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3 weeks and freaking out

Hey everyone, I'm just needing a little support. My partner and I did an IUI on August 8th and I found out I was pregnant on August 20th. The TWW (which was obviously a bit less than 2 whole weeks) was extremely intense for me. I was feeling symptoms 2 days after we tried and felt really crazy. When I found out I was pregnant there was about 4 hours of happiness and relief before a new worry set in. I started to feel a light pressure/pinching on my right side. My whole right side is also tensed up from my muscles. I have lower back pain, hip pain, and shoulder pain. I should also add that I am a hairstylist and have had previous muscle issues here. I sent a message about it to my midwife and she assured me I was probably just able to feel my Corpus Luteum. It's a little over a week later and I still feel it. I wanted to see if any of you have a similar story or experience and what it felt like. I'm just really freaking myself out and I'm not helping myself by looking up these symptoms online. Any help and support would be seriously appreciated!
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Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm not sure where the pain is coming from. You said you have had it before so maybe something similar caused it. It's very normal to have cramping feelings early in pregnancy. It's normally totally fine unless it's really bad and accompanied by heavy bleeding. But your description sounds more like soreness than cramping. Did you use any drugs to create extra follicles? Can you see a chiropractor? I saw one who specialized in the Webster Technique while I was pregnant and it was very helpful. Do stretches help?
My advice would be to take it easy and try not to worry. The TWW is followed by lots of other waits during pregnancy.


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Hi Sabrazee! This is exciting news, and I hope everything turns out OK! I want to let you know that I had/have a corpus luteum cyst and I started feeling it almost as soon as implantation happened. I felt it until about week 10, and even after that I had some twinges here and there. So if it is a corpus luteum issue, it's not weird to already be feeling it and you can probably expect it to be with you for quite a while!

My muscles didn't tense up like yours are, but sometimes the pain felt acute and other times it felt more achy and covered a larger area. Is it possible that you are tensing those side muscles against the pain and that's creating the muscle pain itself?

Obviously pay attention to the rest of your body, and if you feel like something is really wrong go get it checked out. But I want to at least reassure you that it is not too early to be feeling your corpus luteum if that's what it is, especially if the cyst is very large, and it probably won't go away until the placenta takes over. Isn't this fun?
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Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm not sure where the pain is coming from. You said you have had it before so maybe something similar caused it. It's very normal to have cramping feelings early in pregnancy. It's normally totally fine unless it's really bad and accompanied by heavy bleeding. But your description sounds more like soreness than cramping. Did you use any drugs to create extra follicles? Can you see a chiropractor? I saw one who specialized in the Webster Technique while I was pregnant and it was very helpful. Do stretches help?
My advice would be to take it easy and try not to worry. The TWW is followed by lots of other waits during pregnancy.
Thank you! I have two friends who are chiropractors that both happen to be out of town this week, but I am planning on having some work done when they return.
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Hi Sabrazee! This is exciting news, and I hope everything turns out OK! I want to let you know that I had/have a corpus luteum cyst and I started feeling it almost as soon as implantation happened. I felt it until about week 10, and even after that I had some twinges here and there. So if it is a corpus luteum issue, it's not weird to already be feeling it and you can probably expect it to be with you for quite a while!

My muscles didn't tense up like yours are, but sometimes the pain felt acute and other times it felt more achy and covered a larger area. Is it possible that you are tensing those side muscles against the pain and that's creating the muscle pain itself?

Obviously pay attention to the rest of your body, and if you feel like something is really wrong go get it checked out. But I want to at least reassure you that it is not too early to be feeling your corpus luteum if that's what it is, especially if the cyst is very large, and it probably won't go away until the placenta takes over. Isn't this fun?
This really helps, thank you! I think you are right about the muscle tension. I think my natural reaction has been to tense up to one side when I feel anything going on on my side. The sensations have been consistent, but have not worsened or changed dramatically so this feels like a good sign. Thank you again for your response. It's just nice to know someone else has been through something similar.
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