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Lower abdominal pain in early pregnancy, medication for urinary infection safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   i am 4 months 1 week pregnant now..
Doctor :   Congratulations on that
User :   thanks.. till now things are good ....
Doctor :   ok
User :   but some time i get mild pain below stomach
Doctor :   That is normal.Do not worry
User :   feel like passing urine frequently
Doctor :   That is also one of the early signs of pregnancy
User :   and some times i feel .. but i dont pass
Doctor :   Yes, it is the urge to pass urine. It is nrmal do not worry
User :   but pain is troubling me a bit ..
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I suppose you are working?
User :   yes .. u r right ...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How long is your work hours and is it heavy work?
User :   word is not really hectic .. but i work for 8 to 9hrs ..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i mean work*
Doctor :   Do you sit for long hours in front of the computer?
User :   yes .. almost 8hrs a day
Doctor :   Since this is your first pregnancy, You need to be extra careful about your health
User :   i know .. but cannot help much about taking extra rest since i am working ..
Doctor :   Pregnant ladies should sleep for atleast 6 hrs in the night and also a short nap in the noons is good
Doctor :   Don't worry, i will help you
User :   hmm night i sleep almost for 7-8 hrs .. but after noons bit difficult ..
Doctor :   Take regular breaks from sitting in front of computer.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Lie down flat on a couch for 10min after ecvery 2 hrs
Doctor :   Do not do heavy weight lifting and bending work
User :   ok.... i wanted to tell u one more thing ...
Doctor :   Go ahead
User :   mild urine infection was detected and i was under a course of urine infection tablets ... i remember .. one was Niftas ..
User :   that was before my 3rd month scan
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have it now?
Doctor :   Please drink lots of water and liquids. It is very much important for you now
User :   no .... what are the other common urine infection tablets that are given during pregnancy ?
User :   yes .. i do drink 4-5 lts of water every day which includes juice, tender coconut water also
Doctor :   There are many of them but none is to be taken without the doctors' prescription
User :   ok .. my question is ..
Doctor :   Keep moving around the room quite often, do not sit idle in one place
Doctor :   Please go ahead AAAAAAA
User :   can i continue that course of tablet for urine infection now since i have got same kind of pain below stomach ?
Doctor :   I suggest you to visit a doctor before taking the medication, continue drinking lot of liquids
User :   right now i am out of station .. i can visit my regular gyne only after monday
User :   so thought of taking help from u ..
Doctor :   Niftas is quite safe but i do not recommend you to take it o your own without seeing your doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes i am there
User :   so since i am out of station .. what do u suggest ?
User :   as an emergency ?
Doctor :   If the pain is unbearable you can take Tab. Dolo 650mg once after food.
Doctor :   Do not take any risk in pregnancy by taking medications without seeing doctor.
Doctor :   Niftas is antibiotic.
Doctor :   Why do you want to take it unnecessarily if there is no infection?
User :   i know .. but as a precaution till monday ... i want to take care of my self with some safty medications ..
User :   do u think the pain below stomach is because of urine infection only or could be b'coz of any other reasons ?
Doctor :   If that is the case, it is better to visit a local physician in your place and start the treatment
User :   do u think the pain below stomach is because of urine infection only or could be b'coz of any other reasons ?
Doctor :   Normally you do get pain below the stomach in pregnancy because of the growing Uterus that contracts and relaxes
Doctor :   It usually does not require treatment
User :   ok ..
Doctor :   It is bound to happen as the baby is growing continuously within the Uterus
User :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you not to worry
User :   ok
Doctor :   If the pain increases or burning sensation continues while passing urine or if you develop fever, please see your doctor
User :   ok .. . thanks for all ur inputs .. nice talking to u ..
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me. I hope i have answered your queries.
Doctor :   All the best for your pregnancy. Wishing you good health
User :   thanks ..
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