Possible causes of serious stomach pain
There are some conditions that require immediate attention and can cause stomach pain.
A fertilized egg implants outside the womb during this process, for example, in a fallopian tube. The pregnancy must be terminated surgically or through medication because it cannot survive.
Pregnancy-related symptoms can start to show up between weeks 4 and 12 and can include:
Before 24 weeks of pregnancy, bleeding and cramping may indicate a miscarriage or a threatened miscarriage (when you bleed but the pregnancy usually goes on).
Due to the baby’s growth and the uterus pushing up under the ribs in later pregnancy, pain just under the ribs is frequently experienced.
However, if this pain is severe or persistent, especially on the right side, it may be an indication of pre-eclampsia, which is a condition where a pregnant woman has high blood pressure. After 20 weeks or soon after the baby is born, it typically begins.
Other symptoms of pre-eclampsia include:
Youll need to be monitored in hospital.
If you experience regular abdominal tightenings or cramps and are less than 37 weeks pregnant, call your midwife.
You should be monitored in the hospital if this indicates an early labor.
This is when the placenta begins to separate from the uterine wall, frequently resulting in bleeding and excruciating pain that is constant and never-ending like a contraction pain.
It can occasionally be life-threatening because it could prevent the placenta from adequately supporting your unborn child.
You should visit the hospital so that both you and the child can be examined.
Pregnancy-related UTIs are common and typically treatable. They may hurt your stomach and occasionally, but not always, when you urinate.
Urgent advice: Call your midwife immediately if you have stomach pain and:
Any of these signs might indicate the presence of a serious condition that requires immediate attention.
Is it normal to feel abdominal pain in pregnancy?Pains, aches and cramps in your belly are common. Most mums-to-be have them at some point in their pregnancy
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