Stomach Enlarges At 3 Months Of Pregnancy?

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I want to ask, my obstetrical age walks 4 months, every time I wake up, my stomach size is still normal, but after eating, I stand too long, how come I grow big like I am 6 months old, accompanied by pain and my stomach feels full … I also get dizzy often. That’s why yaa

1 Answer:

Hello Wiwid, thanks for asking.


Normally in pregnancy the stomach will enlarge according to the gestational age. However, the stomach generally does not change in one day. If there is a large increase in the stomach after eating, generally occurs in the upper or middle abdomen. This is due to the presence of food in the stomach and small intestine. In people with a history of gastric disease, such as gastritis or GERD, stomach enlargement can also occur after eating due to gas buildup. Generally this is accompanied by pain, bloating, belching, nausea, sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.


If the stomach feels enlarged due to standing for too long, then it is likely related to the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal wall. Abdominal wall which has two layers, normally there is little fluid. In conditions that cause kidney disorders or liver disorders, excessive fluid buildup can occur in the abdominal wall. The increase in fluid generally occurs significantly when a person is in a sitting or standing position for a long time, due to the pull of gravity.


Preeclampsia may occur in pregnancy, which is characterized by high blood pressure, swelling in the body, headaches, vision problems, and changes in urine. It is also possible that you are in preeclampsia. These conditions must be treated immediately so as not to become fatal.


However, increasing the size of the stomach is certainly not normal. It is best to consult with your obstetrician regarding the complaint. The doctor will do an ultrasound to assess the condition of the fetus and the condition of the abdominal organs. If necessary, the doctor will do an analysis of blood samples in the lab to determine the function of your organs. Therapy and actions will be adjusted to the results of the doctor's examination.


That is my explanation. Hope it can be useful. Regards.

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