Vaginal Pain..(kinda graphic)

Ashley - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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ok, for the past couple of weeks, i have been having really bad vaginal pain, and it feels like someone took a baseball bat to my crotch, and it feels like my insides are gonna fall out every time i have to sit down on the toilet...my belly gets really hard through different times of the day, not painfully, but noticeably... the only thing that i can think of is maybe some early dialating... other than that the dr says is just muscle soreness, and says i should stay off my feet, butit hurts to even get out of bed in the mornings... so i dunno... maybe someone can give me and insight...

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Sarah - posted on 10/07/2009

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It might not be anything more than Braxton Hicks, but usually the pain isn't actually debilitating... if you are very concerned you could go to the hospital and get a non-stress test, and they'll check on the baby and any poss. "contractions". They might also check you're cervix if necessary. I did that with my first child at 28 wks and I was having contractions and I was dilated 1cm so they put me on meds and I had my son at 40 wks, healthy as can be!

Chelsea - posted on 10/10/2009

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I had that with my first baby, but I haven't gotten it this time. If you are really worried its always worth checking into, but mine ended up being normal pregnancy pain too.

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April - posted on 10/13/2009

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It could be vericos veins. You can actually get those in your vaginal area. It feels like everything is falling out and ripping apart when you sit and stand at times. One way to tell is if you area looks black and blue. I had them at the end of my first pregnancy and they didn't really hurt, but this time I got htem at 13 weeks and they are awful. I am on my feet most days so its hard to get some relief.

Christa - posted on 10/11/2009

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Sometimes it's when the baby is sitting low in your uterus and the pressure is felt on your pelvis. It can cause some pain down there, but it's normal.

Lois - posted on 10/07/2009

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If it is painful to walk then it could be symphysis pubis dysfunction - pain as your pelvis relaxes. Could also be thrush, might be worth getting a checkup.

Christina - posted on 10/07/2009

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I had these problems with both babies, What I was told was that it is all very normal and you do experience pains. You have to remember that your body is getting ready for delivery even if you are still a few months away. If you cant sit for long try laying on your side. I know it does not help lots but put a pillow between your legs to keep space. It should help. hope it gets better soon.

Stacey - posted on 10/07/2009

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I'm getting the same thing and a few things can help. First doing less... hard I know... and when you go to get up get up slowly, semi sit, then sit then support your stomach while you stand up gradually. Takes a few seconds but can greatly help with the pain. If not I have stood up to fast and almost fell right back over.

Heather - posted on 10/07/2009

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I am having the same issue... Its called "Round Ligament" pain... The ligaments that support your uterus are stretching out to support the weight of your uterus as the baby grows. Its nomal... not everyone gets it.

Samantha - posted on 10/07/2009

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could the belly tightening just be early braxton hicks? though i heard they dont hurt they can start quite early. Just your muscles preparing itself for concractions. I think that i might have had these once or twice. Mt stomach is already pretty streched and hard for 22 weeks but my abdomen gets very hard and tight sometimes. No pain though. I have been getting cramps and i do experience slight vaginal discomfort sometimes. I have been told the cramps are just round ligament pain (my muscles growing). I would say as long as you are not bleeding or experiencing pains that bring you to tears you should be ok. I know i cant get out of bed fr most of the day cuz my back feels broken half the time. It hurts to sit, lie, walk...anything. My doc said there's nothing she can do. Have you felt your baby move yet? If so keep in mind this early on they move alot but we cant always feel them. My little girl seems to be more active at night. I wake up to her movements quite often, though she hardly moves throughout the day. I panic sometimes but was told as long as she doesnt go 24 hrs without moving (I'd get myself worked up after 16 or so) that she is probably perfectly healthy and just kicking the other way (or sleeping which most newborns, even in the womb, do for 12-14 hrs a day at 2 hr intrevals...i think but every baby is different) All in all dont worry. The pain sucks, i know, but in the end it will all be worth it. I cant wait till February 11th (or sometime around then) :)

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