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Doctor insights on: I Have A Pain Under My Ribs And I Am Pregnant

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Side and ribs aches mean pregnant?

Side and ribs aches mean pregnant?

Not specific: This is not a typical symptom of early pregnancy. If you are having abdominal pain and might be pregnant, then you must check a pregnancy test. This might be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. ...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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Is it safe to eat BBQ while pregnant? (ex. Brisket, smoked sausage, ribs)

Is it safe to eat BBQ while pregnant? (ex. Brisket, smoked sausage, ribs)

Yup: Perfectly safe, look at all of those healthy Texans around you! Maintain a healthy diet and enjoy the above, it sounds great. Remember to check with your OB if you have any specific questions and don't forget your veggies. Take care. ...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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My ribs have been hurting on both sides. It hurts to lay down on my back and sides. I am 26 weeks or as some people say 6 months pregnant. What can I do to help with my ribs from not hurting?

My ribs have been hurting on both sides. It hurts to lay down on my back and sides.  I am 26 weeks or as some people say 6 months pregnant. What can I do to help with my ribs from not hurting?

Very little: There is little to take for pain except acetaminophen. There can be the use of heat on your ribs and maybe bracing with a soft pillow when you sleep. There can be painful ribs from lying on your side. Time is the best medicine in this case. ...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