I am 27+3 today and have a growth scan and cons appt tomorrow. But for the last few days Ive been in agony with my right shoulder blade/back area. So much so its restricting my arm movements and how I walk hobble
Can anyone shed any light? Could it just be that my bump is so big for gestation its causing a strain?
I havent measured bump btw, but i am about an inch or two off being the size I was with DS2 at full term
It hurts and I feel like crying tbh. I have co-codomal which they gave me two weeks ago for a painful UTI, would it be okay to take these tonight so I can get some sleep?
I had a similar problem at a similar gestation. It turned out it was something to do with the way I was sitting and the side dd favoured. She lay far over to the left with her feet in my ribs. It caused a trapped nerve and muscle strain as I compensated for it.
I saw a pregnancy physio. It was very painful until then. She sorted my back out, gave me exercises and a support band. You can self refer to the pregnancy physio here so that might be an option. Otherwise, ask your midwife to refer you asap.
Referred shoulder pain in early pregnancy can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, but you are obviously well beyond that stage! Referred shoulder pain can also be due to gallstones or a host of other conditions which cause pressure on the diaphragm, including wind. I would take the painkillers for tonight, but be sure to mention it tomorrow. And obviously call an ambulance/get to hospital if it worsens overnight.
I had pain so severe when I was pregnant with my DD that I thought I was having a heart attack and couldn't use my left arm to change gear in the car; I was driving to work through a really big and busy junction and was terrified! I was just about to detour by the hospital, then let out an almighty burp/fart combo and the pain miraculously disappeared!