Pregnancy Problem


Abdomen | Gynecology | Pregnancy Problem (Symptom)


Description

There are several specific tests performed during the first trimester of pregnancy, and some screenings later to help prevent risk and complications. Symptoms that may occur are: mild bleeding that often is brown, pain in lower abdomen, often on one side, followed by severe pelvic pain, shoulder pain, fainting or dizziness, nausea or vomiting.

Causes

Potential causes of problems may include (i) Ectopic pregnancy (the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes); (ii) Gestational diabetes; (iii) Hepatitis B; HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases; (iv) Listeriosis (infection from the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, which can be found in soft cheeses and ready-to-eat deli meats); (v) Toxoplasmosis (parasitic infection that can be passed on to the baby, which can be contracted from cat feces or soil, or from eating raw or undercooked meat that contains the parasite); (vi) Urinary tract infection; (vii) Placenta previa; (viii) Placental abruption; (ix) Baby possibly in distress, potential risk of stillbirth; (x) Pregnancy-related high blood pressure; (xi) Early or pre-term labor; (xii) Post-partum depression; (xiii) Breast infection (mastitis)

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