i have read about people getting a stitch like pain but this feels like a sharp constant stabbing pain, wondering if this is just stretching etc? or should i get it checked, can hardly stand up straight. owww!!!! takes my breath when i move.
It sounds like stretched ligaments- I get these very easily but usually a bit higher up, can be really sore! No magic cure but did find swimming and yoga helped a bit, and lying down stretched out...bath sometimes eased it a bit too.
But... epigastric pain can be a symptom of pre-eclampsia, which is only really relevant if you're 20wks or over, but do keep an eye on other symptoms- headache, swelling etc. and if it persists do call your midwife to get her to check your blood pressure and protein in urine.
I had this around 24 weeks, had such severe stitch one night that I had a bath and could hardly get out and then had no option but to lie really still in bed breathing shallowly (is that a word?!!) until I fell asleep.
All fine the next day though and put it down to stretching ligaments.
Have you had your appendix out? I got very bad stretching pains around my appendix scar from probable adhesions inside me from years and years ago. V painful, although weirdly I didn't get any form my splenectomy scar which is much bigger and stretched right across one side of my bump. Hope they feel better soon.
Hi! just had a bath and its eased off, 24 weeks pregnant. was also woken up in pain last night! but earlier i was doubled over. feel alot better know, moving house next week so really tired, hubbies told me to rest today, finding it hard as so much to sort!!!!!!!!!!!!, i had some similar pains around 12 weeks but not as bad as these were.
owwwwwwwww again!!!!! just been woken up in pain again, feel nauseaus! had bath which has eased it enough for me to walk downstairs! dh asleep as friends around last night and has had a few to many leaving drinks!!!! as much use as a chocolate fireguard. starting to worry, should i go to hospital!!!!!
thanks guys! had really bad night just got back from hospital! they have checked everything and all seemss ok!!!!!!! still have bad pain, they think i could of pulled something, very tender to touch but wee ones heart beat ok! thanks for your support. advised to rest today, feel exhausted. xx
Nomorebooze - glad your feeling better, hope everything is ok x
Thedollshouse - I had pains like this to from 5 wks to 10 wks apparently I had what is commonly known as an agrivated ovary which has different levels of pain.
I had extremely bad pain and went to the Dr's in tears as I just couldn't cope with it after 2 weeks - it helped that I took someone with me to say that I wasn't over reacting and I had been in pain - his advice was a scan at 6 wks as a reasurance (everything was fine) but my advice is that if you are in pain please see your Dr and if a scan is not offered please ask for one if you need reasurance, they wont rush it through (waited 4 days) but it was worth the wait. The Dr said at the time he wasn't worried as I didnt have a temperature at the same time so if you do please go and see your Dr straight away.