Pain And Twitching?
Hello, r nDok, I have a question. R n r n1. I gave birth to my first child 15 months ago. I recently felt a twitch in my stomach. Is that a sign of disease or is it natural? R n r n2. At the time of delivery I received an episiotomy suture, is it natural that it has been more than a year that the stitch marks will sting a little when touched with a little pressure? Or is it dangerous? R nSometimes it feels uncomfortable in the Miss V section when driving long distances using a motorbike. R n r nThank you
Hello, Tri Amurwa, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Twitching in the stomach can have several possible causes:
1. Strain in the abdominal muscles or muscle fatigue due to activities that are not usually done or there are activities that are more strenuous than usual
2. Abdominal bloating from swallowing a lot of air (aerophagia) can be caused by opening your mouth a lot (for example talking), being in an area with lots of wind
3. Electrolyte imbalance
4. If the twitch occurs in the midline of the stomach and pulsates in line with the heart rate, you should immediately consult a doctor to anticipate more serious things such as dilation of large blood vessels in the abdomen (abdominal aortic aneurysm).
If the twitching is not painful, is not accompanied by bowel disorders, weakness, nausea / vomiting, does not interfere, and does not have the characteristics of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, then you don't need to worry, it is enough to meet your fluid and electrolyte needs (drink at least 8 glasses a day, can be added with electrolyte drinks), eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, get enough rest, control stress, and try a warm bath or compress the stomach with a warm towel. If there are symptoms such as fever, pain, disturbed bowel movements, nausea / vomiting, or symptoms like number 4, check with your doctor to find out the cause.
Meanwhile, the episiotomy suture wound will usually heal within a month after delivery. Pain after an episiotomy that lasts more than 3 weeks requires further examination by a doctor. Possible causes of pain and discomfort include lack of lubricants or lubricants, infection of the genitals (such as sexually transmitted diseases), inflammation of the vulva / vagina (vulvovaginitis), or contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to contact with certain substances, such as soap, perfume , detergent). My advice is to check with a doctor especially if the pain has been more than 3 weeks, or if there are other symptoms such as lumps, discharge, sores on the genitals, smells, bleeding, pain during sex or when urinating, back pain / stomach, or there is a fever.
When driving long distances on a motorbike, it is natural to make the genitals uncomfortable because the straddle position is too long. Stop and rest for a moment to stretch then continue the journey again. To reduce pain you can drink paracetamol and soak in warm water. Keep your feminine tools clean and healthy.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.