What causes dizziness during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats
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how are you?
this is regarding my wife who is expecting
she is now three months pregnant
I am fine, thank you.
How are you and your wife doing now.
I guess its for Nuchal thickness determination?
I am doing good and wife is fine too
you are right
Do you have any concerns now?
I need some general information
Proceed with your questions.
problem is she is having vertigo
this week its been on the higher side
we are having fears bcoz of this
how do we know whether its normal to have this during 13th week as well
Vertigo is a sensation of spinning where patient complaints the entire world around them is spinning. Do you mean she has this complaint
or does she feel herself dizzy?
she is having this regularly for quite a while
some ladies have this throughout pregnancy and some ladies experience it only during initial weeks.
As long as dizziness is mild and not affecting her daily life
it is not concerning.
some the vertigo is so much that she has saved herself from just fainting
it may mean an underlying infection.
she gets it after having break fast and after having lunch and dinner
She can get this checked by her doctor.
she is not having fever though
Can you clarify if you mean dizziness or the rotation sensation of vertigo?
For how long does it last?
Is it for few seconds or throughout the day?
aroung 1 to 2 hrs
and then its normal
she gets specially after having meals
Let me brief you.
Like I said earlier most women feel dizziness during pregnancy. That's normal.
Rotational sense where there is a feeling that the entire surrounding is spinning can be seen due to other causes.
If her symptoms are very severe, you can check with her gynecologist.
tomorrow any way we are having appointment
She can check for other ear and balance functions and confirm if its benign.
Medicines may be given if its severe
A mild vertigo without associated symptoms would not need any serious attention.
What ever the cause may be, it is unlikely to affect her pregnancy
so please go ahead with the scan and tomorrow's appointment without fears.
Hope I am clear.
Do you have any questions?
yes one more thing
is it good to eat dry fruits during pregnancy and especially dates?
past 2 days she is having 3 dates each day
I am not concerned. She can continue eating 3 dates.
If her blood sugars are abnormal, which can occur in some women during pregnancy it's better to restrict dates and other sugary item.
Have you followed?
Are you there?
we checked her blood sugar level during 7th week
its was normal
now we are not sure about her blood sugar level
Please follow up with her gynecologist about blood sugars.
Some doctor consider repeating the test during second trimester and final trimester.
Is there any other question?
thanks for your guidance
You are welcome.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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