Font Size
A
A
A

Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain (cont.)

Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain Symptoms

Pain from stretching uterine ligaments can be severe and can be confused with causes outside your pregnancy. Pregnant women often feel acute abdominal pain when the cause is something more serious, such as the following:

  • Appendicitis - An inflammation of the appendix located in your right lower abdomen. You initially have poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever, and, as the inflammation progresses, worsening pain. As you move further along in your pregnancy, the pain from appendicitis will be felt in the upper abdomen instead on the lower abdomen because of your growing uterus.

  • Pain in ovaries or cysts. The ovary located in this area may twist, or a cyst may rupture, causing sudden severe abdominal pain. The pain may also indicate a ruptured ovarian cyst.

  • Abnormal growths in the abdominal area

  • Cramps because of slow digestion caused by pregnancy (These occur in the ascending colon and cecum, located in the right lower part of your abdomen.)

Medical Author:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:

Must Read Articles Related to Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain

Labor Signs
Labor Signs The onset of labor is the most anticipated event of pregnancy. Early signs of labor begin between 37 and 42 weeks after the last menstrual period. Symptoms of l...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain:

Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain - Causes

What was the cause of your round ligament pain during pregnancy?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape


Parenting Know-How: We've hand-picked our best pregnancy, baby and parenting content just for you

Medical Dictionary