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What causes nosebleeds in pregnancy?

What causes nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Fragile capillaries: Due to the high estrogen levels in pregnancy, the small blood vessels in our mucous membranes (nasal areas, oral areas) can become fragile and easily irritated --- which is why pregnant women may see nosebleeds or bleeding gums more frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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What causes congestion in pregnancy?

What causes congestion in pregnancy?

Swollen blood vessel: Fluid volume in the body increases during pregnancy and blood vessels enlarge to accomadate this. Veins and capillaries will swell as well and if these are in the nasal passages, they can lead to a feeling of stuffiness. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in pregnancy?

What causes headaches in pregnancy?

Progesterone: Progesterone cause fluid retention and can cause headaches in pregnancy. Try caffeine in moderation. Make sure you get your eyes checked. Take breaks at work to avoid computer glare. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

Hormonal: Hormonal changes in the body and supporting 2 lives. Most common in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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What causes constipation in pregnancy?

What causes constipation in pregnancy?

Iron: Some prenatal vitamins have heavy iron load. Insufficient water intake can also contribute. So try a low iron prenatal and drink more water. ...Read more

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What causes depression in pregnancy?

What causes depression in pregnancy?

Many reasons: The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason. However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc. ...Read more

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What causes backaches in pregnancy?

What causes backaches in pregnancy?

Physical changes: Physical changes that occur to your body because of the growing baby and the effect of hormones on your joints may lead to backaches. Imagine carrying a back pack with 25 pounds of stuff in it, only flip it around so that you carry it in front. Now carry that for 10 months. That weight puts a lot of stress on your back. Hormone changes in pregnancy loosen your joints, making the pain worse. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in pregnancy?

What causes cramps in pregnancy?

Uterus: The uterus is what cramps during pregnancy. This could be a normal process. It is caused by the growth of the baby and your uterus reacting to it. If you are contracting though you ought to see a doctor to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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What causes a bleeding nose in children?

What causes a bleeding nose in children?

Epistaxis: In children (as well as adults) a common cause of nose bleeds is trauma (nose picking) direct injury and rarely bleeding disorders will cause epistaxis. ...Read more

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What causes cravings in pregnancy?

What causes cravings in pregnancy?

Not really sure: Cravings may be an attempt to alleviate negative pregnancy symptoms. Salt cravings, like pickles, citrus cravings, like lemons and limes and sweet cravings, like ice cream, may all be an attempt to temper nausea. Different people crave different things and some women have no cravings at all. Bottom line is that we're not sure what you may crave or why you may crave it. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for recurring nosebleeds in a child? 

What are possible causes for recurring nosebleeds in a child? 

Trauma, dryness: Nosebleeds are often caused simply by dryness of the nose, sometimes compounded by trauma (nose picking), prominent blood vessels along the nasal septum, a deviated nasal septum, and / or infection. In boys, a particular type of (rare) tumor, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, causes bleeding. Initial preventive measures for bleeding include avoiding trauma and moisturizing. ...Read more

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What are causes of a brain bleed during pregnancy?

What are causes of a brain bleed during pregnancy?

SEVERAL: This crisis is very rare. Venous thromboses, berry aneurysm ruptures, and bleeding of AVM's can occur, but a bigger threat might be uncontrolled eclampsia with a blood pressure surge causing a focal hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What causes bleeds, clots in the brain?

What causes bleeds, clots in the brain?

Stroke: Stroke, ruptured aneurysm, high blood pressure, vascular malformation, tumor, and trauma are a few causes for brain bleed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypotension in pregnancy?

What are the causes of hypotension in pregnancy?

Is common : Low BP during pregnancy is common but doesnt mean the prenancy is the olny cause.Other causes should be ruled out.Thyroid dz, adrenal insuffiency, hypovolemia, etc should be addressed . If you are asymptomatic and there is no fetal distress and work up for secondary causes are ruled out , then should be fine. Your obstatrician may want to follow you more closely then most routine pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the causes of belching in pregnant women?

What is the causes of belching in pregnant women?

Normal: This is related to slowed function of the stomach and increased backflow or reflux of gas. This is normal and can be treated with medication that contains simethicone, such as gas-x. ...Read more

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What are common causes of nose bleeds in children?

What are common causes of nose bleeds in children?

Can't stop the bleed: The most common reason for nosebleeds in children is dryness in the nose. Dryness can be due to dry heat in the home or changes in weather. You may try putting a nasal saline gel inside the nose to keep the nose lubricated and moist. If the nose continues to bleed, you may need to see an ear, nose, throat doctor to cauterize the blood vessel which is bleeding and may be close to the surface. ...Read more

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What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

Chromosomes/ age #1: The most likely cause of first trimester miscarriages is chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. This is true for all ages but is a higher percentage as the woman's age increases over 35. This is usually a random chance event when the egg and sperm meet. Other causes are hormonal imbalance, infections, uterine abnormalities - fibroids, septum, scarring, and less often immune or clotting factors. ...Read more

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What are the causes if nose bleeding?

What are the causes if nose bleeding?

Blood work: It could be the result of a cold or infection or something more. His doc can do some blood work to see if you have difficulty clotting and help if needed. That help could be medicine or diet modification. ...Read more

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What causes anitbodies in a pregnancy?

What causes anitbodies in a pregnancy?

Probably OK: Blood tests in pregnancy include a check for any antibodies that could hurt your baby. Typically these would be antibodies against blood groups that you might have gotten from a previous pregnancy or, less likely, from a blood transfusion. Most that are found are not harmful to your baby. Discuss it with your doctor but don't worry if it's not an antibody that is known to cause harm. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness during week 33 of pregnancy?

What are the causes of dizziness during week 33 of pregnancy?

Many causes: Dehydration, low blood sugar, infections are just the start of a long list. Call your OB and discuss. Dizziness should be addressed, not ignored. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more


Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

Bloody nose = epistaxis = ...Read more