U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Groton, Connecticut
A 25-year-old female asked:

I am 30 weeks pregnant and i get short sharp pains down in my pelvic area, is this normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Helen Gray
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Very normal : This is very normal. It's called round ligament pain. As your uterus grows this ligament must now stretch a long ways. Always be aware however that if the pain persists and/or comes and goes fairly regularly or is very severe then you should be seen by a doctor.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 7, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.