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Pregnancy, night breathlessness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi i am 4weeks 4 days pregnant to be precise.the problem is that when i lay down i feel im soffocated im out of breath and ill have dizzy spells.when i sleep i dont wake up in the middle of the night breathless.when i wake up i feel very uncomfortable but a little short of breath
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   can you see my query?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy?
User :   no my second
Doctor :   Do you have similar problem during the first one?
User :   no
User :   its when i lay on my pillow its like someone is holding my breath
Doctor :   Do you have breathlessness during your daily activities now?
Doctor :   I mean shower, cooking etc
User :   yes even when i climb up the stairs i feel that im out of breath but after a while ill be ok
Doctor :   Do you have breathing difficulty during walking?
User :   no while cooking and showering no
User :   yes a little but
User :   do you think its something from my heart??
Doctor :   It is still tricky, usually the breathing difficulty is graded based on the activity
Doctor :   When a person lies down or during rest, if one is having a breathing difficulty, it is said to be of highest grade
Doctor :   Doctor feels that he should having the difficulty even during normal activity
User :   whet it means highest grade?? sorry but im from Malta and i dont know exactly
Doctor :   severe
User :   so what do you suggest
Doctor :   When did this problem arise?
Doctor :   Since how many days?
User :   a week
Doctor :   Is it increasing since then?
User :   no its the same
Doctor :   Did the problem start all of a sudden when you woke up one morning?
User :   can it be a blood clot??
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems in the past?
User :   no that i know
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   32 tomorrow:)
Doctor :   Do you have asthma, allergy, Diabetes, High blood pressure?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   yes but i quit now
Doctor :   Do you have chest pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have swelling of legs?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have swelling of face?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you get your first visit with the Gynecologist after pregnancy?
User :   no its another 4 weeks
Doctor :   When was the pregnancy confirmed?

Doctor :   How?
User :   2 days ago.cause when i called for the app they said he wont be able to see anything before the 8th week
Doctor :   How did you confirm, urine test?
User :   yes
Doctor :   This problem is not related to new pregnancy
Doctor :   There can be underlying lung or heart problem which we can relate to
User :   what shall i do?
User :   can it be anxiety??
Doctor :   Hence a detailed examination of the doctor and tests before you meet the Gynecologist in few weeks
Doctor :   is suggested
Doctor :   Anxiety is a reason
Doctor :   but anxiety should only be confirmed after other reasons are ruled out
User :   what test should i ask to do to see if its lung or heart related?
Doctor :   Hemogram, Chest Xray, 2 D ECHO

User :   can i have a chest x ray while pregnant
Doctor :   yes
User :   i dont think they do it here
Doctor :   Which one?
User :   the chest x ray
User :   cause im p regnant
Doctor :   Listen the use of any test during pregnancy should be weighed against its benefits
Doctor :   When I said the above tests it is not manadatory
Doctor :   First they examine physically with BP, PULSE, LUNG and HEART examination
Doctor :   if they are not able to figure out the reason
Doctor :   then they go for tests
User :   ok i see
User :   so if they hear the lungs with the steteschope they can hear if something is wrong??
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   You understood
User :   ok thanks laot
User :   alot
Doctor :   Pleasure explaining you
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thanks for your patient bye
Doctor :   Happy Birthday \
Doctor :   Advanced wishes
User :   thanks:))))
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