Among the first signs of pregnancy, there are many symptoms that resemble the approach of the menstrual cycle. And if they appear prematurely, this is the first thing that causes a woman to suspect what happened. Among such signs can be pulling pains in the lower abdomen, reminiscent of sensations with menstruation. This occurs during the implantation period, 6-12 days after conception, when the fertilized egg reaches the uterus and tries to attach to its wall. Many women do not feel any sensations at this time, but cases when lower abdomen and even in the lower back appear typical for monthly pain. This is perhaps the only case when such pain is considered normal and is not a cause for concern. Although the various physiological changes that occur throughout the pregnancy in the body of a woman can also provoke such pain. Weight and volume of the abdomen is constantly growing, the uterus is increasing and can ache a bit. And the ligaments holding it, stretch and hurt. Particularly noticeable stretching of ligaments becomes late, and pain occurs when sharp movements, sneezing, changing positions. Such pain is sharp, but short-lived and does not pose a danger to women and the future child.
However, you should not relax. The pain in the lower abdomen, as with the months in the early stages of pregnancy, can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. If it is accompanied by even dizziness, fainting and nausea, you should speed up your visit to a doctor and make an ultrasound. And if, on the background of pain, you have also started bleeding - urgently call an ambulance, because you can resolve the situation only by urgent surgical intervention. Similar symptoms appear when there is a threat of spontaneous abortion, which also requires treatment to the gynecologist and inpatient treatment. In this case, painful, cramped, gives back and almost always accompanied by vaginal discharge. After abdominal trauma, physical overstrain, in some diseases (for example, hypertension, toxicosis of the second half of pregnancy) and for a number of other reasons, a woman may have premature placental abruption, which also hurts as with menstruation and bleeds. Immediately should call an ambulance, since detachment is extremely dangerous for the mother and fetus and requires early delivery and stop bleeding.
But there are neakusherskie pains in the lower abdomen during pregnancy. Very often pain as with menstruation can occur due to spasms of the digestive system. This phenomenon usually occurs as a reaction to the maternal nutrition: colitis and dysbacteriosis, increased gas production, overeating with a subsequent sensation of heaviness in the abdomen. In addition, the growing uterus squeezes the intestines, resulting in deterioration of its permeability and peristalsis and constipation develops. It can also give pains in the lower abdomen. Everything can be easily corrected by adjusting the diet and diet.
In later terms, pain can occur as with menstruation due to overstrain of the abdominal muscles. In this case, just relax and rest, and the pain subsides. Pain as with the monthly during pregnancy can be evidence of urinary tract infections. It is rare, but nevertheless it happens that appendicitis, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction and other surgical diseases become aggravated in pregnant women. The pain in this case increases and intensifies, and also is accompanied by other characteristics characteristic of each of them: temperature, nausea, dizziness.
If you are not sure about the nature of your pain, if you are concerned about these painful sensations or if you observe any additional symptoms, do not take risks and contact your doctor. There are thousands of reasons why a pregnant woman hurts as with menstruation. Many of them are quite harmless and the pains pass by themselves. But you never know for sure, as far as it can be dangerous for you and your child. With such pains it is better not to joke.