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well 20 years chest pain left side also 36 weeks prégnant and ekg and blood work was good juss heart rate was up but still having chest pain a week now

By November 9, 2014 - 5:13pm
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Hi courtneywill and thanks for bringing your concerns to EmpowHER.

Chest pain is a common experience during pregnancy. Some causes are minor while others are cause for alarm.

As your body grows to accomodate your baby, you undergo changes that can cause chest pain, including added pressure on your ribs and diaphram, and chest pain from enlarged breasts. Heartburn and indigestion can also cause chest pain, as can an aggravation of pre-existing conditions such as asthma.

Serious complications can develop when chest pains are due to heart disease or what's known as deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot that appears in a vein or an artery.

A week of enduring these chest pains is too long, and you need to contact your obstetrician as soon as you can to seek advice and see if you need to come in to the office.

If the chest pain worsens and becomes severe and you have shortness of breath or dizziness you should seek immediate emergency care.

Your doctor should be able to provide you with some recommendations and options to reduce the chest pain, which may include additional vitamins and nutrients, or may include some stress relief techniques. There may be some simple things that will help you feel better, so please call right away and don't be afraid to do so.

Let us know what you learn, we wish the best for you and your baby.



November 9, 2014 - 6:33pm
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