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Ouch!! (yet another when to worry thread)

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
So...all sorts of fun things happen in the bathroom, right? I was twisting a bit to wipe earlier this evening (yeah tmi. Sorry, promise that's as bad as it gets this time) and I felt a really awful pulling feeling on the right side of my belly.
Naturally I sneezed like one minute later and both that and blowing my nose after hurt. Along with laughing. I laid down for a few minutes and the pain isn't as sharp now but I can still feel it.

What do you think? Hernia? Placental abruption (the mind races ;-))? Gas pain?

I hate calling my midwifes office on the weekends...but I don't want to mess around...it's probably nothing, right? smile.gif


Ps - I too <3 this ddc so much.
post #2 of 19

My unscientific opinon is that you probably angered one of the ligaments down there... it happens to me occasionally, and afterwards things like laughing and nose blowing often hurt.

 

If I were you, I'd spend the next hour chilling out on the couch, and if it isn't mostly or completely better after an hour then you might want to call. In general my rule for whether to call is a) is this persistent severe pain? if not, b) wait an hour to see if it lessens or goes away.

post #3 of 19

It sort of sounds like something that happens to me sometimes.  If I move a certain way it feels like a string is pulled tight in there.  It happens on either side, but goes away as soon as I stop doing whatever I was doing.  It doesn't really hurt, it's just a really strange sensation.  I always assumed it was a ligament.

post #4 of 19

I say ligament too! :-) I get it sometimes when I get up and start walking the first few steps

post #5 of 19

I'm going to chime in on ligament too. It sucks because they hurt like hell.

post #6 of 19

I agree with ligaments. I've had a cold for the past week and have been coughing and blowing my nose constantly, but for some reason last Friday I coughed in such a way that sent tears streaming down my cheeks! I was at work and had to turn away from the door and I couldn't even talk for 30 seconds. It was so painful. And then it was gone! And it hasn't happened since. Weird.

post #7 of 19

This has happened to me - most recently when picking up the 35+ pound three year old (I should prob think twice about that...!) -- I've always assumed ligament as well... Or if not ligament, then something like that (do we have any muscles left to pull or strain?).  I'd rest and drink water. It's almost certainly not your placenta! But worth a call anyway if you keep feeling pain - 

it is ridiculous that we are getting so far along that even the most basic movements (wiping!oy) are awkward.

To join in the TMI my belly has gotten so big that at my most recent check up I couldn't even see "down there" to make sure the pee was going in the darn cup! WTF.

post #8 of 19

Sounds exactly like round ligament pain, which I get all the time.  You are lucky that you are so unfamiliar with this LOL, I get it allllllllllllll the time.  Especially the blowing your nose one, that one comes out of nowhere, just all of a sudden extreme pain right when I blow my nose.  DH is used to me saying "OW" really loudly at random times, that's always the ligament pain.

 

Just relax for a couple minutes after it happens and it will calm down.  We actually saw a picture of the round ligaments in my child birth class this last weekend, they were different than I imagined. As you can see in the picture, they are the ligaments on your HUGE uterus (I also found out it grows to 30 times its normal size!!!) so as you can see, they are getting stretched out like crazy and that is why you can have some serious pain with the wrong twist or move or thought (lol).

 

Round-Ligament1.jpg

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks ladies. smile.gif i think you're all right about the ligament pain. Pretty sure that's what it was. I was lifting DD2 (37lbs of stubborn 2 1/2 yr old) a lot yesterday at the playground....that probably aggravated it.

All better now. smile.gif
post #10 of 19

My chiropractor sticks her fingers deep on the sides of my uterus after an adjustment, and pushes directly on the ligaments.  Sometimes it makes me want to jump off the table.  But, pushing on them releases the tension, and they'll feel MUCH better for quite a while afterwards.  Sometimes I do it on my own.  I just lay flat on my back, and using two fingers, push gently but firmly about halfway up the ligament for 20 seconds or so.  You can repeat a few times if you want.  Helps so much.

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by janellody View Post

Sounds exactly like round ligament pain, which I get all the time.  You are lucky that you are so unfamiliar with this LOL, I get it allllllllllllll the time.  Especially the blowing your nose one, that one comes out of nowhere, just all of a sudden extreme pain right when I blow my nose.  DH is used to me saying "OW" really loudly at random times, that's always the ligament pain.

 

Just relax for a couple minutes after it happens and it will calm down.  We actually saw a picture of the round ligaments in my child birth class this last weekend, they were different than I imagined. As you can see in the picture, they are the ligaments on your HUGE uterus (I also found out it grows to 30 times its normal size!!!) so as you can see, they are getting stretched out like crazy and that is why you can have some serious pain with the wrong twist or move or thought (lol).

 

Round-Ligament1.jpg


Thanks for the picture!  Very helpful.  :)

 

post #12 of 19
Wow that picture was so awesome and helpful!
post #13 of 19

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Originally Posted by rozziemama View Post

Wow that picture was so awesome and helpful!


yeahthat.gif 

 

Indeed! Janelle, your little anatomy lesson was super helpful. And woa where are all of our organs and stuff?! smushed back by our spine? According to that pic, there isn't room for anything but a giant uterus in our abdomen right now lol! 

post #14 of 19

ok. I never really paid any attention to the whole round ligament thing, but then I started getting pain on the inside of my thigh. like, can't lift up my leg too far without wincing pain. What is that??

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Onemoreontheway View Post

ok. I never really paid any attention to the whole round ligament thing, but then I started getting pain on the inside of my thigh. like, can't lift up my leg too far without wincing pain. What is that??


That lovely feeling, Onemore, is pelvic girdle pain (or symphysis pubis dysfunction). I've been dealing with this for a few weeks and it's become unbearable at times. I wear a pregnancy support belt at all times, and see the chiropractor twice a week. That seems to have helped. I sit down to put on pants, underwear, socks and shoes; it takes me forever to get in and out of my car; and I (try to) keep my knees together whenever I turn over in bed. It's a huge pain in the pubic bone (and inner thigh, which is where mine started...).

 

post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by MeredithA View Post

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yeahthat.gif 

 

Indeed! Janelle, your little anatomy lesson was super helpful. And woa where are all of our organs and stuff?! smushed back by our spine? According to that pic, there isn't room for anything but a giant uterus in our abdomen right now lol! 

Yeah basically all pushed up and back.. short of breath much??  Once the baby "drops" we should be able to breathe better again with him not so up in our lungs.  I know, the picture is crazy right?  I saw a similar one in my child birth class and I was like DUDE!  It's crazy how big our uterus gets, too and how much our body has to adapt.
 

 

post #17 of 19

Pelvic girdle pain is what I've been having a lot of!  I didn't know what it was called though.  I can't put on pants or underwear standing up anymore either.  :(

 

 

Here's a pic of how everything gets rearranged.  PregnancyAnatomy.jpg

 

post #18 of 19

oh geeze. Thanks Poppy. So weird, I never had it with any of my other pregnancies!

post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Wow! These pics are so great! Thanks for posting! They explain so many of the aches and pains I've been getting. smile.gif You ladies are the best.
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