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Shortness of Breath In Pregnancy

Pregnant women have a slightly increased risk of developing blood clots in the legs. This often causes swelling in just one leg, usually accompanied by discomfort or pain.

 

Since you have no swelling, it would be unusual for a blood clot to be related to your short breathing.

 

However, if you have ever had a blood clot in a leg or your lungs, your chances of developing a new clot are higher than average.

 

Have you ever had a blood clot in your leg or blood clots in your lungs?

Yes, I have.

No, never.

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