Pain in the right side: what you need to know?
The abdomen can be divided into four parts: right upper (right side from above), left upper (left side from above), right lower (right side from below) and left lower (left side from below). Depending on the fact that parts of the abdomen arose pain, you can talk about those or other diseases of internal organs. Some women experience pain in their right side. It is important for every future mother to know what can cause such pain.
To establish what causes the pain in the side, first you need to determine its exact location, frequency and character (sharp, pulling, spasmodic). The description of the main symptoms of pain in the side and examination of the doctor will help determine which of the organs should be treated.
Right side on top
In this part of the abdomen, the liver, gallbladder, part of the intestine and the right part of the diaphragm are located. Accordingly, the pain can arise due to liver disease, diseases of the stomach and duodenum, biliary tract, right kidney, pancreas. Causes of pain localized closer to the middle, can be a turn of the intestines, appendicitis, diseases of the right kidney.
The nature and frequency of pain
Severe and severe pain. May occur due to inflammation of the pancreas or cholelithiasis. The threat to the life of the pregnant and fetus is inflammation of the pancreas. Severe pain in the side is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating. The pain itself can give in the back.
With severe pain, hospitalization of a pregnant woman is inevitable, since such strong analgesics are contraindicated for such women. You can try to calm down the pain if you lie on your right side and put a heating pad under your stomach. You can also stop the attack if you choose a comfortable sitting posture, when the fetus does not press on the pancreas.
Aching and constant pain. It can occur due to diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines. The threat to the life of the pregnant and fetus is inflammation of the liver (hepatitis). Additional symptoms, which occur with hepatitis: yellowness of the proteins of the eyes, facial skin and palms. Also, the color of urine can become dark brown due to the presence of blood in it. This disease is often diagnosed in women in the second trimester of pregnancy, which is associated with the activation of the virus due to the restructuring of the body.
Right side from below
In this part of the abdomen there is a ureter (removing urine from the kidneys in the bladder), fallopian tubes, appendix. The causes of pain in this segment may be diseases of the bladder, damage to the kidney or appendages of the uterus, appendicitis, inguinal hernia, ectopic pregnancy (on the early lines).
The nature and frequency of pain
Cutting and constant pain. The threat to the life of the pregnant and fetus may be appendicitis or rupture of the cyst. The symptoms of appendicitis are similar to the symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst: a sharp pain and its specific localization site. As in the case of appendicitis, and when a cyst is ruptured, urgent hospitalization is necessary with subsequent surgery.
Dull and drawing pain. As a rule, it occurs because of the inflammatory processes of the urogenital system. In this case, it is recommended to make a syringe from a decoction of chamomile and drink an infusion of mother-and-stepmother (2 tablespoons before meals). If the pain symptoms did not disappear, then during the next visit to the gynecologist you need to tell them about the doctor. The specialist can prescribe an additional medical examination, following which you will need to undergo a course of drug treatment.
Pregnant women sometimes get dull and aching pain, which lasts no more than 10-15 minutes. This may be a sign that the baby rolled over in the stomach and hit with his foot or head over the liver. In this case, you should lie on your back and try to relax, and then take deep breaths, slightly holding the air in your lungs.
During pregnancy in the female body, the motor activity of the internal organs decreases, changes occur in the circulatory system in the internal organs, immunity decreases, which can be the reason not only for the emergence of new diseases, but also for the exacerbation of chronic diseases. Therefore, the expectant mother should carefully monitor her state of health and if she has pain in her side, contact one of the specialists: obstetrician-gynecologist, gastroenterologist, surgeon or infectious disease specialist.