Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms - Newborn

June 8, 2013

  • Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
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  • On the left
  • Newborns
  • Harsh
  • Acute
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 abdominal pain in neonates

Abdominal pain in newborns

Abdominal pain in newborn infants - it is cold, which is found in almost all and quite often. This does not mean that this symptom can be ignored. If the pain is seriously concerned about the child and you need to talk to your doctor - it is possible that it is the cause of any disease.

During the first months after the birth of abdominal pain in the newborn is a frequent manifestation of disorders of the digestive system. For parents, it's strong feelings, sleepless nights. The problems associated with eating disorders develop even in healthy children, but also require the adoption of specific measures to alleviate the condition of the newborn.

The cause of abdominal pain, and the child may be, for example, infection of the intestine caused by bacteria. Since the intestines of newborns is still underdeveloped, to digest any food in it with difficulty. Stomach ache can start as soon as the baby gets into the intestine food, even if it is the mother's milk.

If the pain in the stomach in the newborn is accompanied by loose stools and nausea, possibly his lactose intolerance. In this case, the doctor will recommend you to stop breastfeeding and feed the baby with special substitutes. Other causes of abdominal pain can be constipation Constipation - Watch out for food  Constipation - Watch out for food
   and flatulence. Less common in newborns found an inguinal hernia Inguinal hernia - dangerous or not?  Inguinal hernia - dangerous or not?
 , cystitis Inflammation of the bladder - inconvenient and unpleasant  Inflammation of the bladder - inconvenient and unpleasant
 Appendicitis Appendicitis - when we must act immediately  Appendicitis - when we must act immediately
   and pyloric stenosis.

 Newborn | Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms

In what may be the cause of pain

Abdominal pain in the newborn have a clinical manifestation in the form of colic, spastic nature. Most often, this can be seen at the end of the first month of life (third and fourth week of life). The duration of colic is up to 30 minutes, in the future it may even last several hours. Newborn in this period becomes restless, crying, she can not sleep. Pain can be called a body's response to a particular spasm intestine if there is a change of motor activity of the intestine, flatulence develops.

If the child is breastfed, it should be remembered that the condition of the digestive system affects newborn mother food. Any products, the use of which is reflected in the process of gasification, naturally lead to the development of colic or abdominal pain. When artificial feeding should pay attention to the following points:

  • a quick translation of a newborn to a different composition of the mixture
  • the absence of a specific mode of feeding, not adherence
  • improper breeding mixture
  • overeating or underfeeding child

If a child gets the artificial mixture, it is important to choose the right nipple for him with the corresponding hole. After completion of feeding should be required to hold the baby upright, moved to the air. A child should not swallow air, because this leads to hyperinflation at any site of the digestive tract and the appearance of colic. In most cases, this situation is observed in the wrong attachment to the breast or sucking nipples empty. Parents need to carefully observe the child's behavior, restless behavior becomes noticeable during feedings. Newborn can not talk about their own pain, so on the basis of its behavior, general health can be suspected symptoms of distress.

Because newborns can only complain to cry, to establish the reason for which they are experiencing discomfort, it can be difficult. Understand that his stomach hurts, you can, if there are signs of digestive disorders and, if you touch her stomach child begins to cry louder. Also, if he starts to cry immediately or shortly after feeding, it can be assumed that the reason for this - the pain in my stomach. Try to make him burp. If crying for a long time does not stop, call your doctor.

Usually the pain is possible to remove a mild sedative. In rare cases, when pain occurs again and again, is used for the diagnosis of X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging.

At home, the pain can be removed, giving the baby a few drops of ginger juice and basil. Before you give your child pain medication, consult by phone with the doctor or pharmacist.

 Newborn | Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms

How does the emotional state of the mother

It is proved that the state of the process of digestion affects the emotional state of the child's mother and the people around them. Digestion is under regulatory influence of the nervous system. If during pregnancy the woman was going through emotional stress, she had increased nervousness, it may adversely affect the process of formation of enzymatic activity in the developing fetus. After birth, the newborn reacts to the environment can no apparent reason from the standpoint of digestive colic attack occur.

Parents, it is important to understand that only in an atmosphere of healthy emotional climate can avoid the problems associated with digestive disorders, which are expressed bouts of abdominal pain. It is recommended to do a specially designed massage for newborns, which consists of a series of exercises. The child responds to touch, so it is important to massage in a calm state. A set of exercises helps to normalize the child's discharge of gas, it helps to relax the muscles, but it must be done only in the absence of intestinal colic.

Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms - Left

June 8, 2013

  • Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
  • Permanent
  • Right
  • On the left
  • Newborns
  • Harsh
  • Acute
  • Causes

 abdominal pain Left

Abdominal pain on the left

The vast majority of people at least once in a lifetime experience pain in the abdomen. Despite the fact that it is common and usually goes away on its own, it does not need to ignore it. Any pain, regardless of the intensity and the duration may indicate a variety of diseases.

Complaints of pain in the abdomen on the left can be caused by numerous reasons. In some cases, this is an indication for emergency treatment, it is not recommended to take medication to reduce the severity of pain before the doctor examining the patient. Analgesics affect the accuracy of the diagnosis, since distorts the clinical picture of the disease.

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Pain syndrome in the pathology of internal organs

The first case of complaints of pain to exclude pathology of the internal organs. If the pain is localized to the left, it may be caused by disorders of the pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
   or spleen. With an increase in spleen size when stretching occurs capsule body, the patient experiences sufficiently intense pain on the left. In this clinical situation should be inspected no sudden movements, to avoid breaking the capsule. In case of injury or rupture of the body surgery is performed on urgent indications. Pain in diseases of the pancreas accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fever

Be sure to take into account the presence of a history burdened by disease art, for example, if the patient has previously been diagnosed with diabetes Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
 . Pathology colon also leads to the development of pain. In this group of causative factors include ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, parasitic infestation.

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What can cause pain on the left side of the abdomen

The cause of the pain on the left side of the abdomen, are typically malfunction of an organ located in the abdominal cavity. Sometimes, however, it may be due to several disorders in other parts of the body, or psychological problems.

Pain on the left side of the abdomen is often accompanied by signs of other diseases such as:

  • Gastritis
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Diverticulitis (except for abdominal pain, has symptoms such as nausea, constipation, sometimes - increased body temperature)
  • Bowel obstruction (can cause severe pain, not only from the left, but in the whole abdomen, accompanied by vomiting, loose stools or absence of the chair, is required to seek medical help)
  • Kidney stones (if the stones are left kidney pain first appears on the left in the back, and then moved into the abdominal cavity. This condition can be life-threatening and requires emergency medical assistance)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (inflammation of the female reproductive organs. Constant dull pain on the left side of the abdomen, sometimes - fever. This condition can have dangerous complications, so do not ignore the symptoms, contact your doctor)
  • Hepatitis (except for abdominal pain, symptoms of hepatitis are yellow skin color, dark urine, and nausea. Requires treatment and avoidance of physical contact with other people)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Intestinal parasites or gastroenteritis

Of course, to get rid of the pain, you need to find the cause. To do this, the survey is conducted by means of X-ray, colonoscopy Preparing and conducting a colonoscopy: the risks and alternatives  Preparing and conducting a colonoscopy: the risks and alternatives
 , Barium enema, endoscopy; do a blood test Blood tests: a mirror of health  Blood tests: a mirror of health
 , Urine and stool. Often, however, patients do not go to the doctor, while abdominal pain take pain relievers. In most cases, they help, and the pain did not return. But if she appears regularly over time is amplified and accompanied by other symptoms, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

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How do the gynecological diseases

Pain in the left abdomen in women is often accompanied by various diseases of reproductive sphere. Be sure to check with the nature of the patient's menstrual cycle. If there is a delay of menstruation and there was a pain on the left, it is necessary to eliminate the fact of pregnancy. If an ectopic pregnancy can be a pain to carry sharp or aching in nature to break the pipe. Pregnancy, which is localized in the uterus, can be complicated by the threat of interruption, which clinically manifested by pain in the abdomen, not only, but also in the left iliac region. If pregnancy occurs with complications as a threat of termination, the woman should be hospitalized for inpatient treatment. After exclusion of the presence of pregnancy, you are ready to conduct further evaluation of the patient, who complained of pain.

One of the most frequent causes of pain in women are inflammatory diseases.

Abdominal pain are permanent, accompanied by a sense of a feeling of heaviness, discomfort in the abdomen. If there is an increase in the intensity of pain, this may be a sign of acute inflammation, if the changes in the appendages are chronic. The pathological process in the left appendages runs against the general inflammatory response of the body (temperature reaction, malaise, weakness, loss of appetite), as well as violations of the menstrual function.

If the pain is a consequence of the inflammatory process, it requires a complex course of treatment to prevent the development of complications in reproductive health. Treatment is carried out in several stages. To evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic measures can be based on clinical manifestations of the disease, that is based on the absence or presence of women's complaints of pain in the abdomen on the left. A positive result can be judged if the complaints of pain will be absent.