The Upper Abdomen Is Hard?

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Afternoon … I asked, I was 21 w pregnant, but how come my upper stomach is hard y, sometimes also like tightness … I do have an ulcer, not normal or not, how do I deal with it so that the upper abdomen is not hard?

1 Answer:

Hello Sari,

Thank you for the question.

Hard and tightness in the upper abdomen in women who are pregnant in the second trimester is often indeed caused by the amount of gas that accumulates in the stomach, or often referred to as heartburn (gastritis). This condition can become burdensome during pregnancy, due to hormonal influences as well as gastric pressure by an enlarged fetus. Not only that, stress factors, fatigue, side effects of drugs, unhealthy eating patterns, and obesity can also make complaints feel even more disturbing.

Aside from gastritis, your complaint can also refer to various other diseases, for example gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric cancer, intestinal obstruction, intestinal inflammation, digestive infections, weak heart, enlarged liver or spleen, peritonitis, intra-abdominal tumors, psychosomatic disorders, pleural effusion pneumonia and so on.

As a preliminary treatment, you should first warm up your abdominal area that feels uncomfortable. Balance these steps with plenty of rest, eat a little but often, reduce the consumption of foods and beverages that contain gas (for example mustard greens, cabbage, soda, tubers, tea, coffee, coconut milk, fried foods), do not immediately sleep after eating, much drink warm water, don't wear comfortable clothes, calm yourself, don't smoke, and stay away from substances that might make you allergic.

However, if with the steps above your complaints just continue, or appear vomiting, chest pain and abdominal pain, difficulty in activities, weakness, no appetite, difficulty sleeping, and other severe complaints, immediately you check with your doctor or obstetricians to be treated further according to the cause huh ..

I hope this helps.

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