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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but  can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Definitely: You can take some over the counter gas-x, simethicone, this might help. If you're having heartburn symptoms from this, Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid might help as well. Walking may help as well. Very common for pregnant gals to feel indigestion, especially as pregnancy goes on. Progesterone, one of the hormones of pregnancy, causes your stomach and intestines to slow down... Thus food takes longer to pass. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Alka seltzer : It would not be advisable it contains aspirin that could cause difficulty with bleeding or possible complications at delivery or if an epidural is used ...Read more

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Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

See your doctor.: Pregnancy can occur after a tubal ligation and your symptoms could be consistent with an ectopic pregnancy. Need to see your doctor to rule this out because it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Many possibilities: There are a number of possibilities that could cause a late, light or no period, some of which include pregnancy, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, etc. I do not think your indigestion is related. If this persists, however, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Of course, a potential cause is always pregnancy. Consider taking a home test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Maybe: Heartburn in pregnancy is very common, but it tends to occur mainly in late pregnancy. Touch base with your doctor to make sure it isn't something else more concerning. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
1,439 doctors shared insights

Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more