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Shortness of breath?
Pain in chest during deep breathing,coughing?
Bloating and flatulence?
I have nausea on and off, shortness of breath but I attribute this to normal pregnancy symptoms..I have no chest pains only upper abdominal pain. I have bowel movements every other day, sometimes normal stool, sometimes hard. Negative to all others.
Hi,Thanks for providing more information.
Congratulations for your pregnancy.
As your blood work and other investigations are fine.
Slightly anemia and high WBC count are normal with pregnancy.
So other potential differential diagnosis of such pain under the ribs may include Costochondritis(This condition occurs when ther is inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum (breastbone). This is very common in pregnancy as the enlarging uterus plus the movements of the baby causes irritation of the cartilage).
So massage can be helpful.
So avoid carbonated drinks, caffeine,chocolate,acidic foods like citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, mustard, and vinegar,processed meat, mint products and spicy, highly seasoned, fried, or fatty foods.Eat several small meals throughout the day.
Avoid drinking large quantities of fluids during meals
Don't eat close to bedtime.
Sleep propped up with several pillows or a wedge.
You can ask your doctor for Zantac if your symptoms'll be related to gastric issues.
If your symptoms'll persist then consult your doctor again.
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Thank you for your input, I will follow all your recommendations and will also bring up your ideas to my md. Do you think the numbness in the front is related to the Costochondritis? The paid is about an inch and a half below the bone. Also can you tell me why you don't think it could be related to my aorta.. just for my piece of mind. Thank you!
Thanks for the follow-up.
Firstly i want to assure you that it is less likely to be related to aorta if you have no previous history of any heart problem.
You shouldn't worry about your family history as your symptoms are not related to heart problem.
However you need to undergo ultrasound for fetal wellbeing,blood pressure monitoring on a regular basis.
Numbness can be associated with irritation of nerve suppling intercostal cartilage.
So massage and physical therapy can be helpful.
If your symptoms'll persist then consult your doctor again and if required EKG,Echocardiography can be advised.