Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain Topic Guide

Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain: Many pregnant women experience abdominal pain for a number of reasons. Often, round ligment stretching is to blame. The round ligament is a muscle that holds the uterus in place, and it stretches as the fetus grows, causing pain. Treatment includes acetaminophen (Tylenol) and activity modification. Though round ligament pain is a completely natural an benign condition of pregnancy, other types of abdominal pain can indicate serious problems; seek medical care if symptoms become serious, for instance, if you have a fever, chills, painful urination or difficulty walking.


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