Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy

Patient : Hi, I'm pregnant (19 weeks tomorrow) and have been experiencing abdominal pain on and off for the last week, sometimes more severe then others. I'm not spotting / bleeding, but I'm a little worried. The pain at6 worst makes me double over - though it only lasts a few minutes. At my 12 week scan they noticed a cyst on my left ovary, and there was also one there when I had a miscarriage last June. Could this be the cause? If so, do I need to get checked out at the hospital?
Doctor :   Hello, I understand your concern about abdominal pain during pregnancy. There are some physiologic changes that can caus e your abdomen to cause sore, as the uterus keeps on growing it starts to push up your abdomen and its contents causing pain due to gas formed in the intestines, this is the most common cause. However there are some other reasons that need to be ruled out such as biliary colic, during pregnancy the gallbladder release of bile is compromised sometimes causing pain usually after fatty meals. Surely, I agree with you that depending on the type of cyst that you have in your ovary, it could be another cause of your abdominal pain. I will suggest you to consult your physician for an evaluation and possible ultrasound to evaluate the ongoing pregnancy and rule out other possibilities. I wish you the best.

Related Q&A

Q: Insulin does not cross the placenta but glucose does, how will the baby’s body handle elevated glucose in the m...

Q: Is it possible to get pregnant while on the implanon? And if so, would the fetus survive or would it die with the imp...

Q: I have been on BCP for a while..It it normal to still breakthrough bleed? The blood is dark red to brown what can I d...

Q: My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and nothing seems to be happening. We have kids already but we want to ha...

Q: Is it possible to be pregnant an still see my monthly periods

 


DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews