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Dr. John Landi
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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!