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Why is there a pain in the lower abdomen in a pregnant lady?

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Published At April 1, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My wife is 31 years and she is in her sixth month of pregnancy. For past one week, she is feeling mild pain in her left thigh region near to lower abdomen. Yesterday, she experienced sporadically sharp pain especially while she got up from chair in office and difficulty while walking. Today also similar situation. This weekend we plan to travel by train. What precautions need to be taken? Kindly advice.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It may be ligament pain. So, she should avoid lifting weights and climbing stairs. For pain, she can apply Volini gel (Diclofenac) and take Paracetamol. But, if pain increases then better to see a doctor.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

She did not lift heavy weight or climb stairs in the past. Still, is it normal to get such pain in the ligament during this pregnancy time? Can this pain be due to pregnancy? She is afraid of taking Paracetamol due to pregnancy. Can we do anything without any tablets? Can a stretching exercise ease out the pain? Please guide.

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It may be due to stretching of the ligament of uterus also as the uterus is increasing in size. So, she should lie on her left side. She can apply hot or cold compress to the pain area.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Purushottam Sah
Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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