While pregnant, a woman can experience different kinds of pain during different phases or trimesters. Be it an ovarian pain or pain in the abdomen or pelvic region, it should be looked on with immediate medical attention as the complications can make situations worse.
But while some pain is inevitable and part of the process of getting pregnant, others are a cause of concern. Generally pain during the first trimester of becoming pregnant are pretty serious and need to be reported to the doctor immediately or else it may become a chronic problem.
This type of pain can be preceded by ovarian cysts, gall bladder infection, kidney stones, urinary tract infection, appendicitis or constipation. Hence, it is extremely necessary to know what caused your pain and what it could lead to. Here are some serious issues that could take place because of this pain.
Factors Affecting Pregnancy Ovary Pain
Ectopic Pregnancy is the worst type of pregnancy defect that could occur to someone. Here, the fertilized egg does not or cannot implant in the uterine wall, instead it gets implanted on some other location like in the Fallopian tube, in the ovaries, cervix or abdomen.
This is also known as tubal pregnancy and can be severely painful. There are also chances that the embryo will not grow normally. Hence, extensive bleeding from the vagina, pain during urination or bowel movement, etc. should be reported to a doctor immediately.
Miscarriages are the most common type of problem that could happen during pregnancy occurring about 40% pregnancies. It is generally caused due to a failing egg or sperm cell.
But other reasons might be due to hormonal imbalance, maternal health problems, infections or using drugs, smoking, etc. it generally occurs within the 13th week of pregnancy and can be a threatened, incomplete, complete, recurring or a missed miscarriage.
Ovarian Cyst Rupture
Ovarian cyst rupture is also a common phenomenon during pregnancies. It may or may not show any symptom ranging from a nabbing sensation to an acute pain in the abdomen.
These are caused during most of the menstrual cycles after pregnancy when the follicle starts rupturing. Sometimes however these may lead to severe pain, intraperitoneal hemorrhage and even death.
Spontaneous Abortion is more or less like a miscarriage. It can occur between the 13th week to about 20th week of the gestation period. It is accompanied by excessive vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramp and suprapubic pain. However, if left unattended for more than a day it may lead to hemorrhage and in some cases death.
A uterine rupture is very critical and an extremely rare occurrence. But when it happens, it can be life threatening for both mother and the fetus. It is a tear which occurs on the interior wall especially during rupture and at the place of a previous C section. A rupture usually gives a doctor approximately 10 to 30 minutes before it becomes fatal. Sometimes, it also occurs that the rupture is so severe it tears through all the layers of the uterus and is fatal for both mother and child. However, as stated earlier, this is a very rare occurrence.