Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

158 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

31 week pregnant. Feeling discomfort while walking. What precaution should I take?

Answered by
Dr. Das Arindam

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 1416 Questions

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello dr,
I'm writing to u 4m India ! I'm currently in my 31st week! I have been put on bed rest because of excessive water ! There's discomfort in walking so mostly lying down! I'm worried about the eighth month! Please help! What precautions should I take! My 9th month starts on 13th feb,2013!
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 3 hours later

Thank you for posting a query.

Look, excessive fluid means presence of polyhydramnios. Here, the amniotic fluid is present on abnormally high level. In this condition, basic management depends on supportive care.

I can understand your concern. I am telling you about the precautions you can take
1.     Complete bed rest. This is most important.
2.     If you feel any discomfort like abdominal pain / any type of convulsion / swelling of leg / low urine output / bleeding, consult with your treating doctor immediately.
3.     Ultrasound monitoring to rule out any possibility of fetal complications.
4.     Consult with your treating doctor for indomethacin group of drug. Sometimes it becomes very useful.

So, these are the main precautions you can take. Rest of the management depends on many factors like appearance of any fetal complications, associated maternal complications and response to the treatment.

Hope this information suffices. Let me know, if you have any more questions.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Back pain

doctor1 MD

My Sister is 44 years old. She had an EKG and they said her heart rate was slow (50). She has been nauseated and throwing up for a week, no energy, sharp pains in back of head and jaw, blood was in her throw up once, chest is sore, burping a lot, bowels different, what could this be

doctor1 MD

X-ray taken to determine source of back pain. Kidney stone suspected. Found oblong two part white spot between kidney and spine. size 1 x1/8 . What is this? Also left kidney misshape with round circle against wall, while right kidney perfectly formed. What is this?

doctor1 MD

Okay so my friend is on the Depo shot and she has never been on her period on it before this month... she is peeing clear liquid and has acute pain in her lover back rating at a seven out of ten... she has had the back pain for about 2 years what could it be?

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...


I am 24 years old.

I feel pain in my back when after urine.

In unrine test there are sqamous epithelil cell.

I have contact get by three MBBS but problem still found.

Please sugest a medicine for me Thanks,




doctor1 MD

I get a lower back pain which is excrucitating right after my cycle ends.its remians for 4-5 days. And have to take painkillers.Its very debiliating.The feeling is like something in stuck inside which is unable to come out.My lower portion gets...

doctor1 MD

very small amount of brownish discharge after wiping, I finished my period just under 2 weeks ago, although I can't be precise. any reason for this?

doctor1 MD

I am 77 and take heart disease medications. I have lower back pain , am fatigued and joint pain. Suggestions?