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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Been having diarrhea for about 3-4 days now I'm in my third trimester 30weeks is diarrhea common in pregnancy? Where is it coming from? How to stop it

Been having diarrhea for about 3-4 days now I'm in my third trimester 30weeks is diarrhea common in pregnancy? Where is it coming from? How to stop it

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is not normal during pregnancy it could be a viral infection or something to do with your diet, try to eat light, avoid fatty food, fast food & cut down on dairy products for 2-3 days, don't take any medications without asking your doctor if is it is . safe for the bady. Feel better. Good luck with delivery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have diarrhea in the third trimester?

Probably not serious: While diarrhea is never normal, it's fairly common and pregnancy doesn't protect you from typical health problems. Diarrhea is usually caused by something you ate or by a virus and will go away without treatment. You should see a health professional if the diarrhea is bloody, associated with high fevers or with severe abdominal pain, is causing dehydration or if it lasts more than 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Is it common to have breathlessness in late third trimester? Often tired & exhausted on little exertion? Is it a side effect of steroid celestone (betamethasone)?

Is it common to have breathlessness in late third trimester? Often tired & exhausted on little exertion? Is it a side effect of steroid celestone (betamethasone)?

No, pregnancy: It is 100% more likely to be a pregnancy symptom than a steroid effect. This sounds extremely normal in my experience. If you are concerned further you should address in person with your OB. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What tests will I need in the third trimester?

What tests will I need in the third trimester?

GBS, Glucola: A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes. A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read more

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What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read more

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Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

That is normal: A fetal heart rate of 120-160 is normal in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more