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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 3:18pm

OUCH! Abdominal pain 16 weeks - what's normal?

I know a certain amount is normal, ligament pain etc but how muc his normal??

I've been bugged by abdo pain all day today and most of yesterday. Today's felt more like generalised AF type pain and has had me checking every time I go to the loo - which is rather scary....

I'm getting a lot of across the middle pain and down the sides which I know are probably ligament - but what about the lower less specific type pains?

Anyone have any gems of wisdom to share with this cat on a hot tin roof??? :smile?


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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 3:30pm

Probably just stretching pains with a bit of something in the areas you've previously had surgery? Also maybe a UTI - might be worth getting your pee checked. Are you constipated at all?

No idea what normal is. I've never been it. Especially in pregnancy. But anything that resembles cramps, rather than just discomfort is worth calling your midwife for.


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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 5:36pm

Hey Chatterbox - sorry to hear you're in pain and anxious. I agree with bubble speak to your midwife or doctor - if only for some reassurance, I've had groin pain this week and the first thing they checked for was urine infections, have also learnt that the extra weight of the growing uterus can press on things like the urethra and cause pain. Hope it sorts itself out x

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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:21pm

Hello lovely girl, sorry to hear you have been getting uncomfortable pains. There is all sorts going on down there with stretching etc and I have had quite a lot of muscular pain with everything loosening up, but I think that is very easy to distinguish - could it be that? It might be worth just getting things checked out with your midwife, just to be sure and to give you peace of mind. Let me know how you get on. xxx



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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:30pm

Hello Again,
I really think it is scar tissue and your uterus growing. Have a word with midwife for reasurrance. Give chatterbaby a little pat from her auntie Verve!

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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:56pm

Hope you are feeling better sweetie, it probably nothing but if you are still comcerned then give your local EPU a call, they will probably ask you to call in for a check. Please don't feel scared, they are all lovely and there to reassure you. I had the same thing last time and everything was fine but they couldn't have been nicer and I was told not to hesitate to call them if I was worried in the future.


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Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 1:24pm

I have had the same kind of thing, it's just stretching and things moving around :)
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Saturday, February 25th 2012, 11:54am

Me too. Scary isn't it. Hate pain as had endo since 13. Me taking it easy today. Been bad since yesterday. :( good luck x

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Thursday, March 1st 2012, 8:11am

Chatterbox are you any better? I am actually worse. Ended up in hospital but begged them not to keep me. More or less because I have had loads of endo ops my scar tissue from them is tearing with the uterus expanding. Doc put me on strong painkillers and have been told bed rest. If you still are not happy visit your gp x



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Thursday, March 1st 2012, 12:50pm

This is quite an old thread Hope as Chatterbox had her baby 5 months ago. I hope your pain eases up soon x

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Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 10:29am

Thanks curlytails, slight confusion!

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