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What causes dizziness during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Feb-2014
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:how are you?
User:this is regarding my wife who is expecting
User:she is now three months pregnant
Doctor:I am fine, thank you.
User:we are having an ultrasound scan tomorrow
Doctor:How are you and your wife doing now.
Doctor:I guess its for Nuchal thickness determination?
Doctor:Isn't it?
User:I am doing good and wife is fine too
User:you are right
Doctor:Do you have any concerns now?
User:I need some general information
Doctor:Proceed with your questions.
User:problem is she is having vertigo
User:this week its been on the higher side
User:we are having fears bcoz of this
User:how do we know whether its normal to have this during 13th week as well
Doctor:Vertigo is a sensation of spinning where patient complaints the entire world around them is spinning. Do you mean she has this complaint
Doctor:or does she feel herself dizzy?
Doctor:Dizziness where the feel swaying is common symptom of pregnancy.
User:she is having this regularly for quite a while
Doctor:some ladies have this throughout pregnancy and some ladies experience it only during initial weeks.
Doctor:As long as dizziness is mild and not affecting her daily life
Doctor:it is not concerning.
User:some the vertigo is so much that she has saved herself from just fainting
Doctor:However if she feels vertigo associated with fever, running nose, cold, sorethroat or headache
Doctor:it may mean an underlying infection.
User:she gets it after having break fast and after having lunch and dinner
Doctor:She can get this checked by her doctor.
User:she is not having fever though
Doctor:Can you clarify if you mean dizziness or the rotation sensation of vertigo?
User:rotation sensation
Doctor:For how long does it last?
Doctor:Is it for few seconds or throughout the day?
User:few hours
User:aroung 1 to 2 hrs
User:and then its normal
User:she gets specially after having meals
Doctor:is there any other associated complaints such as ear pain, hearing impairment, ringing sensation?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Like I said earlier most women feel dizziness during pregnancy. That's normal.
Doctor:Rotational sense where there is a feeling that the entire surrounding is spinning can be seen due to other causes.
User:causes like?
Doctor:If her symptoms are very severe, you can check with her gynecologist.
User:tomorrow any way we are having appointment
Doctor:She can check for other ear and balance functions and confirm if its benign.
Doctor:Medicines may be given if its severe
Doctor:A mild vertigo without associated symptoms would not need any serious attention.
Doctor:What ever the cause may be, it is unlikely to affect her pregnancy
Doctor:so please go ahead with the scan and tomorrow's appointment without fears.
Doctor:Hope I am clear.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:yes one more thing
User:is it good to eat dry fruits during pregnancy and especially dates?
User:past 2 days she is having 3 dates each day
Doctor:I am not concerned. She can continue eating 3 dates.
Doctor:I hope she doesn't have hyperglycemia.
Doctor:If her blood sugars are abnormal, which can occur in some women during pregnancy it's better to restrict dates and other sugary item.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:we checked her blood sugar level during 7th week
User:its was normal
User:now we are not sure about her blood sugar level
Doctor:Please follow up with her gynecologist about blood sugars.
Doctor:Some doctor consider repeating the test during second trimester and final trimester.
Doctor:Is there any other question?
User:nothing else
User:thanks for your guidance
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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