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What could these syptoms be? I am 8 months pregnant. I wasn't doing much activity but when i stood up i started to get hot flashes fallowed by sweating (alot) then tingly hands and feet. I started to get worried and am wondering what this could be?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: See your physician

You may be developing a form gestational diabetes, which could be only temporary but need be controlled.
Remember: it is not just you, it is the 2 of you!

In brief: See your physician

You may be developing a form gestational diabetes, which could be only temporary but need be controlled.
Remember: it is not just you, it is the 2 of you!
Dr. Vadim Glukh
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: You

You may have orthostatic hypotension which is low blood pressure that causes dizziness, weakness, nausea, blurry vision and possibly fainting when you stand up quickly from a sitting or lying down position.
This would not be uncommon in pregnancy since pregnancy naturally causes your blood pressure to be slightly lower than normal. Staying hydrated and making sure you are eating enough salt can both help. You could have also experienced vasovagal episode. It is the most common cause of fainting and is usually caused by a drop in heart rate and blood pressure causing decreased blood flow to the brain. Triggers can be emotional or disturbing sights such as seeing blood. The typical symptoms include clammy sweat, feeling of warmth, tunnel vision, nausea, skin paleness and light headedness. Both of these can happen occasionally and are not generally concerning. If you find that you are having these symptoms more often, feel your heart racing, or are actually fainting and losing consciousness, then you should call your doctor right away. Otherwise, you should just bring it up and your next OB appointment.

In brief: You

You may have orthostatic hypotension which is low blood pressure that causes dizziness, weakness, nausea, blurry vision and possibly fainting when you stand up quickly from a sitting or lying down position.
This would not be uncommon in pregnancy since pregnancy naturally causes your blood pressure to be slightly lower than normal. Staying hydrated and making sure you are eating enough salt can both help. You could have also experienced vasovagal episode. It is the most common cause of fainting and is usually caused by a drop in heart rate and blood pressure causing decreased blood flow to the brain. Triggers can be emotional or disturbing sights such as seeing blood. The typical symptoms include clammy sweat, feeling of warmth, tunnel vision, nausea, skin paleness and light headedness. Both of these can happen occasionally and are not generally concerning. If you find that you are having these symptoms more often, feel your heart racing, or are actually fainting and losing consciousness, then you should call your doctor right away. Otherwise, you should just bring it up and your next OB appointment.
Dr. Laura McMullen
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