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Doctor insights on: Pain On Left Side Under Ribs During Pregnancy

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Period missing for nine days left sided pain beneath chest and to the back pregnancy test negative?

Period missing for nine days left sided pain beneath chest and to the back pregnancy test negative?

Missed period: Missed period is not just caused by pregnancy, although, pregnancy is the most common cause of missed period in women of fertile age. A lot of women fail to ovulate and that causes them not to have a period that month. They either get it back next month or they go without one for a while until they start bleeding uncontrollably when the uterus line grows big enough to just slough off on its own.

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My veins on chest, stomach and legs are more visible, I have done a pregnancy test its negative, I do have period like pain especially on my left side?

My veins on chest, stomach and legs are more visible, I have done a pregnancy test its negative, I do have period like pain especially on my left side?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation.

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Can occasional pain in both sides of my ribs be a sign of pregnancy?

Can occasional pain in both sides of my ribs be a sign of pregnancy?

Not common symptoms: Rib pain is not a common symptom of early pregnancy. More commonly, it's missing period, nausea...If you are worried about pregnancy, get tested, either over the counter kit or see your physician.

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Do veins in chest area shows during pregnancy?

Do veins in chest area shows during pregnancy?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors. The also do become more prominent during pregnancy.

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During this pregnancy my ribs really hurt. 38 weeks now. What is wrong with me?

Nothing: Your body is adjusting. Your diaphragm is flatter and your rib cage is expanding for better breathing.

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Could you have a chest muscle pull during pregnancy?

Could you have a chest muscle pull during pregnancy?

Yes: Sure, it's quite possible. It's a painful process and you could easily strain a muscle in your chest wall.

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Can a few chest xrays I had during pregnancy affect my baby in anyway?

Can a few chest xrays I had during pregnancy affect my baby in anyway?

Need: To talk with hospital physicist to do calculation. He will make recommendations to you and your doctor. Please get this checked.

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How do ease the chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?

Conservative measure: Try heat, massage, rest, hot showered, and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Otherwise, talk to your ob/ gyn.

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I feel tightness and burning sensation in my chest during 8 wks of pregnancy is it Normal or something serious?

I feel tightness and burning sensation in my chest during 8 wks of pregnancy is it Normal or something serious?

Acid Reflux: Hi, I assume you have Acid reflux as the incidence is increasing during pregnancy due to many factors including abundance of hormones which relaxes the Esophagus and also uterus pressing on stomach, consult with your Ob/Gyn doctor and good luck.

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What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad. Cough, and chest congestion?

What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad. Cough, and chest congestion?

Depends on trimester: During 1st trimester always bet to avoid meds. Later on tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay and technically speaking an opioid antitussive should be okay. Discuss with OB before taking any new meds. Avoid all nsaids.

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Having sharp pains on right side by my ovary/below ribs, period I s late, having cramps for 1 week. Pregnancy tests negative. Period never late?

Having sharp pains on right side by my ovary/below ribs, period I s late, having cramps for 1 week. Pregnancy tests negative. Period never late?

Lower: Your ovaries are down low in your pelvic region, not up by your ribs. Pain up that high is often related to your colon or gallbladder. If on your period is late and urine pregnancy test is negative, see your doctor and ask for a serum pregnancy test as it will turn positive a few days before the urine would.

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester.

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How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

Thrmbocytopenia: A low platelet count during pregnancy can be detected during routine screening, while gestational thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets during pregnancy, occurs in about 7-8% of all pregnant women and usually resolves after pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is associated with low platelets and other symptoms such as hypertension, and is far more concerning.

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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.