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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal For Your Stomach To Hurt During The Second Trimester

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How much weight can u carry in each trimester I hit my second trimester 2day and lifted 20lbs up a flight of stairs stomach hurts now did I hurt baby?

How much weight can u carry in each trimester I hit my second trimester 2day and lifted 20lbs up a flight of stairs stomach hurts now did I hurt baby?

Carry: I usually tell patients that if you have to use your "butt, back or legs" to lift anything then it is too heavy. So work smarter not harder. Lifting with your arms alone should be the main goal. In no way do you hurt the baby BUT you can injure yourself which makes the aches and pains of pregnancy harder to deal with. ...Read more

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I am in my second trimester n I have a sprain like pain on my right side of the abdomen continuously for 4 days. Is it normal? How to get relieved?

I am in my second trimester n I have a sprain like pain on my right side of the abdomen continuously for 4 days. Is it normal? How to get relieved?

Round ligament.: Musculoskeletal type of pain during pregnancy is commonly due to round ligament pain. This ligament attaches the uterus to the wall of the abdomen, and as the abdomen enlarges, the ligament is stretched. This type of pain is typically located on the side and bottom of the belly, and worse with exercise. If it is very bothersome, you can take some tylenol or see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am in my second trimester (19th week), I am facing a pain in my lower abdomen specially when i pass urine. Is it common and fine?

I am in my second trimester (19th week), I am facing a pain in my lower abdomen specially when i pass urine. Is it common and fine?

Need urine check: Pain in the pelvic area during voiding can be due to urinary tract infection, since you are pregnant it very important to have urine analysis and possible urine culture to be sure you have in infection. ...Read more

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Hi I have had 2 second trimester losses due to ic really considering the abdominal cerlage any news on thia?

Hi I have had 2 second trimester losses due to ic really considering the abdominal cerlage any news on thia?

Incompetent Cervix: If you have findings consistent with incompetent cervix (painless dilation, early pregnancy losses...etc) you may benefit from a vaginal cerclage (2 types). We usually only perform abdominal cerclages on women who have failed vaginal placement or have virtually no cervix left for proper placement. It's better to place a cerlage before 15 weeks. Good luck and please discuss with your OB Doc. ...Read more

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Should I avoid an abdominal CT if i'm in the second trimester?

Should I avoid an abdominal CT if i'm in the second trimester?

Yes: Abdominal CT uses radiation to make the images. It would be best to wait on abdominal CT if possible. Ask your doctor if abdominal ultrasound or MRI would be appropriate. Mri does not use radiation. ...Read more

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Are light nosebleeds normal during the second trimester ?

Are light nosebleeds normal during the second trimester ?

See below: The hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to nasal congestion with engorged blood vessels and hence nose bleeds. See an ENT doctor for cauterization in the office ...Read more

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Is it normal to have menstrual like cramps during the second trimester at 14 weeks?

Is it normal to have menstrual like cramps during the second trimester at 14 weeks?

Yes: A cramping sensation can occur in any month in pregnancy. Of course what is the difference between this cramping and threat of miscarriage. Difficult question to always answer. Benign cramping in 2nd trimester is constant and not cyclical. It feels like constant pressure. If you're worried at all, though, see your doctor and ask for a cervical length ultrasound to confirm cramping is benign. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Normal: The enlarging uterus is putting pressure on your ability to expand your stomach when eating. Eat smaller lighter meals more frequently. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an increase in bowel movement during second trimester?

Is it normal to have an increase in bowel movement during second trimester?

Depends on person. : Lots of women actually get constipated during pregnancy, exacerbated by hemorrhoids. An increase in bowel movements isn't necessarily a cause for alarm or something abnormal. ...Read more