Why Does Thrombosis in Pregnancy Happen?

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As in any stage of life, we are subject to suffering from some health problems, but most of them cause us greater concern when they happen in the gestational phase, awakening the fear of reaching fetal development or even interrupting pregnancy. One of these problems that brings beyond concern, many doubts is thrombosis in pregnancy.

Thrombosis itself is a blood clot that generates a clogging of veins and arteries that end up preventing normal blood circulation in the area. This clogging causes local pain, discomfort, swelling and difficulty walking when they occur in the legs, so care is needed as soon as the first signs are noticed. There are some types of the problem and only some types of thrombosis in pregnancy are considered common at this stage, such as hemorrhoid thrombosis that occur due to the baby’s weight or occur due to normal delivery.

Another type considered common in the gestational phase is thrombosis in the placenta . This type is considered the most worrying during the gestational phase, since if not properly monitored it can cause abortion. Therefore, in case of decreased fetal movements, which is its main symptom, the pregnant woman should immediately seek her doctor to perform an ultrasound for evaluation. Apart from the lack of movement, the pregnant woman will not experience any other symptoms so be alert!

Already pointed out as more normal in pregnancy due to the higher number of cases, venous thrombosis mainly affects the area of ​​the legs of the pregnant woman which offers great discomfort in the area and even preventing the pregnant woman from being able to move her legs or even walk. Local swelling accompanied by redness and constant pain are the main symptoms of this type of thrombosis in pregnancy. The enlargement of the veins is also a very common sign to be noticed in this case.

Bearing in mind that the same symptoms of venous thrombosis can also occur due to the retention of fluids generated during the gestational phase, so each symptom must be reported to the obstetrician to perform complementary tests that can detect and point out the correct cause. When performing an ultrasound, it is possible to determine whether it is thrombosis or not ! It is also worth noting that thrombosis in pregnancy is considered a rare problem and usually occurs in pregnant women over the age of 35, who are overweight or who are going through a twin pregnancy, being considered the main risk factors.

How to Avoid and What is the Treatment for Thrombosis in Pregnancy?

Some precautions to help blood circulation are recommended during pregnancy, thus avoiding the appearance of problems such as the case of thrombosis in pregnancy. When the doctor informs that the pregnant woman should take walks or other physical exercises from the beginning if possible, it is not an accident, since the practice of physical activity helps a lot the blood circulation . Adequate food, rich in fiber and accompanied by water and liquid intake is also extremely important in combating circulatory problems. Cut from your menu fatty foods with a high sodium content that further increase the chances of the appearance of a thrombosis. Spending long periods in the same position, sitting or lying down also increases the risks, so take short breaks and move around.

Avoid smoking during pregnancy and being close to smokers, as smoking increases the chances of thrombosis at any stage of life. The use of compression stockings from the beginning of pregnancy is also a great way to avoid major disorders, as it improves and helps blood circulation. Thrombosis in pregnancy can cause pulmonary embolism that affects the pregnant woman’s lungs causing shortness of breath, severe chest pain and a lot of cough accompanied by blood. In the presence of signs that raise suspicion of thrombosis, seek medical attention immediately.

Adequate treatment must be indicated by the obstetrician who is doing prenatal care and in most cases occurs through injections of anticoagulants also known as heparin, which act directly on the clot. The drug dissolves the clots, enabling blood circulation again and decreasing the chances of new clots appearing. Usually the treatment is carried out until the end of pregnancy and later also, since during and after delivery as the abdomen and pelvic veins undergo changes, new lesions and clots can happen.

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Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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