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Pregnant. Having loose bowel movements, abdominal cramps and tight stomach. What should I do?

Im currently 34 weeks pregnant and Ive been having loose stools for a number of days now sometimes having to run to the bathroom, I m also sometimes getting sharp abdominal pains along with my stomach getting very tight at times like contractions but their not enough to time, I was just in a car accident 3 days ago with my car getting totaled. Should I call my midwife??
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
See you are pregnant and some kind of blunt trauma (Car Accident) and loose motions you should not ignore all these as due to loose motions you may get pain like spasm but we need to know about fetus and these tight contraction could be Braxton Hicks contraction( False labor pain).
As you are having loose motions dehydration can make them worse so hydrate yourself by adequately giving fluids in the form of ORS,and soups,buttermilk,and coconut water.
Even fruits and vegetables.
These loose stools should be checked and if there is any cause it must be treated many drugs may not be safe in pregnancy so consult your Gynecologist first.
If necessary a ultrasonography of abdomen and stool routine and microscopic examination will help.
For pain try deep breathing exercises.
Take care
Good Luck to you.
Answered: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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General Surgeon Dr. Suhith G Rao's  Response
yes,you need to call your midwife to have a look at your symptoms.There is a possibility of enteritis leading to loose stools and abdominal cramps.however since you are pregnant,a obstetic scan would be helpful to check on the fetus.
Answered: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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