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Twin pregnancy, nose bleeding, steroid medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I am 24 weeks pregnant with twin pregnancy
Doctor :   Ok, how can I help you ?
User :   wanted to know...
User :   is stuffy nose common in pregnancy?
Doctor :   Yes, it is
Doctor :   In pregnancy the mucous membranes get fragile and also secrete lot of mucous as they get sensitive to the dust and other allergens
User :   whay about bleeding from the nose?
Doctor :   Yes that too , as i said the nasal mucosa gets fragile and causes bleeding from nose
User :   ok...
User :   the other day...i had some bleeding from the nose..
User :   today when I sneezed the mucus has blood
User :   also 2 - 3 days back...i spat some cough and it had blood (this happened only once)
User :   hope nothing to worry?
Doctor :   Thats ok, but you may have to consult your doctor who can prescribe you drops to prevent the same
User :   ok...
User :   also i feel the mucus dries..
User :   when I clean hurts a little
User :   since the mucus is dried..
Doctor :   Do not attempt to clean forcefully or with fingers do use steam inhalation
User :   ok
User :   also today since evening I am having some pain in my throat...could it be related to any of this?
Doctor :   yes, again
User :   the bloody cough that I spat?
Doctor :   all these are set of symptoms seen due fragile mucosa in pregnancy
User :   its scary when u have blood in ur spit and mucus...
User :   gives u all wrong ideas..
User :   was really worried...
Doctor :   I agree , but do not worry
Doctor :   do consult your doctor once
User :   ok..
User :   sure
User :   do i need to visit a ENT?
User :   or my gynac shud be able to help?
Doctor :   Gynec doctor can help you
User :   ok...
User :   thanks!
Doctor :   Is there anything I can help you with ?
User :   yes..
User :   is there some injection that needs to be taken in twin pregnancy
User :   that develops the lungs of the babie incase of a pre mature delivery...
Doctor :   No specifically
Doctor :   yes, if in case of risk of premature delivery.. its a steroid injection
User :   is it safe?
User :   any side effects?
Doctor :   the safety is ensured on the cause it is used for and the timing of the injection
User :   what is a good time to take this?
Doctor :   there are side effects , but since is its a one time dosage , it does not matter
User :   ok...
User :   what are the side effects?
Doctor :   the Gynec can decide the timing of the injection , who can asses the risk of the premature delivery
User :   ok
Doctor :   side effects will include early maturity and fetal distress if given at wrong time or early
User :   ok...
User :   what is this injection called/
Doctor :   I am sorry I cannot be specific in the brand name,, It will be steroid injection
User :   ok
User :   thank u
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   thanks for ur time and for answering my queries..
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