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3weeks pregnant.i feel abdominal pain,and i was PCO

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3weeks pregnant.i feel abdominal pain,and i was PCO ,so ,is it beter to me to use proluton or not(i am a docter in iran,GP)

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replied June 11th, 2013
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A43816
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If the abdominal cramps are getting severe, you should consider checking your serial HCG levels. Doubling up of HCG levels within 48-72 hours will confirm that pregnancy is going on smoothly. Ultrasound scan done will also help to confirm the gestational age and pregnancy viability. The abdominal cramps that you describe could be uterine contractions due to exaggerated Braxton Hick’s contractions (Braxton Hick’s contractions occur due to uterine contractions as uterus tries to adjust to the fetus). However, if symptoms are getting worse, or not getting controlled, chances of uterine hyperactivity, or infective cause should be ruled out. If the symptoms are due to uterine hyperactivity, then getting started on uterine relaxants would help to continue pregnancy smoothly. If infective cause is suspected, it is important that treatment is started early to prevent upward spread of infection (that could result in miscarriage). Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. The exact cause can only be made out after careful and thorough evaluation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Look out for danger signs like increase in intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, fresh bleeding etc. Drink plenty of water. Avoid straining for bowel movement/passing stools. Avoid use of caffeinated and carbonated beverages. Avoid self-medication. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Avoid use of caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
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