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Ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy and abdominal pain
During pregnancy, some complications may arise that require medical supervision and treatment. It is important for pregnant women to have proper antenatal care to detect and treat possible pregnancy complications and conditions at an early stage. Among the problems you may face are ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy and abdominal pain. Find out with Barza how you can identify possible irregularities in your pregnancy and how to prevent them!
Ectopic or ectopic pregnancy
Although it occurs in only 2% of pregnancies, ectopic pregnancy (or ectopic pregnancy) is a serious medical problem that is good to know about as it can be life-threatening. It occurs when a fertilised egg “nests” outside the uterus (usually in the fallopian tubes).
An ectopic pregnancy is manifested by:
- abdominal pain;
- vaginal bleeding;
- discomfort in the pelvic area;
- increased discomfort when moving;
- nausea or vomiting.
Such a pregnancy can be caused by untreated or inadequately treated intimate infections. Also, some previous tubal surgery and smoking can cause or promote ectopic pregnancy.
As for molar pregnancy, it occurs in 1 in 1000 pregnancies and is a problem in the placenta. Specifically, when fertilisation does not occur naturally, tissue develops in the uterus but does not develop into a normal embryo.
Thus, in the case of a complete molar pregnancy, there are only fragments of placenta, without the baby. In the case of a partial molar pregnancy, there is even an embryo, but it has abnormalities that prevent it from developing.
In addition to the symptoms seen in ectopic pregnancy, a molar pregnancy can also be signalled by:
- a very high level of hCG hormone;
- lack of heart rate in the fetus.
Other complications and conditions of pregnancy
Expectant mothers may also experience during pregnancy:
- high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia);
- gestational diabetes;
- abdominal pain.
During pregnancy, you may experience more or less troublesome abdominal pain. If they occur rarely and are of short duration and intensity, you probably have nothing to worry about. It is, however, a good idea to get in touch with your doctor to make sure everything is OK.
If the discomfort is significant and the pain persists, don’t ignore it. You should see a doctor, especially if the pain is accompanied by vaginal bleeding and discharge, fever, chills or any other discomfort. They could be signs of pregnancy complications such as ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or premature birth. It could also signal problems with the placenta or even a urinary tract infection.
Try not to be alarmed at the slightest sign of abdominal discomfort. Some pains are caused by constipation, bloating or it may be round ligament pain, pain that occurs as the pregnancy progresses. Your body undergoes small changes to help it sustain the pregnancy.
How to get over superficial abdominal pain more easily
If the pain is not caused by a medical problem, you can relieve it with a little exercise. You can go for a short walk, light gymnastics or a dip in warm water. Good hydration is also beneficial!
Remember! The body adapts to pregnancy and works hard to feed the baby. It is a demanding process that can become overwhelming and requires constant monitoring. It is therefore advisable to be aware of the risks you are prone to, so you know how to protect yourself and your baby.
Pregnancy complications and conditions: be informed!
If you suspect you have amniotic fluid leakage, you can now test yourself quickly and easily at home with the Stork Amniotest, an in vitro diagnostic absorbent test.