Left Side Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnant women sometimes get pain on their left sides during pregnancy. Pregnant women often develop a cyst called Corpus Litum cyst. This cyst usually develops in the 13th week and eventually disappears. In rare cases, the cyst does stay and twists an ovary. This cyst causes discomfort. Sometimes the pain could be caused by this cyst which could be bleeding internally.

Some of the common causes of pain in pregnancies are kidney stones, appendicitis, stomach flu or food poisoning, constipation and even pancreatitis.

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...can cause stones which can lead to extreme pain. Often this occurs in the third trimester as all the organs get squashed and crunched due to a decreasing space. In incidences of ectopic pregnancies, the fertilized egg attaches itself outside the uterus, typically in one of the fallopian tubes. Within seven weeks of conception, you will show symptoms which include sharp and severe pain. Ectopic pregnancies if not remedies in time can be life threatening.

If pain during pregnancy is accompanied with spotting, bleeding, nausea, bleeding, fever, chills and discomfort while urinating, you should consult your doctor immediately. The pain can be severe left side pain on the upper side or on the lower side.

Sometimes the pain is actually back pain. Back pain in pregnancy can be caused by few reasons. The main is the strain of the back and the body to carry the baby. The increase in the size of the uterus the center of gravity and can cause back pain. Sometimes the rib on the left side can pain. One ligament that wraps itself around the uterus also starts to stretch. This stretching can also occasionally cause pain. It can be severe enough to wake you up from sleep. Sometimes a sharp turn in your sleep can also cause acute pain.

Stress can also trigger severe pain in the back so it is a good idea to learn techniques to reduce stress from your life, especially if you are pregnant. Sometimes sharp pain could be the beginning of preterm labor or a miscarriage. This is usually accompanied with spotting and bleeding so medical intervention is important. In rare cases, the abdominal pain could be caused by some cancerous growth that would need to be checked out but that is a rare case and best not to self diagnose. The good news is that most pregnant women go through some kind of abdominal pain at least once in their pregnancy.

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Left Side Pain When Pregnant
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