Discomfort in the abdomen during pregnancy- and especially in its early terms - is a common occurrence. Nevertheless, abdominal pain in early pregnancy, as well as late, almost always causes serious concern among most pregnant women. And especially those who give birth for the first time. In the vast majority of all cases, abdominal pain in the early stages of pregnancy is caused by the fact that the body of a future mother undergoes certain changes in order to prepare itself for the continuation of pregnancy and childbirth. As a rule, such pain sensations are not too strong - many women compare them with sipping during pregnancy. However, in the event that the abdominal pains in the early stages of pregnancy are too strong, or if they are accompanied by the following symptoms, you should sound the alarm:
- Chills, fever.
- Headache and / or dizziness.
- Bloody discharge and especially bleeding.
All this, of course, no physiologicalthe norm is not and in all cases indicates serious diseases. In such a case, you need to see a doctor-gynecologist as soon as possible. And in case of bloody discharge, the expectant mother should immediately go to bed - it's by no means possible to go to the doctor yourself. We need to immediately call an ambulance team.
Doctors identify a number of common causes of abdominal pain in early pregnancy. To begin with it is necessary to exclude those who have a gynecological nature of origin:
The most common fear arisingalmost every woman, when she feels pain in the abdomen in the early stages of pregnancy - whether she lost the baby. And this fear is not so unfounded - most often miscarriage occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy (or in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy). Bleeding or vaginal spotting are the first symptoms of miscarriage. Then there are spasms in the abdomen, also similar to those that occur during menstruation, but many times stronger. In the event that such symptoms suddenly appeared and you, immediately consult a doctor. Do not panic, at least for two reasons. First, panic takes away the already precious time in this situation. And secondly, the future mother in general worry is harmful. Fortunately, the level of modern medicine is quite high. And if the pregnant woman asked for help on time, in most cases, the pregnancy can be saved.
- Ectopic pregnancy
Unfortunately, there is also such a phenomenon asectopic pregnancy. It occurs when a fertilized egg is not attached to the uterine wall, as it should be. In some cases, the embryo can secrete outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. In rare cases, the embryo can gain a foothold in one of the ovaries, the cervix or even in the abdominal cavity. If this happens, this is the ectopic pregnancy. Save ectopic pregnancy is simply impossible - when the fetus begins to increase in size, there will be a rupture of the cavity in which it is entrenched - most often it is the uterine tube. Ectopic is dangerous poses a serious threat to the life of a woman, so medical intervention is simply necessary. In the event that a woman has symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, she should consult a gynecologist as soon as possible. Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy include abdominal pain, spotting, and then, if the tube bursts, and heavy bleeding, back pain, dizziness. At the beginning of the pain in the abdomen is not particularly intense, but as the fetus grows, they become stronger and stronger. And if the tube still bursts, maybe even the development of a pain shock. Therefore, in no case do not pull with the reference to the doctor - the earlier, the better. Otherwise, there will be much more problems.
Of course, pregnancy changes the condition very muchthe organism of the future mother. However, do not forget that the pain in the abdomen in the early stages may be caused by other reasons that have nothing to do with pregnancy. And this is also very important to remember:
Appendicitis during pregnancy can let you knowabout yourself at any stage. But for some reason, as doctors say, most often it occurs just in the beginning of pregnancy. The symptoms of appendicitis are simple - it is pain in the right side of the lower abdomen. Almost always there is also nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. In order to distinguish appendicitis from an ectopic pregnancy, you may need to do an ultrasound. If you are faced with such a diagnosis, it is not necessary to get particularly frightened - for today, an operation to remove appendicitis for surgeons is not a problem. And, of course, your baby will not suffer in any way - neither from anesthesia, nor from the surgical manipulations themselves.
- Urinary tract infection
Urinary tract infection in early stagespregnancy occurs very, very often. And, of course, without pain in the lower abdomen is unlikely. In addition, the following symptoms may appear: burning and burning during urination, pain not only in the abdomen, but also in the lower back, an increase in body temperature - from small digits to high enough. Treatment should be started as soon as possible in order not to start the disease. And treatment should be qualified! In no case is it unacceptable to take any medication without prescribing a doctor. Even if they helped your girlfriend, mom or aunt. First, you need a special course of treatment that does not damage your baby and completely eliminates the disease. Otherwise, it just goes deep into the body and periodically spoils the life of the future mother.
- Ovarian cyst
In the case of a woman before pregnancythere was a cyst, abdominal pain can be associated with it. A rupture of the ovarian cyst or twisting of its leg will cause severe pains in the abdomen, sometimes giving up in the lower back. The pain occurs suddenly - many women who encounter this situation describe it as a knife blow. In most cases, pain is accompanied by a feeling of nausea, vomiting and sweating. And the sweat that has come out is quite specific - cold and sticky. In general, cyst symptoms are very similar to those of an ectopic pregnancy. In order to correctly diagnose the disease, the doctor will conduct an ultrasound.
During pregnancy, the body of a womanundergoes serious hormonal changes, affecting all internal organs without exception. This also applies to the digestive tract. In future mothers, cases of constipation, which can cause a woman to feel pain in the lower abdomen, are not uncommon. Other causes In addition to the above reasons, which occur very, very often, a woman can feel abdominal pain in the early stages of pregnancy and for other reasons, such as: kidney infections, cholelithiasis, heartburn, gastritis, pancreatitis.
And finally I would like to reassureexpectant mothers. Although in some cases there may indeed be serious medical causes of abdominal pain during pregnancy, in most cases discomfort is caused by completely harmless natural physiological causes. For example, because of the dilatation of the uterus, uterine ligaments or banal flatulence - intestinal colic. However, in case of severe discomfort, or if pain is accompanied by bleeding or spotting, seek medical help immediately. However, your doctor should also know about minor ailments. It is much more reasonable to be safe than to miss a really serious problem. We wish you a happy pregnancy, easy delivery and good health for your baby. And, of course, yours! We advise you to read: