Lower abdominal cramps

Abdominal pains can variety from various harmless conditions to extremely severe life-threatening conditions. Any indication of abdominal pain needs prompt professional medical advice. Unexpected and very severe abdominal pain should be treated as a medical emergency. Abdominal pain is a very common symptom, and also common in children. Sadly, many cases of acute appendicitis are misdiagnosed each year as gastroenteritis or some other condition, especially in children and infants. Though appendicitis is an uncommon condition, it can be fatal. And there are many other severe conditions that may cause abdominal pain. Occasional abdominal discomfort is a familiar pregnancy complaint, and while it can sometimes be harmless, it can also be a sign of a serious problem.

Causes of the discomforts

If you knowledge abdominal pain or cramping along with spotting, bleeding, fevers, chills, vaginal discharge, faintness, discomfort while urinating, nausea and vomiting, or if the pain doesn't subside after several minutes of rest, call your practitioner. Not all abdominal discomfort is a sign of a severe problem during pregnancy. For example, you may notice a bit of cramping during or right after an orgasm, and as long as it's mild and short-lived, it's completely normal and nothing to be alarmed about. You're much more probable to have gas pain and bloating during pregnancy because of hormones that slow your digestion and the pressure of your growing uterus on your stomach and intestines. Constipation is one more common cause of abdominal discomfort throughout pregnancy, caused by hormones that slow the movement of food through your digestive tract and the pressure of your growing uterus on your rectum.

Other causes

Round ligament pain is usually a brief, sharp, stabbing pain or a longer-lasting, dull ache that you may feel on one or both sides of your lower abdomen or deep in your groin, usually starting in your second trimester. It happens when the ligaments that hold up your uterus in your pelvis stretch and thicken to accommodate and support its growing size. You may feel a short jabbing sensation if you abruptly change position, such as when you're getting up from a bed or chair or when you cough, roll over in bed, or get out of the bathtub. Or you may feel a dull ache after a chiefly active day, if you've been walking a lot or doing some other physical activity. Call your caregiver if this uneasiness continues even after you've rested.

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