Appendicitis After Pregnancy
Submitted by Nic on January 19, 2012
There are several health problems that women can go through during and after the course of pregnancy and some health concerns are a lot more severe, as compared to others. One of the rare conditions that can be seen in women is the problem of appendicitis after pregnancy. Appendicitis is a very painful affliction, which can be described as a swelling and an infection of the appendix. This medical condition leads to a lot of pain and discomfort at any time, but suffering from appendicitis after pregnancy could make things a lot worse, for any woman. This is because there are several hormonal changes that are taking place within a ...
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...woman’s body, after delivery which could trigger of other unpleasant side effects, such as pain, cramps, bloating, swelling, and so on. Therefore, most women find it very difficult to cope with the pain and discomfort cause by appendicitis after delivery.
Appendicitis after pregnancy causes
There are several factors that could lead to an infection or an inflammation in the appendix after pregnancy. The most common cause of appendicitis is trauma in the abdominal area, which is bound to occur, during labor and childbirth. In fact women who undergo a c section are also likely to face trauma in the abdominal region, which could increase the risks of getting appendicitis after pregnancy.
Symptoms of appendicitis after pregnancy
There are several signs that point towards appendicitis after pregnancy. Given below are some of the symptoms seem, when a women suffers from appendicitis after pregnancy:
- Severe abdominal pain, which could cause a person to wake up from deep slumber. This pain begins near the belly button and moves, towards the lower right part of the abdomen. Most women, who have suffered from appendicitis after pregnancy, claim that the pain is unlike anything else ever felt and worsens within a matter of hours
- Problems that are related to the digestive system, such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, flatulence, swelling and the inability to pass gas properly. Several people feel that passing stool will help relieve the discomfort, but this is not necessarily the case.
- Feeling nauseous or actually throwing up
- Presence of a low grade fever, which usually follows the other more common symptoms.
All instances of appendicitis after pregnancy should be diagnosed by a doctor without any delay and treated as soon as possible. Since women who are breastfeeding may not be advised to go through surgery, non surgical treatment methods, like a diet and antibiotics may be used.
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