Appendicitis in pregnancy - what will happen now?
If during pregnancy abdominal pain suddenly falls, then it is necessary to go urgently to the doctor, as there are many reasons and all of them can threaten with unpleasant consequences. For example, sometimes during pregnancy a woman develops appendicitis.
In this case, you should go to the hospital, because only there the doctor will be able to determine exactly - which hurts the stomach. Appendicitis in pregnancy can be determined with the help of laparoscopy. This is a surgical intervention: the doctor makes small punctures in the abdominal cavity and, using special modern instruments, examinesarea of inflammation. The longer the gestation period, the more difficult it is to diagnose and the more difficult it is to perform the operation, so it's important to do everything in time. Any delay is a big risk not only for the child, but also for the mother.
Causes of appendicitis:
Appendicitis during pregnancy can develop because the uterus increases in size, the appendix and the cecum are displaced. Why a pregnant woman can have constipation, and because of stagnation in the intestines increases the pathogenicity of microflora.
Along with this, the woman's organism is restructured in a new way. Immunity at the same time is lowered, the properties of blood change. If the body does not cope with this, then there may be various troubles.
Appendicitis during pregnancy- symptoms:
Symptoms of this disease during pregnancy will be the same as that of all during a similar attack:
- Increase body temperature to 38 degrees.
- A white coating may appear on the tongue.
- The pulse rate increases to 90-100 per minute.
- Shortness of breath, superficial breathing, cold sweat.
- Sudden and severe colic in right side. First, the pain occurs in the navel and then spreads throughout the stomach, eventually it is localized in the right side.
Appendicitis in pregnant women can not be cured either. Output is always only one - an operation during which the inflammatory vermiform appendix is removed. What awaits after the operation?
The recovery period for women who wear a baby differs from ordinary people. They are much more difficult. First, after surgery, you can not put ice on your stomach, since it can be cprovoke any complications. Women are prescribed antibiotics to prevent the development of infectious complications, since appendicitis during pregnancy leaves sometimes severe consequences.
In addition, the future mother will have to take medicines aimed at maintaining pregnancy and normalizing bowel function. A pregnant woman after surgery will have to spend a lot of time in a hospital. If the operation was made already on a long term, it is possible that in the hospital it will be possible to spend the entire remaining period until delivery.
- Hypoxia of the fetus.
- Abnormal contractions of the uterus.
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Infectious diseases.
Do not get scared and frustrated at once. When appendicitis started during pregnancy, it is better to act quickly to avoid annoying consequences. If you turn to the hospital in time, the chances of bringing and producing a healthy baby are significantly increased. Therefore, the first signs of appendicitis should immediately call an ambulance and go to the examination.