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Bruise like pain on stomach..is this normal?

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ess Sat 08-Sep-07 20:45:57

Hi, I'm 36 weeks pregnant and woke up this morning with a bruise like pain just to the left of my belly button. Its about 2 inches across and very tender. Do you think this is anything to be concerned about? I've also been getting lower back period type pains for a couple of days too.

funnypeculiar Sat 08-Sep-07 21:07:12

don't know, but bumping for you smile

LaylaandSethsmum Sat 08-Sep-07 21:09:45

I had something which sound sismilar it felt almost like a burn in a small area but the skin looked normal, MW said it was just the skin and tissues being stretched to the max, it went immeadiately once he was born. Th back pain could just be the pure wieight of your pregnancy now and that all the ligaments etc become looser during pregnancy so you can damage yourself very easily.HTH

LadyOfTheFlowers Sat 08-Sep-07 21:09:48

i had this!!!

panic not!

i panicked and went to the doc and he told me it was just the muscles or something.

mine was on both sides of my belly button and i couldn't touch it, it was that tender!
i thought my belly was going to pop open or something horrid! lol

ess Sat 08-Sep-07 21:13:18

Thank you both. Thats put my mind at rest. Didnt want to phone MW and look an idiot. My stomach muscles have totally seperated so that would make sense. Good excuse to make DH do the hoovering. Thanks again.

funnypeculiar Sat 08-Sep-07 21:14:19

ohh, yes, DEFINATELY no hoovering allowed smile - just in case!

Bearus Mon 10-Sep-07 13:44:16

I had this too in exactly the same place. Was told by the midwife it was the muscles stretching. I don't think I've got muscle separation yet - hope to avoid it though!

Hope it disappears soon. Do you find some days are worse than others? it went for a few days recently and then returned!

mumzyof2 Mon 10-Sep-07 16:03:00

Wow, i had this too, had it on and off since had my son two and a half yrs ago, but (im 8 weeks pg nnow), had it REALLY bad in tesco a couple off weeks ago, couldnt talk or barely walk, dr said it was othing to worry about. Never heard of other people having it, so im not dying then, or going mad??

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