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Doctor insights on: Third Trimester Aches And Pains

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Aches (Definition)

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Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Fetal pressure +: The pressure and movement of the fetus in the uerus will often initiate "pre-labor" contractions which can be measured on a fetal monitor. These are often rhythmic in nature as opposed to the pressure of "stretching" pains. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

Multiple: Placental abruption, placenta previa , local lesions and unidentified cause, are the commonest reason behind bleeding in the third trimester. ...Read more

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How many women bleed during the third trimester?

How many women bleed during the third trimester?

Not too many: I would get some attention on that one. It could be your cervix changing but more worrisome is bleeding from the placenta compromising fetal oxygen. Some spotting after intercourse isn't unusual but third trimester bleeding is nothing to blow off. ...Read more

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Can bleeding in the third trimester affect my baby?

Can bleeding in the third trimester affect  my baby?

Yes: Vaginal bleeding in the third trimester is never normal and always requires immediate evaluation by a doctor. There are many different causes that only a physical exam can detect. Bleeding can be from the placenta, which is the nutrition source for your baby. ...Read more

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Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

That is normal: A fetal heart rate of 120-160 is normal in the third trimester. ...Read more

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How can I know the sex if my fetus in third trimester?

How can I know the sex if my  fetus  in third trimester?

Ultrasound: The quickest and easiest way to determine the sex of a fetus is with ultrasound. However, this is not always infallible and, while generally considered safe, we do not recommend unnecessary exposure to ultrasound or any other testing modalities during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Yes: The mucous discharge in the third trimester increases. It is also normal to leak small amounts of urine. If the discharge is heavy your should be checked for vaginal infections and to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Are morning sickness symptoms in the third trimester normal?

Are morning sickness symptoms  in the third trimester normal?

Not The Same: Severe nausea & vomiting in your third trimester should be reported to your ob. Early in pregnancy, morning sickness is attributed to the quickly rising hormone levels. This is not the case in your last trimester. Your doc should evaluate you for a possible bowel infection, liver disease, preeclampsia, among other common pregnancy complaints. Call your doc & take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a hot/burning sensatio in my third trimester?

Is it normal to feel a hot/burning sensatio in my third trimester?

Maybe: Age? Are you going through menopause? Some birth control options can cause this as well. A few lab tests or consultation may be in order if continues. ...Read more

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What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

See OB, L&D ASAP: If new or worsening respiratory or heart symptoms, there may be condition that affects not only the pregnant woman but also the fetus. So it is important for a woman to immediately notify her OB provider and to be seen for evaluation of her and for fetal heart monitoring till a problem is ruled out. If not a problem, then she will be sent home with office followup unless symptoms come back. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I can never catch my breath in the third trimester?

Why do I feel like I can never catch my breath in the third trimester?

Because your : Uterus is getting bigger, pushing the other organs up, which limits how far down your diaphragm can move when you breathe. If this is acute shortness of breath, please contact your doctor asap or visit the nearest emergency room, since you could have a blood clot. ...Read more

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Iam in my third trimester what will.The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Iam in my third trimester what will.The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Baby kicks/punches: The healthy baby will continue to kick/punches/moves, and likely starts to turn head-down if not done so. Baby may actually kick/punches a bit less because of less room. Your belly will get bigger and may sag a bit. Also, u may need to pee more often, and feel more short of breath, more reflux, back aches, and more uncomfortble laying on your back etc..If having problems, consult doc. Congrats! ...Read more

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Hello I wanted to know is it normal to see blood in your third trimester when your doing number two?

Hello I wanted to know is it normal to see blood in your third trimester when your doing number two?

No, it is not!: first you have to investigate where the blood is coming from: the most likely place is the rectum (especially if you have hx. of hemorrhoids ), or the vagina. If it seems vaginal in origin than you need to be seen by your Ob., if it seems rectal, you most likely have hemorrhoids that needs to be treated accordingly. ...Read more