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Round Ligament Pain 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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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
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
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
Variable: Everybody's diferent. It's variable and unpredictable.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Anatomy: Because of the pelvic anatomy --.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 is more of a mid 2nd trimester pain - not 12 weeks ...Read more
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
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
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and during sex I have sharp pain in my right side of my lower abdomen, is this round ligament pain?
To be or not to be..: It could be round ligament pain or not. It is likely if you notice it on reaching or twisting movements when you are up and about. To be safe have your OB md check this out on your next visit. ...Read more
18 weeks pregnant, sudden constant pain in lower abdomen, have had it for 30 minutes now. Round ligament pain or more serious?
Hard to tell.: Without more detail and a physical exam, it is hard to tell if this is a major concern or not. If it persists, I would call your obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more
Just confirmed pregnancy. Dull ache on my right lower abdomen and pulling on right hip and back. No bleed. Is this round ligament pain?? 7th pregnancy
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
Can round ligament pain last for days on and off? Feels like stretching and pressure in lower abdomen?
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
Unclear: Ligament pain is difficult to define. One can have joint pain if a ligament is torn, or sprained. For example, an ankle sprain is when the ankle ligaments stretch or tear. That causes pain. An acl tear in the knee is painful initially. All joints have ligaments, and it depends on what joint is painful, and what the injury is. If no injury, its probably joint inflammation. Try some advil, (ibuprofen) and ice, and if it does not improve, see your orthopedist. ...Read more
Maybe: Hernia repair can irritate the surrounding structures, however it is unlikely your round ligament would cause you problems even if irritated. In any case, if you are having some trouble a year after inguinal hernia repair, call your surgeon for a follow up visit to check it out and make sure things are ok. ...Read more
M 22week pregnant, nw having rythmic, painless contractions in round ligament area and around belly button. R these baby bumps/brixton hicks? Early labor?
Get seen by your OB: While round ligament pain and "braxton hicks" contractions are common at this point in pregnancy, the fact that you describe these complaints as "rhythmic" is bothersome to me. Usually false contractions do not occur in a predictable pattern (ie every 5-10 minutes). I think you should call your physician to be evaluated just to be cautious. ...Read more
I'm 10 weeks pregnant. I've been experiencing moderately painful round ligament stretching, light active bleeding, and low back pain. Cervix is closed?
Need evaluation: An exam will answer that question, certainly in shadow of active bleeding. And rest! ...Read more
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