Throbbing Headache In 20 Weeks Pregnant?

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mualaikumrnI’m 20weeks pregnant, since 18weeks of pregnancy I’ve been experiencing dizziness but the dizziness is weirdrnIt’s like there is a heartbeat around the top of the ear/around the head sometimes the sound can’t sleep, why isn’t it? even though I’m pregnant in the 1st trimester it’s not like that? Thank you 🙂

1 Answer:

Hi Vika Sary,


The sound of the heartbeat that you feel is faster can be caused by the body's compensation in pregnant women where the heart will pump more blood so that the heart rate can be faster during pregnancy, especially after activity. However, if the pulsations are felt as coming from the head accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, it could be caused by other conditions such as migraine (one-sided headache), aneurysm (thinning/weakening of blood vessel walls causing blood vessels to widen), tension type headache (generally felt all over the head), cluster headache (headaches are mainly felt around the eye on one side that always occur at the same time every day), headaches due to pain/infection from the ear, sinusitis, and so on.


It's a good idea to check this complaint directly to the doctor considering that it is enough to interfere with the quality of your sleep which can later affect your health during pregnancy. By conducting a more targeted examination, a diagnosis can be made so that you can be treated appropriately. Make sure that you tell your doctor about your pregnancy so that the doctor can adjust the examination and treatment.


For now, identify the pattern of dizziness/head throbbing and avoid factors that might play a role, such as overheating, not drinking enough water, eating late, etc. If pain occurs, you can take pain relievers that are safe for pregnant women such as paracetamol. Consume nutritious food regularly during pregnancy and consume more water. Blood pressure control remains normal throughout pregnancy. Try lying more on the left side so that blood circulation to the heart more smoothly. Don't forget to manage the causes of stress.


I hope this information is helpful.


Regards, dr. Delvira

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