Actor Dia Mirza, who has made a mark with her body of work in Bollywood, recently opened about the complication she went through during her pregnancy and a near-death experience she went through.
Dia Mirza in an interviewing reflecting about the last year spoke about how she had an appendectomy in the fifth month of her pregnancy. The year 2021 was a milestone year for Mirza because she married her long-time beau Vaibhav Rekhi. And they welcome a beautiful baby boy Avyaan Azaad Rekhi together.
Dia Mirza On Near-death Experience
Mirza said after the appendectomy she, “was in and out of hospital subsequently because of an acute bacterial infection that could have led to sepsis while I was in my sixth month of pregnancy. My baby had to be delivered because my placenta had started to haemorrhage. It was a tough time and I’m grateful for my gynaecologist who saved our lives.”
For the uninitiated, Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It needs to be surgically removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. Surgical removal of the appendix doesn’t seem to cause any significant health problems however in the case of an accompanying pregnancy the situation may not be the same.
Diagnosis of Appendicitis during pregnancy is challenging as its correct clinical presentation can get masked due to the obstetric condition. Physical examination of the pregnant patient also poses a challenge as the enlarged uterus may be displacing the organ within the abdomen. Furthermore, laboratory indicators used for the diagnosis of Appendicitis may be unreliable when a patient is pregnant. The rupture of the appendix, reportedly, is more common in pregnant women, especially in the third trimester.
A ruptured appendix can cause infections inside the abdomen, this is known as peritonitis. Untreated Appendicitis can also lead to preterm labour or foetal loss in extreme cases.