Practical Essays on the Management of Pregnancy and Labour

Practical Essays on the Management of Pregnancy and Labour

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...symptom; Whilst in the last, we commonly find in the commencement of the disease a general tenderness of the whole cavity of the belly. This tenderness of the abdomen usually increases very rapidly when it has once commenced, and as the pain increases, tumefaction begins, and extends tHl the swelling, in the course of the disease, is nearly equal to the size of the belly before delivery. G 2 Various Various local and constitutional symptoms arise in the progress of the disease, which strongly characterize it and distinguish it from other affections. The constancy of the pain distinguishes it from After-pains, and the universality of it discriminates it from inflammation of the uterus. All the internal lining of the abdomen being in an inflamed state, the pain of the woman becomes to a violent degree increased by the smallest pressure made upon it, even by the bed-clothes. All motion disturbs her very much, especially active or voluntary motion, so that she is entirely incapable of turning herself from her back to her side, or from one side to another, and is therefore absolutely confined to one posture;. Many particular local symptoms arise from the affection of the peritonaeum, investing particular parts, such as constant sickness and vomiting of bilious matter, when the stomach is attacked. This matter seems to be greatly increased beyond the natural quantity secreted in health. The state of the action aiid secretion of the intestines is very various. Sometimes their actions appear to go on naturally; at others, violeut diarrh a comes on, on, and the faeces are evidently mixed with a considerable portion of bile. The functions of the bladder too become affected, especially by a constant inclination to evacuate urine, more

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