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I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

Discuss with doctor: How far along are you in your pregnancy? Abdomen can be shielded to minimize exposure to the fetus. It is not feasible to advise without knowing more about your health. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Pregnancy Sxs: Sxs can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. The best way to determine if you are pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. You can take a pregnancy test now. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath common in pregnancy?

Is shortness of breath common in pregnancy?

Yes: Shortness of breath could be due to asthma or other complications during pregnancy. Shortness of breath is also a normal sensation frequently experienced during pregnancy due to the influence of the enlarged uterus on the diaphragm. Ask your ob/gyn doctor to listen to your lungs or check with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Gerd occurs for the same reason. It also occurs because the hormones make the muscle from the stomach to the esophagus more relaxed, causing reflux. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath only symptom of pregnancy? Or more?

Is shortness of breath only symptom of pregnancy? Or more?

No: Shortness of breath is not a symptom of pregnancy.Later in pregnancy, the enlarged uterus can restrict your ability to take a full breath and you may feel SOB as a result. ...Read more

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Can shortness of breath be a sign of pregnancy?

Can shortness of breath be a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Sometimes extra progesterone can cause shortness of breath as well as fluid retention and eventually the abdomen putting pressure on the lungs can all cause shortness of breath. Anemia can do it as well. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath in pregnancy and frequent burping?

Shortness of breath in pregnancy and frequent burping?

Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Burping occurs because the hormones in your body relax the muscles of the GI tract, causing more gas and bloating resulting in frequent burping. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more

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When is shortness of breath something to worry about in pregnancy?

Asthma/Blood Clot: Shortness of breath can be a common normal change of pregnancy. However, if you are at any risk of a blood clot it's not normal, nor is it normal if you are an asthmatic. Typical shortness of breath while walking up stairs is common, shortness of breath at rest isn't. See you doctor right away, or the emergency room, if you are at all concerned. ...Read more

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Blurry vision and shortness of breath, are these pregnancy symptoms?

Blurry vision and shortness of breath, are these pregnancy symptoms?

No: Shortness of breath is common in late pregnancy as the enlarging uterus impinges on diaphragmatic excursion. Blurry vision - no! You should see your doc. ...Read more

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Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Pregnancy: There are a number of conditions that can cause anxiety. One example is hyperthyroidism. Shortness of breath can be a normal process of later pregnancy, from anxiety or from a medical condition. It is important to bring this up with your obstetric physician. This could be anxiety or a medical condition. Your physician will evaluate you and can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am just entering my third trimester of pregnancy and have been experienceing shortness of breath especially while laying down to sleep, is thete anything I can do to make this better? Is it common?

I am just entering my third trimester of pregnancy and have been experienceing shortness of breath especially while laying down to sleep, is thete anything I can do to make this better? Is it common?

Cannot self diagnose: There are simple reasons for this (like big uterus pushing on nearby structures). And there are complex conditions that can cause shortness of breath and can affect mom and baby. Obs want to know if a pregnant woman is having problems so they can check on the wellbeing of her and the baby. Most likely everything is ok, but why wait? Calling an OB could lead to relief of worry and symptoms. ...Read more

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Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

No!: That's never normal, pregnant or not. If you think it's just allergies or congestion you can see how it goes, if worried see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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If I have mild pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy, shortness of breath and a racing heart can labor make this worse?

If I have mild pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy, shortness of breath and a racing heart can labor make this worse?

Certainly: Your obstetrician and cardiologist will have to follow you closely during the pregnancy. Labor puts stress on your entire body including your heart, so they may decide that an elective c-section is safest. If you have a trial of labor, an epidural can help control the pain and make the experience less stressful. But it would not decrease the stress on the heart of actually giving birth. ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more