Appendicitis during pregnancy
Attacks of the appendix are not only found before or after pregnancy in women, but also in the process. And in quite frequent cases appendicitis occurs in pregnant women (approximately 2-5%). It is also worth considering that there are seizures mainly in the first trimester of pregnancy.
The reason for the development of acute pain in the appendix is an increase in the uterus in volumes, and this, in turn, leads to various changes in the body, in particular, there is a displacement of the appendix, its inflammation and disruptions in blood supply.
But the growth of the uterus – this is not the only reason for provoking the development of inflammation of the appendix. Another reason is the increase in the body of pregnant hormone progesterone, which entails relaxation of the muscular system. As a result of relaxation of the muscles of the digestive canal, food begins to linger, thereby provoking constipation. Constipation occurs due to solidification of stools, which can fall into a separate channel – an appendix. As a result, we get inflammation and provoke the development of acute appendicitis. Therefore, this material will tell you what the symptoms of appendicitis are and what methods of disposal exist.