"random" pain? HELP!

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"random" pain? HELP!

OK, so I am really not the type to freak out about stuff, but I am reading several pg boards right now, and one of them is full of women who are very "cautious' and have a lot of loss history, etc...- this board has me worried.

So I have been getting this sharp pain. It is about the size of a nickel, on my right side, and located very low- maybe a finger or two above the crease in my leg, right in the middle. It comes and goes, but I can not spot a pattern. (I have been coughing, and sometimes it hurts when I cough, sometimes not.)

Is there anything located that low that I should worry about? I hate to call the doc and find out a pulled a muscle coughing or something (but I did read that pain when you cough can be a signal of ectopic ((sp?)) )!

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I wish I had an answer for you but I don't. I've had some similar pains near where my ovaries are and have just assumed that's what it is.

Have you been to the OB yet?

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I have that pain exactly as you describe it. 90% of the time it's on my right side, only very occasionally on my left. I've had since 6 or 7 weeks. I went to my midwife, also concerned about ectopic. She said it sounds very much like round ligament pain. She told me that if it were an ectopic pregnancy, the pain would be far more regular and increase in intensity over time.

Now at 12 weeks I still get it occasionally, along with all the other stretching and cramping feelings. I feel confident that it's just everything growing and making room! I hope that helps Smile I would bring it up at your next appointment to be sure though!

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Cool, hilary, thanks! I have an apt. a week from Wed. for an NT scan; I'll mention it then.

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I agree with Hilary, I was thinking Round Ligament pain also. I hope you feel better and get some reassurance soon!

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My doc always tells me not to ever feel like anything is too small, she tells me she is the doc and she should make the call on if things are ok or not....put a call in if you are worried. But I think you are fine!!!!

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it could definitely be round ligament pain. that type of pain comes in all shapes and sizes! mine definitely changes in location and character and triggers on a regular basis. if its an ectopic the pain will be more and more intense, if you "wonder" if its an ectopic it probably isnt. its like being in labor, its hard to miss!

i hope you start feeling better. you should take a nice warm bath Smile

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(Hi Carolyn!!)

It's likely round ligament pain. I had it all pg with all 3 of mine. In various spots at various times, when I coughed, rolled over, bent over, stretched, etc. Sometimes it would happen, sometimes not.

Also - I had some similar feeling pain in my left ovary which is the one that ovulated with my 3rd LO. It developed a fluid filled cyst that was a bit larger than normal and caused me some pain until about 12-14 weeks. It's common to have that pain although it usually goes away after the first few weeks of pg. But if the cyst is a little larger the pain can hang on a bit longer.

GL - I hope it isn't too much for you. And truthfully if you're worred call your doc. When in doubt pick up the phone and call.

Hope the rest of your pg is wonderful!!!

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One thing that was suggested to me is to stay away from those types of boards. There are times when I start to feel even more stressed and overwhelmed when I am online. Reading all the worst case scenarios and stories of loss when you are already concerned tends to make it worse.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

One thing that was suggested to me is to stay away from those types of boards. There are times when I start to feel even more stressed and overwhelmed when I am online. Reading all the worst case scenarios and stories of loss when you are already concerned tends to make it worse.

Yeah, I try to stay away. I travel over there when I am super bored. I think we need to be more active here!;)

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"jeepbaby" wrote:

Yeah, I try to stay away. I travel over there when I am super bored. I think we need to be more active here!;)

Agreed!

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I wouldn't worry too much about it. You're too far along for an ectopic pregnancy, as (not to be graphic) your fallopian tube would have been severely damaged already this far along. It could just be your uterus stretching down there, as well as things being moved around... especially since this is your first pregnancy, your body is going through things it's never experienced before. I would definitely tell your OB about it, but I wouldn't worry!