Gynécologie

Back pain

I have back pain, what should I do?

The increased volume and weight of the uterus causes a curvature leading to dorsal and lumbar pain. If this becomes too significant, talk to your physician who will prescribe physiotherapy or osteopathy sessions.

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Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary glands or breast tissues.

These are the signs of mastitis:

  • sensitivity in a specific area of the breast
  • hot, red area on the breast
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • symptoms similar to those of the flu
  • fever

Treatment:

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Infectious/childhood diseases

Rubella/measles: In general you will have been vaccinated in childhood against this disease. Serological tests are performed by your physician in early pregnancy. If you are not immune (negative) your physician will be informed and a vaccination will be performed after giving birth.

Chicken pox: In general you will have been vaccinated in childhood against this disease. Make sure that serological tests are performed by your physician in early pregnancy.

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Lochia

I am still bleeding after delivery and I have a stomach pain, is this normal?

Bleeding or "lochia" is normal after childbirth; it gradually becomes less bloody, becoming pink, then yellow and white and ceases between the 2nd and 6th postpartum week.

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Leukorrhea

Flow of whitish substance (white discharge) from the vagina. This discharge is made up of epithelial cells caused by the exfoliation of the walls of the vagina.

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