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I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

Hard to say: For this type of complaint a face to face exam and history is required. Did you get into an injury? Are you having a respiratory infection? Is there chest pain? You'll get more answers with an exam by a doctor. I would see one at an urgent care as soon as you can. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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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Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Yes: Mild neck pain is very common often in the morning after waking up. Most women have muscle strains especially in the 3rd trimester. But if it is severe and you experience other symptoms then it can be a sign of something more. ...Read more

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My gf is experiancinh neck and shoulder blade pain during pregnancy any thoughts?

My gf is experiancinh neck and shoulder blade pain during pregnancy any thoughts?

Often uncomfortable: Pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable time for a lot of women especially if in the third trimester. Back, neck, hip and joint pain are quite common. There are a lot of physiologic changes going on inside to permit the growth of the baby. She should follow up with her Obgyn to make sure the discomforts she is feeling are normal. ...Read more

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Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Cord around neck: That just happens sometimes. I am not aware of anything that can cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement. Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot. I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn. Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy? Please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy? Please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Not unusual.: Cord around neck caused by movement of the fetus in utero. Very common. No way to prevent. Ultrasound can show this. OB's will evaluate for a tight cord around neck near time of delivery. Talk to your OB/GYN to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question you should ask your treating OB MD who is familiar with your current condition. ...Read more

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I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support. ...Read more

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What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

Perfectly OK: A warm compress, warm bath, massage to neck & back area, and tylenol (acetaminophen) are all acceptable ways to alleviate back & neck pain in pregnancy. Relaxation exercises also help and resolving your everyday stresses helps too. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat RA During pregnancy having a bad flare up in shoulder and neck, IV taken paracetamol?

How can I treat RA During pregnancy having a bad flare up in shoulder and neck, IV taken paracetamol?

RA / pregnancy.: Should talk with your rheumatologist or primary care doc as well as your GYN. This needs to be planned and coordinated carefully. ...Read more

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I am 27' during my last pregnancy I dislike my si joint. After another accident it shows increased density in femoral neck. No one will help, I am 27.

I am 27' during my last pregnancy I dislike my si joint. After another accident it shows increased density in femoral neck. No one will help, I am 27.

Osteopath: Twenties female has pain with concern for sij and femoral head. An hands-on evaluation and MRI can help to solve the problem. If exam suggests sij a diagnostic block with fluoroscopic guidance is definitive. See an osteopath. ...Read more

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What could cause dull, achy pain in left shoulder, neck, and jaw during pregnancy? Have not injured it.

What could cause dull, achy pain in left shoulder, neck, and jaw during pregnancy? Have not injured it.

L side pain pregnant: This can be a variety of things, anything from heart related to a variation on heart burn or even just muscles stretching. It's best to ask your OB about it to make sure you don't have a serious cause. ...Read more

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My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

Yes: Because of the hormonal influence, you get hyperpigmentations in the areas as you mentioned, some times over cheeks also. Will disappear after preganancy ends in matter of few wks to fe months. ...Read more

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Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs. Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs. Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, I wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes: It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby. ...Read more

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5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

Itchy chest: It could be a new cream that you may be using or a new detergent that you are using that is on the baby's clothes that you get exposed to when holding the child. Did you change your soap or any new cosmetics? These are just the few things I think about. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Can being cold during pregnancy mean you have a thyroid problem?

Can being cold during pregnancy mean you have a thyroid problem?

Not necessarily: It doesn't necessarily mean that you have a thyroid problem, but being cold is frequently a symptom of hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Estimates are that 2.5% of all women have some form of hypothyroidism. This can affect mother and baby, and is not something to be ignored or minimized. I always counsel a complete thyroid panel - with tsh, free t4, free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and rev t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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Is thermaflu ok for a sore throat during pregnancy?

Is thermaflu ok for a sore throat during pregnancy?

No: Theraflu has a combination of medications on it. One of them, pseuephedrine, may lower the blood supply to the fetus.
It's better just to take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) cold if you have runny nose. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems during pregnancy?

Can thyroid disorders cause problems during pregnancy?

Yes: Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can have serious consequences for your pregnancy and your baby. Talk to your doctor and make sure you are being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with having thyroid problems during pregnancy?

Many: Both over and under-active thyroid disease can cause increased risk during pregnancy, and thyroid output and requirements commonly change when you are pregnant. If possible, have your thyroid stabilized and normal before becoming pregnant, and have it checked frequently during the pregnancy. Discuss w/your doctors. ...Read more

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How dangerous is having a baby if during pregnancy I have thyroid problems?

How dangerous is having a baby if during pregnancy I have thyroid problems?

Not very: Most thyroid problems are easily controlled with medications, same as when you're not pregnant. Most obs are comfortable managing thyroid abnormalities, or they can refer to an endocrinologist for help. Once you deliver, more options are usually available for thyroid control. Good luck with your pregnancy. Make sure your levels are checked every trimester, even if you feel well. ...Read more

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Dear Sir, What should be the thyroid test parameters during pregnancy. And does it effect the unborn in any way?

Dear Sir, What should be the thyroid test parameters during pregnancy. And does it effect the unborn in any way?

Need more info: The thyroid controls many important functions in your body. It is too complicated to go over in this venue. You must talk things over with your gynecologist who knows your medical history and will guide you medically through your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can be the preventive measures for thyroid during pregnancy? And what kind of diet needs to maintained for that??

What can be the preventive measures for thyroid during pregnancy? And what kind of diet needs to maintained for that??

More information: Is needed to answer your question. What do you mean by "thyroid"? Do you currently take medication for your thyroid? This is important to consider before pregnancy. Also, I hope you will consider NOT getting pregnant at your young age. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap! ...Read more

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Please describe a good way of fixing a sore throat during pregnancy?

Please describe a good way of fixing a sore throat during pregnancy?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or cepacol lozenges for the discomfort. Always best however to consult with your obgyn or person who will be managing your pregnancy before starting any rx or otc meds. Throat coat tea is soothing, pollen from trees may be starting this time of the year causing post nasal drip so could take benadryl. Acid reflux can cause soreness so antacids. If mouth breathing try humidifier. ...Read more

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Are there any homeopathic remedies for a throat infection during pregnancy?

Are there any homeopathic remedies for a throat infection during pregnancy?

Yes: Homeopathy is my favorite treatment for ailments during pregnancy since, unlike most medicines and even herbs (both of which seldom are tested for safety in pregnancy) it is quite safe (& often highly effective). But 10 people with sore throats may need 10 different remedies. See http://www. Homeopathic. Com/articles/using_homeopathy_for_ailments/homeopathic_medicines_for_sore_throat. Html. ...Read more

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Do high thyroid problem during pregnancy get over after delivery of baby?

Do high thyroid problem during pregnancy get over after delivery of baby?

No: Thyroid disease can effect pregnancy, but pregnancy does not cause thyroid disease. You will need to have this followed after the baby is born. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sore throat during pregnancy?

How can I treat a sore throat during pregnancy?

Hard candy: Sucking on hard candy can sooth a sore throat with no risk. Also salt water gargles can help. If soreness is due to reflux Tums (calcium carbonate) can help. If pain is severe see doctor to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sore throat during pregnancy?

What can I do for a sore throat during pregnancy?

Hard candies: Sucking on hard candies can soothe the throat with no risk. Salt water gargles can also help. Pain could be from reflux, Tums (calcium carbonate) helps. If severe see doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I had hyperthyroid during my pregnancy. Now my baby is three months old n I still have overactive thyroid. Is it true that It will continue forever?

I had hyperthyroid during my pregnancy. Now my baby is three months old n I still have overactive thyroid. Is it true that It will continue forever?

Possibly: It sounds like you have Graves disease that started during pregnancy. About 20-30% of patients with this will go into remission while taking antithyroid drugs. However, that means that 70-80% of patients will have recurrence of hyperthyroidism when they stop the medication. The options then are to do surgery to remove most of the thyroid, or receive radioactive iodine. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Collarbone Pain (Definition)

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