Never ignore these symptoms during your pregnancy period

Never ignore these symptoms of pregnancy

Whether you read any articles about pregnancy or talk to other experienced mothers it is difficult to find out that what you are feeling in your nine months of pregnancy is normal or not. 

Risk and complications during pregnancy

Here is the list of some dangerous symptoms during pregnancy which may cause complications for you and your unborn baby. If you feel any of these problems, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid taking any medicines without the doctor's advice.

Feeling unconscious and dizziness during pregnancy

An unconsciousness or dizziness during pregnancy can be an indicator that you haven't eat enough food on that day. However, this may be due to the low level of blood pressure which is common at the beginning of pregnancy. Many women feel dizziness during pregnancy. But, if you are unconscious then consult with your doctor and make sure that everything is fine.

Pain in the lower abdomen during pregnancy

Sometimes it may be normal abdominal pain which is often in pregnancy and poses no threat to you and your unborn baby. But sometimes it may be a sign of severe problems such as :
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriages
  • Premature delivery
  • Fibroids disintegrate and bleeding
  • Preeclampsia

Pain in the middle or upper abdomen during pregnancy

Tart or sharp pain in the middle or upper part of the stomach with or without nausea and vomiting indicates that you may have any of the following problems:

  • Severe indigestion
  • Stomach acidity or irritation
  • Stomach infection (vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Contaminated, eating toxic food stomach infection

However, if this pain occurs after crossing half of the pregnancy then it can be a sign of preeclampsia which is a serious situation that requires immediate attention and treatment.

Bleeding from the vagina during pregnancy

It is common for early onset of pregnancy to have bleeding or spotting without pain. It usually gets better on its own and it poses no harm to you and the baby. In the last stage of pregnancy, bleeding can be a sign that the cervix starts to open up or dilate. However, if you have bleeding in any stage of pregnancy talk to your doctor about it. This can be a serious problem if : 
  • Fast and persistent pain on the same side of the stomach with bleeding can be an indication of ectopic pregnancy.
  • If there is tremendous bleeding with persistent back or abdominal pain then this may be an indication of miscarriage.

Constant vomiting during pregnancy

If you are vomiting more than two or three times a day you may feel dehydrated or weak. However, it is less likely to cause the baby to be damaged. However, if there is too much and persistent vomiting (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) then you need to talk to your doctor especially if you are not able to eat some food or drink. You may need to get admitted to the hospital. If you are vomiting constantly after the half-stage of pregnancy then it may lead to severe pain immediately below the ribs and sudden swelling in your face, hands or feet. All of these may be symptoms of preeclampsia.

Diarrhea with vomiting 

Diarrhea with vomiting can be a sign of contaminated food or stomach infection during pregnancy.

Kidney infection

If you are vomiting, feeling fever and have pain in the side, lower back or genitalia in the back it may be an indication of kidney infection. If you have any such symptoms talk to your doctor.

Fever during pregnancy

If your body temperature is more than 99.5° F but there are no symptoms of cold and flu, then show your doctor on the same day. Contact your doctor immediately if there is more than 102.2° F fever. You may have had an infection. The doctor may advise you to take some antibiotics and rest. 

I see blurry and flashing bright light during pregnancy

If you have any of the following symptoms in the eyes since the half stage of pregnancy contact your doctor : 
  • Everything looks dual
  • Looking blurry
  • Low light
  • Flashing bright light
This kind of disturbance insight can be a sign of preeclampsia.

Swelling in hands and feet during pregnancy

In the final stages of pregnancy swelling (edema) on hands, face or eyes is normal and often there is no concern about it. But, if you have a lot of swelling and suddenly there is a headache or a problem in seeing then you may have preeclampsia. If you feel any of these symptoms contact your doctor immediately.

Strong headache during pregnancy 

If the sharp headache is more than two or three hours with swelling and changes in vision you may have preeclampsia. If pre-eclampsia occurs, it usually happens after crossing half of the pregnancy or immediately after the birth of the baby.

(Also read: Pregnancy at 6 weeks )

Irritation or pain while pissing during pregnancy

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) may occur if : 
  • Feeling excessive pain or irritation while pissing.
  • There is a desire to urinate again and again, whether you have already pissed. The desire for urination is so intense that it will leave before going to the bathroom.
  • Blurred, odorless urine. 
  • Nausea, fatigue, and sweating
  • Pain in the lower part of the stomach or pain in the whole body
If you feel any of these symptoms then meet your doctor. Your doctor can give you antibiotics for the treatment of this infection.

Suddenly feeling very thirsty during pregnancy

If you are suddenly feeling very thirsty and your urine is also dark yellow colored then it can be a sign of dehydration. You need to drink more fluid during pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes

If you feel thirsty and have to go to urination more frequently than ever, then it may be a sign of gestational diabetes. However, there are no signs of it often. Gestational diabetes increases the risk of complications for you and the fetus so tell the doctor immediately about this.

Itching in the whole body during pregnancy

If you are getting severe itching throughout the body especially at night, then you may have obstetric cholestasis (OC). OC is a condition of the liver in which the color of the urine can be darker than the normal color. It is not a matter of concern to have a slight itching because your skin is spreading to give place to the growing baby inside your womb so it is normal to have some itching during pregnancy. However, if the itching is severe then it's better to consult your doctor.

Leakage of liquid from the vagina during pregnancy

A liquid leakage from the vagina before 37 weeks of pregnancy may be a sign that your water bag has exploded prematurely. In this case, contact your doctor so that they can check the health of the fetus. If there are signs of infection then you may need immediate treatment.

Once the water bag bursts, then the protection against the infant's infection decreases. Or you may already have an infection, due to which the water bag is torn. You may have to be prepared for premature labor and birth too. The team of experts in the hospital will ensure proper care of you and your baby.

If the 
water bag burst after 37 weeks you may be delivered the next day or in a day or two. Tell your doctor what happened. They will ask you to come to the hospital to investigate and discuss if it does not start in the next 24 hours, what will be the right thing to do.

Baby's movement has decreased during pregnancy

If you notice that your baby's movements decreased then tell your doctor what happened. Your doctor may ask you to come to the hospital to investigate and to ensure the well-being of your baby. 

I fell and hurt on the stomach during pregnancy

Falling or injury is not dangerous every time, but call your doctor on the same day and tell all the facts. If you have been hurt in the lower part of your spinal cord by falling or sliding on the stairs you probably don't need to panic. Your baby is completely safe between the uterus and amniotic fluid. However, complexities may arise in cases of an injury to the stomach. If you have contractions, fluid leakage or any bleeding, then talk to the doctor immediately or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital.

Health is not well during pregnancy

If you are not sure about any symptoms, if you do not feel good or have some anxiety, trust your decision and contact the doctor. There are changes in your body so fast that it is sometimes difficult to understand that whatever you are feeling is normal or it is a matter of concern. If you feel deeply depressed, feel afraid, cannot meet everyday responsibilities then get help immediately. In this situation, you can call your doctor without any hesitation and they will be happy to advise and support you. If there is a problem you will get the solution. If everything is well then you will be able to go home safely.

Don't get panic in any situation. Stay active during your pregnancy. If you're suffering from any complications then consult your doctor. Don't take any medications on your own. We wish you a very happy and safe pregnancy.

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