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Old Dec 27th, 2010, 20:33 PM   1
mandapanda93
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Sharp pain under ribs on left side


I'm having horible sharp pains when I breathe in deep or hiccup right below my left rib cage kind of on my side into my back. Like where your spleen is.
It's on the left side but for some reason laying on my left side is the only thing that relieves it.
I slept on my right side last night and woke up with that pain and it's been there ever since. Laying on my right side is agony now.
But my hips hurt laying on my left so it sucks
what could this pain be?

It feels swollen under my left ribs on my side and back.

My stomach muscles are so tight because I had a six pack before pregnancy and I'm now almost 21 weeks pregnant and my bump is tiny but tight.
I think since my stomach muscles won't let my bump relax outward it's squishing everything else badly. But idk if this could cause such pain.

Anyone have any ideas?



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2010, 21:42 PM   2
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No clue other than things geting pushed up inside. I've bee haivng rib pain on the left side but I think it's because I"m short and my bump is HUGE!



 
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Old Dec 28th, 2010, 05:50 AM   3
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Hiya,

I'm 25 weeks and have numb, pins and needles and painful spots on my right side under my ribs. I had a quick look on the internet the other day and it seems to be quite common in pregnancy. Some people said their doctors had called it 'rib flare' and it was caused by your ribs pushing out as everything was pushed up as MissFox said. Also suggestions that it might be a small foot or elbow in the wrong place!! But there are also liver complaints and UTIs that can cause discomfort round there so if it's bad pain it might be worth giving your doctor a call.

Hope this helps. Hope it's easing now.



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Old Dec 28th, 2010, 11:03 AM   4
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Thank you for the information. It gets worse at night. And when I hiccup!
I'm waiting to talk to my doctor.
Idk what it is but might as well get it checked out



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 05:30 AM   5
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Good luck! If it's the 'rib flare' type pain then I've found really stretching out with my back supported on cushions and stretching my arms up in the air both relieve it temporarily... The joys of pregnancy



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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 07:22 AM   6
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It could also be this: Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS) is the most common cause of recurring chest pain. It is also sometimes known as “a stitch in the side” or “Texidor’s twinge”. It occurs most often in children and teenagers, but does persist into adulthood as well. The pain occurs just under the left nipple, near where you feel the heart beat most strongly on the front of the chest, and comes on very suddenly.
This extremely sharp pain causes a person to not want to move or breathe. This is where the “catch” part of the name is derived. Any movement or breathing only seems to intensify the pain. The pain usually lasts for around 30 seconds to 1 minute before disappearing. Sometimes the pain will suddenly disappear upon taking a strong breath or moving suddenly as well. This can almost feel like a pop of an imaginary bubble. After the pain is gone, there is usually a dull ache that lingers.



 
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