It is necessary to know that a sudden sharp pain in the side - an alarm bell, especially if it lasts more than 30 minutes. Do not delay the visit to the doctor or call & ldquo; ambulances & rdquo; , after all, probably, the pregnant woman needs urgent medical aid. If there is pain in the side, you need to contact one of the specialists: obstetrician-gynecologist, gastroenterologist, surgeon, infectious disease specialist.
The first thing you need to tell your doctor by phone is the symptoms, the nature of the pain and the location of its localization. To do this, you should know that the abdomen is divided into four parts: the right upper segment (right side from above), the upper left segment (the left side from above), right bottom and bottom left segments (right and left side from below).
Pain in the right side from the top during pregnancy
Here are located: liver, gall bladder, part of the intestine, right side of the diaphragm. If it hurts in the upper flank on the right, then it is more likely that an injury occurred or the disease of these organs began to manifest itself (manifested itself). It can be inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), problems with the gall bladder or pancreas. In the latter case, with inflammation of the pancreas, the attack of pain is very strong, accompanied by nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating. In this case, pain is given directly to the back. In addition, infection, poor liver function or gallstones are often responsible for pain in the right side from above. Sometimes pain in the right side of the top on pregnancy causes kidney pathology.
Pain in the left lateral from the top during pregnancy
This part contains the stomach, pancreas, intestinal loops, spleen and left part of the diaphragm. The spleen, whose main work is to remove red blood cells from the blood, is very close to the surface of the body. There are several diseases in which the spleen increases, which causes severe pain. In some cases, this organ can be ruptured. With this diagnosis, in addition to pain, there is a cyanotic skin around the navel.
Also, the pain in the left side from above can be caused by diseases of the stomach, for example, gastritis or functional dyspepsia. Remember that the pain in the stomach can also indicate more terrible diseases - peptic ulcer or cancer.
In addition, during pregnancy, pain in the upper left segment may be associated with diaphragmatic hernia.
Do not forget that the pain in the left upper square can give the pancreas. However, with this diagnosis, the pain can also be felt right, in the middle and in the left side of the abdomen.
Pain in the right lower side during pregnancy
In the lower right segment, there are appendix, ureter (discharging urine from the kidneys into the bladder), fallopian tubes. The first thing to be suspected, feeling pain in this place, is appendicitis. If this is really appendicitis, the pain is strictly localized and lasts 8, 10, 12 or more hours.
In addition, pain in this part of the abdomen can occur with sexually transmitted infections, with ruptured cysts and ovarian tumors.
In the early stages of pain in this area may indicate an ectopic pregnancy.
Pain in the left side from below during pregnancy
Pain in this part of the abdomen is caused by the same causes as pain in the right side from below, with the exception of appendicitis.
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In late pregnancy, some women notice the appearance of uncharacteristic pains, feelings of heaviness or raspiraniya in the right hypochondrium. Often - a dyskinesia of the gallbladder and bile ducts, contributing to the development of the inflammatory process, stone formation. At the same time, dyskinesia can be one of the manifestations of cholelithiasis, chronic cholecystitis, anomalies of the development of the biliary tract.
Also, the appearance of pancreatic pain can be caused by a special - pregnant - condition of a woman. At this time, active motor activity is reduced, and the internal organs function & ldquo; with a discount & rdquo; on pregnancy. For example, under the action of progesterone, the main hormone of pregnancy, the uterus relaxes, and with it, for the company, and other organs, including the gall bladder. Inadequate emptying of this organ leads to its stretching and the appearance of pain. The appearance of dyskinesia can be associated with purely mechanical causes: the growing uterus presses, "presses" the organs of the chest cavity, including the liver and gallbladder, as a result of which the normal process of bile secretion can be disturbed. In this case, pain is often accompanied by nausea, reluctance to eat, a feeling of bitterness in the mouth, belching, heartburn, bloating.