Abdominal pain in early pregnancy
When a very young girl decides to save a pregnancy and endure a child, she immediately has a lot of questions related to her new condition. And one, which occurs in almost all future mothers, – why pulls the stomach during an early pregnancy?
Why does the abdomen hurt during early pregnancy – the main reasons
Let’s start with the fact that minor pain in the lower abdomen in early pregnancy is a completely normal phenomenon and it is observed in almost every woman. And this is understandable – goes alteration of an organism.
In this restructuring, the uterus, the organ consisting of muscles, takes an active part. These muscles tend to contract, and just at this moment in the abdomen, pain can occur – especially this is characteristic of early pregnancy, when the organism of the future mother is not yet fully formed.
Doctors recommend simply lying on your side and lying down for a few minutes – soon the painful sensations should retreat.
However, if the pain intensifies, and even more so, if bleeding starts, it is necessary to urgently call an ambulance – in fact, besides innocuous natural causes there may be others who only a professional doctor should deal with.
Pulling the stomach with an early pregnancy can and for other reasons. And it can hurt not only the lower abdomen – sometimes painful sensations spread to the lower back, anus, legs.
And only the doctor, having examined the patient, can make the correct conclusion and establish whether there is a threat of pregnancy or, in this particular case, the pains in the lower abdomen in early pregnancy are not pathology.
The pains that are associated with gynecology are called obstetric. They can be caused by ectopic pregnancy, placental abruption, and also in the case when there is a threat of spontaneous abortion. A few words about what exactly represents each case:
- threat of spontaneous abortion – Feeling that in the early pregnancy pulls the stomach, it should first of all eliminate the threat of spontaneous abortion. It is especially dangerous if the pain intensifies, it becomes like a fight, and small spotting develops into a bleeding. It is believed that this condition can occur as a result of stress, severe physical exertion, infection of the body, pathological development of the fetus;
- ectopic pregnancy – ectopic pregnancy is dangerous by a rupture of the uterine tube, in which, not falling into the uterus, a fetal egg is fixed. The pain in this case is cramping, localized usually in the lower abdomen, on the one hand. In addition, it is felt in the leg, hypochondrium, anus. In this case, there are sometimes small discharges in the form of blood;
- placental abruption – detachment of the placenta is accompanied by severe pain and is fraught with death of the fetus in the womb. The condition can be caused by a trauma to the abdomen, complicated by gestosis, a constant increase in blood pressure.