Heartburn For More Than A Week When Pregnant?
Ass, good evening,rnI want to ask, my pregnancy has entered 12 weeks, I have a history of miscarriage too, this is my second pregnancy after a miscarriage, in this pregnancy I had a lot of spots and underwent utrogestan therapy which was inserted into the vagina on the doctor’s instructions, and thank you God, I have no more spots, but two weeks later I felt heartburn and pain in the lower abdomen for more than a week, my doctor was only given anti-nausea boosters and drugs.. What do you think my heartburn is and is it normal or not? nThank you for your time
Hello, Sari fatmala, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
Heartburn in pregnancy is a symptom that often occurs, both in early and late pregnancy. Heartburn in pregnancy can be caused by false contractions, also known as Braxton-hicks, which is a sign that the uterus is preparing for future labor. The characteristics of these contractions are appearing irregularly, not gaining weight, lasting no more than 1 minute, appearing no more than 1-2x/hour, and can disappear with a change in position. These contractions must be distinguished from contractions because of the signs of labor, which can be read at this link.
Apart from Braxton-Hicks, heartburn in pregnancy can be caused by the following:
1. Presence of pressure on muscles, joints, and blood vessels
2. Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause excessive gas in the stomach
3. Ligament stretch
4. Post sex
5. If accompanied by symptoms such as abnormal discharge from the vagina, pain when urinating, vomiting, fever, chills, then one must be aware of the possibility such as miscarriage, pelvic inflammation, urinary tract infection, and other conditions outside of pregnancy such as appendicitis. or intestinal inflammation. If you have accompanying symptoms as I have mentioned, immediately consult a doctor.
To reduce heartburn, you can do the following ways:
1. Take a warm bath
2. Avoid stress
3. Listening to music, relaxing
4. Switch positions
5. Drink warm water
That's it, I hope it's useful.
dr. Sarah Rizqia