Cramps During Pregnancy In The Second Trimester?
Doctor, I am 5bulan pregnant..tp already this week I often feel cramps in the lower abdomen and back pain..one day sick, one day healed, sick again, tomorrow healed again..so that I felt this week..how Is it normal or dangerous? Please explain doctor 🙏
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Is this your first pregnancy? Have you ever felt cramps in the lower abdomen caused by uterine contractions?
Many things can cause cramps in the lower abdomen, one of which is caused by the contraction of the uterine muscles. Where pain is felt as pain in the placenta that radiates to the waist. If these contractions occur before enough months of pregnancy (ie, less than 37 weeks), then the mother must be careful, this sign is one of the warning signs where the mother must immediately consult with the nearest health care provider. Especially if at the time of the complaint occurs, followed by the presence of mucus out mixed with blood or water. This is because the uterine contractions that occur can cause miscarriage, premature birth and fetal death in the womb.
However, besides being caused by contractions of the muscles of the uterine wall, cramps in the lower abdomen can also be caused by lower urinary tract infections (precisely cystitis or bladder infections). Generally, the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections come from vaginal infections. Vaginal infections will be characterized by excessive vaginal discharge, foul-smelling, grayish-white or greenish-white or like broken and itchy coconut milk. Are you experiencing vaginal discharge at this time?
In addition to the above two things, cramps in the lower abdomen can also be caused by increased intestinal contractility. This condition will be experienced by someone who has diarrhea. Is the mother's diarrhea or bowel movements liquid?
Many other causes of cramps in the lower abdomen, including can also be caused by twisted ovarian cysts.
If you are confused and doubtful, because you cannot distinguish pain due to uterine contractions with pain due to other factors, you should consult with your nearest obstetrician. The mother will be examined later to find out the cause of cramps in the lower abdomen. If needed, the doctor will give a sedative to the uterus. Meanwhile, the mother limits the activity, as far as possible the total bedrest mother until the complaint improves or until the doctor allows the mother to move. Mothers are expected to consume lots of water to cleanse the urinary tract from germs that cause infections. Also do the wipe in the right way, ie from the front (urinary hole) to the back (BAB), this aims to prevent the spread of germs from the vagina and anus to the urethra. Change underwear regularly and whenever it is damp.
Thus hopefully useful.