Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain
Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain Overview
Abdominal pain during pregnancy is common. Frequently, it is a result of stretching of the round ligaments. Round ligament pain is due to normal physiologic changes that take place as your body is transformed by pregnancy. There are other, abnormal, but treatable causes of pain that your health care provider may want to evaluate. Therefore, any new or significant pain should be reported to your doctor.
Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain Causes
Round ligament pain refers to a type of cramping caused by stretching of the round ligaments. These ligaments proceed from the front of the uterus. This type of pain occurs more commonly on the right side of the pelvis because the uterus normally rotates to the right as the pregnancy begins to grow.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/21/2015
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Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
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