Has anyone else suffered with left lower rib pain? I'm 20 weeks +4 and from the evening yesterday onwards I have had a feeling of fullness, wriggling, and achey pain at the bottom of my left ribs. My bump is one of those that is growing outwards as well as forwards and is now slightly wider than my rib cage. I have had the odd few mins where this feeling isn't there and about 20mins periods on and off of a pushing/fullness/wrigling sensation. Please tell me it's not just me and it isn't something weird going on.
Thank you for all your advice on here everyone. Just to update... I called my mw yesterday and she says that the lower ribs, called floating ribs, are made to expand and if they get knocked/pushed too much (from the inside by an arm, leg, or head) then then can become VERY sore and painful for quite a while. Just have to be careful and grin and bare it! Thank you everyone
You sound like you've got what I had before conception - costochondritis. Its inflammation of the cartilage in your ribs. Very painful and can be caused by excessive pressure. Exercise makes it worse. Dr. said for me to take NSAIDs but obviously you can't do that. Chiropractors made it a lot better though if you can try that. Float the idea with your GP. It took me 3 months to get my diagnosis so hopefully if its that then it'll cut down your waiting time! Feel better soon! x