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Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with these terrible pains on the right side of my belly. The only way I can explain how it feels is if you have ever ran or excersied to the point where you get a cramp in your side. Do you think I could have pulled a muscle maybe rollings over in bed? Should I be concerned? It is still hurting me when I do certain things or move a certain way.

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User - posted on 07/27/2009

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It may be something called round ligament pain. I just copied the below from a website. Do call your doctor if this doesn't sound like what you are experiencing. Another possibility if the pain is continuous is a bladder infection. I had that with my first.



'For some women, a possible side effect of uterine growth is what your OB-GYN would call round ligament pain. Basically, these are pregnancy growing pains that feel like achy or sharp pains on one or both sides of the abdomen. These begin to appear around 14 weeks, but they can strike at any time during the second trimester.



Here's why these pains in the abdomen happen during pregnancy: The uterus is supported by thick bands of ligaments that run from the groin up the side of the abdomen (like the lines of that high-cut bikini bottom you've probably had to pack away by now). As your uterus grows, the supporting ligaments stretch and thin out to accommodate the increasing weight. This weight pulls on the ligaments and causes a sharp pain or a dull ache in your lower abdomen.



The pain is often more noticeable when you change positions suddenly or get up from sitting or lying down, or when you cough. The best way to bring relief? Put your feet up and rest in a comfortable position — that should ease the strain, and the pain.'

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Brittany - posted on 03/11/2014

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I'm just about 8 weeks pregnant and I'm 17 years old Ik I made a mistake us should have been more careful but I'm experiencing cramping on my right side just there to when I stretch it gets tighter and when I have to make a BM I instantly get a cramp on my right side and that's how I know I'm ready to go but I'm worried cause one of my family members said the Is a possibility it could be in my tube and I don't want that is not painful just uncomfortable I get the cramps if I have to pass gas and our make a BM also someone's when I stretch please help me I'm anyway scared enough as it is

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That definately sounds like what I might have. Thank you! The last paragraph hit it on the nail!

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