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Can pain in my side be a sign of pregnancy?
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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Sometimes it's ok to have pain during pregnancy, but sometimes it's not ok to have the pain.
For example, some pregnant women have a cyst called a corpus luteum cyst, and that can cause some pain. Others can have a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. It's imperative to be tested to see if you are pregnant, and, if pregnant, what the pain is from asap!

In brief: Yes
Sometimes it's ok to have pain during pregnancy, but sometimes it's not ok to have the pain.
For example, some pregnant women have a cyst called a corpus luteum cyst, and that can cause some pain. Others can have a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. It's imperative to be tested to see if you are pregnant, and, if pregnant, what the pain is from asap!
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
In brief: Maybe but unlikely
In general pain anywhere is not a sign of pregnancy, unless it is one in the wrong place called an ectopic pregnancy.
Usually the first signs of pregnancy are a change in one's period, usually stopping bleeding (but not always), swelling or enlarging breasts and nausea. Severe pain should be checked out.

In brief: Maybe but unlikely
In general pain anywhere is not a sign of pregnancy, unless it is one in the wrong place called an ectopic pregnancy.
Usually the first signs of pregnancy are a change in one's period, usually stopping bleeding (but not always), swelling or enlarging breasts and nausea. Severe pain should be checked out.
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