Abdominal Pain Left To The Waist After Childbirth
I want to ask, I have just given birth to a second child, but why does my stomach hurt so much to the left that it breaks to the back and there aren’t any puerperal blood spots even though it’s only been 4 days?
Hello, thank you for the question.
Abdominal pain experienced after childbirth is normal and will decrease after the third day. Abdominal pain can be caused by contracting the uterus so that the muscles of the uterus become tight and can cause pain such as cramps. This aims to stop the bleeding and to restore the size of the uterus to its original state. This pain will usually feel more severe in the second birth or more because in mothers who have given birth to a second child and so the time interval between uterine contractions and relaxation of the uterus will be shorter than the mother who first gave birth so that the pain will be more pronounced. In addition, uterine contractions will also increase when breastfeeding mothers, because the hormone oxytocin that comes out when breastfeeding mothers will also stimulate the uterus to contract so that abdominal pain will also be felt more severe. But if the pain is felt so great that it interferes with activities, especially to cause weakness, pale, bleeding out a lot from the genitals, then you should immediately visit a doctor for further examination and treatment, the examination that can be done can be by ultrasound examination, lab, and etcetera. Abnormal pain can be caused by several things, such as the presence of residual tissue in the uterus, bleeding in the uterus, infection, and so forth. To reduce pain you can compress with warm water on the painful abdominal area for about 15-30 minutes, sleep on your stomach and stomach is propped up with a pillow while contracting, do not delay urinating, and you can take pain medication prescribed by your doctor. if complaints of pain are felt to be quite disturbing.
so, hopefully it helps.