headache what should I do.?

I'm 39 weeks & 6 days pregnant and I have backaches and headache what should I do.?

See your doctor: A headache late in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Your blood pressure needs to be checked to rule out a common disease called preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Now! As you need immediate evaluation to make sure u do not have pre- eclampsia as u will need to be put on meds and get delivered if u do, and even if u do not have that, u need evaluation of the headache so if I was your OB I would send you straight to the labor room now for evaluation and to check the baby., so please call your OB now. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

Like any mass...: The baby is a mass growing in your pelvic region, and it causes pressure on some of the blood vessels obstructing the blood flow from your legs back to your heart, thus causing your legs accumulate fluid. Although it largely improves after the pregnancy is over, it may lead to the formation of the varicose veins and some leg swelling to remain in the future. ...Read more

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“im 39 weeks pregnant dilated to a 1cm and 60 effaced I've had a headache slight fizzy for 2 days now what can it be? ”

“im 39 weeks pregnant dilated to a 1cm and 60 effaced I've had a headache slight fizzy for 2 days now what can it be? ”

Preeclampsia: Any headache in the third trimester should be investigated and preeclampsia should be ruled out. See your OB and check your blood pressure and urine for protein to start. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant, and considering an epidural. However, I'm concerned about spinal headaches. Should I be?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant, and considering an epidural. However, I'm concerned about spinal headaches. Should I be?

No: A spinal h/a usually is from leaking of spinal fluid. It can happen but is treatable. Remember that this is a great time in your life and when the time comes you will make the right decision about the spinal or not. Ask you OB about the options and what they will do in the event something happens. You will be fine. Congrats. ...Read more

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“im 39 weeks pregnant dilated to a 1cm and 60 effaced I've had a headache, slight dizziness for 2 days now what can it be? ”

“im 39 weeks pregnant dilated to a 1cm and 60 effaced I've had a headache, slight dizziness for 2 days now what can it be? ”

Observe: As long as your blood pressure is normal and your urine specimen does not show protein, it probably is just late pregnancy fatigue. Rest, hydrate, and tylenol (acetaminophen) es could be helpful. Sometimes a cup of coffee or tea may help also. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a major headache, extreme fatigue and dizziness I'm 39 weeks pregnant should I be worried?

I've been experiencing a major headache, extreme fatigue and dizziness I'm 39 weeks pregnant should I be worried?

Not unusual: Headaches during pregnancy are not uncommon, but usually fade during third trimester. Have your obstetrician check you out, but unlikely that you possess severe underlying problem of any kind. ...Read more

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Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy! ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant been haveing a headache for about 5 days on right side, went to hospital and I don't have preeclampsia what else could it be?

39 weeks pregnant been haveing a headache for about 5 days on right side, went to hospital and I don't have preeclampsia what else could it be?

There are many: Possible causes. Sinus issues, insomnia (mostly makes them worse) clinching teeth at night (called bruxism), visual changes. You name it. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus. Gd luc. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and have a headache and feel like I have the flu stuffy nose and pain in my cervix when I walk?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and have a headache and feel like I have the flu stuffy nose and pain in my cervix when I walk?

Stuffy nose in pregn: Due to hormonal changes, there changes in nasal mucosa, increased vascularity, there is increased congestion, sometimes dryness, and cleares after pregnancy, avoid any meds, as for pain in cervix, contact your obstetrician ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and have a head ache in the right side of my head won't go away have had it for 3 days?

39 weeks pregnant and have a head ache in the right side of my head won't go away have had it for 3 days?

Headache: I wouldn't mess with a persistent headache this late in pregnancy. It could be preeclampsia. Call your OB doctor or midwife now so they can arrange to have your blood pressure checked and get some labs. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant dilated to 1cm 60% effaced with contractions and a severe head ache for the last 2 days what can it be?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant dilated to 1cm 60% effaced with contractions and a severe head ache for the last 2 days what can it be?

Check blood pressure: If you haven't seen your doctor today, it is important to get your blood pressure checked right away. Headaches can be caused by many factors, but headache can sometimes be the first sign of pre-eclampsia (toxemia). If your blood pressure is elevated, this is a very serious condition that poses an imminent threat to you and your baby, and requires immediate treatment. ...Read more

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39 weeks prego sometimes when I'm laying on my back I can't breath I have swollen feet but when I layer they deflate, headache, its dangerous? Thanks

39 weeks prego sometimes when I'm laying on my back I can't breath I have swollen feet but when I layer they deflate, headache, its dangerous? Thanks

Respiratory Distress: You should see your physician. Difficulty breathing while prone could be a sign of CHF (congestive heart failure) which is a build up of fluid in your lungs. This is also consistent with swelling in the legs and ankles. You need to have a work-up. ...Read more

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Nausea, headache, dizzy, mild contractions but not a consistent pattern. 39 weeks pregnant are these pre labor symptoms?

Nausea, headache, dizzy, mild contractions but not a consistent pattern. 39 weeks pregnant are these pre labor symptoms?

Call your OB: At this time in your pregnancy, you should be closely followed by your OB. These are symptoms of concern and must be addressed with a clinical exam. Please call your OB or go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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What is the normal amount of weeks woman is pregnant 4? Is it 36 or 39 weeks?

What is the normal amount of weeks woman is pregnant 4? Is it 36 or 39 weeks?

It is 40 weeks from: The first day of your last period until your due date, the ideal time to deliver as shown by a large recent study is 39-40 weeks gestation, my advice to u is, do not go past your due date- not worth taking a chance something bad could happen to the baby, all of my patients are delivered by 40 weeks and they want to be! ...Read more

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How to encourage labour? I am 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

Be patient :): Nothing guaranteed, but walking will help bring the baby down and might make contractions stronger. Sex is a tried and true way for many women due to prostaglandins in the semen than can induce labor. You can ask your obgyn to strip the membranes at your next visit. But the best advice is to stay patient and enjoy the last few days to week of growing that little miracle in your belly! I. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant, slight fishy discharge?

39 weeks pregnant, slight fishy discharge?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Its normal for pregnant women to have more discharge, especially near term. But the fishy smell can mean you have bacterial vaginosis. Fortunately this isn't usually a huge problem for the baby. But always best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and bleeding? Should I worry?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and bleeding? Should I worry?

Yes, contact Dr. Now: Yes, you should worry. This is not normal and could be quite serious. You should contact your obstetrician immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 39 weeks pregnant and have gastritis?

What to do if I'm 39 weeks pregnant and have gastritis?

Wait: You are about to deliver, and if you can avoid taking meds it is better. However if pain / discomfort is intolerable, talk to your OB/GYN. Usually we prescribe ranitidine or something similar ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid leakage at 39 weeks pregnant?

What to do if I have fluid leakage at 39 weeks pregnant?

See your Ob: If you are leaking fluid at 39 weeks it can be difficult to tell if it is amniotic fluid, urine or just watery mucus. Its best to have it checked out because if your membranes are ruptured, you need to be delivered. If you are ruptured for days and days without being delivered, you can get an infection inside the uterus that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Will ill be induced if im past 40 weeks?

Possibly: Some doctors will wait until the 41st or 42nd week to induce. Ask yours. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant, increased hemorrhoidal discomfort, why and what to do?

39 weeks pregnant, increased hemorrhoidal discomfort, why and what to do?

Various options: Unfortunately, hemorrhoids are somewhat common in pregnancy. As you approach term, the increase in pelvic pressure from the growing uterus and fetus place increased pressure on your pelvic floor and vessels. This aggrevates the hemorrhoids by causing more congection, swelling and discomfort. Several otc therapies may help like tucks (witch hazel) pads or suppositories. Additionally, stool softerners help. ...Read more

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I have had a green discharge all day, is that bad? I am 39 weeks pregnant.

I have had a green discharge all day, is that bad? I am 39 weeks pregnant.

Possibly: If your discharge is sinus drainage, ear drainage, or phlegm see your doctor for possible antibiotic treatment. If it is vaginal see your doctor for possible treatment before delivering the baby through the birth canal. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and feeling a lot of pressure down there. What does that mean?

39 weeks pregnant and feeling a lot of pressure down there. What does that mean?

Getting close: As you approach your delivery, it is common for the baby to get into the right position to prepare for birth. This is a good sign. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more