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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Best relief for round ligament pain?

Best relief for round ligament pain?

Supporters : There are many brands of support garments available that help. One of the most widely advertised is the Belly Bra. There are several styles letting you choose the one that works best for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How bad does round ligament pain feel?

How bad does round ligament pain feel?

Brief: Round ligamant pain will get your attention, it is ususally very brief but sharp. More common on the right side. ...Read more

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What should I do about round ligament pain ?

What should I do about round ligament pain ?

Hang in there.: Round ligament pain is due to normal changes that take place as your body is transformed by pregnancy. There are other, abnormal, treatable causes of pain that your md may want to check. Therefore, any new or significant pain should be reported to your doc. For round lig pain, try to: stay off your feet, take tylenol (acetaminophen) in the usual doses, and rest on your left side. Hand in there, its quite normal. ...Read more

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13wks pg, having pretty severe round ligament pain (i think), I have a small frame, but it's outright painful. Dr. Appt in a wk, should I go sooner?

Probably not: The pains in early pregnancy can seem out of proportion to the size of the pregnancy (how could something so small cause so much!). Assuming that you've had an ultrasound showing the pregnancy is inside the uterus, and you have no bleeding, it's likely okay to wait for your appointment. Other causes of pain could be, your ovaries, your appendix, bowel issues, constipation. If it's severe, go in. ...Read more

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What does round ligament pain feel like -- contraction?

Sharp pain: Usually causes a sharp stabbing or pulling discomfort on either the right or left side of lower abdomen. Made worse by moving around and improves with rest. ...Read more

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What is round ligament pain?

What is round ligament pain?

Muscle stretching: The round ligament goes from the top of your uterus down to the low pelvic wall. The round ligament has a muscle in it that stretches when you walk, move or lie in one place too long. It can be very painful. Fortunately, it won't hurt you or hurt your baby. Support belts often help the stretching. ...Read more

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain (Definition)

Round ligament pain is a condition where there is stretching of the round ligament of the uterus during pregnancy. This can cause pelvic pain. ...Read more