Pregnancy symptoms are numerous and manifest differently, and some of them are worrying because they can signal the presence of a problem. Although many of these are normal, no matter how weird or unpleasant it may seem, there are a few symptoms that should take you to a doctor right away.
1. Persistent vomiting
Over 80% of pregnant women suffer from pregnancy-specific morning sickness. In some of them they are more severe, and in others it is in a moderate or even mild form.
They are not a symptom of a disease, but if you have constant vomiting, you cannot get fluid and do not urinate, then you must notify the doctor. These could be signs of severe dehydration or of severe hypothermia (a form of morning sickness that occurs throughout pregnancy).
If vomiting is accompanied by high fever, it can be a sign of infection. In either case, announcing the doctor who takes care of your pregnancy is mandatory.
2. Severe abdominal pain / cramps
Abdominal pain is dangerous in pregnancy, especially if you are under 12 weeks pregnant, are sharp and located in one part of the abdomen. You may be suspected of ectopic pregnancy (the pregnancy in which the embryo is implanted in the uterine tube instead of the uterus).
Even after 12 weeks, you should go to the doctor if abdominal cramps appear so strong that you have to stay on your tummy or you cannot stand. These can be a sign of several problems - from premature contractions to appendicitis.
If they are located in the pelvic area they can be a sign of spontaneous abortion, premature birth, loss of pregnancy or abruptio placenta.
3. Vision disorders
During pregnancy it is possible to feel slightly dizzy, and the sight to blur slightly. The symptom should worry you if you experience double, strongly blurred vision or stains in the visual field that lasts more than 2 hours. These can be signs of one of the most serious complications of pregnancy: preeclampsia.
4. Mild or intense vaginal bleeding
Stains (spotting) that are not associated with pain or other symptoms are normal, especially at the beginning of pregnancy and can be a sign of nesting (implantation of the embryo in the uterus).
Vaginal bleeding should worry you during pregnancy if it is mild, but it persists for several days at a time or is abundant and associated with back pain or abdominal cramps. These may indicate the presence of problems such as:
- ectopic pregnancy;
- placenta previa;
- placenta abruptio;
- premature birth.
5. Intense vaginal secretions
A slight increase in the volume of vaginal secretions is normal during this period. And if it appears at the end of the pregnancy, it indicates the break in water and the entry into labor, so the preparation for birth.
But if you experience abundant vaginal secretions and if they are accompanied by contractions before the gestational age of 37 weeks, it is urgent to contact the doctor. These may indicate rupture of the amniotic sac and premature birth.
6. Constant and severe headaches
Headaches are normal at the beginning of the measles and are caused by changes that occur in the body. If you notice that the headache is severe and lasts longer than 2-3 hours, it is advisable to seek medical advice. If they are accompanied by vision disorders, then it may be a sign of preeclampsia.
7. Intense swelling of the hands and face
The legs are the ones that tend to swell the most during pregnancy. But it is not unusual to see a slight swelling in other areas of the body: hands, face, etc. If the swelling is accentuated in the face and hands you should go to the doctor. You may be suffering from pregnancy-induced hypertension that can lead to preeclampsia.
8. Absence or diminution of fetal movements
The cessation or diminution of fetal movements for more than 24 hours after the gestational age of 21 weeks may indicate that it has health problems or may be the sign of intrauterine fetal death (fetal death at any time during pregnancy).
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