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What causes lower abdominal pain in pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Jun-2014
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User:hi doc
User:d chat got disconnected
User:i m actually having query regarding my pregnancy
Doctor:Ok, ya, i tried to pick up your chat before and something was wrong with the system
Doctor:How can i help you?
User:m ryt now 7 months pregnant
User:n facing sum problems
User:jst wanted to knw if dese problm r normal
User:my haemoglobin is 11
Doctor:What kind of problems?
User:weight is 62
User:and BP is always low
User:i m suffering from mild pain in right lower abdomin
User:if i walk fast it increases
Doctor:The hemoglobin issue and low pressures are related. And I think they need to be improved.
Doctor:The abdominal pain is unfortunately to beexpected
Doctor:Are you taking any iron supplements?
User:yes i m
User:since d very beginning
Doctor:Can you please tell me which one?
User:i think the name of the tablet is folfit
Doctor:Ahh, ok Folvit is not an iron supplement
Doctor:it has vitamin B in it. Thats all
User:yes its folic acid
Doctor:I want you to talk to your OBGYN about starting a syrup called Dexorange.. it has bothe Folic Acid (Vit B) and Iron
User:i ll take dis up to my doc
Doctor:i'll bet it will help
User:also i sumtimes face strong sensation in teeth while having icecream n sumthing sweet or cold
User:is it normal during pregnancy
Doctor:That is dental sensitivity... you might have developed a cavity
Doctor:that is not really due to the pregnancy
Doctor:when was the last time a dentist examined your teeth?
User:1 yr ago
User:but d sensation seems to b in a healthy tooth
User:i cant c any decAY in it
Doctor:You won't see anything... I had the same problem.. I have really nice white teeth coz i use a bleaching toothpaste
Doctor:but the cavities devlop in tiny ridges on th inner surface
Doctor:Anyways. Get to a dentist and point out the tooth that is sensitive.. i will bet that there is a cavity there
Doctor:No big deal nowadays.. Fillings are easy to put in and last a lifetime
User:is this tym ok for visiting a dentist
User:as its my 7th month
Doctor:Sure, just tell the dentist you are pregnant and don't let them give you any sedation.
Doctor:if they need to do something that requires sedation then you will have to wait awhile
User:so doc d apin in the belly is not related to an early/premature delievery?
User:i mean d pain
Doctor:nope.. it is the fact that the baby is straining against the abdominal muscles.
User:what shd b d weight of the baby ryt now
User:weight for a healthy baby
Doctor:2.5kg to 3.5 kgs is average
User:in 7th month??
Doctor:for a person who is nutritionally healthy.. the number averages around 2.8 to 3.5kg
Doctor:no this is at delivery
User:no no i m asking XXXXXXX the weight of the foetus
Doctor:there are no real metrics for weight before birth.. that requires an ultrasound and depends on alot of different factors
User:at 7 th month
User:m a lean girl n i hv gained just 5-6 kgs
Doctor:That's great! Average weight gain during entire pregnancy should be no more than 7
User:cn i deliver a healthy baby
Doctor:the ones who gain more than that are running the risk of developing Gestational Diabetes
User:i m taking 2 pills every day
User:one folvit n another one for calcium dats all
User:no protein supplement n my diet is also very normal
User:low fats, moderate amt of nuts n seasonal veggies
User:m i doing thing correct
Doctor:That's fine.. as long as you are having a healthy balanced diet.. no need for protein or fat supplementation
User:my feet are swollen n at times i feel dizzy
User:i think dats because of low haemoglobin
Doctor:The dizziness is def because of the low BP and low Hb.
User:however my doc said its normal
User:nut i myself feel dat i shd have been 12+
User:as whn i conceived it was 13.3
Doctor:The swelling of the feet is because the baby is resting against the veins that drain blood from the feet and causing venous congestion.. Unfortunately all i can reccomend is that you not lie down the right side and keep your feet elevated when you can
User:so i shd lie down on my left most of the tym?
User:whn i conceived the Hbit was 13.3
User:Hb was 13.3
User:now its 11.9
User:hw cn i help myself in dis
Doctor:The baby has taken some of that from you.. you need to supplement iron.. hence the dexorange
Doctor:there is another pill form of the same called Fefol
User:whr do u practise doctr
User:r u in delhi?
Doctor:Nope. Bangalore. I practice at Fortis
User:thnk u for answering my queries
User:is dere nay thing dat u want to advice me
User:so dat i cn deliver a healthy baby
Doctor:You need to look into the Hemoglobin issue! Make sure you get Iron supplementation.
Doctor:Eat plenty of Dates and raisins as well as they have high iron content and mineral content
User:k doctor...thnk u so much for ur tym..its nyc talking to u
Doctor:dry fruits and cashews in general help with iron
Doctor:Always happy to help
User:i wud lyk to talk to u again in case i have more questions
Doctor:sure. if i am on call (which is usually in the evenings) i will answer
User:at wat tym
Doctor:between 3pm and 7pm
Doctor:monday through friday
User:thnxx bye
Doctor:take care
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