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Bruised bump?

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TeacupTempest Sun 14-Aug-11 12:44:27

I am 23 weeks and yesterday I started to feel like my bump was really sore quite low down; tender like a bruise. Nothing visible. I did walk for close to six miles yesterday but we often walk.

Anyone have any ideas what it could be? Should I be concerned or is it normal?


candr Sun 14-Aug-11 12:51:44

Mine feels like this a lot as I have quite a small bump and a very active baby who kicks and pushes a lot. I often expect to see a visable bruise but none so far. If you are really worried go and have a quick check up. Make the most of being able to walk that far, am 34 weeks now and 1 mile is a struggle. smile

Iggly Sun 14-Aug-11 17:27:29

I have this every now and then - well feels tender like a muscle strain and usually happens if I walk too much or too fast. It fades away after rest.

lolajane2009 Sun 14-Aug-11 18:37:53

yep i got that a lot from about 20 weeks and now at 35 + 2 it is almost constant as he is constantly pushing his back and bottom into my skin or punching me.

tigana Sun 14-Aug-11 18:42:45

I'd say this was normal, especially after a long walk.
Although you may be fit and used to walking six miles normally, as your bump gets bigger the muscles and ligaments s-t-r-e-t-c-h and are more prone to achiness like this.

It's a bit like when you walk further than normal/suddenly take up aerobics etc and get tender, bruisy,achey feeling in your calves/thighs the next day.

spanky2 Sun 14-Aug-11 18:44:12

I felt bruised with ds2. He bounced around like my internal organs were a trampoline. It was the outside of the bump too. It got better when I was nearer to my due date as he was more wedged in. Mention it to your midwife if it would put your mind at rest.

TeacupTempest Sun 14-Aug-11 19:48:24

Thanks for all the reassuring replies. Little one is rather active and bump has recently grown so I guess that explains it smile

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