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Could having heartburn mean I am pregnant?

Could having heartburn mean I am pregnant?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom in pregnancy, but it is a common health problem for nonpregnant women as well. The easiest way to answer this question is for you to do an over the counter pregnancy test available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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I am 5 months pregnant and I get constant heartburn when I go to bed is that normal?

I am 5 months pregnant and I get constant heartburn when I go to bed is that normal?

Unfortunately, yes: Heartburn is more common when we lie down. You can try a few things. First, take Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) about 20 minutes before bed. Second you can try to prop up the head end of your bed by putting bricks under the posts of the top of the bed. This may decrease the amount of reflux you get. If you are still uncomfortable, ask your doctor about other medications for heartburn. ...Read more

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Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Not actual indicator: Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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My cycle is two days away and I'm having cramping heartburn back pain and nausea does that mean I could be pregnant .?

My cycle is two days away and I'm having cramping heartburn back pain and nausea does that mean I could be pregnant .?

Check a test: If you think you might be pregnant, check a test. You could save money, though, and wait and see if your period starts on time. ...Read more

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Last month on Depo-Provera shot. Been having heartburn constantly & brown discharge/light spotting. Could I be pregnant? Unprotected sex.

Last month on Depo-Provera shot. Been having heartburn constantly & brown discharge/light spotting. Could I be pregnant? Unprotected sex.

Less likely: If you had the depo shot last month its less likely you are pregnant. Depo prevents pregnancy but you could still bleed and get a vaginal infection. Please see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more