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Rib pain second trimester

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Thenadish Sat 05-Mar-16 19:14:25

What is this and how can I ease it?!

I'm 24 weeks and for the last few weeks I'm having really bad pain in my front right rib. It's as if my organs are squashing and bruising it lol!

At pregnancy yoga a couple of others remembered they had it with previous pregnancies. It's worst when sitting down and best when lying on the other side.

Anyone shed any light on what this is and how I can ease it without spending my life lying down?! X

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sat 05-Mar-16 19:22:43

Gallstones - do you have right shoulder pain?

StrawberryQuik Sat 05-Mar-16 20:37:39

I have this sort of under my right boob - a nervy/stingy pain. Mine is uncomfortable on my side so when I go to sleep i put a bit of pillow/duvet under for support. Moisturising it also seems to help.

Not to scare you but I did read on mumsnet that sometimes pain under the ribs can be a sign of pre-eclampsia so I would probably mention it at my next midwife appt just for reassurance that it is a baby squashing you type thing.

dizzylemon Sun 06-Mar-16 06:20:31

It's probably just where the baby is sitting tbh. Mine has been sitting on the right hand side with her bum under my ribs and I felt it at a similar time as you are now. If it just feels muscular, that's likely what it is: pre-eclampsia and gallstones are usually felt as gastric pain/indigestion and similar and I believe gallstones can be really sharp and painful so I'd think you know about it, though I guess everyone's pain experience is different.

As uusual, though, if in any doubt contact your midwife or GP.

cantbelieveImquittingcoffee Sun 06-Mar-16 07:16:57

I first noticed this on a long haul flight at 28 weeks although it seemed to happen the moment we got on the plane (it was hell!!) and has continued on and off ever since. I went to see the osteopath a few weeks later and he confirmed that it is really common and, for me at least, is partly due to the fact I have a natural lean to the right due to a slight scoliosis which is then exacerbated by pregnancy (you'd be surprised how many people have a slightly curved spine...)
The osteopathic treatment helped me a bit, but he also told me to do gentle side stretches which seems to ease it a bit - bit somehow knowing it's a "normal" symptom makes it less worrying to me, though no less painful! Hope you find some relief smile

Thenadish Sun 06-Mar-16 15:05:21

Thank you all! Stretching it does seem to help and it eases when I'm not sitting down so I think it must be position rather than anything else. My bp is low if anything so I was told I'm low risk for pre-eclampsia currently.

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