Pain in stomach during pregnancy. Is it worrisome?

Hi I am 5.75 months pregnant and this is my first pregnancy also. I have pain in stomach during pregnancy, right and left both side from 2 days . Is it normal in pregnancy or not? Please tell me, anxiously waiting for reply.

 

Pain in stomach during pregnancy. Is it worrisome?
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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Gas can cause excruciating abdominal pain. It may stay in one area or travel throughout your belly, back, and chest. A women experience more gas during pregnancy due to increased progesterone. Progesterone causes intestinal muscles to relax and extends the time it takes food to get through the intestines by up to 30 percent. Food remains in the colon longer, which allows more gas to develop. As your pregnancy progresses, your enlarging uterus puts extra pressure on your organs, which can slow digestion further and allow gas to build up.this causes shifting pain in stomach.
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