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What is round ligament pain?

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Round ligament pain is a sharp pain or jabbing feeling often felt in the lower belly or groin area on one or both sides. It is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy and is considered a normal part of pregnancy. It is most often felt during the second trimester.

Here is what you need to know about round ligament pain, including some tips to help you feel better.

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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