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Is burping acid reflux and gas a sign of pregnancy?

Is burping acid reflux and gas a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe...: But gerd & burping are commmon without needing to evoke worry about pregnancy. Involuntary belching after a meal is normally caused by release of swallowed gas. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Heartburn a sign of pregnancy or what ?

Heartburn a sign of pregnancy or what ?

The majority of: people who get heartburn are not pregnant. Nausea and vomiting are more frequent GI signs of pregnancy. While the best sign of pregnancy is a baby, taking an at-home pregnancy test (even the ones at the 99 cent store are accurate) will let you know for sure. ...Read more

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Can heartburn be a sign of early pregnancy?

Can heartburn be a sign of early pregnancy?

Possibly: Heartburn would be a vague sign of pregnancy. A pregnancy test is the best way to tell. ...Read more

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Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Not actual indicator: Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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Is acidity and heartburn is also sign of 6 weeks pregnancy?

Is acidity and heartburn is also sign of 6 weeks pregnancy?

Possibly: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Ive been having acid refluxes an nausea is that a sign of pregnancy ?

Ive been having acid refluxes an nausea is that a sign of pregnancy ?

Nausea-acid reflux: It could be consistant with signs of pregnancy or there are several other possibilitis. Recommend you do a home pregnancy test with the test done on your urine. You can get a kit at your pharmacy. After testing report to your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 12 dpo. I have terrible heartburn, fatigue, sore breasts & mild cramping. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

I'm 12 dpo. I have terrible heartburn, fatigue, sore breasts & mild cramping. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Sure, as well as...: ...lots of things. Particularly if symptoms persist, get evaluated. In the meantime, & to reassure either way, check a home pregnancy test now. ...Read more

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Severe heartburn, nausea, vomitting, dizziness, sore&itchy nipples, dandruff. Am on bc but am terrified these might be signs of pregnancy. Are they/worth taking a test for?

Severe heartburn, nausea, vomitting, dizziness, sore&itchy nipples, dandruff. Am on bc but am terrified these might be signs of pregnancy. Are they/worth taking a test for?

Definitely: The above symptoms may not be pregnancy related but you do need a pregnancy test to help guide you for the appropriate medical care. If + upt, schedule a visit soon with your OB provider. If "-", it's ok to wait & see if you improve versus seeing your regular doc. Cost wise, it's worth it & most OB offices still offer free pregnancy tests. Take care. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing foods like bread-- it seems like it gets a bit stuck but it goes down a few seconds later. Some foods are fine. Had bad reflux during pregnancies but resolved after births. Nexium helps with the swallowing. Gerd? Stricture?

Difficulty swallowing foods like bread-- it seems like it gets a bit stuck but it goes down a few seconds later. Some foods are fine. Had bad reflux during pregnancies but resolved after births. Nexium helps with the swallowing. Gerd? Stricture?

Yes: both possible , if it works continue , omeprazole may be cheaper, do reflux precautions; elevate head of bead 6 inches, no food or only small snack before bed or 3 hours prior, 6 small meals instead of 3 . see ear/nose/throat[ENT] dr. to get endoscopy to be sure no tumor or barrets esoghagitis. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

Physiologic: Heartburn is a very common complaint among pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of hormonal fluctuation. One of these hormones, progesterone, is responsible for the relaxation of the sphincter muscle at the ge (gastroesophageal) junction. For this reason, acid is more likely to reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Speak to your doctor about remedies for heartburn. ...Read more

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How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

Early & slow dinner!: Heartburn is common in pregnancy. It is due to the increase in progesterone from the placenta which will make your lower esophagus loosen up and allow more stomach acidity to rise. Eating slowly will decrease your acidity. Allowing more time between dinner and bedtime will give your body more time to neutralize the acidity after the meal. TUMS (calcium carbonate) and OTC antacids such as Ranitidine are safe to take. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause heartburn to worsen?

Can pregnancy cause heartburn to worsen?

Yes: According to my book, zantac/ranitidine is considered pregnancy category b. That means it is probably safe for you to take. I recommend you call your OB first however. Don't take Prilosec which is Omeprazole (prevacid (lansoprazole) which is Lansoprazole may be ok). Don't take tums. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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Do changes in diet stop pregnancy heartburn?

Do changes in diet stop pregnancy heartburn?

Sometimes: One of the prime factors in heartburn in pregnancy is that large baby pushing up on your stomach, increasing your intraabdominal pressure and forcing gastric juices upward. Certainly avoiding caffeine, nicotine, peppermint, chocolate, large fatty meals, tomatoes and tomato sauce and spicy foods may help but the best help is delivery. ...Read more

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Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Some women do: There are many safe meds you can take, please call your OB and take what your OB recommends. ...Read more

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How do I relief myself from heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I relief myself from heartburn during pregnancy?

Doctor evaluation: Tums, rolaids and Maalox are often recommended for occasional heartburn. Consistent heartburn is often treated with Ranitidine, Cimetidine, Omeprazole or Lansoprazole. Discuss with your treating Obgyn which would be best for you. ...Read more

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What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

Often chest pain.: Heartburn is usually pain under the sternum or in upper abdomen. It may feel like a burning or raw sensation. May also feel like stabbing pain under the sternum. It is usually relieved or improved with antacids or something like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. If severe or not relieved see your doctor. ...Read more

Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more