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Glossary for Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy

Medical terms related to Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal Pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
  • Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Acute Appendicitis: Infection of the appendix
  • Acute abdominal pain in pregnancy: Acute abdominal pain in pregnancy is the sudden onset of abdominal pain in the pregnant woman.
  • Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: A rare complication of pregnancy that can occur in the second half of the pregnancy. It is characterized by excessive fatty deposits in the liver which can be fatal without prompt diagnosis and treatment which involves delivering the baby as soon as possible.
  • Belching: Producing gas from the oral area.
  • Biliary Colic: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of colic due to the passage of gallstones along the biliary tract
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Cholangitis: bile duct inflammation (cholangitis)
  • Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gall bladder.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Constipation: Hardness of stool or difficulty or inability to pass feces.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Ectopic pregnancy: The occurrence of a pregnancy outside that of the uterus
  • Female reproductive symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female reproductive organs.
  • Flatulence: Gas passed from the anus
  • Gastritis: gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux:
  • Gastroenteritis: An infection of the bowel
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Hypercalcemia: Raised blood calcium levels
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Intestinal obstruction: Any obstruction that occurs in the gastrointestinal system
  • Miscarriage: Symptoms related to miscarriage or stillbirth.
  • Muscle pain: Aches or pains affecting the muscles
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
  • Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Perforated ulcer: is a very serious condition where an untreated ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach (or other areas of the gastrointestinal tract), allowing digestive juices and food to leech into the abdominal cavity
  • Porphyria: A group of disorders characterized by excess production of porphyrin or its precursors which affects the skin and/or nervous system.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the development of high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine and swelling during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
  • Pyelonephritis: Any inflammation of the kidney
  • Renal calculi: A condition characterized the formation of a stone I the renal tract caused by deposition of urates and phosphates
  • Renal colic: Severe urinary system pain usually from a urinary stone
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Splenic infarct: A relatively uncommon condition where a portion of spleen tissue dies due to a lack of sufficient blood supply to the affected tissue for any reason. An interruption in the blood supply can result from such things as emboli, thrombi, twisted blood vessels or blood pressure changes, trauma and blood disorders such as leukemia and abnormal blood coagulation. The severity of symptoms depends on the amount of spleen tissue involved.
  • Urinary tract infection: Infection of the urinary tract
  • Urine retention: Excessive holding of urine in the body.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Women's health symptoms: Symptoms related to women's health.

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