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What Can I Do For Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Exercises or support: Exercises such as yoga, pilates or physical therapy may help. There are support belts that may also help. The pelvic discomfort is related to relaxation of the tendons and ligaments that connect the bones of the pelvis to allow a baby to pass through. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! no one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a life time without a weight struggle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things to try: There are many things you may try to alleviate/improve constipation symptoms in pregnancy. Potential solutions: increase the fluid, fiber, fruit and vegetable intake; add natural fiber stool softeners to your diet; take your prenatal vitamins (the extra iron is good but may exacerbate constipation) every other day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diificult: Check with your urologist for cystitis, bladder spasm. There are meds like cystex which you can take to ease spasm. Stretch long muscles of low back to make sure they are supple. Check kidney function with urinalysis and cultures . If you have a fibroid utterus, this can cause back pain. Finally, check vaginal ph and have gynecologist do cultures for chronic yeast (candida) which under diagnosed. ...Read more
What can I do about very bad stomach cramps or pain and what can I do about period pain naturally.
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Cyclic pelvic pain could be endometriosis or a variety of other gynecologic causes ...Read more
How do I know if the lower abdominal cramps, bloating, etc. That I am experiencing has do to with pregnancy?
Define the problem: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. Not all abdominal pain however is endometriosis, so further clarification of cause & effect may be next appropriate. ...Read more
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