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What Causes Cold, Sneezing And Lower Abdominal Pain?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Question: Hi,
I am 10 week and 3 days pregnant. I get cold in the morning and start sneezing till noon and when I sneeze sometime I get pain in my lower abdomen. Will it affect my baby? Also I had spotting during my 6th week and it stopped after a week. Thyroid has started during pregnancy and I under medication.

Please advise.

Regards,
xxxxx
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Straining of the muscles

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Sneezing increases the intraabdominal pressure increasing the strain on the muscles of the abdomen.
This leads to the pain and straining of the muscles which you are perceiving as the pain in the lower abdomen,
It will not have any adverse effect on the fetus.
However, you can take levocetrizine tablet to control the cold and sneezing.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (12 minutes later)
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX

Thanks for your answer. Doctor had advised me to avoid traveling as there was spotting druing my 6th week of pregnancy but I didn't get approval to WFH and I travel to office like 40-42 kms to and fro. People tell that until 3 months we should be careful and I am scared as I travel 5 days a week.

Please advise.

Thanks
xxxxxx
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
You can travel by road if your path is smooth and not bumpy.
Travelling at slow speed on a smooth road will not cause any problem.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
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What Causes Cold, Sneezing And Lower Abdominal Pain?

Brief Answer: Straining of the muscles Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. Sneezing increases the intraabdominal pressure increasing the strain on the muscles of the abdomen. This leads to the pain and straining of the muscles which you are perceiving as the pain in the lower abdomen, It will not have any adverse effect on the fetus. However, you can take levocetrizine tablet to control the cold and sneezing. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN Maternal and fetal medicine specialist