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I am about 5 weeks pregnant (irregular cycles so can't say for sure).

For the past two days I've been having sharp, quick (a second or so), pains in my right lower abdominal area.

I do not have an ovary on my right side, so I think that would rule out an ovarian cyst and, I think, an ectopic. (Wouldn't an ectopic on my right side have to be caused by an egg released on that side and stuck in the right tube?)

Should I be concerned or can I consider it a "normal" occurrence? (I did not have this with my two children.)

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I am about 5 weeks pregnant (irregular cycles so can't say for sure).

For the past two days I've been having sharp, quick (a second or so), pains in my right lower abdominal area.

I do not have an ovary on my right side, so I think that would rule out an ovarian cyst and, I think, an ectopic. (Wouldn't an ectopic on my right side have to be caused by an egg released on that side and stuck in the right tube?)

Should I be concerned or can I consider it a "normal" occurrence? (I did not have this with my two children.)
it could be a lot of things. could just be stretching pains. I got then early and still do now at 25 weeks. It could be more... if it didn't get worse or just stopped I wouldn't worry. if it's ectopic you'd likely know soon b/c it's intensely painful I hear.

hope all is well!

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Could be implantation? If you don't have an ovary on that side then no, there's no chance of an ectopic. But it could also just be growing pains. I get sharp pains in my abdomen all over early in pregnancy, just from the uterus starting to stretch a bit.

Or it could be gas.

But I'd guess it's implantation, since that typically happens about a week after conception, no?

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I'm 9 weeks and I remember having that same thing a few times earlier in pregnancy and we're doing well so far

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I do not have an ovary on my right side, so I think that would rule out an ovarian cyst and, I think, an ectopic. (Wouldn't an ectopic on my right side have to be caused by an egg released on that side and stuck in the right tube?)
I had similar pain at that time up until about 16 weeks on my left--where I have half an ovary. I attributed it to the scar tissue in there adjusting to my newly pregnant uterus, and it went away without issue. A benign cyst is another possibility...I wouldn't stress about it. Just talk to your care provider when you see them!

And BTW, CONGRATULATIONS!

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I get that too in early pregnancy... particularly when I sneeze, cough, or bend in a certain direction. Could it be ligament pain w/ your stretching uterus?
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Sounds like round ligament pain to me (which is totally normal)!

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Thanks, everyone! It seems to be gone today.

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I get that too in early pregnancy... particularly when I sneeze, cough, or bend in a certain direction. Could it be ligament pain w/ your stretching uterus?
This is exactly what I get. Oddly it's usually the first symptom I have. I still get them and I'm 21 weeks. It REALLY hurts, but I know it's not anything serious. You'd think after 8 pregnancies all my ligaments would be plenty stretched, but I guess not.

Here's another odd thing: I also got these same pains from quick movements / sneezing for a few months in college. I had never been pregnant and was on the pill. Weird, huh?
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I had pains like that in my first pregnancy - that's how I found out I was pregnant! The pains had been going on for a while & bad enough for me to see a doctor (which I don't normally do quickly). Doc thought it was a hernia but did a pregnancy test just in case. I was floored! He's 3 now.

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I get that too in early pregnancy... particularly when I sneeze, cough, or bend in a certain direction. Could it be ligament pain w/ your stretching uterus?
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i have the same thing in early pregnancy. was lying down a few minutes ago and sudden pulling feeling on left side. i usually have it for the first couple of months and then again later on. probably nothing to worry about!

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Sounds like round ligament pain to me (which is totally normal)!
Agreed.

I got pains very early on...sometimes it was so strong I'd hit my knees trying to get off the couch!

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