What Can Cause Upper Stomach Discomfort While Pregnant

 

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What causes upper stomach pain during pregnancy? Gas. High levels of progesterone are relaxing your intestinal muscles, so gas may happen at any point in your pregnancy. Constipation.

Up to 75 percent of pregnant women may experience constipation at some point in their pregnancy. Iron Heartburn. What can cause it?

Constipation and gas. Constipation is one of the most common pregnancy complaints. During the first trimester, hormonal Acid reflux.

Taking over-the-counter medication may ease heartburn during pregnancy. Heartburn is a common symptom, Stretching skin. Some pregnant people.

Causes of Upper Stomach Pain During Pregnancy Gas During pregnancy, high levels of progesterone may relax the intestinal muscles. This may lead to gas which can cause Constipation Constipation is the most common complaint during pregnancy ( 1) and this can lead to upper stomach pain. Hormonal.

Upper stomach pain pain during pregnancy can be a normal part of the process as your body changes to accommodate your growing baby. While there are many harmless causes of this abdominal pain, some may be more serious. What causes upper abdominal pain during pregnancy 1. Pressure effect of growing uterus.

One common reason women have abdominal discomfort, especially in the second and 2. Progesterone effect. During pregnancy, your hormones spike up and could interfere with normal intestinal movement. 3. Round. Avoid constipation.

In some conditions, women may experience abdominal pain because of constipation, a common complaint of pregnant women. To prevent and counter this, women are advised to incorporate in their diet high fiber foods. Fibers help in absorbing water and allowing feces to pass without over-drying.

Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy: Is It Gas Pain or Something Else? Pregnancy gas pain. Gas can cause excruciating abdominal pain.

It may stay in one area or travel throughout your belly, Round ligament pain. There are two large round ligaments that run from the uterus through the groin. These. Miscarriage. Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks.

Vaginal spotting or bleeding is usually the first symptom, followed by abdominal pain a few hours to a few days later. The bleeding may be light or heavy. The pain may feel crampy or persistent, and mild or sharp.

There are many aches, pains, and other sensations you may experience during your pregnancy, including stomach tightening. Stomach tightening may start early in your first trimester as your uterus. Yeast infections or urinary tract infections (UTIs) may also cause cramping.

A study from the BMJ stated that up to 6 percent of moms-to-be will develop a UTI during their pregnancy. UTIs can.

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Abdominal pain is therefore a sign of some other problem, such as a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, separation of the placenta, preterm labor, or something unrelated to the pregnancy but perhaps equally as serious, such as appendicitis, ulcer, or pancreatitis.

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Heartburn, excessive vomiting, and constipation are common causes of mild discomfort or pain, especially during early pregnancy.

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Much more common cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding during pregnancy due to mechanical trauma at the GE junction from nausea and vomiting of pregnancy or hyperemesis gravidarum.

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Abdominal pain associated with pregnancy may be caused by the weight of the enlarged uterus; rotation, stretching, or compression of the round ligament; or squeezing or displacement of the bowel.

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Causes of abdominal pain in 1st trimester

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Acute abdominal pain in the pregnant patient due to pancreatitis, acute appendicitis, cholecystitis, or peptic ulcer disease.

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Indigestion Eating can cause a number of symptoms such as pain in the upper abdomen or heartburn (behind the chest/breast bone), nausea and flatulence.

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ECTOPIC PREGNANCY Chronic abdominal discomfort early in pregnancy may be caused by unruptured ectopic pregnancy, when, rarely, the fertilised OVUM starts developing in the Fallopian tube (see FALLOPIAN TUBES) instead of the uterus.

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Severe or worsening abdominal pain in early pregnancy may be the first indication of ectopic pregnancy, and needs to be referred on the same day Severe pain in later pregnancy may be a symptom of placental abruption, and likewise merits urgent referral.

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Heartburn is common when a pregnant patient sits or lies down soon after eating a normal meal, only to have her gravid uterus exert upward pressure on her stomach, causing increased reflux activity and the perception of hyperacidity.

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Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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