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I’m 22 weeks pregnant with sereve pain in lower tummy, no,

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I’m 22 weeks pregnant with sereve pain in lower tummy
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Customer: I’ve been to maternity ward and baby was all fine
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 11 days ago.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No bleeding or fluid loss I do need to go toilet as in poo but can’t go and feel like I have trapped wind I’ve had it for 24 hrs now tho
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 11 days ago.

Pain and cramping during later stages of pregnancy is not uncommon.

The likely causes for this pain would be:

Braxton-Hicks contractions: the uterus has these pseudolabour contractions which can be painful occasionally.

Gas pains: due to the slowing of intestinal passage of food, there are gas pains and bloating. This seems most likely in your case.

Pressure of growing uterus: As the uterus grows in size, it puts pressure on the surrounding organs and this can cause pain.

Constipation: increased constipation during pregnancy is often the cause of pain.

Gas pains are the most likely. You can take Cap. Prilosec for now. But you should also discuss with your doctor for this.

Meanwhile take the followings steps:

Plenty of fluids - make sure you are well hydrated.

Warm compresses: warm a towel and apply it to the area.

Soak in a warm bath

Change positions - do not remain in the same period for long

Left lateral position - at night while sleeping sleep in the left lateral position.

Vt. C, Zinc and Vitamin B complex supplements -you can get this at your pharmacy.

Avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, cut down on caffeine

High fiber diet -vegetables, fruits, non processed meat and fish - be sure to take nutritious diet

Maintaining regular bowel movements at fixed time

Regular hours of sleep



Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 11 days ago.

Hope this resolves your query. If you need more help, just write back here so l can continue to assist. Stay safe!

Dr. P. Jyoti