Abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, weakness, frequent urination… All these problems are among the most common complaints during pregnancy due to hormones and physiological changes. While some of these may be natural symptoms that can be seen in every person; others can be the harbinger of important problems. Memorial Ataşehir Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Op. Dr. Serap Mollaoğlu gave information about the complaints during pregnancy and the situations that need attention.
Usually in the 4th and 5th weeks, in some pregnant women groin pain complaint may occur. Unless it is accompanied by vaginal bleeding, it is not a cause for concern, it is due to the embryo implantation process in the lining of the uterus. For more information about groin pain during pregnancy, see “What causes groin pain during pregnancy?” You can browse our content.
Especially in the first three months bleedingIt may also be a natural part of the progression of pregnancy, but it is useful to seek expert advice, as it can also be a sign of miscarriage threat. “Will there be bleeding during pregnancy? What should be done if there is bleeding? ” For answers to such questions, you can take a look at our “Wondering about bleeding in pregnancy” content.
Estrogen, prolactin and progesterone hormones are the most important hormones of pregnancy and childbirth. In this process, the increase in the secretion of these hormones, changes in your breasts is the main reason. During the first few weeks of pregnancy, slight changes may be felt in the breasts and these may be painful. Avoiding overstimulation of the nipple will prevent the pain from increasing. You can get detailed information from the article “Changes in the breast during pregnancy” to get information about the changes in the breasts during all periods of pregnancy.
In the first trimester, as the uterus grows, there are changes in the function of the kidneys, and during pregnancy, more frequent urination need can be felt. However, the frequency of urination is most common in the last weeks when the baby’s head starts to press on the bladder. This is also normal, but if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as burning in the urine, urinary tract infection it may need to be looked for and treated. You can read the article “Urinary incontinence during pregnancy, its causes and treatment” to get information about problems such as frequent urination, urinary incontinence and urinary tract infection during pregnancy.
In nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy; Hormones secreted from the placenta, psychological problems of the mother, vitamin B6 deficiency, changes in the gastrointestinal system due to pregnancy, and the thyroid gland working more than normal are possible reasons. If there is no abnormality in the routine pregnancy tests in the first weeks of pregnancy, it can be accepted as the possible effect of pregnancy hormones or psychological effect. Severe vomiting, poor nutrition due to vomiting and continuous weight loss may require treatment. You can read the suggestions in this article for foods and other methods that are good for nausea during pregnancy.
Especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy tiredness increasing in amount in the body Hormonal “progesterone” This hormone can cause weakness, tiredness, and the need for constant sleep. You can follow the suggestions in this content to deal with the fatigue and fatigue that occur during pregnancy.
The reason for the headache, especially in the first 3 months, is hunger for long hours due to nausea and vomiting and a considerable decrease in water intake. Dehydration, in other words dehydration, can lead to headaches. Headaches seen in recent months, high blood pressure and preeclampsia It should be investigated because it may also occur. Therefore, a doctor should be consulted without delay for headaches in recent months. You can read the article “Headache During Pregnancy” for other causes and solutions of headache during pregnancy.
During pregnancy reflux-heartburn Such complaints are mostly caused by the growing uterus exerting pressure on the stomach. In addition, the progesterone hormone secreted causes food to move more slowly than the esophagus. The metabolism can run slower than usual, and digestive problems also occur. Complaints such as nausea and vomiting should be evaluated well, and if they are very uncomfortable, of course, a specialist should be consulted. You can take a look at our article “Ways to prevent heartburn” for solutions to reflux-burning complaints.
Although the reason for the spots and darkening that occurs during pregnancy is not yet known, it is thought to be caused by excessive secretion of the estrogen hormone. More care should be taken when exposed to sunlight or UV lights during pregnancy. To avoid stretch marks during pregnancy Regarding the necessary measures, “What causes pregnancy cracks and how to prevent them?” You can browse our content on.
As the metabolic rate slows down, the digestive system generally slows down and the growing uterus can put pressure on the last part of the intestines. As a result of this constipation during pregnancy It is natural to occur. However, attention should be paid to the formation of hemorrhoids (hemorrhoids) and anal fissures (cracking in the anus) that may develop due to constipation. To avoid constipation, plenty of water should be consumed during pregnancy. Fiber diet and good vegetable consumption will help. Still, if the complaint continues, the doctor should be consulted, and laxative-like drugs should not be used without asking the doctor. You can find suggestions for relieving constipation during pregnancy in our “Causes and treatment of constipation during pregnancy” content.