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Sharp shooting pain on left side while pregnant what does that mean?

Sharp shooting pain on left side while pregnant what does that mean?

Hard to tell: You should see your md as it is impossible to tell from the description. It can be anything from infection to a tear in the tissue to atropic changes due to menopause. Your md will be able to obtain a complete history and do a physical and treat appropiately. ...Read more

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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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Back butt pain on the left side while pregnant spreading to my legs sometimes feeling too much pain and going to fall down?

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Back butt pain on the left side while pregnant spreading to my legs sometimes feeling too much pain and going to fall down?

Nerve Compression: This sounds like nerve compression from the weight of the pregnancy, such as sciatica. Unfortunately, there is no medication for this. You can try to find a position that is most comfortable or avoid positions or movements that make it worse. You can also obtain a walker to help you get around so you won't fall. Speak with your doctor for his or her input. Best of luck! ...Read more

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38weeks+3 pregnant, painful middle to upper back pain on left side. Why is this?

38weeks+3 pregnant, painful middle to upper back pain on left side. Why is this?

Myofascial Pain: First, congratulations on your pregnancy. There could be a variety of causes, but most likely this is muscular or myofascial pain. With the added weight of the baby, change In your routine, and reduced sleep your are stressing your mid-back. I would suggest consider gentle massage treatment, trying to support and retract your shoulders and better support when sleeping. Hang in there and good luck ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant with bad pain on left side. When I walk it hurts even more.?

35 weeks pregnant with bad pain on left side. When I walk it hurts even more.?

Call your OB DOC: Your OB knows u the bets u need evaluation to make sure nothing going on abnormal with the baby or uterus, it could be a ligament or muscle pull or other but u need evaluation now if it is hurting, if u were my pt I would have u go to the labor room. ...Read more

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I'm 36 week pregnant wit chest pain on left side of chest goin down left arm. What could it be

I'm 36 week pregnant wit chest pain on left side of chest goin down left arm. What could it be

Chest pain: Hello, please take notice of this answer. Chest pain in any individual needs urgent attention, we always assume chest pain is heart related until proven otherwise. Acid reflux, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), heart valve issues, muscle or rib strain, and pinched nerves in the neck can all be possible causes, call your pcp or go to the nearest er now. Good luck. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant with rib pain on left side went away for a day now its back any idea what I can do to relieve the pain?

35 weeks pregnant with rib pain on left side went away for a day now its back any idea what I can do to relieve the pain?

The baby is moving: You may consider seeing an osteopathic physician, who can help support you through your pregnancy as the fetus gets larger thru gentle manipulation. This will create some space for your body to handle the increased size of your growing baby. Also deep breathing may be helpful, as it'll help the diaphragm to relax. Pregnant mom yoga tapes may show gentle postures to do too. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant. I'm 43 and got a severe pain on left side. I also have an under active thyroid.

27 weeks pregnant. I'm 43 and got a severe pain on left side. I also have an under active thyroid.

See OB/GYN: Some conditions like unexplained symptoms or pain may require further assessment, tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant with siatica nerve pain on left side. Its gotten worse to a point where it stops me in my tracks. Very painful! Is this normal?

18 weeks pregnant with siatica nerve pain on left side. Its gotten worse to a point where it stops me in my tracks. Very painful! Is this normal?

Pregnant sciatica: Sciatic pain in pregnancy can be crippling. You can use a heating pad to your buttock or soak in a warm bath. Physical therapy can sometimes help. Some women also get relief from a pregnancy support belt. ...Read more

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What could be causing my left arm to go numb while sleeping on my left side while pregnant?

What could be causing my left arm to go numb while sleeping on my left side while pregnant?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is common in pregnancy. A night splint might help you sleep better. ...Read more

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Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen. U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant. But there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen. U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant. But there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Painful cyst of preg: If painful to cough, that's more serious Need to see MD now not a good sign no heart beat at 5w6d
Repeat US in a week to confirm the health of the pregnancy and check for ectopic pregnancy
I only ran across once in my 40 years that she had a ectopic with a intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of tummy...neg pregnancy test but spotted 3 days period due 16th. What do I do??

Pain on left side of tummy...neg pregnancy test but spotted 3 days period due 16th. What do I do??

Clinic visit needed: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the belly with a scope is needed. ...Read more

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I'm five weeks and three days pregnant. I picked up something heavy-ish and had sharp pain on left side of uterus or ovary and light pink blood on tp.

I'm five weeks and three days pregnant. I picked up something heavy-ish and had sharp pain on left side of uterus or ovary and light pink blood on tp.

Continue to observe: The risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy is about 20%, but it is premature to conclude that is what is happening. For now you can only wait and see what happens but there is no reason to be particularly to concerned. ...Read more

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3 months late on period. Urine test neg for pregnancy. Ultrasound on pelvic neg. Clear mucus coming out. Having extreme lower back pain on left side?

3 months late on period. Urine test neg for pregnancy. Ultrasound on pelvic neg. Clear mucus coming out. Having extreme lower back pain on left side?

A few ideas: It sounds like there could be other reasons for your lack of menses. #1 reason would be a hormonal imbalance. Other reasons could include thyroid or pituitary problems. Often women miss cycles due to weight (being too thin or too heavy, too little or too much estrogen). Clear mucous is normal. Back pain could be musculoskeletal, your kidneys, or endometriosis. See a MD if still no period. ...Read more

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My left side hurts and I'm pregnant?

See below: You could have an ovarian cyst, this could be ligament pain, this could be an urinary tract condition - so this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Which organ on the left side moves up during pregnancy?

Which organ on the left side moves up during pregnancy?

Do you mean right?: The appendix located on the right side is commonly known to be displaced upward with pregnancy--at times at a mid abdominal position. The left side has the stomach and spleen. The stomach is slightly displaced upward by the gravid uterus. The spleen's position is not dramatically affected by pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does early stages of pregnancy causes your left side to hurt?

Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain on your left side in early pregnancy?

Is it normal to have pain on your left side in early pregnancy?

Talk to your doctor: A pregnancy can do a lot of things but on this particular one I think you should speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Just found out im pregnant I have a sharp pain on my left side should I be concerned?

Well: Any time there is abdominal pain we will not say don't be concerned. If you had an ultrasound with pregnancy in the uterus, much less concerned, may me an ovary, may be a muscle or even constipation. Most important is ultrasound 2 make sure not in tube. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Why does lying on my left side, immediately and completely, relieve my pregnancy back?

Why does lying on my left side, immediately and completely, relieve my pregnancy back?

It does not: Back pain in pregnancy is not always completely relieved with left sided rest. Left sided rest does help by decreasing pressure on your back. ...Read more

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I have mild chocolate cryst of 1 CM on left side can it be harmful for getting pregnant?

I have mild chocolate cryst of 1 CM on left side can it be harmful for getting pregnant?

Yes: Chocolate cyst is one of commen signs of endometriosis. It will decrease your chance of conceiving. Due to the size, I do not recommend surgery at this time. You should try to conceive early, because pregnancy is an excellent treatment for endometriosis! ...Read more

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34w pregnant and having sharpe to dull pains on left side all day. Is this normal or should I call my dr?

34w pregnant and having sharpe to dull pains on left side all day. Is this normal or should I call my dr?

Maybe normal: It could be round ligament pain if associated with movement, but it could also be other things like a kidney stone or gas. Even though its the weekend, your OB provider probably has an answering service. I would call the office and discuss your pain. ...Read more

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I'm 3 months pregnant n my lower left side hurts n my left side of my back hurts, is everything normal and okay?

I'm 3 months pregnant n my lower left side hurts n my left side of my back hurts, is everything normal and okay?

Probably: Many pregnant women experience back or flank pain. Regular obstetrical care helps you and your baby. Tell the OB about the symptom. ...Read more

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Good afternoon, I am 35 yrs old with "many" cyst on the left side. I look about 4 mon. Pregnant. What should I do?

You R not pregnant!: You are a male and you will never become pregnant!! But you are accumulating significant amounts of fluid in your abdomen. That could be from your liver or your kidneys (polycystic kidney disease), your heart. You need an extensive workup and treatment plan pronto! ...Read more

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I was told when u first get pregnant you can feel a hardness in your lower quadrant. I am experiencing this but only on left side. Pregnant?

I was told when u first get pregnant you can feel a hardness in your lower quadrant. I am experiencing this but only on left side. Pregnant?

That's a new 1 on me: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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I might be pregnant, and today near my lower abdomin, to the left and the right side I am experiencing sharp pains, what could this indicate?

I might be pregnant, and today near my lower abdomin, to the left and the right side I am experiencing sharp pains, what could this indicate?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is it important to lay on your left side instead of your right side during pregnancy? And what can happen if you do lay on your right side?

Why is it important to lay on your left side instead of your right side during pregnancy? And what can happen if you do lay on your right side?

Uterus off vena cava: By lying on your left side (esp. In 2nd and 3rd trimester) it allows the uterus to fall away from the vena cava and improve return blood flow to the heart. Because of the path of the bowel in the abdomen, and the position of the vena cava, the right side is less susceptible to uterine compression. ...Read more

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I have a cough for about two months and my left side hurts even to the touch and I'm eight months pregnant what could be causing the pain and cough?

I have a cough for about two months and my left side hurts even to the touch and I'm eight months pregnant what could be causing the pain and cough?

See doc for cough: The chronic cough is not usual for pregnancy and should be addressed by your ob.

The pain especially to touch soundslike rib pain due to the coughing. Pregnany womens rib cage expands during pregnancy making it more prone to pain even without a cough. ...Read more

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Hi im 30 week pregnant I have pain the below abdomen just left side is normal?

Hi im 30 week pregnant I have pain the below abdomen just left side is normal?

Round ligament: Many patients complain about what is called round ligament pain during the 3rd trimester. You will need to see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. This is where the uterus attaches to your abdominal wall and causes a nagging pulling sensation towards the lower abdomen. If you think you are contracting the you need to be seen in labor and delivery ...Read more

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What can I do if my left side hurts and im pregnant, should I go to the hospital?

What can I do if my left side hurts and im pregnant, should I go to the hospital?

Call dr ER if severe: It is always best to err on the side of overcautious when pregnant. There are various typical pain syndromes associated with different stages of pregnancy. Without more information about your pregnancy here, I deem it best to see a physician. You could call your OB-Gyn answering service before visiting an urgent care or ER, though. That would be best. ...Read more

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Just found out I'm pregnant, (4weeks) and getting cramps on my left side. Is that normal?

Just found out I'm pregnant, (4weeks) and getting cramps on my left side. Is that normal?

Talk to your MD ASAP: I suggest you talk to your doctor and get a pelvic ultrasound or serial blood test asap to rule out ectopic pregnancy, which may cause cramps in one side. ...Read more

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If your pregnant and having pain on the left side of abdomen which get worse. Can you help me with this?

If your pregnant and having pain on the left side of abdomen which get worse. Can you help me with this?

Talk with physician: The best answer needs more information sucha s how far along in the pregnancy, any other symptoms (bleeding, pain with urination, nausea, etc). Some possibilities can be very serious such as ectopic pregnancy, kidney infection (pyelonephritis), and others can be norma like round ligament pain from pregnancy. The more severe, or the more symptoms be seen! ...Read more