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What pain relievers can a pregnant woman take because I have been getting headaches and my back has been hurting a lot?

What pain relievers can a pregnant woman take because I have been getting headaches and my back has been hurting a lot?

Pregnant & Pain: Pregnancy is the curveball. If no allergy to Tylenol (acetaminophen) less than 3000mg/day, then it is probably the one oral med your OB/GYN is going to recommend that you take. Talk with them about whether or not you can try topical compounds for your back symptoms (Flector patches, lidocaine patches, etc.). They might okay OTC things like Biofreeze, Aspercreme, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 a pregnant women take tylenol or ibuprophen when she has a headache? I'm wondering if you could help me on my question because i'm pregnant and scared to death to take something for a headache because i don't know if I am supposed to or not.

Can a pregnant women take tylenol or ibuprophen when she has a headache? I'm wondering if you could help me on my question because i'm pregnant and scared to death to take something for a headache because i don't know if I am supposed to or not.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine. Ibuprofen is usually not recommended but can be used in the first trimester if your ob/gyne syas it is ok. Try the tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If it does not help, call your ob/gyne for another suggestion. ...Read more

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Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

OTC remedies: As a general rule, try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, minor aches & pains, Robitussin or cough, etc..). If symptoms don't improve and/or stronger intervention is desired, contact provider. ...Read more

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37 year female, attempting IVI - 3rd day hormone tests show prolactin 38 ug/807 mui & FSH 15. Could pro. affect FSH? Having headaches, short periods. Want to get pregnant! What steps do I take next?

37 year female, attempting IVI - 3rd day hormone tests show prolactin 38 ug/807 mui & FSH 15. Could pro. affect FSH? Having headaches, short periods. Want to get pregnant! What steps do I take next?

Yes, but: Prolactin can affect your fsh but by lowering it and making it look better than it really is. An fsh of 15 as you may be aware means your ovarian reserve is not particularly good, and it is likely affecting your chances for pregnancy and may be the cause for your short cycles. You should sit down with your doctor and discuss the plan, but you may have to consider egg donation in the future. ...Read more

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Why does a pregnant woman get headaches?

Why does a pregnant woman get headaches?

Headaches: Headaches are very common during pregnancy due to a surge in hormones and an increase in blood volume to carry the baby. Low blood sugar from skipping meals, dehydration, lack of sleep (naps now required), stress from the many changes, and withdrawals from caffeine or medications. Sinus congestion and poor posture can cause a headache too. ...Read more

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I am a 21 yr old woman. I feel nauseated, weak, sometimes vomit a little and slight headache. I am not pregnant. Please what are the possibilities?

I am a 21 yr old woman. I feel nauseated, weak, sometimes vomit a little and slight headache. I am not pregnant. Please what are the possibilities?

Too many possibles: That could define the syndrome of a thousand different conditions. It sounds like you are suffering which means it is past time to sign off of the internet and to get to a physician for a full evaluation. Your symptoms are extremely ambiguous. There is nothing unique or diagnostic in this least you have provided. ...Read more

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If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

Ask you OBGYN: Contrary to popular belief, the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) is not contraindicated in most liver diseases if the total daily dose is < 3000-4000 mg. The exceptions would be acute tyenol overdose and active alcoholic liver disease. I would ask your obstetrician to ensure there is no contraindications from a fetal standpoint. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take for a headache while I am pregnant?

Is there anything I can take for a headache while I am pregnant?

See doctor first.: Most headaches are not serious. However, headaches in pregnancy should get evaluated by your doctor because headaches could be the result of elevated blood pressure or other causes. Once the rare but important conditions have been assessed you doctor might allow you to use tylenol (acetaminophen). Your doctor will not allow Aspirin or Ibuprofen or other nsaids because they can hurt the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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