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Heartburn and nausea sign of labor?

Heartburn and nausea sign of labor?

Labor: Although these symptoms might occur - they are not classic signs / symptoms of labor. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Im 3 days from my due date and I have been having very painful heartburn is it a sign of labor or not I have already lost my mucus plug?

Im 3 days from my due date and I have been having very painful heartburn is it a sign of labor or not I have already lost my mucus plug?

Could be both..: Labor or contractions typically cause cramping pain, often mid to lower abdomen, for a few minutes at a time, then eases up and the cycle repeats over and over until the baby is born. Heartburn or reflux often cause more constant pain and lasts much longer. It is not unreasonable to try some tums/pepcid, but being 3 days before due date, and loss of mucus plug, chance of labor is high. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks 2 days pregnant and have had diarrha, back pain, and increased indigestion. Is this a sign that labor is near? I am 3cm and 90% effaced.

I am 38 weeks 2 days pregnant and have had diarrha, back pain, and increased indigestion. Is this a sign that labor is near? I am 3cm and 90% effaced.

Could be: If u were my pt and your cervix was that ripe i would induce you exactly at 39 weeks if u do not go into labor before then the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?

Rhythmic or not?: If the pains are rhythmic and can be timed at regular intervals of increasingly shortened intervals then labor is on the way. If not it is just the pressure of the pregnancy on the internal structures. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant heartburn, back pain and feel like I have to go #2 and nothing comes out. Early labor?

40 weeks pregnant heartburn, back pain and feel like I have to go #2 and nothing comes out. Early labor?

Not yet necessarily: Just means that the size of the gravid uterus is pressing on the colon/abdominal content giving the urge to defecate. Also likely causing the back pain as well. Likely won't be long until you go into labor, based on gestation. Try to lay in the left lateral recumbent position, and follow up with your ob/gyn for further instructions. ...Read more

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36 weeks 3cm 70% been having Braxton hicks all day probably 5 an hour they are irregular and having heartburn, short of breath could this mean labor?

36 weeks 3cm 70%  been having  Braxton hicks all day probably 5 an hour they are irregular and having heartburn, short of breath could this mean labor?

Labor: When the contractions are painful and five minutes apart for at least an hour it is time to be seen in labor and delivery. If you feel your pain is severe you should be promptly evaluated. If you are having trouble breathing then you should be seen in the ER. Over the counter medications such as Omeprazole are safe for use for heartburn. ...Read more

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My period was 3 days late. Prior to that I had heartburn, nausea, & hot flashes. I had a tubal ligation 11 yrs ago. Thought I was pg but tests were -. Now im having brown spotting followed by bright red heavy bleeding & labor pain like cramps. Please advi

My period was 3 days late. Prior to that I had heartburn, nausea, & hot flashes. I had a tubal ligation 11 yrs ago. Thought I was pg but tests were -. Now im having brown spotting followed by bright red heavy bleeding & labor pain like cramps. Please advi

Probably menses: If your pregnancy tests have been negative, then delayed ovulation can result in delayed menstruation. If pregnancy is uncertain, then a blood test for pregnancy will provide a more definitive answer. In theory it could be an early miscarriage, but a positive pregnancy test is needed to confirm this. Otherwise it may just be a bad period. If you do have a positive pregnancy, se. ...Read more

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Almost 36w pregnant, nausea followed by vomiting, lower leg cramps, tummy tightening, and back pain... Plus constant heartburn. Labor? Flu?

Likely labor: This sounds like early labor, which is usually not such a problem at 36 weeks of pregnancy. You might certainly have a urinary tract infection or virus. I am sure that your obstetrician would be happy to see you and sort this out with you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is heartburn part of preterm labour?

Is heartburn part of preterm labour?

Heartburn in Preg: Heartburn is very common in pregnancy. From a hormonal standpoint your gut relaxes and acid rises up. From a mechanical standpoint your growing pregnancy will push up on your stomach. These are not signs of preterm labor though; you would feel much stronger contractions. ...Read more

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Hard labor and change in diet. 50lbs weight loss just shy of a year. Frequent constipation and indigestion. Trial of Prilosec OTC was useless.. Ulcer?

Hard labor and change in diet. 50lbs weight loss just shy of a year. Frequent constipation and indigestion. Trial of Prilosec OTC was useless.. Ulcer?

Fiber and hydration: Just over 2 lb per month weight loss is good but set reasonable target weights below 95th percentile but above your height percentile. Ensure adequate hydration, fiber and vitamin intake. A psyllium-based product at recommended dose before meals with water would suffice. ...Read more

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Signs of gerd?

Signs of  gerd?

More on GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you'll find all the responses you could want! ...Read more

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Gerd or "silent reflux" from forward head posture? If i fix the fhp will the GERD symptoms go away? 7 months of this and no signs of getting better.

Gerd or "silent reflux" from forward head posture? If i fix the fhp will the GERD symptoms go away? 7 months of this and no signs of getting better.

Unlikely: Posture is not likely to be the problem. It may be related to hyperacidity, hiatal hernia or other GI problem. You should definitely see a GI doctor and have this assessed since it may be as simple as having helicobacter pylori infection treated with antibiotics. Good luck and feel better soon. ...Read more

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I feel kind of full and hungry at the same time i dont feel no pain or symptoms is this normal or can this be a sign of bloating can relate to my gerd?

I feel kind of full and hungry at the same time i dont feel no pain or symptoms is this normal or can this be a sign of bloating can relate to my gerd?

GERD : Reflux pain can mimic the pain we experience when we are hungry, so it is important to know which is happening to be able to treat effectively. If you feel full and 'hungry' at the same time, this sounds more like symptoms of GERD ...Read more

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After I eat, I always feel like I need to clear my throat. Is this a sign of gerd?

After I eat, I always feel like I need to clear my throat.  Is this a sign of gerd?

Could be: This sounds like a classic symptom for acid reflux. Common symptoms: throat clearing (especially after meals), feeling like something is stuck in the throat, thick mucus, hoarseness, bitter taste in throat, throat irritation. See your local ENT who can use a camera and look at your vocal cords. ...Read more

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Does GERD cause black stool? Or is this a sign of something more serious?

Does GERD cause black stool? Or is this a sign of something more serious?

No: GERD does not cause black stools. But if you have taken Peptobismol, it can turn stool black. If you didn't take that, then you will need to see your primary care doctor soon. But if you are having several black stools and feeling lightheaded or dizzy, then you will need to go to an emergency room as it maybe a sign that you are bleeding in the bowels. ...Read more

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I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms i do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

Hard to say: that is certainly where your stomach could lie and cause stomach symptoms. Perhaps over the counter antacids , observation and if worsening symptoms see your doctor? ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my shoulders and in my arms, sides of chest and hard time swallowing, is that a normal sign of gerd?

What to do if I have pain in my shoulders and in my arms, sides of chest and hard time swallowing, is that a normal sign of gerd?

GERD: While this could be GERD, this is somewhat of an unusual presentation for GERD and could be a sign of many other conditions. It may also be totally inconsequential. The best thing is to check with your doctor to review your medical conditions. Some tests may be required. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more