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I’m 37 Weeks Pregnant and My Stomach Hurts!

November 11, 2019


I’m 37 weeks pregnant and my stomach hurts! Because of the baby, there is a lot of pressure
on your stomach and other organs. You think my stomach hurts because of the
baby that’s been there for almost nine months. You could have bad acid reflux or indigestion
because the baby is putting pressure on it. I don’t think that’s it. After all, I’ve had to eat smaller meals
for weeks to not feel like throwing up. Are you mistaking bad constipation for stomach
pains? I know what bloating feels like. The hormones to relax all those tendons and
sinew can leave your joints loose and bowels so loose they don’t push things through
as fast. I’d expect gas or burping if that were the
case. You can try to eat some fiber to make sure
that isn’t the case. As long as I don’t get the runs as a result. If you have diarrhea along with stomach pains,
there’s a good chance you have a stomach bug. Other than the really big one. Being pregnant can weaken your immune system
and leave you susceptible to various diseases. The constant runny nose is pregnancy caused
rhinitis, that’s due to hormones, not an illness. If you have stomach pains accompanied by vomiting
or diarrhea, there is a chance it is an infection. I don’t have a fever. If you had those symptoms plus a fever, you
have to get to the hospital. If you don’t have a fever and the digestive
symptoms ease but the stomach pains don’t, you have to go to the hospital. That sounds contradictory. The contractions that signal early labor can
cause stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea early on. Then when your digestive system stops clearing
itself out, the muscle contractions continue and get worse. I know that contractions get stronger and
closer together when you’re in labor. If you have stomach pains and back pains,
you are probably in labor. I thought labor only took the form of back
pains. The uterus is sticking out in front. And the muscle contractions of the uterus
will ripple across the stomach, though the pain may be stronger in the back. I wonder why. The back carries most of the weight, while
the stretched stomach makes it easy to feel the ripples of the stomach muscles. I’ve heard it could be something else. If you’ve had a urinary tract infection,
then the infection could spread to the bladder, causing pelvic pressure and stomach pain. That sounds bad. It could cause periodic pains in the stomach
well bladder, along with pelvic pressure, maybe blood in the urine, burning when you
pee, difficulty emptying the bladder and perhaps a fever. We already agreed if there’s pain plus a
fever, go to the hospital. I’m not sure of the symptoms of appendicitis,
but if you have prolonged stomach pain that isn’t accompanied by likely muscle contractions,
you just need to seek medical attention. My appendix came out years ago. I’ve heard of gall bladder disease and pancreas
problems worsening during pregnancy due to the dehydration and extra load on the body,
but that’s something a doctor would have to diagnose. So any pain that doesn’t stop or pain plus
digestive symptoms or fever or anything else – we’re down to if in doubt, go see the
doctor.

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