Back And Stomach Pain At 28 Weeks Pregnant?
Hello doctor, let me ask… I am 28 years old and just 28 weeks pregnant with my third child with a history of giving birth twice before. I currently have back and abdominal pain when I am active for about 10 minutes, after I sleep on my back it doesn’t take long it’s gone, but if you sleep on your side or do activities to sit/eat/bath for about 10 minutes the pain recurs again. And it’s been continuous since last night until this afternoon. Well, what should I do, since it’s the weekend when there’s no doctor’s practice. Thnx in advance…
Thank you for your question
Back pain during pregnancy is a common condition that often occurs, which is usually caused by increased body weight supported by the spine due to weight gain during pregnancy. So the greater the gestational age, the lower back pain may occur more often. Although this is actually normal, if the pain is severe enough and the pain doesn't go away, then you really need to get immediate treatment. In addition to pain due to this body weight, the low back pain that you feel can also be caused by his or stomach contractions that should not have appeared at 28 weeks of pregnancy, it could also be due to a urinary tract infection or other causes. Even though the private obstetrician's practice is closed on weekends, you can actually still get services for the condition you are experiencing, you can check yourself in the emergency department of a maternity hospital or general hospital. In general hospitals, there are units that serve conditions related to childbirth and pregnancy problems, so you will still get the right service. To overcome this pain you can take pain relievers that are safe enough for pregnant women or other pain relievers according to the doctor's instructions. To reduce pain, it's best if you rest in bed and reduce your activities to a truly minimal level of activity. You can adjust the position of your body so that you feel comfortable when lying down and the pain doesn't get worse, ideally you should sleep with your body on your side and use a comfortable pillow to cover your waist. You can compress your waist with a warm compress or a cold compress. You can also do massage slowly to overcome the pain in your waist. But again, if the pain does not decrease or persists then you need immediate treatment from a doctor.
Hope this answer helps you.
dr. Aldy Valentino