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Differential diagnosis of common symptoms in pregnancy

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Suzanna Daud DFF P MRCOG, Fadi Alfhaily MBChB MSc DFF P MRCOG, MA Khaled FRCOG PhD
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 3, p.53 (123Doc Education, London, April 2009)


Asthma can cause breathlessness, which is often associated with a cough with or without wheezy breathing. The symptoms are usually worse at night, on walking and after exercise.

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Suzanna Daud DFF P MRCOG

Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Fadi Alfhaily MBChB MSc DFF P MRCOG

Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust


Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Director of Education
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust


1. Nelson-Piercy C. Handbook of Obstetric Medicine, 3rd edn. London, 2007.
2. Nelson-Piercy C and Girling J. Obstetric Medicine: A problem- based approach. London, 2007.


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