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My ankles swell every day since my pregnant 2011. I was dehydrated last wk & took 1 bag of saline and my ankles have not swollen since. Why is this?

My ankles swell every day since my pregnant  2011. I was dehydrated last wk & took 1 bag of saline and my ankles have not swollen since. Why is this?

A bag of saline??: Is this something you can get at 7-11? Clearly, you were dehydrated, which causes an imbalance of electrolytes. That can cause the swelling which was corrected by that thing you got in isle 3 at home depot. But you really need blood tests and be seen by an internist to ascertain why you become dehydrated. ...Read more

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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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I have been hearing about dehydrated personal placenta in the form of pills. Claims to help after pregnancy with reg hormones. Any truth to this?

I have been hearing about dehydrated personal placenta in the form of pills. Claims to help after pregnancy with reg hormones. Any truth to this?

Absolutely not: You didn't actually believe this did you? Ground up body parts went out as treatment for disease a hundred years ago. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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My period is two days late. I gave blood 4 days ago, I'm dehydrated and have LBP I'm a virgin so I couldn't be pregnant. What could be the cause?

My period is two days late. I gave blood 4 days ago, I'm dehydrated and have LBP I'm a virgin so I couldn't be pregnant. What could be the cause?

Stress delays menses: Dehydration, low BP and/ or stress can cause your period to be late. See your Pediatrician who will access the situation properly and let you know that it is normal to be late, sometimes. ...Read more

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Daughter 32weeks pregnant dehydrated even after drinking plenty of water. Pulse running high 177 sometimes what else causes dehydration.

Daughter  32weeks pregnant dehydrated even after drinking plenty of water.  Pulse running high 177 sometimes what else causes dehydration.

Call OB: Anyone with a heart rate of 177 should be seen urgently by a physician. A pregnant patient with a heart rate of 177 should already be at the doctor's office. Please, your daughter needs to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see spots at 24wks pregnant? Also having bad headaches an dizziness but I have a cold and i'm dehydrated

Is it normal to see spots at 24wks pregnant? Also having bad headaches an dizziness but I have a cold and i'm dehydrated

Please have someone: Take you to the emergency room. At 24 weeeks, pre-eclampsia needs to be ruled out. Sxs of pre-eclampsia can include dizziness, severe headaches, vision changes, v urine output, nausea, vomiting, ^ blood pressures, upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and i have very strong BH after i pee... Im not dehydrated because my urine is pretty much clear.. Why am i experiencing these pains?

37 weeks pregnant and i have very strong BH after i pee... Im not dehydrated because my urine is pretty much clear.. Why am i experiencing these pains?

Braxton Hicks: The uterus sits on top of the bladder. When you empty your bladder and especially are this far along, it is not uncommon to get braxton hicks just from the minimal stimulation to the uterus. ...Read more

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Reasons for contractions that are 2-3 minutes apart & last hours & are painful, but not dehydrated at 23 weeks pregnant? My ob doesn't know why i'm contracting.

Reasons for contractions that are 2-3 minutes apart & last hours & are painful, but not dehydrated at 23 weeks pregnant? My ob doesn't know why i'm contracting.

Maybe Braxton-Hicks?: If your cervix is not dilating, these may be bh contractions. They are generally irregular, short in duration, and not painful. They tend to be more easily recognized by women who have had babies before. They may be uncomfortable at times. The most important things is to make sure you are not in preterm labor. ...Read more

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