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Mild Bradycardia in the foetus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi.. I am six weeks pregnant. I had my ultrasound got done today. It says fetus has mild Bradycardia. What does it mean?
Doctor :   heart is low
Doctor :   heart rate is low
Doctor :   what the heart rate?
User :   Is there anything to worry?
User :   It is 117 to 120 bpm
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   normal fetal heart rate can be between 110 to 160
Doctor :   per minute
Doctor :   if the fetal heart rate is less than 100 beats per minute then it is called fetal bradycardia
User :   Everytging else looks good and normal except heartbeat.. I am a little worried.. I am bieng asked to get the scanning done again after two weeks to confirm viability
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes that is usual procedure
User :   So I need not worry about it?
Doctor :   are you taking any medicine other than the medicine prescribed by gynecologisy
Doctor :   gynecologist sorry
Doctor :   117 is withing normal limits
Doctor :   u need not worry
Doctor :   if it drops to 100
Doctor :   then there couldbe some problem
User :   no.. I am not taking any medicine except folic acid tablet and doctor has given me tablets for nausea which i rarely take as i dont have morning sickness or nausea
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   lack of oxygen to fetus is one reason which causes fetal bradycardia
Doctor :   if other parameters are normal
Doctor :   then u need not worry
Doctor :   but get a repeat check done in 2 weeks time as suggested
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   I am not able to breathe properly from few days as my nose is blocked. could that be a reason?
Doctor :   u need to be cheerful and smiling
Doctor :   yes it could be
Doctor :   did u consult for this breathing problem
Doctor :   do u have any abdominal pain or fever or bleeding
Doctor :   as of now?
User :   No.. as i am having it only from past two days.. I am still having breathing difficulty now..
Doctor :   prolonged compression on umbilical chord can cause fetal bradycardia
Doctor :   please consult a gynecologist then
User :   No abdominal pain or fever.. Sometimes i get cramps which lasts for a min or so..
Doctor :   if u have difficulty breathing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats normal in pregnancy
Doctor :   if u have fever or abdominal pain or bleeding then u needto promptly consult a gynecologist
Doctor :   it could be that ur just anxious
Doctor :   calm down and relax
Doctor :   if ur finding difficulty breathing please go consult
Doctor :   a gynecologist
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thank U doctor.. I will consult my gynaec tommorow as she is not available today.. I will try to be calm and relaxed.
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   keep smiling
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   have XXXXXXXX day
Doctor :   hi
User :   Thanks again.. Bye..
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   keep smiling
Doctor :   have a great day
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