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During this pregnancy my ribs really hurt. 38 weeks now. What is wrong with me?

During this pregnancy my ribs really hurt. 38 weeks now. What is wrong with me?

Nothing: Your body is adjusting. Your diaphragm is flatter and your rib cage is expanding for better breathing. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why does ribs pain occur in later pregnancy?

Why does ribs pain occur in later pregnancy?

Pressure: In late pregnancy the fetus and the uterus have become much larger and can create pressure against abdominal contents which can impact the area of the ribs. Baby kicks ca also be felt as well. ...Read more

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All pregnancy symptoms including kicks under ribs, yet negative tests. Why?

All pregnancy symptoms including kicks under ribs, yet negative tests. Why?

Bad test: I suspect the quality control of the testing material you're using is substandard. ...Read more

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Bad pain in my ribs, icould it be from pregnancy?

Rib discomfort.: Little tiny elbows, feet or head pushing against a rib cage can be uncomfortable. But if you are having extreme pain, please tell your obstetrician promptly. ...Read more

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Can occasional pain in both sides of my ribs be a sign of pregnancy?

Not common symptoms: Rib pain is not a common symptom of early pregnancy. More commonly, it's missing period, nausea...If you are worried about pregnancy, get tested, either over the counter kit or see your physician. ...Read more

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Can ribs hurting be an early pregnancy symptom ?

Can ribs hurting be an early pregnancy symptom ?

No, but if you: Are worried about pregnancy, please get a home pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant. Best wishes and use appropriate protection ...Read more

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Sore ribs, abs, and upper back, early pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains on right side by my ovary/below ribs, period i s late, having cramps for 1 week. Pregnancy tests negative. Period never late?

Having sharp pains on right side by my ovary/below ribs, period i s late, having cramps for 1 week.  Pregnancy tests negative. Period never late?

Lower: Your ovaries are down low in your pelvic region, not up by your ribs. Pain up that high is often related to your colon or gallbladder. If on your period is late and urine pregnancy test is negative, see your doctor and ask for a serum pregnancy test as it will turn positive a few days before the urine would. ...Read more

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Feel flutters movement just below ribs ob can't find pregnancy on u/s was told im pregnant due to test now told im not pregnant due to u/s n test now negative?

Feel flutters movement just below ribs ob can't find pregnancy on u/s was told im pregnant due to test now told im not pregnant due to u/s n test now negative?

May be something els: The fluttery sensation could be due to a number of other things, but if you have a negative blood pregnancy test and negative sono those are very accurate tests. Sorry. ...Read more