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Does Overweight Cause Round Ligament Pain
Anatomy: Because of the pelvic anatomy --.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Round ligament: The "round ligaments" (one on each side) support the uterus. When the uterus is enlarged (with pregnancy or tumors, for example) movement of the body will allow the stretching of one or both "round ligaments" and cause a pain in one side or both abdominally. It is not harmful, just annoying. ...Read more
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
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
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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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
What type of dr would help w lower right abdom pain similar to round ligament pain- not cyst, not gallbladder, ruled out w ultrasound.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: They seem to help some women get relief. ...Read more
Just found out I was pregnant and I'm having slight pinches of pain in my very low left abdomen. Is this most likly round ligament pain?
Possibly: Though likely it is implantation. If not severe, it probably does not warrant any further work up. Take your vitamins daily, and see your obstetrician if anything changes. ...Read more
No: Round ligament pain doesn't start until your uterus grows quite a bit. It's not unusual to have some mild cramping early in pregnancy. However, if you are having pain only on one side- it could be from an ovarian cyst or even a tubal pregnancy and you need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
No: Round ligament pain is more of a mid 2nd trimester pain - not 12 weeks ...Read more
Can round ligament pain last for days on and off? Feels like stretching and pressure in lower abdomen?
Does round ligament pain happen throughout pregnancy, or only during the second trimester? Does it stop in third trimester?
Round ligament pain: There are chances that when your uterus moves higher in your abdomen, the pain might get better. ...Read more
I'm 27 weeks pregnant and having round ligament pain and braxton contraction. What should I do to relieve the pain? Can I take anything?
Please call your OB: Your OB will want to know about your problems and will want to make sure you are not trying to go into premature labor or anything else, if you were my pt I would have you go to the labor room to do a fetal fibronectin to r/o potential for premature labor and an OB ultrasound and to check for cervical length. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and I've been having pains on my sides by my pelvic area when I walk. Is that round ligament pain or should I be worrying?
It is either round ligament pain or ovarian pain from a cyst, or from the ovaries being pulled out of the pelvis. This is common and generally not concerning.
The uterus doesn't typically cause sharp, I can point to the exact spot, pain. Rather, a generalized tightening or cramping. Your doctors can examine your cervix to see if this is early labor type of pain. ...Read more
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