6 doctors weighed in:

Is shortness of breath only symptom of pregnancy ? Or more?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Shortness of breath is not a symptom of pregnancy.
Later in pregnancy,the enlarged uterus can restrict your ability to take a full breath and you may feel SOB as a result.

In brief: No

Shortness of breath is not a symptom of pregnancy.
Later in pregnancy,the enlarged uterus can restrict your ability to take a full breath and you may feel SOB as a result.
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Thank
Dr. Garrett Norvell
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Hi! Most commonly, a missed menstrual period is the first sign of pregnancy.
Other symptoms often include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, or just feeling "different". Shortness of breath by itself would not suggest pregnancy (although a home pregnancy test can be used as early as 9 days after conception). Lots of causes for shortness of breath; a good start is CXR and an ECG.

In brief: Not usually

Hi! Most commonly, a missed menstrual period is the first sign of pregnancy.
Other symptoms often include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, or just feeling "different". Shortness of breath by itself would not suggest pregnancy (although a home pregnancy test can be used as early as 9 days after conception). Lots of causes for shortness of breath; a good start is CXR and an ECG.
Dr. Garrett Norvell
Dr. Garrett Norvell
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
28 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available