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Headaches At 16 Weeks Pregnant
Having headaches and i'm 16 weeks pregnant and tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working what else can I take?
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 am 16 weeks pregnant and i always have a big headache is it normal in pregnancumy and in the sec trimester?
Headaches: It is not unusual for women who are pregnant to have headaches. You should report this to your OB and do not take any medication except what is prescribed by your OB doctor. ...Read more
Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?
I've had a headache everyday at the same time for about 1 month now. Im 16 weeks pregnant. Im weak and tired. Eyes burn and things a are very blurry?
Be sure BP normal: Pregnancy can cause hormonal changes that can cause other symptoms to arise in the body. Headaches with blurry vision need to be evaluated by your obgyn and eyemd to be sure 1st your BP is normal & to make sure your optic nerve is not swollen/ developing papilledema. Call your OB to be sure your last urinalysis was also normal & no protein seen. Call eyemd so they can check vision and optic nerves. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and had a headache, i took 2 advils instead of tylenols (acetaminophen) by mistake, do I need to get myself checked by a doctor?
16 weeks pregnant and I have a several cold. Sinus headache runny nose and sore throat. Can i take any type of medicine? Or is there anything i con do
Cold symptoms: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
Basics: A well balanced diet & prenatal vitamins, adequate rest, regular exercise & prenatal care all aid a successful pregnancy. Avoiding toxic exposures like alcohol, nicotine & a variety of medications is also important.Even the best planned & monitored pregnancy can develop complications. Having a good communication with the OB will assist early recognition of problems & response if they occur. ...Read more
I am 16 weeks and 4 days pregnant I am having really bad headachs for the past 3 days straight, what does this mean?
Headache & Pregnancy: There is a very serious complication of pregnancy known as toxemia. A serious headache must be reported to your obstetrician so that all possible complications of pregnancy can be addressed. Given the fact that you are in your fourth day of this head ache pain please contact your obstetrician today. ...Read more
How accurate is ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy for gender detection if baby cooperate. Is it 80% or 85% or 95%. Based on experience and medical papers?
Depends on fetus: 16 weeks is quite early, and there is never a guarantee. If the fetus spreads it's legs and is in the right position for the us technologist, it can be very easy to tell the gender. If the fetus does not cooperate, then the accuracy goes down, to just guessing or flipping a coin (50%). It is easier to tell at 20 weeks or so (everything is bigger). Ask the tech how confident they are. ...Read more
Almost clear watery discharge with no milky substance at 16 weeks pregnancy. once so far. amount enough to soak a panty liner. should I be concerned?
How accurate in % is normal ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy in predicting baby gender if the baby cooperate. Ultrasound is regular one at gyn clinic?
99.99% test: The only test that can give you close to certainty, is examining your baby at birth. ...Read more
Can blood hCG quantity test and transvaginal scan both no show or mistake at 12-16 weeks pregnancy?
HCG: Not in my opinion, especially after 4 months. ...Read more
Alternatives to meds: It is best to minimize drugs ; even most herbs during pregnancy. As always, it's best to find ; address the cause; if musculoskeletal then a good osteopath, chiropractor or bodyworker should help. Stress reduction/meditation/yoga usually helps. Magnesium often helps ; if migraines learn what foods trigger them. Acupuncture and homeopathy are two other healing modalities that are safe ; effective. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): The safest choice is tylenol or acetaminophen. However, I do not recommend taking it more than 3 times day and for longer than 14 days as it may paradoxically cause overuse headache. Medicines like ibuprofen, motrin, aleve, naproxen, or aspirin-containing medicines are not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more
Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone skyrocket during pregnancy and lower the migraine and headache threshold for predisposed women. Obese women can have pseudotumor cerebri and any woman may have preeclampsia. Stress can always cause tension headache. Acetaminophen (+/- codeine) is the mainstay of therapy during pregnancy. Metoclopramide 10 mg when taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg is very effective and safe! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers