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#1 of 11 Old 10-26-2008, 04:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just got up out of bed and got this sharp cramp like pain across the right side of my belly. Walking makes it worse. It is only on the right side, down low and across kind of to my back. It has been going on for about 10 minutes now. WTH? Is this a contraction? Pulled ligament? I got up carefully, as I normally do. I thought contractions were across the whole belly and I am kind of scared this is something else...any info quickly would be greatly appreciated!
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thats happened to me a couple of times too. Sometimes its brought tears to my eyes its been that painful.

Apparently its just ligament pain. Muscles stretching and all that.

I hope yours feels better soon
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I've had this throughout the pregnancy and always assumed it was round ligament pain. I'm sorry it hurts, mama. A warm bath might help soothe the pain.

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sounds like ligaments stretching. maybe your baby is sitting differently or something. put some heat on it and it will probably feel better.

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this might be too simple, but might it be gas? gross, i know, sorry. I have had extreme pain lately in that area that seems to be gas and constipation.


hope it's nothing!
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LoL, I am always passing pains off as gas! Thanks for all your help ladies. I wouldn't mind being in labor, but not with some weird side pain like that! I keep expecting them to be across the top of my belly...I have had a few like that (just BH maybe?) but I hate not knowing what exactly it is going to feel like and where...I am no good not being in control. Yikes. Thanks again.
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Maybe TMI-but I'm having a lot of troubles with gas. I think the baby must be on some important organs, because I have to roll in bed back and forth for things to, um, progress.

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It sounds like round ligament pain. Try holding your belly when you get up and see if that prevents it.
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I've had this off and on all day. Definately round ligament pain. The reason I know is that I had a contraction during one of the episodes. Not the same. I found that using my exercise ball to support my upper body while on my knees really helped. I could sway my back half and really get relaxed. Little Bean seemed to like it too...well they got nice and anterior...which I certainly liked.

coyotemist...so true. lol and man if it's not air coming out one end, it's coming out the other recently.
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I had the same sharp pain in the right side of my abdomen last week. I nearly fell over. Told my MW at the next appt. she said it was round ligament pain, and I could have possibly pulled it. She told me to take it easy and slow down a bit if I needed to, and to apply either a hot pack or a cold pack to the area.

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Another vote for RLP. It is a strange feeling...very sharp and burning. It makes me feel like I shouldn't move or else my whole set-up in there is going to fall apart or something. But it goes away...heat helps.

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