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What are symptoms of round ligament pain?

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Round ligament pain can be concerning and uncomfortable. But it is considered normal as your body changes during pregnancy.

The symptoms of round ligament pain include a sharp, sudden spasm in the belly. It usually affects the right side, but it may happen on both sides. The pain only lasts a few seconds.

SOURCES:

American Pregnancy Association web site: "Round Ligament Pain."

Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health web site: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Ratcliffe, S. , 3rd edition, Elsevier Mosby, 2008. Family Medicine Obstetrics

Ferri, F, 1st edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013,

Marx, J. , 7th edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

SOURCES:

American Pregnancy Association web site: "Round Ligament Pain."

Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health web site: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Ratcliffe, S. , 3rd edition, Elsevier Mosby, 2008. Family Medicine Obstetrics

Ferri, F, 1st edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013,

Marx, J. , 7th edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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