HomeAnswersObstetrics and GynecologylightheadednessI am 28 weeks pregnant and have been unable to stand for more than a half hour or less without feeling lightheaded or dizzy. Why so?

What could be the reason for lightheadedness and dizziness in a 28-week pregnant female?


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Answered by

Dr. Deepti Verma

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 3, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 3, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and have had high blood pressure for the past two weeks. Last week I had severe upper abdominal pain that wrapped around my back between my shoulder blades. Also, I have been unable to stand for more than a half hour or less without feeling lightheaded or dizzy. I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum in my first trimester and currently have SPD in my pelvic and hip bones. The only medication I am on is Tylenol (when needed).

Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Severe pain in the upper abdomen can be due to gastritis, or pancreatic in origin, as pain due to these conditions can radiate to the back. You should get an ultrasound done to confirm the diagnosis. I will suggest you to consult a specialist for the same.

I hope it helps.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Deepti Verma
Dr. Deepti Verma

Fetal Medicine

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