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Alarming symptoms in pregnancy

Alarming symptoms in pregnancy

How do you know if a sudden pain is normal or you need to contact your doctor? Here is a list of symptoms that should clear you up.

But even if you do not find your symptoms on the list, it is better to be cautious and call your doctor instead of suffering for hours wondering if you have a torn ligament or have a premature birth.

Keep in mind that these symptoms are more or less serious depending on your health, your medical history and the stage of pregnancy you are in. Ask your doctor to tell you what signs you should worry about at different times of pregnancy.
During the last trimester of pregnancy you should call the doctor or rescue in the following situations:

  • abundant vaginal bleeding (which fills a tampon in an hour or less);
  • severe abdominal pain;
  • if the pregnant woman feels that she has fluid leakage at the vaginal level (broken amniotic sac) and feels that she feels the umbilical cord in the vagina (prolapse of the cord) she must necessarily sit on her knees so that the sitting is higher than the head to reduce the pressure on the umbilical cord until the arrival of help.
  • Prolapse of the umbilical cord can lead to the blood circulation to the fetus. These measures can be applied as early as week 24 of gestation.
    The doctor should be called at any time during pregnancy when:

  • are signs of preeclampsia such as edema (swelling) in the face, hands, or feet; vision problems such as blurred or dark vision and intense headaches (severe headaches);
  • any vaginal bleeding;
  • pain, cramps or fever associated with vaginal bleeding;
  • tissue loss from the uterus;
  • fever 38.9 or higher;
  • pelvic pain, which does not improve;
  • itching all over the body (usually occurs in the evening and then also the whole day), whether or not associated with dark colored urine, acolic stools (the chair is light in color) and the appearance of jaundice (yellow skin coloration) or scleral jaundice (coloration in sclera (yellow);
  • vomiting more often 3 times a day, especially if it is associated with fever or pain;
  • increased vaginal discharge or mild or more severe vaginal bleeding. It may be either loss of amniotic fluid or a problem in the bladder;
  • dysuria (urination pain) or frequent urination with cloudy urine, blood and an unpleasant odor.
    If the pregnant woman has between 20 and 37 weeks of gestation she should go to the hospital or notify the doctor if she has signs of premature birth such as:
  • any vaginal bleeding, increased vaginal discharge that was usually low, or a change in the type of secretion - that is, becomes aqueous, sticky or is mixed with blood. Note: After 37 weeks, an increase in the amount of vaginal discharge is normal and may indicate that you will be born soon;
  • stronger cramps, similar to those of the menstrual period with or without diarrhea (lasting more than 24 hours) or severe constipation;
  • if the contractions, accompanied or not by pain, are less than 15 minutes, and continue for more than 2 hours after changing the position and hydration;
  • sudden back pain or pressure in the pelvis area (feeling that the fetus is pushing);
  • if the child does not move, if he moves less than usual or hits less than usual. Ask your doctor if you should monitor the fetus's activity by counting its strokes daily. It can give you specific instructions on how to count them;
  • painful uterine contractions, fever suddenly developed, and fatigue (possible signs of an infection).
    After 37 weeks it is necessary to consult the doctor immediately or to be called to rescue if:
  • there are vaginal bleeding;
  • regular contractions (separated by 5-6 minutes lasting at least 45 seconds each);
  • the occurrence of fluid loss in the vagina;
  • if the child does not move or move much less than normally.
    Also, pregnant women should go to the doctor throughout the pregnancy when there is a permanent (different from the normal) discharge associated with itching, burns or an unpleasant odor.
    If you are not sure that one of the symptoms is serious, but you do not feel in your waters, trust your instincts and call your doctor. Your body changes very quickly so it's hard to tell if what you're experiencing is normal.
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