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What Can A Pregnant Woman Take For A Headache
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
OB MD's advice: If you do not have Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (Pre-eclampsia) as per your OB MD, then there is no magic pill that will decrease pregnancy bloating. Many pregnant women have had excellent success with exercise classes geared specifically to them and a balanced nutritional diet. Make sure you run this by your treating OB MD for his/her advice as well. ...Read more
Varies: When a women who is pregnant has cramping and bleeding, the suspicion is that she may be miscarrying. If an ultrasound shows a non-viable pregnancy, then it becomes almost certain. If there is a viable pregnancy, even with cramping and bleeding - only time will tell if a miscarriage will occur. ...Read more
Not likely: Antibiotics generally need a prescription as do drugs designed to reduce symptoms. The reason why you cannot see a doctor is more important, and this can be overcome whether it is due to inability to get an appointment or the fact that you are placing other activities ahead of your health. Suggest you make time to either see a doc, go to an urgent care center or er and get this taken care of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am 6 weeks pregnant. For what complications or reasons should a pregnant woman not take a flight?
OK to Fly: It's generally ok to fly during early pregnancy as long as you are otherwise healthy. Flying will increase your chances of having blood clots in the legs (dvt or deep vein thrombosis) that can potentially be fatal if the go to the lungs. Pregnancy also increases the risk for dvt, so be cautious about preventing these, and consult with your ob/gyn about options for prevention. ...Read more
Focused Headache Med: Percocet is not a great medication for a headache. While the opioid may help dull the pain, it does not treat the underlying vasodilation/venous spasms or muscle tension that cause most headaches. Discuss headache medicines such as reglan, (metoclopramide) compazine, and prophylactic medications with your doctor. If you have a headache that is different than a normal headache, you need to go to an er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reasons: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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