The Left Stomach Looks Bigger And Feels Painful At 3 Weeks Pregnant?

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Hello, I want to ask … I am currently pregnant for about 3 weeks, the midwife said yesterday, then my left stomach looks bigger and pain in the lower abdomen on the left, I urinate very often, why? The symptoms are similar to people having menstruation … Thank you, please answer …

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Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Increased urination frequency is a common occurrence in pregnancy. This condition occurs due to various things, especially female hormones, which increase during pregnancy. Likewise with pain, pain that appears during early pregnancy is normal, but it can also be a sign of certain problems, depending on the results of the examination.


As for the stomach which looks bigger on the left side, and is accompanied by pain in that area, this is not normal. Because the uterus is located in the middle, the stomach should be enlarged symmetrically and the pain should be localized in the middle, either in the back or in the stomach.


Among the conditions you need to worry about is an ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy outside the uterus. This condition occurs when pregnancy takes place outside the uterus and can be anywhere, from the abdominal cavity, fallopian tubes, to the ovaries on the left and right. What is feared is that there is a pregnancy outside the womb, precisely in the lower left of your stomach, and because that part is not intended to accommodate the fetus, as the fetus develops, it will cause pain. This condition can be caused by various things, such as using an IUD, having inflammation or infection of the female organs and fertility problems.


However, because this is still a possibility, we suggest checking with a gynecologist. Your doctor will most likely ask you to do an ultrasound check to find out where your fetus is now in order to determine whether there is really a pregnancy outside the womb.


Meanwhile, keep consuming pregnancy vitamins, maintain a healthy lifestyle by staying away from stress and cigarette smoke, consuming nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit, and getting adequate rest. We wish you a smooth pregnancy and childbirth.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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