During the pregnancy process, many changes occur in a woman’s body, both physical and emotional. Colic during pregnancy is one of the main conditions suffered by women. 

Abdominal pain and cramps in women during pregnancy

A characteristic example may be the appearance of colic. What to do when faced with this type of discomfort? This is one of the normal annoyances in pregnant women, so it is not to be scared if this type of case occurs. You only have to know what the colic is due to and how you can treat this type of ailment.

It is important to know that these types of situations are normal to a certain extent, however, in cases where the discomfort of colic becomes intense and constant , it is advisable to consult a specialist , who will evaluate the cause that is causing this discomfort.

Relevant aspects are detailed below, so that it can be understood what causes the appearance of colic in pregnancy.

The first trimester and the annoying colic

During the first months of pregnancy, it is common to have mild discomforts, such as colic. This is due to the growth of the womb in the first place. But there are other eventualities, which allow the appearance of this discomfort, and strong or painful colic is generated or occurs at the same time with the presence of a sacred .

This could possibly be due to a pregnancy in the tube or a loss and already in these circumstances a doctor specializing in this field should be consulted.

On the other hand, we speak of gallstones, such as the presence of stones or concretions, which are caused by annoying accesses, which are called hepatic colic.

Other possible causes of colic in pregnancy

There are other reasons, which explain the appearance of colic during pregnancy. Among them, the following can be mentioned:

  1. Preeclampsia This case may be due to protein in the urine and high blood pressure, as elements that cause the origin of colic discomfort in pregnancy.
  2. Preterm labor. Also, colic can appear at approximately 37 weeks of pregnancy, as an indication of preterm labor. In this case, it would become an important alert that warrants urgent medical attention.
  3. The urinary tract infections. When discomfort occurs in the lower abdomen, when urinating, this type of condition may be present in the pregnant woman.
  4. Detachment of the placenta The pain that occurs when this condition occurs, tend not to go away. Therefore, at this point it is advisable to consult a specialist.

How to relieve colic during pregnancy

When mild or intense and painful colic occurs, which originate for the reasons described above, it should be supervised by a specialist; It is key to be able to evaluate this type of eventualities during the development of pregnancy.

In this regard, the specialist may indicate that an antispasmodic is implemented, to ensure that the symptoms can decrease.

In addition to this, there will be other types of medications depending on the characteristics of the symptom that is presenting; But, on many occasions when the pregnant woman has annoying colic , when she is at rest she usually finds relief. While this is happening, it is convenient to keep a record of the times in which this discomfort occurs and in which situations they worsen, so that the specialist can make their respective diagnosis.

Seek specialized help

When colic becomes painful or is accompanied by other elements, it is advisable to consult a doctor , to be able to find the reason for such symptoms and to be able to alleviate this type of discomfort. The following situations should be considered for which to go to a specialist:

  • Constant severe pain.
  • Pain accompanied by contractions in the lower abdomen.
  • Bleeding, dizziness, vaginal cramps, gastrointestinal symptoms, and discharge.
  • Cramps, accompanied by pain in the neck or shoulder.

In short, it is important to pay attention to this type of discomfort during pregnancy . Since for some reason they are occurring and must be treated with specialized care.

In this way, the appropriate treatment can be achieved to prevent it from reaching a level of severity and greater pain.

A record or control of the pregnancy process must be kept, which allows specialists to have all the details, to be able to determine the possible causes that are causing these colic in pregnancy .

Therefore, having a family doctor can be key to finding the reason for the possible development of colic.

There are many home tips for the relief of colic in pregnant women , but it is of the utmost importance to always have the observation of a specialist to prevent this type of ailments from worsening or becoming with a level of intensity, which ends up causing serious consequences for pregnancy.

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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