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Rib pain?

(7 Posts)
Mrshand123 Fri 03-Nov-17 12:02:52

I'm 6 weeks and got horrible rib pain. Think it's connected to boobs as they are so heavy... I'm a big cup anyway so it's feeling pretty uncomfortable sad
Had to wear bra to bed last night as it Hurt too much. Everytime ibreath in it hurts. Only under right boob lol. Is it normal?

BabyDreams2018 Fri 03-Nov-17 12:07:24

Are you wearing an underwire bra? It could be the wire cutting into you. You might need to get measured to check you are wearing the right size.

MsP0b Sat 04-Nov-17 14:44:00

I’ve had this for a few weeks, but didn’t start til about 20wks. Turned out to be ribs expanding due to pregnancy. It’s the muscles between the ribs. Stretching and lying down helps, sitting and driving makes it worse.
Seems fairly common. Is getting better now at 25 wks.

littlebid Sat 04-Nov-17 14:48:30

I had that, but also much later in pregnancy. I ended up signed off work with it, as it was agony to drive. Paracetamol didn’t touch it, but I seem to recall being prescribed topical anti inflammatory gel which helped a bit. I’m fairly sure it was caused by rib flare irritating a nerve (or 8) though, which seems unlikely at 6 weeks, unless it’s not your first and the hormones, muscle softening etc is exacerbating something from last time?

Mrshand123 Sat 04-Nov-17 15:32:15

That's another reason why I think I'm further along then 6 weeks. Been doctors and he said it was the muscle. It's my second pregnancy but first ended in mmc at 11 weeks

Fannyfannakerpants Sat 04-Nov-17 21:15:47

It sounds daft, but are you sure it's not heartburn? It might be worth swigging some gaviscon to see.

SomehowSomewhere1 Sun 05-Nov-17 00:35:14

I had it, started early on in pregnancy and ditto the right side, but was primarily sitting at a desk that set it off.

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