Nearly 5 weeks, sharp on an off pain right side normal??!

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Cully85 Wed 19-Dec-12 13:43:01

Hi I'm new here and this is my first pregnancy. I started having period like pain a week before I was due and did a pregnancy test 2 days early positive smile this was 16 days ago now n I still have the cramps and constant pressure and sharp pains on and off on my right side! Doc has said she wants to keep an eye on me and I'm really worried! Anyone else experienced this?
Many thanks

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looloo13 Wed 19-Dec-12 16:48:30

Hi ive had very painful pregnancy this time, they have told me everyone is different and its stretching thats causing the pain, Im now 15 weeks pregnant and still get cramps every now and again but everything is fine so dont worry x

lauraellajane Wed 19-Dec-12 16:56:08

I had pain on one side in the early weeks, like a cramp type pain. Found out that's pretty normal as the ovary that produced the lucky egg produces hormones early on.

It was a dull pain though, definitely not sharp/stabbing, so it's probably a god thing the doctor is keeping an eye on you. Try not to worry though, it could be totally normal!

ScubaSarah Wed 19-Dec-12 17:54:34

I had pains and was told it was ligament stretching - that was at about 5/6 weeks. I'm at 8 now and saw the heartbeat on an early scan last week so I know the bean is doing ok in there…
Better safe than sorry in getting checked out but I'm sure it'll be fine
Good luck x

Cully85 Thu 20-Dec-12 08:48:31

Thank you all so much for your replys, makes me feel a lot better. I had a good day yesterday no sharp pain but still feel pressure, hopefully just stretching. I have always suffered with bad period pain and also can have horrific ovulation pain so maybe I just feel everything down there!! Great! Ha thanks again everyone x

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SugarPlumShirl Thu 20-Dec-12 19:37:18

I had sharp pains and was convinced I was having ectopic again but it was fine. I had an ectopic in June and from my experience, once you start having pain from ectopic it just gets worse and worse and doesn't go away - it is very intense, I even threw up and passed out from the pain. Once you have pain with ectopic it is pretty serious. I'm trying to put your mind at rest - if it is coming and going it is most likely just streching xxxx

Cully85 Thu 20-Dec-12 20:25:50

Thanks Sugarplumshirl and in sorry to hear about your experience. I've not had too good a day today constant dull ache and a few (4sharp bursts) just can't rest so going to ask doc to do some blood tests and hopefully book me in for an early scan when I'm 6 weeks. It's all on one side just doesn't seem right, but maybe that's me just being a worrier. I hope so
Thanks again x

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Sentella Tue 10-Feb-15 14:48:05

I'd really like to know the outcome as I am very anxious to be having the same symptoms. Did you have a healthy pregnancy in the end? X

Stinkylinky Tue 10-Feb-15 16:22:14

I had really sharp pains in one side and really painful cramping, so much so I took myself to hospital but they were totally useless and I left in tears!

I'm now 19 weeks and everything is going well

Loubaby86 Thu 16-Apr-20 22:42:04

Hi I'm new here just want a advice I had like a period cramp and spotting it went away so I did a pregnancy test it come back positive I am about 5 weeks but I am getting pains on my right side it comes and goes and get pain in my stomach but it not painful is that normal I also did another pregnancy test and it come back positive so that must be a good sign right I'm such a worrier as last time I got pregnant was nearly 16 years ago

Bee07 Sat 18-Apr-20 03:54:45

Wow we’re the same amount of weeks! Congratulations ☺️ I checked this site cause I’ve been having the same pains. Doctors appoint isn’t until May 8th. I’m happy to see it’s common. Blessing to you

Loubaby86 Sat 18-Apr-20 06:22:47

My telephone appointment ain't until 13th may but I did asked the midwife and she said the only time you should worry is when you are doubling up in pain and bleeding really heavy

Loubaby86 Sat 18-Apr-20 06:23:27

Congratulations by the way

EmilyJB19 Sun 28-Jun-20 22:18:30

So pleased to see this thread as I'm having the same. Just little niggly pains in my right side, but also mild cramping on both sides, off and on. Just WISH 12 weeks would hurry up and get here, another 6.5 to go till then! X

Ispywithmycynicaleye Mon 29-Jun-20 09:56:29

I recently had 2 pregnancies back to back and experienced pain on my right side. Turned out I had an inflamed gallbladder, gallstones and a blocked bile duct. I'm now on the waiting list to have my gallbladder removed.

Harmony24 Mon 14-Dec-20 00:08:59

Am five weeks along too and I also feel dull ache in my right side..very concerned. Your experiences have really helped..guess am not the only one...waiting for doctors appointment

reimah Mon 14-Dec-20 00:36:54

Hi @Harmony24
I had this on my left side, it was a full ache and want going away.
Had a scan at the EPU and they said it’s probably the side from which I ovulated, I’m 23 weeks now.

All the best x

Fairywings123 Mon 14-Dec-20 07:31:52

I also had this from about 6 weeks, always on left side though, but apparently where baby is? I still get it from time to time, and I'm now 13+5, midwife said not to worry as its stretching and things moving about xx

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