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Pregnant. Feels heavy all the time. Is this normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Jun-2013
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Practicing since : 2004
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User:Hi Dr.
User:I am currently 17 weeks pregnant
User:I feel very heavy everytime i eat
User:let iit be breakfast or lunch or dinner
User:is it anormal symptom
User:I m not able to walk i feel so
User:You there ?
Doctor:This is common problem in pregnant women in second trimester
Doctor:as the sphincters are very lazy to relax
Doctor:between the stomach and food pipe and stomach and duodenum
Doctor:so it is advised to eat slowly and small quant
User:should'nt i drink coffee now ?
Doctor:as it causes the sphincters to release
User:Thanks i was feel very uneasy after every meal that was my major concern
User:I m asked to do Anamoly scan this month end
User:what is that all about ?
Doctor:This will detect any organ deformity for the growing foetus
Doctor:It is done post 18 weeks till 20
User:is it different from NT scan
Doctor:The Nuchal Translucency scan is done around 12 weeks.
Doctor:It is specially for Downs Synd
User:currently i m prescribed to have OroferXt tablets and calcium tablets
Doctor:Exactly this is what yu need
User:doctor has told me to have one in the iron tablet inthe morning and calcium at night
User:but many a times i forget having the iron tablet in the morning so is it any harm if i hav eit in the day tiime
Doctor:It should be taken 2 hour diff with calcium and food
User:like today morning i totally forgot to have the tablet so is it fine if i have the OroferXt tablet now
User:as i have the calcium tablet post dinner
User:is it fine
User:can you please tell me what is downs synd ?
User:I am working so many a times travel roads are actually not good like there are speed breakers
User:is it still bad for me now ?
Doctor:It is better to avoid such speed breakers
User:is it still risky as i m now in the 5th month
Doctor:The dangers are less when compared to 1st and 3rd trimester
User:Is having Potato bad now ?
Doctor:You can have once in a week or two
User:my sugar level was 81 when last test was done lats month
Doctor:That is fine, you need one after 20 weeks
User:i m like we do in curries
User:Thanks Doctor
User:Thats all I had to ask for now
Doctor:that is fine
Doctor:Do you have any more queries
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me here.
Doctor:Bye for now
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