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Is it normal to get darker skin in butt crack in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to get darker skin in butt crack in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Many areas of the skin darken in pregnancy nipples, pubic area face etc. These usually lighten after delivery. If you are concerned show ob, for possible referral to dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Is it normal to get piles in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to get piles in the 3rd trimester?

Common: During the third trimester, women have increased urinary frequency due in part from pressure of the uterus/baby on the bladder. While they are trying to get the last minute tasks accomplished, this is "inconvenient" and many deal with this by cutting back on their fluid intake. Frequent urination is much less inconvenient than constipation and hemorrhoidal flares, drink more fluids! ...Read more

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Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

How much did u gain?: How much weight did you gain during the pregnancy? A four pound weight loss has to be taken in context of your entire weight gain to give an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate - call your doctor! ...Read more

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What foods I should take for my baby's fair skin in third trimester of pregnancy?

What foods I should take for my baby's fair skin in third trimester of pregnancy?

Food and skin: Skin pigmentation is a product of genetic variation. Foods will not change the genes expression. ...Read more

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Could my baby be kicking already? I'm only in my second trimester of pregnancy. 20-25 weeks. I keep feeling these bumps coming from my stomach and the skin is bumping up too. I got told that the baby does not start moving till the third trimester. If that

Could my baby be kicking already? I'm only in my second trimester of pregnancy. 20-25 weeks. I keep feeling these bumps coming from my stomach and the skin is bumping up too. I got told that the baby does not start moving till the third trimester. If that

Hello.: Hello. Congratulations on your pregnancy. You may be feeling your baby kicking. Quickening is when you first feel the baby kicking. It is not uncommon to feel your baby between 16 to 22 weeks. Sometimes it is hard to tell what is going on. Was that gas or was that the baby? You should be able to feel the baby's movements more vigorously as your pregnancy progresses. The baby is moving well before your third trimester. It can be moving around by the 7th to 8th week, but you would not be able to feel it that early. Take care. ...Read more

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Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

I do not recommend: Using products on the skin while pregnant unless they have been tested in pregnant women, Vitamin C probably ok but no studies. No sure what this question is, looks like you are saying you have already used it. ...Read more

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Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: Vaginal discharge changes in the 3rd trimester. It can get thick and white or thin and watery. White discharge is usually normal, however, if it is clumpy or accompanied by itching, pain, or a fishy odor it may be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Not normal: Please call your OB as you may have a vaginal infection, but u need to make sure your cervix is not starting to open or nothing bad is going on with the placenta your OB can do an exam and an ultrasound and vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to feel movement for a couple of hours late in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal not to feel movement for a couple of hours late in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: You should feel your baby move every day. Babies have sleep cycles and you may not feel them move while you are sleeping. If it has been more than a couple of hours since you felt your baby move, try eating a snack or drinking juice, often this will make babies more active. If you are still not feeling movement you should call your doctor or the hospital to listen to the baby's heartbeat. ...Read more

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I have hydrocephalus and am in my 3rd trimester. Is it possible for the shunt to malfuntion then go back to normal?

I have hydrocephalus and am in my 3rd trimester. Is it possible for the shunt to malfuntion then go back to normal?

May be intermittent: A vp shunt involves tubing that goes from the ventricle to a valve above the ear and then along the neck and chest and into the abdomen. This tubing curls in the abdomen and drains the brain fluid there. Obstruction can occur anywhere along this route. The obstruction may be intermittent. X-rays can look at the tubing, and taping the valve can be sure it is working. Get a thorough checkup. ...Read more

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Why do I get painful contractions during my 3rd trimester?

Why do I get painful contractions during my 3rd trimester?

Labor begins!: The process of labor begins slowly and builds up over time. Uterine contractions are initially disorganized and mild are are usually not noticed. As you get closer to the time of delivery, the contractions become better organized and stronger. ...Read more

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I'm in my 3rd trimester & have been experiencing increased pain in my pelvic & hip bones. My dr says this is normal, but how can I ease the pain?

I'm in my 3rd trimester & have been experiencing increased pain in my pelvic & hip bones. My dr says this is normal, but how can I ease the pain?

Pregnagncy belt: This pain is common, caused by the joints being more lax in pregnancy and not easy to relieve. Some patients find wearing a pregnancy belt helps because it stabilizes the pelvic bones. Also stretching, yoga, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice and heat may help. You may wear the belt at night also or prop lots of pillows around and between your legs and hips. Hang in there...Pregnancy only seems like forever! ...Read more

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Is measuring a week ahead in the 2nd and 3rd trimester normal? What causes that? Neither me or my fiance are very tall.

Is measuring a week ahead in the 2nd and 3rd trimester normal? What causes that? Neither me or my fiance are very tall.

Normal: This amount of difference in pregnancy measurements is entirely normal. In fact, it doesn't even indicate well the size your baby will be. Even ultrasound scan measurements can easily be off by two weeks on the measurements in later pregnancy. It sounds as if you are perfectly normal. Shorter women often measure a little bigger since they have less room to hide the baby in and thus appear bigger. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel like I am breathing fast in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to feel like I am breathing fast in the 3rd trimester?

Depends: As the baby grows, it presses up on the lungs and certain muscles in the ribs relax and you may feel like you are taking shallower breaths more often. But if this happens suddenly or you feel like you are really struggling, you need to see someone right away. Blood clots in the lungs are also more common in pregnancy and can be very serious. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: There are 3 common causes of cramps in the 3rd trimester. Round ligament pain is pain in the structures supporting the uterus, often in the groin. Braxton-hicks contractions are "practice" contractions, when the uterus tightens or cramps periodically but they aren't regular. Labor can also cause cramping contractions every 3-5 minutes that don't go away with rest and hydration. ...Read more

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Is it normal for morning sickness to return again in the 3rd trimester. Does this mean you are having a girl?

Is it normal for morning sickness to return again in the 3rd trimester. Does this mean you are having a girl?

Yes and no: Nausea often returns in the third trimester usually because the enlarged uterus causes the stomach to be displaced and sometimes compressed. The speed at which the stomach empties is also decreased in pregnancy resulting in nausea. As for the gender, it does not play a role in these symptoms and can occur with either male or female fetuses. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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I'm in my 3rd trimester & I have notice that when im sleeping on either side my arms go numb, & I have been having some leg cramps. Is it normal?

I'm in my 3rd trimester & I have notice that when im sleeping on either side my arms go numb, & I have been having some leg cramps. Is it normal?

Staypuff marshmellow: At this stage in pregnancy you are carrying a heavy child, and an enormous amount of circulatory fluid and extra blood so when you sleep on your arm, it too "goes to sleep" from the pressure and temporary obstruction of circulation and nerve compression. Use pillows liberally and change positions often to avoid the problem. ...Read more

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I have dry dark skin at the top crack of my bum. I'm not sure of it happened at the end of my pregnancy or after the baby. Fungi or from skin rubbing?

I have dry dark skin at the top crack of my bum. I'm not sure of it happened at the end of my pregnancy or after the baby. Fungi or from skin rubbing?

See dermatologist: Its likely hyper pigmentation for rubbing as you question. If that area is being traumatized day its likely to get pigmented just a s a child who falls to their knees gets dark knees. The exam would help identify the problem ...Read more

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Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Recommend avoiding: It is recommended that it be avoided during pregnancy because there haven't been studies done to evaluate how safe it is during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Depends: As long as you are having no problems (previa, preeclampsia, etc.) walking is excellent. Also light weights, low impact aerobics, some yoga and pilates. ...Read more

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Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! Plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom teeth be removed in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Can a wisdom teeth be removed in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: A problematic wisdom tooth can be removed during the third trimester of pregnancy after consultation and approval from your obstetrician. Your OB will provide information regarding what type of anesthesia can be utilized for the procedure and what type of medication (s) can be prescribed. Some wisdom teeth problems can be managed conservatively and surgery delayed until after delivery. ...Read more

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Is augmentin 875mg safe in 3rd trimester of pregnancy for sinus infection?

Is augmentin 875mg safe in 3rd trimester of pregnancy for sinus infection?

Yes: By the 3rd trimester, fetal development is much less an issue and thus the Augmentin should be safe. If your congestion is from the sinus infection, it will improve in 3-4 days. However if the problem is from allergy, a nasal steroid may work. Vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy from hormonal changes can also be an issue in which case a trial with nasal antihistamine may work (not cat. B however) ...Read more