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Doctor insights on: Does Overweight Cause Round Ligament Pain

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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


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Round ligament pain at 37 wks, will that cause labor?

Round ligament pain at 37 wks, will that cause labor?

No: Perhaps, the" round ligament pain" can be confused with early or prodromal labor and incidental uterine contractions.. ...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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When is round ligament pain severe enough to go to er?

Are you sure?: If you have already been treated and diagnosed with round ligament pain then there is no reason to go to the er. If you are in severe pain and a doctor has not already determined that the diagnosis is round ligament pain then you should be seen promptly to rule out other more serious causes such as appendicitis. ...Read more

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Can a tilted uterus make round ligament pain worse?

No: Usually round ligament pain starts around 15-20 wks of pregnancy; by that time, a retroverted (backward tilting) uterus is so large it neither tilts forward or back, it just fills up the pelvis. ...Read more

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What type of dr would help w lower right abdom pain similar to round ligament pain- not cyst, not gallbladder, ruled out w ultrasound.

What type of dr would help w lower right abdom pain similar to round ligament pain- not cyst, not gallbladder, ruled out w ultrasound.

The RLQ has your ova: Oavries, round ligament and part of your uterus, small bowel, large bowel and your appendix. If you have sever pain go to the emergency room. If dull transient or intermittent pain you can see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Was under the impression that RLP (Round Ligament Pain) is supposed to be felt bilaterally, where a high cut bathing suit would sit, not in my navel.

Supports uterus in: In pregancy the round ligamanet supports the uterus in forward position and can stretch and hurt as the baby grows larger, the bigger the baby the higher into the naval area it can go, if not pregnant may just be your body, or referred pain, should see dr for ultrasound to see if anything else. ...Read more

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Doc what is round ligament pain? When it will occur? I'm on week 14 and having vaginal pain coming and going sometimes. Taking clexane for aps....

Doc what is round ligament pain? When it will occur? I'm on week 14 and having vaginal pain coming and going sometimes. Taking clexane for aps....

Part of Pregnancy: Round ligament pain is caused by stretching of the ligaments that support uterus. It is caused by the growing uterus and commonly occurs during the first and second trimesters. Who experiences it and when it may occur is unpredictable, because everyone is different. ...Read more

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I have bladder/ flank pain with occult blood in urine and something that feels like round ligament pain (not preg). Is this a gyn or urology issue?

I have bladder/ flank pain with occult blood in urine and something that feels like round ligament pain (not preg). Is this a gyn or urology issue?

Could be stone: It is possible that you have a stone that is passing as this can cause blood in urine and pain in flank and bladder regions. Best to see a urologist to check urine also to rule out infection and potentially imaging to rule out kidney stones or other urinary causes for pain. ...Read more

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Severe Round ligament pain for 3months. Not pregnant. Ultra sound yesterday showed fibroids. Can fibroids cause RLP? Maybe endometriosis?

Yes: Fibroids can even involve the round ligament, although more likely to have exophytic fibroids growing away from uterus on the side of your pain. MRI shows fibroids to much better detail than ultrasound. Fibroid-related pain is typically worse right before or during menses. Consider consultation with experienced Interventional Radiologist who could discuss whether or not you're a candidate for UFE. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and have round ligament pain but I'm not pregnant. What could be wrong?

I'm 21 and have round ligament pain but I'm not pregnant. What could be wrong?

Not sure: To my knowledge, round ligament pain is only seen in pregnant women I think it likely that your pain has another cause. ...Read more

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How can I sleep with round ligament pain in pregnancy?

How can I sleep with round ligament pain in pregnancy?

Position: The most important thing is to try to find a position that decreases the stretch on the round ligaments. This can vary from mom to mom. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to have round ligament pain when not pregnant?

Possible, unlikely: While it is certainly possible to have similar pain as round ligament pain despite not being pregnant, I doubt the pain in question is "round ligament" pain because as far as I know, round ligament pain is only diagnosed in pregnant women. Thus, if your current pain persists or worsens, it is worth contacting your health care provider. ...Read more

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