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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Can chest pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Can chest pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Sort of: I would think of it more that it can be a complication of pregnancy. We don't usually diagnose pregancy because you are having chest pain. That said, various conditions related to the pregnancy could cause chest pain. Pressure from below the diaphraghm can result in various types of chest pain. The breasts can enlarge and pull downward on the chest. Gi problems related to pregnancy can cause cp. ...Read more

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Is chest &upperback pain is one ot signs of early pregnancy?

Is chest &upperback pain is one ot signs of early pregnancy?

No: Chest and upper back pain is not one of the usual signs of early pregnancy. The usual signs include nausea, breast tenderness, food aversions, more acute sense of smell, fatigue, change in discharge. ...Read more

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What is edema in chest and neck area in early pregnancy mean?

What is edema in chest and neck area in early pregnancy mean?

Need more info: I am not sure what you mean by chest edema or how early in pregnancy. If you mean swelling in the neck and the area above the clavicles that is completely new finding for you then you need to contact your OB and make appointment to be seen soon. If you cannot get in then see your primary to start. If you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, elevated blood pressure go to er now. ...Read more

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Pain in the middle lower part of the chest. Is it early pregnancy symptom?

Pain in the middle lower part of the chest. Is it early pregnancy symptom?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These 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. Etc. There may be ^ white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. (doubt it). ...Read more

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What causes chest pain (severe) during pregnancy and how dangerous they could be? What could she take to easy them?

What causes chest pain (severe) during pregnancy and how dangerous they could be? What could she take to easy them?

A Myriad: Of processes can cause chest pain (severe) and at your age top "don't miss, " entities are pulmonary emboli, pneumothorax, pericarditis, each requiring much more information to determine. Gastro-esophageal reflux, common in pregnancy, is also a possibility. I would recommend an evaluation, in person, with your doctor. Any answer you get here is guessing only. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause back and chest pain?

Yes: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Is there chest pain associated with pregnancy?

Is there chest pain associated with pregnancy?

Not usually: Chest pain may or may not be associated with pregnancy. It may usually due to other causes such as musculoskeletal and acid reflux. ...Read more

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Throughout my pregnancy my chest area had become dark spots or will they fade after pregnancy?

Throughout my pregnancy my chest area had become dark spots or will they fade after pregnancy?

Family history: Changes in skin colorations in any body part that appear during pregnancy may fade after pregnancy to a more or lesser degree - there is no way to tell ahead of time. Maybe family history can give a clue. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Visable chest veins in pregnancy is this normal?

Totally normal: Enlargement of the breasts and enlargement of the veins are both part of being pregnant. Hormonal changes make veins larger and more visible. Wait 6-12 months after you are done breast feeding to consider any cosmetic remediation. A vein specialist or phlebologist can address breast veins with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why do I have a rash on my chest (is it due to pregnancy)?

Doctors can you tell me why do I have a rash on my chest (is it due to pregnancy)?

Need to be checked: It is very difficult to comment on any rash without looking at it or havind a complete description as to the property of rash like color, size, shape, raised r flat and other charateristis
so I suggest you ave it checked as to what it might be especialy as you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Rumbling feeling in chest that comes and goes. No cough. Other than my pregnancy symptoms don't feel sick. What could it be?

Rumbling feeling in chest that comes and goes. No cough. Other than my pregnancy symptoms don't feel sick. What could it be?

Nonspecific: It depends on which part of the chest, and other factors such as relation to breathing, eating, reflux, heart rate, etc. Sounds like it is worth a conversation with your OB. Make an appointment within a timeframe based on the severity of your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant and I have suddenly felt pain in my chest. What is the cause of this? Is it one of the pregnancy symptoms?

I am 9 weeks pregnant and I have suddenly felt pain in my chest. What is the cause of this? Is it one of the pregnancy symptoms?

Chest pain: Chest pain that's not otherwise explained should be reported to your doctor. I do not know chest pain to be a normal symptom of pregnancy at 9 weeks. Depending on the nature of the symptoms, duration, risk factors, and associated findings it could be related to musculoskeletal anatomy, GI tract, heart, lungs, spine/nerves, etc... ...Read more

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33weeks pregnancy. Severe chest pain but I take doppler3rd trimester scan. Everything is perfect. What is the solutions of relief pain? Medicins

Chest pain: Chest pain could be from relux disease, which is very common during pregnancy. First try changing your eating habits. Eat several small meals than large meals. After eating wait for atleast 3 hours before you lie down. Avoid sweets or spicy food. Keep head end of the bed elevated. You can try some antacids like zantac (ranitidine). If not relieved consult your physician to get prescription medications. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Abnormal face and chest breakouts could it be a early pregnancy sign?

Abnormal face and chest breakouts could it be a early pregnancy sign?

Possible but prob: Not, do a blood preg test, assuming it is neg your gyn should check a testosterone level and d- heas level as if they are elevated that needs treatment and your break outs need to be treated anyway depending on what the cause is. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of neausea and chest burn in pregnancy?

Meal frequency: Eat smaller meals less frequently, and do not lie down within one hour of eating to avoid the "heartburn" and nausea. ...Read more