- I am 31 years old and I am pregnant in the 5th month. For a week in the groin canal area there was a pain, more precisely an embarrassment that does not allow me to make certain movements, for example to raise the knee straight when I want to dress, to bend, to stay too low or in feet. When I lie down, the pain disappears. Could it be from the appendix? My obstetrician consulted me and says that everything is OK, to take NOSPA and I will pass and rest. Do I have to consult another specialist, or are pregnancy-specific symptoms that mimic appendicitis pain?Answer:
It may indeed be symptoms that mimic appendicular pain, whether they are due to pregnancy compression on the intestine and especially on the caecal and appendicular area, but it may also be a slight embarrassment caused by uterine contractions, which would justify and the therapeutic behavior established by the obstetrician doctor. It is not possible to say that it is normal for such symptoms to appear, so a series of investigations and a specialized consultation are meant to discover the cause of their appearance, thus eliminating them. During pregnancy you may experience the pains you are talking about but they must be overcome, because, regardless of their cause, they can lead to uterine contractions (some pains are even the clinical expression of these contractions).
At the same time, even if the pregnancy is normal, measures should be taken against abdominal pain; a prompt and efficient therapeutic behavior could result in a task without problems (that is why the therapeutic behavior in your case suggests, besides the administration of No-spa tablets - an antispastic with action on the smooth muscles mainly - therefore and the uterus) - very efficient in such problems; and a more efficient rest). In other news, respecting the directions given by the obstetrician doctor who monitors the good evolution of the pregnancy is very important in ensuring a good development of the fetus. Good health!
Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began
- Obstetrics and Gynecology -
Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics-Gynecology Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu