New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password? Need Help?  
Desiree - September 2nd, 2005 10:54 PM

I'm 25 weeks and my left side has begun to hurt a little. Most people say that is the baby laying on that side.


Crystal - September 10th, 2005 7:32 PM

I don't know what's causing the problem, but I can say that mine has gotten better. I've experienced pain under my left rib cage from about 18 weeks and at about 35 weeks my baby started moving farther down and I haven't felt the pain as often.


Sara - September 12th, 2005 12:37 PM

I had the same pain during my 1st & now during my 2nd pregnancy. It is called costochondritis and the only cure is having the baby. As soon as I did, the pain was gone & did not return until I was 12 weeks pregnant again. Laying down flat & stretching will alleviate for a time, and exercise actually helps me too. Avoid large meals which will only make you feel worse.


LM - September 12th, 2005 2:11 PM

I am 18 weeks pregnant and i am experiencing a lot of discomfort in my legs, my sides, lower abdomin and my back. What should I do?? And is anyone else feeling the same?


Cassie - September 17th, 2005 11:33 PM

In response to Bec: I'm 23 weeks and I've had pain right in the middle of my chest too right over the sternum. I assumed it was my bra, because the pain lessoned when i took it off and layed down, but now I think it was just the laying down that helped. Problem is, now I have a cold and every cough feels like a punch on a bruise. It's so good to know that Im not the only one experencing this, but I do wonder if we all have hieght in common. I'm only 5'2" and I think its a big factor of the pressure.


DONNA - September 21st, 2005 11:28 AM

IM 26 WEEKS W/ MY 2ND CHILD. I HAVE UNBEARABLE RIB PAIN ON MY LEFT SIDE RIGHT NOW. AND IT ALSO GOES INTO THE SAME SPOT ON MY BACK. THE ONLY RELIEF IS TO LAY FLAT ON MY BACK. SITTING IS THE WORST FOR ME. IM SO GLAD IM NOT ALONE. ITS SO HARD TO EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE WHAT ITS LIKE. I HAD THIS W/ MY 1ST CHILD ALSO, BUT IT WASNT AS BAD. IT DID GO AWAY FOR ME. SO MAYBE THAT WILL GIVE SOME OF YOU HOPE THAT IT DOESNT LAST 4EVER. I'VE BEEN USING BENGAY BUT THAT ONLY LASTS SO LONG. SOMEBODY MENTIONED "BIOFREEZE" ? I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT. WHAT IS IT & IS IT SAFE FOR PREGOS?


Kym - September 22nd, 2005 11:34 PM

I am almost 14 weeks and I have the pain on my right side near my rib. I was so worried all day. This is my first baby so I am paranoid about everything. I am relieved to hear that I am not alone but I cant wait until this goes away. I haven't tried anything to relieve the pain yet, but I got a few pretty good ideas from the postings. I'll keep my fingers crossed.


trying to help - September 22nd, 2005 11:46 PM

Local injection with a local anesthetic or a steroid should help.

(The safety of steroids is a bit controversial - it depends on what trimester you're in so check with your doctor/use a small dose)


countrymom - June 26th, 2007 9:38 PM

Noticed this was an old post but I am having this pain and had to reply to it. I am in extreme discomfort. Nothing seems to help it but hot compresses. It hurts all the time. I have taken nothing for it but it is becoming almost unbearable. It helps some to know I am not alone. I've had this since very early in my pregnancy. I am now 18 weeks and it is so much worse. Ouch!!


MFig - September 11th, 2007 5:38 PM

I'm 27 weeks pregnant and have had pain under my right rib for about 3 weeks now. I work at an office and sit all day, sitting has become unbearable. The only time I feel better is if I'm lying flat on my back or standing up. I spoke with my doctor and he wants me to go for a synogram of my ball bladder, being that the pain is on the right side he said that is most likely the cause. I hope he's wrong and it's just the babys position.


Ouch - September 13th, 2007 6:05 PM

Hello All,

I have the same pain in my right upper quadrant but also have a severe burning/numb sensation that is agonizing and debilitating (worse than the rib pain). It took numerous doctors of all types and months to diagnose. (I am 30 weeks pregnant by the way.) The diagnosis is: Costochondritis (causing the pain) with secondary intercostal neuritis (causing the burning). Basically, the rib is injured from all of the vomiting and gagging (and maybe a little irritated from the pregnancy in general) and the nerve surrounding the rib is very unhappy. The diagnosis can't be confirmed until after delivery because an x-ray or MRI is needed. But they are fairly certain. They also say there is a chance it will just go away after I deliver. For now, they have suggested only two ways for any real pain relief: 1) steroids 2) ultrasound physical therapy I am going to try option 2. Good luck to all.


yourtravese - June 24th, 2010 3:16 PM

I, too, and happy I'm not alone.. My pain is on the left side... The only true relief is when I lay down on my back or on my ride side... I asked the doctor and he said I probably bruised it by throwing up and the best thing to do is let nature take its course... The only thing I haven't seen on these forums is when I sit down I have a numbing sensation down below the rib into the abdomen area. That's what got me worried. I'm 21 weeks and I've had this problem for 2 1/2 weeks.


overwhelmed w pregnancy - December 5th, 2010 8:30 PM

im about 20 weeks pregnant and for the past two days i have had the worst lower back pain ever, and thing is its only on my right side. It was so severe i could hardly sleep last night, what is this pain?...is it normal? and to top it off i even had this horrible lower abdominal pain and get very uncomfortable to walk. any advice. Ive taken tylonel but that only helps to an extent. HELP!


kmon - December 28th, 2010 2:21 PM

For me it all started when my husband and I planned to get pregnant. The same day we learned we were successful at the doctor's office I decided to take the flu shot. I'm not against the flu shot, I think there are more LONG-TERM pros than cons...but one short-term con is that about a week later I began to experience a chronic cough that I truly believe is related to the flu shot. Well the cough progressed over the course of 2 1/2 months and it left me feeling like I was hit by a bus with symptoms being shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, etc. The only immediate relief I found was to wet a hand-size towel under VERY HOT water and then squeeze the water out so that the towel was just moist enough with hot vapors, and I would try to breathe through the towel which REALLY WORKED and allowed me to catch air enough to help me gain my breaths. Along with this, I also took the prescribed medicines which were Singulair, Albuterol, and an over-the-counter NeilMed allergy-sinus rinse (to rinse out the nasal drip/back flow). All of these meds were given to me to help curve and alleviate my symptoms even though she clearly told me she doesn't think what I have is necessarily asthma related, but more ALLERGIC RHINITIS related, and albuterol would be my rescue breathing for my worst breathing moment. Now, almost at the end of my third month of pregnancy, my breathing problems have GREATLY IMPROVED (I cough soooo much less) but the irreversible damage was done. The damage being what every woman is reporting feeling in this post; I am extremely sore on my rib areas around my right sideā€¦ It feels like I'm possibly bruised on ribs but I don't see any external visible bruises. It hurts too much when I still cough a little or sneeze. They don't recommend an x-ray during pregnancy so I choose not to have one and I think I'm just going to ride it out till the baby is out...hopefully symptoms don't get worse from here. Doc says that the pain on my rib area will take several weeks to heal but may come back around the third trimester due to other reasons (baby movement motion and body enlargement)...yipiee!! Looking fowards to it!! ;)


bulie - January 19th, 2011 3:40 AM

I am glad that I am not alone I was a bit worried about this pain....I am 29 weeks and I have it on my left side and its worse when I breathe...But is there anyone who knows what causes it...


ADD A COMMENT:


Please login or register to post on this thread.
Start A New Discussion