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Hi. M 8wk preg. Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe in 1st trimester for body ache. Wat else can be done for back and limb ache?

Hi. M 8wk preg. Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe in 1st trimester for body ache. Wat else can be done for back and limb ache?

Yes: I recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen). Avoid NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve which can be harmful. You can try a warm bath and also heating pads. If this does not help, bring your symptoms up at your next appointment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy aches and pains first trimester?

What causes pregnancy aches and pains first trimester?

Progesterone: Progesterone and pregnancy hormone changes can cause aches, pains and nausea. Lots of changes occur with pregnancy. There are lots of books to read about pregnancy and you should see your midwife or ob/gyn soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to ache in your hips during your first trimester?

Is it normal to ache in your hips during your first trimester?

Yes.: Round ligament pain is a normal pregnancy symptom/discomfort that should gradually improve and generally respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest/avoidance of prolonged standing. If the pain is severe or persistent despite rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) see your obstetrician for advice. Take Folic Acid and good luck! ...Read more

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What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

See below: Mainly due to muscle stretch/strain. Also changes in the way you walk due to changes in your body and your center of gravity. ...Read more

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Help! My breasts ache and I am still in my first trimester. Will this continue until my baby is born or get better?

Help! My breasts ache and I am still in my first trimester. Will this continue until my baby is born or get better?

Breast pain: Breasts enlarge during the pregnancy and the stretching and fullness can be painful. The pain does eventually subside. Be patient and do not worry as this can cause your baby harm. Afterall you are living for two now! Congrats! ...Read more

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While you are pregnat is it easier for you to have more sore throat more frequently i'am in my first trimester and I have been having a lot of sore throats n hoarseness in my voice for weeks now is this something serious

While you are pregnat is it easier for you to have more sore throat more frequently i'am in my first trimester and I have been having a lot of sore throats n hoarseness in my voice for weeks now is this something serious

Infections: Infections of this type are not more common in pregnancy. It may be that you had been exposed to someone with an infection recently. Check with your OB if you do not improve over the next week or two. Sometimes it takes a while (several weeks) for hoarseness to improve after a viral infection. I hope you don't smoke since that can slow healing and be bad for the baby. ...Read more

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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

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Is pressure in the first trimester common. I have a dull ache in my lower left pelvic area. Probably like a 4 out of 10?

Is pressure in the first trimester common. I have a dull ache in my lower left pelvic area. Probably like a 4 out of 10?

Good to check: If you are having pain that you feel is not normal it is best to see your Obgyn for an evaluation. In the first trimester they ned to make sure there is a baby located inside of the uterus and not an ectopic pregnancy. They can also evaluate the ovaries for a corpus luteum cyst and others. Left lower abdominal pain sometimes is constipation ...Read more

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Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.

Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.

Mineral water: Mineral water should not affect the baby in any way, but as long as it contros your vomiting it is beneficial. ...Read more

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My Dr office is closed on Saturday so, here's my question. In my 1st trimester and have a cold. What can I do for my stuffy nose and sore throat?

My Dr office is closed on Saturday so, here's my question. In my 1st trimester and have a cold. What can I do for my stuffy nose and sore throat?

OTC: You may try topical nasal decongestant spray for up to 5 days and topical OTC anesthetic lozenges (if saline gargle does not work) to relieve your symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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First trimester of pregnancy and my joints especially my elbows are very achey and hurt if bent to long is this normal?

First trimester of pregnancy and my joints especially my elbows are very achey and hurt if bent to long is this normal?

Probably: There are so many changes that occur during pregnancy. The hormone Progesterone will cause some relaxation of your ligaments. There are fluid shifts that occur and you may notice some joint fluid that causes some pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help. If it worsens, check with your ob. ...Read more

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First trimester pregnancy & haven't slept in 5 days - panic at night and adrenaline surges through body. Terrified this will affect/lose baby. HELP! ?

First trimester pregnancy & haven't slept in 5 days - panic at night and adrenaline surges through body. Terrified this will affect/lose baby. HELP! ?

See your OB: The emotional state has not been associated with miscarriage. Severe Anxiety should be discussed with one's Obstetrician and also possibly a Behavioral Health specialist. ...Read more

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First trimester, sometimes my belly and hands are hot. Body temperature is 98F. Is it normal? Can it be harmful to the baby?

First trimester, sometimes my belly and hands are hot. Body temperature is 98F. Is it normal? Can it be harmful to the baby?

Yes, no: A sensation of warmth without a fever is not indicative of any risk to a pregnancy or developing baby.

The body does go through many expected changes in pregnancy including hormone levels and changes in the circulatory system that can cause hot flashes, flushing or excess sweating that can seem to come in waves. Most women experience these symptoms to varying degrees. ...Read more

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If first trimester abdominal ultrasound was not accurate why would doctors do them? Does it depend on your body type? Just curious.

If first trimester abdominal ultrasound was not accurate why would doctors do them? Does it depend on your body type? Just curious.

Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. There is no test that can date conception more accurately than a 1 week window. While ultrasounds can be limited in obese people, as long as they can visualize fetus, measurements will be accurate. Transvaginal ultrasounds can be more accurate but more invasive. Getting a more accurate date is unnecessary; babies rarely respect due date! ...Read more

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Is there fact to too much rubbing belly in first trimester cause increased body temperature that may provoke miscarriage or preterm labor? Doc said so

Is there fact to too much rubbing belly in first trimester cause increased body temperature that may provoke miscarriage or preterm labor? Doc said so

No: Rubbing the belly surface won't increase one's body temperature inside. The skin may get a little warmer where one rubs. Nothing unusual happens to the baby, because the baby is inside, at a stable temperature. So, if any baby problems arise, they are not due to rubbing the belly surface. ...Read more

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Flexon is safe in pregnancy? M 14 weeks pregnant n m suffering from high fever n body ache..

Flexon is safe in pregnancy? M 14 weeks pregnant n m suffering from high fever n body ache..

Flexor: The salt is orphenidrine. The medication is also called Norflex. It is a category C drug and the effects on fetes have not been evaluated. I would suggest go with paracetamol. Should avoid flexor and other medications like brufen in pregnancy. ...Read more

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