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Doctor insights on: Ligament Stretching In Early Pregnancy

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Can i ligament stretching pain that early in pregnancy?

Can i ligament stretching pain that early in pregnancy?

How early?: Round ligament pain or stretching pain is most often felt in the second trimester. If you are having pain very early in your pregnancy seek medical advice. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can ligament pain in early pregnancy be one sided (low abdo) and fairly continuous? No bleeding just uncomfortable on the right for a week.

It can: One should not assume that pregnancy pain is from round ligament pain until the doctor has ruled out other causes. In early pregnancy the ligament is not really being stretched making this a less likely causes. You should be seen and evaluated by your Obgyn first to make sure there is a live baby located inside the uterus with an ultrasound. A sonogram can look for ovarian cysts as well. ...Read more

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"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if a uterine fibroid was growing under it during pregnancy?

"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if  a uterine fibroid was growing under it during  pregnancy?

No: Fortunately - they uterine ligaments will never rupture or tear. Though sometimes the searing pain as they get stretched can feel like they will. But rest assured , that can never happen. ...Read more

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I have ligament pain in pregnancy!?

I have ligament pain in pregnancy!?

Very common: very common complaint, rest, heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help ...Read more

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Round ligament pains in pregnancy? Bad?

Round ligament pains in pregnancy? Bad?

No: Stretching pains, or growing pains of the uterus. They're painful to you, but not harmful to the baby. Use a heating pad and elevate your legs when this happens. ...Read more

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I had an 11.2 lb baby 4 years ago and recently I have had round ligament type pains on both sides (more dominant on the right side). Is this common this far out from pregnancy?

Not related to past: The pain you are having now may be in the same location as what you remember being told was round ligament pain during pregnancy, but pain 4 years later when you presumably aren't pregnant is not round ligament pain. See your doctor for evaluation of other causes for pelvic pain. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


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