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I have a pain in my lower left side of abdomen. It comes and goes. I am currently 27 weeks.

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Depends on how often

Perhaps bowel.
Recurrent cramping pain, especially if accompanied by hardening of the uterus, might be early labor. Only evaluation by OB provider and monitoring can determine what. In many cases, preterm labor occurs in women with no known risk factors or history of premature birth. So any woman with pain that 'comes and goes' should notify her OB provider or go to labor & delivery for evaluation.

In brief: Depends on how often

Perhaps bowel.
Recurrent cramping pain, especially if accompanied by hardening of the uterus, might be early labor. Only evaluation by OB provider and monitoring can determine what. In many cases, preterm labor occurs in women with no known risk factors or history of premature birth. So any woman with pain that 'comes and goes' should notify her OB provider or go to labor & delivery for evaluation.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Christopher Chong
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Round ligament pain

Most common is round ligament pain.
Avoid lifting, try to move slowly and do not get up suddenly. If pain persists, please have your obstetrician evalaute and make sure there is no hernia at the groin. Dr. Chong.

In brief: Round ligament pain

Most common is round ligament pain.
Avoid lifting, try to move slowly and do not get up suddenly. If pain persists, please have your obstetrician evalaute and make sure there is no hernia at the groin. Dr. Chong.
Dr. Christopher Chong
Dr. Christopher Chong
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your doc

This is probably a benign pain related to the pregnancy, but see your doc and get it checked out.

In brief: See your doc

This is probably a benign pain related to the pregnancy, but see your doc and get it checked out.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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