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Is it normal to feel pain in the vaginal area at 8 months pregnant?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The round ligaments, which support the growing uterus, attach in the middle third of the vagina on both sides and it is common to feel pain anywhere along the sides of the abdomen, through the groin or in the vagina as these ligaments work to support an increasingly heavy uterus.

In brief: Yes

The round ligaments, which support the growing uterus, attach in the middle third of the vagina on both sides and it is common to feel pain anywhere along the sides of the abdomen, through the groin or in the vagina as these ligaments work to support an increasingly heavy uterus.
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
I agree with Dr. Yoder, and you can also have pain referred from you back that you feel in the vagina..but it you have any spotting or discharge, or the pain is strong, always go to your doctor to have you and the baby checked! Remember, you can take tylenol, but do not take aspirin, motrin/advil or aleve for the pain at this stage in your pregnancy, it can increase your chance of bleeding.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Also, as the baby gets bigger and begins to move into the pelvis, it will put pressure on the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor. This can cause "shooting" pains in the vagina.
David Escobar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Osteopathic Med.

It is quite common to feel pelvic, abdominal or vaginal discomfort/pain during pregnancy (especially the third trimester).
Try natural remedies like osteopathic manipulative medicine or acupuncture. To find an osteopath who may be able to help alleviate some of your discomfort safely check www.Osteopathic.Org. Your obstetrician may also have some additional tips for relief.

In brief: Osteopathic Med.

It is quite common to feel pelvic, abdominal or vaginal discomfort/pain during pregnancy (especially the third trimester).
Try natural remedies like osteopathic manipulative medicine or acupuncture. To find an osteopath who may be able to help alleviate some of your discomfort safely check www.Osteopathic.Org. Your obstetrician may also have some additional tips for relief.
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