Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care for Round Ligament Pain
Describe your pain, and any other symptoms, to your health care provider, who will assess whether or not to send you to a hospital’s emergency department. Do not hesitate to seek emergency care if any of the following symptoms occur.
Exams and Tests for Round Ligament Pain
If you need to go to the emergency department, the emergency doctor will examine you to rule out a life-threatening condition.. If you have lower abdominal pain, evaluation of both the abdomen and the pelvis will likely be necessary. Although the exam may be uncomfortable, important diagnostic physical findings may assist the doctor in deciding which laboratory tests to order. Ultimately this may enhance your doctor’s understanding of your condition and aid in further testing and treatment.
The doctor may also order some basic laboratory tests, which will help to assess the overall health of yourself and that of your baby.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/21/2015
Patrick A Aguilera, MD
James E Keany, MD, FACEP
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
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