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Is It Common To Have Breathing Difficulty During Your Pregnancy
Depends: Many women will have a gradual elevation of the diaphragm due to the enlarging baby during the late 2nd and 3rd trimester. They may need more effort to take a deep breathe. Some may need to sleep with more pillows.If one has sudden shortness of breathe they should consult their md asap. ...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
I'm at my 6 week pregrancy and i'm experiencing breathing difficulty and started snoring (i never snored before) I had a high BMI before pragrancy ?
Breathing changes: Breathing changes with pregnancy, the breaths getting shallower and more frequent so most women feel some shortness of breath even very early on. Snoring can be related to congestion that most women have or it could be sleep apnea that is more common in women with a higher bmi. If it seems to disrupt your sleep, you should get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathing difficulty during nights. I think
Gas accumulates in left side of my chest above stomach. Can you pl. Tell me the reason. ?
During a badminton game i hit my knee against my rib cage. Now my rib still hurts after one week. There is no bruising or breathing difficulty.
Bruised rib: You probably bruised your rib, which can be painful as you move your ribs every time you breath and with certain movements. It should get better in time, and if it does not, see your dr. For an eval, good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes: Abdominal contents are squished by bending, that pushes over the diaphragm giving you that sensation. ...Read more
Lengthy list: One could begin with common causes such as dehydration, extreme anxiety or fright, asthma, abnormal thyroid function and some unusual problems such as rare tumors which secrete substances which can affect heart rate and blood pressure. The list is very long. However, were you to undergo a thorough medical examination with appropriate blood and urine testing, an answer would likely be found. ...Read more
What symphoms are normal 3 months after quiting smoking. Still have dry cough and breathing difficulty?
New?: It would be helpful to know if these symptoms were present while you were smoking or if they are new since you quit. Either way, pulmonary function testing would be helpful to see if you have chronic airway inflammation resulting in a diagnosis of copd. You may also have bronchospasm causing these symptoms. See your doctor so these symptoms can be diagnosed and then treated. Congrats on quitting! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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