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Is it normal to experience mild pain in the lower abdomen during initial pregnancy stage? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello doctor
User:i need to check one thing but its related to pregnancy
User:wud u be able to answer d same
Doctor:I will help you with the best of my abilities.
Doctor:Please proceed with your question.
User:i hv just conceived and chkked it with the help of prega news
User:and googling like anything dese days
User:so the problem is
User:dat i m feeling a mild pain in the right lower abdomin
User:its not constant but i feel it 7-8 times a day
User:i need to know whether its normal
Doctor:It is normal to experience mild lower abdominal crampy pain during early period of pregnancy.
Doctor:Since the products of conception is new to your uterus
Doctor:it responds with this type of pain.
Doctor:This pain would gradually disappear as the uterus gets used to it.
Doctor:You need to be concerned only if this pain is very severe and if you are bleeding with it.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doc
User:ok...dese days m suffering from viral
User:d doc has prescribed sum light/mild medicines to me
User:for fever, cough n cold
Doctor:Start taking folic acid supplements - Tab folvite 5mg once a day, if you are not on it.
User:so taking medicines is also fine doc?
Doctor:What medicine are you on?
User:doc has prescribed me Folfit for vitamin supplement
Doctor:continue folfit.
User:its one tab per day
Doctor:Continue folfit one tablet. If is also a folic acid supplement.
User:and sumol n lecope
User:and honitus for cough
Doctor:As I understand you are on antibiotic and antihistamine medicine along with herbal forumula for cough.
User:doc kept the medicines mild as i hv just conceived
Doctor:Herbal cough syrup has no reports of adverse effects. As my knowledge is restricted in ayurveda, I cannot comment on this product.
User:no prob doc
User:one more thing
Doctor:Antibiotic (amoxicillin - sumol) and levocetrizine has no documented adverse effects on human pregnancy.
Doctor:you can continue them as advised by your doctor.
User:ok doc
User:i had menses last in Oct 28 so can u tell me as what is d duration of pregnancy so per online calculators i m 4-5 weeks pregnant
Doctor:Gestational age is calculated from the first day of last menstrual period.
Doctor:If the first date of last menstrual period was 28th october, then you are completed 5 weeks of pregnancy
User:thank u doctor
User:thank you for your valuable help
User:i ll keep on chatting with u abt dese small doubts on mine
User:bye for now
Doctor:You might need the first ultrasound scan (if you haven't done yet) in the next 2 weeks.
User:i hv not done it yet
Doctor:consult your gynecologist and plan the test.
User:k. u sound worried doc
User:i hope evry thing alryt
User:its just a normal test
Doctor:The first scan is done to confirm pregnancy and the site of implantation.
Doctor:It is more like a screening test.
Doctor:Your doctors would order frequent ultrasound scan. They are also done as a screening process and not because of concerns.
User:so i shd get it done may be by 21 Dec...right ?
Doctor:I usually recommend the first scan between 5-7 weeks. You can talk to your obstetrician and follow their advice.
Doctor:Hope I have answered all your questions.
User:i ll do dat
Doctor:Do you have any more query?
User:no ...but thank u very much doctor
User:for your kind support
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
User:bye bye
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