Diarrhea During Pregnancy?

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Morning, I’m 24 weeks pregnant, currently I have diarrhea, maybe I ate the wrong thing, but my stomach hurts when I change positions or when I bend over to take water in the tub, will it affect my womb? and how to handle it?

1 Answer:

Hi Jonah,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

People who are experiencing diarrhea often feel stomach pain which is quite disturbing. This pain can be felt as cramping, nausea, twisting, and so on. The cause of this diarrhea must be investigated first, whether it is a gastrointestinal infection, food malabsorption, poisoning, lactose intolerance, typhoid fever, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, drug side effects, and so on.

In addition to diarrhea, the abdominal pain you are experiencing can also be caused by other causes, such as myalgia (muscle pain), pinched nerves, dyspepsia (increased stomach acid), urinary tract infections, bladder stones, myomas, ovarian cysts, or other causes. .

If the abdominal pain appears purely due to diarrhea, then when the cause of diarrhea has been resolved, generally the abdominal pain will also subside. However, if the cause is different, the treatment will be different. Therefore, to find out if there is a possible danger that could arise due to your condition on the fetus you are carrying, you should immediately consult an obstetrician. With a physical examination or also supporting tests, such as ultrasound, laboratory tests, stool cultures, and so on, doctors can generally determine the best treatment according to your condition. Treatment can later be done by administering drugs or even hospitalization in a hospital if periodic observation is needed.

At this time, you should not take drugs carelessly without a doctor's examination first. Compress the painful stomach area first using a warm compress and wear comfortable clothes and pants, not tight. Get plenty of rest first, don't lift too much heavy stuff or bend over for too long. Drink plenty of water, and eat regularly. When diarrhea still occurs, first reduce the consumption of spicy foods, coconut milk, and also contain excessive caffeine. Lastly, don't snack carelessly and consume raw or undercooked food first.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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