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What causes abdominal pain or discomfort during pregnancy?

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Sharp, shooting pains on either side of your stomach may result from the stretching tissue supporting your growing uterus. These pains may also travel down your thigh and into your leg.

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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