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Holding Breath Pregnant
Do you really?: You can purchase a cheap portable pO2 monitor at a drug store (Chemist) in US or over the 'net. They go for about $40 in USD.. See if you really do experience sustained desaturation a in your O2 levels as you state. If you do see your doc or a pulmonologist. ...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
Should be evaluated: Depending on your age and condition this may or may not be normal for you. You may need to be checked for lung and heart disease among other things. See your doctor for a risk evaluation and if indicated consider a stress test. Not all cardiac disease causes typical chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pants too tight->felt overheated & short of breath. Loosened pants;took 2min to cool & catch breath despite deep breathing. 2nd time in 4yrs. Serious?
Humm: Humm... Don't think anyone will have enough info to say something coherent... I guess it depends on your waste line. If you think you are short of breath and needed to unbutton to catch your breath having to do so by being a male with a waste of 32 is different than 38. For all we know you might have sleep apnea. ...Read more
Constant need take deep breath, rattle/weeze, always yawn(unsuccessful), brownish balls of mucus when cough, tired, smoker scared! tryin to qt copd?
Could be: But it's easy to be evaluated. A history, physical examination, chest xray and pulmonary function tests (breathing into a spirometer which measures your ability to breathe) will determine if there is COPD and its extent. There are a variety of very effective treatments, but absolutely key is what you already know. You must quit smoking. There are a variety of new methods for smoking cessation. ...Read more
Almost 4wks pregnant BP147/90 HR112. shld i be concerned? palpatations some shortness of breath & heavy like chest...
I feel like im
Not breathing fully and i miss my breath, normal bp.i have shortness of breath when i climb stairs.feels like heart beating hard.y?
Hyperventilation: The sensation of not breathing fully is sometimes referred to as "air hunger", resulting from hyperventilation which causes one to exhale an excessive amount of carbon dioxide; this changes the pH (acidity) of the blood toward the alkaline (opposite of acidic) range. This causes the brain to sense that one needs more air. The treatment is simple; place a paper bag over mouth and nose and breath. ...Read more
Suddnly when I take 2 or 3 deep breath I get lightheaded my legs weak feel like can't breath no more, this continue when ever I try to breath deeply?
Could be orthostasis: if you are experiencing this lightheaded was when standing up, it may not be just the effect of deep breathing, which does improve preload. Orthostasis or sudden upper body vasodilation is the result of rapid changes in posture causing hypotension and fainting. You need a test known as a tilt table to sort this problem out ...Read more
You're fine: Different people enjoy different things. What you must not do is think that you have to punish yourself for being sexual, or start acting out scenarios with ropes around your neck or gags in your mouth. This can kill you. Enjoy yourself safely, whether you're alone or with others. ...Read more
Chest wall pain(hurts when working out, feels like muscle pain) and shortness of breath(air hunger feeling. Cant get deep breath) but tests negative..
When I take a deep breath and exhale fully, my breath gets stuck there and need to voluntarily inhale. This also happens when I cough (expel all air).
Here are some...: What you described may suspect a degree of exhaling one-way airway obstruction. To verify what really causes such, more information in history + proper physicals especially the auscultation to the lungs + tests as needed are needed. How to sort the mystery behind what and how you felt can be accomplished by following instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ...Read more
After 10 stairs, I have extreme sob, headache, dizziness. Chest heavy/weight feeling all day. Hard to breathe laying down. Labored in general. Asthma?
Tactile fremitus on l/chest, only when exhaling deeply & hard. No pain, difficulty breathing or cough. Was chronic pot smoker. Should i worry?
Tactile fremitus: This is a term mostly used by old doctors like me, where did you get it? If it clears with a couple of deep breaths or a cough or two, it likely isn't a big deal. If you were examined by a dr. Who made this finding, then ask that doc what they think is going on. Simplest is go see your dr. And get checked out if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe chest pain when taking a deep breath.Shortness if breath. My pulse is 81.Hurts to cough, sneeze, hiccup, laugh.Had a pneumothorax 30 months ago.
Chest tightness for 3 days, no real cough unless i get short of breath. Ppl can hear me breathe. Now sharp mid chest pain when laughing.causes?
Sudden strange fluttery feeling in chest(palpitation?)at same time squeezing in chest takes breath away.4th night.constant.During rest.10wks preg.
This is most likely: due to the hormonal changes associated with your early pregnancy. It may be GI in etiology given your previous history. If it is persistent for another week it would be worthwhile asking your health care provider for a monitor to determine if it is related to heart rhythm or not. Most other test for heart disease are contraindicated at this time due to your pregnancy. Echo is OK but low yield. ...Read more
I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I was cleaning dirty dishes started gagging, so I held my breath for 10 seconds..Will that harm my unborn baby?
Is holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby? I've been straining to poop because i'm constipated, and noticed I hold my breath. Is this bad
Unlikely: If you hold your breath too long, you'll pass out. Once unconscious, your body automatically starts breathing again. (that's why we pediatricians are never excited by breath holding spells in toddlers.) if you're not passing out while having a bowel movement, it's unlikely that your baby is suffering any ill effects. Talk to your OB about the constipation-no need to suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive been walking past constrution sites with old paint and so have been holding my breath (5 weeks pregnant) i felt breathless. could this harm baby?
Intermittently: holding your breath in that fashion will not harm the baby. ...Read more
Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?
Not likely: Babies system actually grabs & holds the oxygen from your blood better than your blood does. Although a silly practice, if you hold your breath until you pass out, you would start breathing automatically & babies system is unlikely to notice. Brief breath holding has no significant effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I snorkeled when 22 weeks pregnant and ended up holding my breath a fair amount, to the point of breathlessness but not dizzy. I'm worried I hurt her!
Get checked: One possibly serious cause of this symptom would be a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolus) which can occur if your legs are swelling or you have varicose veins due to the pregnancy. Other possibilities can be as simple as bruised ribs, bronchitis or pleurisy. Your doctor can help discover the cause. ...Read more
Probably not: as it is not known what chemical compounds are in the smoke it would be unwise to subject yourself or an unborn baby to the rubber smoke. ...Read more
What can I do to help reduce having trouble with ashortness of breath while laying down while pregnant?
I am 12 wks 5 days pregnant but for the past 2 days I've been feeling like I need air kind of making it hard for me to breath right why is this?
I am 2 months pregnant and have serious back pains. It hurts that much it takes my breath away sometimes. Is this normal?
Likely, but: The most important thing is to make sure that you have started prenatal care and have confirmed the pregnancy is inside the uterus with your obgyn. Pregnancies can occur outside the uterus (ectopic) and can be life threatening and very painful)..Again knowing more about your pregnancy and history would be helpful here. Assuming all is "normal" your pains are likely related to a growing uterus. ...Read more
30weeks pregnant and i feel like i can't breath sometimes or have to take in deep breaths. Would this cut down oxygen to the baby?
Unlikely to matter: Babies system selectively steals oxygen from you using blood cells that hold on to it better. Your brief periods of diminished ventilation are unlikely ti affect baby unless you were truly without oxygen for a period of time. Your bodies fail-safe mechanism is designed to kick in and restart your breathing if you passed out during an event, saving you both. ...Read more
When im standing and i breath it feels like my stomache is tighter and maybe trying to stretch. Never felt like this before. Could i be pregnant?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
I am a synchronized swimmer and we hold our breath at times (max 10-15 sec) while swimming a routine. Can i continue to do so while pregnant?
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