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Vertical tearing feeling very low in abdomen?

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Thread Starter 
Man, this pregnancy is FAR different from either of my other two. Last night at work I started having these stabbing VERTICAL pains (not horizontal, like ligament pains) low in my belly (ie: just above my hair line, on the right side; about 3in right of my belly button). It either feels like stabbing or tearing, depending on the moment. By the end of the night, I was doubled over, hunched to the right, it felt like I was going to split something open if I stood up straight. Using my abs to slide into the driver seat when I left to go home made my cry. It's much better today after resting and being off my feet, but it's definitely still there.

ETA: After the pain started last night, I went to the bathroom and lost more of my mucus plug (or I had really snotty-looking discharge just for that moment). This may have nothing to do with the pain, just thought I'd mention it.

Anyone ever dealt with this?
post #2 of 8
Do you have an HCP you can contact about this? I'm sorry, I don't have any experience with the sensation, but your description of the pain as stabbing/tearing sounds unusual to me.
post #3 of 8
I read, here or somewhere else, that cervical change can feel like a stabbing feeling is subsequent pregnancies. Something about having weaker pelvic floor muscles. That may not be the case with you, could it be trapped gas?
post #4 of 8
Sounds like Separated Rectus Abdominal Muscles which are totally normal in pregnancy:
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/sepa...s/symptoms.htm
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Thread Starter 
Jazzmin - no, def not trapped gas. This is MUCH too painful to be that. It is however possible it might be cervical changes? I've got an appt Tues AM and will see if that might be the case.

Mindie - I read up on SRAM, but it occurs directly below the belly bottom, this is off to the right a good bit. More like in the middle of the right half of my belly.

I've basically put myself on bedrest for the day and I'm still in a ton of pain. I need to call my MW but feel like a whiner. (My mom is a horrible hypochondriac -sp?- and I always fear I'll be looked as as the same...I know, my own personal issue).
post #6 of 8
I feel for you!!!
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just an update. I had an appt with my midwife today. Baby is head down, just cockeyed. Her head is more at 7o'clock (angled toward my right hip bone) and is really running out of room. Her movements (and the gravity from my being on my feet at work) is putting a ton of pressure on my ligaments, hip bone and Lord knows what else. That's where my pain is coming from. So, until she moves head down, not much can be done. I've been advised to cut back on work as much as possible, ASAP. And to do as many pelvic rocks as I can stand every day to help move her into place.

Thanks for your concern and advice.
post #8 of 8
I hope you feel better soon.
thanks for the update
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