I am 13 wks pregnant and experienced some strong discomfort in my lower left abdomen about a week ago. The pain started in the middle of the night and could be comforted if I laid in certain positions. After an emergency trip to the doctors office, thinking the worst, I was informed that I have a pulled muscle. They did not complete an ultrasound, it was diagnosed by pushing around the area of discomfort. The doctor says this is very common in pregnant women and can be caused by the baby growing faster than the muscles are ready for??? Yet, everyone I have explained this to has never heard of it. Has anyone else experienced pulled muscles during pregnancy or should I consider a second opinion? Thanks so much!
Thank you Kimmie for your response. It really eased my mind. This is my first pregnancy so this is all very new to me. I got to hear the heartbeat during my examination and that was unbelievably awesome. If I had my own doppler, I'd listen all the time! I am trying to take it easy and I hope this doesn't happen again!
pulled muscles are very common during PG....especially a 1st PG. the muscles have never had to stretch like this before and the growth of the baby can cause a muscle to pull or strain. take it easy and try not to over do anything so the muscle can heal itself. it is normal but if you are worried call your doc on monday to get a confirmation to ease your mind. at 13 weeks your uterus is finally raising over the public bone and this can cause a muscle pull from the stetching ligaments.
I had a pulled muscle with my second son just a little shy of 35 weeks. It is rather painful, but will go away on it's own with lots of rest. I delivered a healthy baby boy and all was well. After the pulled muscle though did not lift another thing until the delivery. Good luck to you.
Yes, I am 13 weeks pregnate and I have a pulled muscle in my uterus. My doctor said it was caused by lifting my 2 year old son who weighs about 30 lbs. I have been advised I am no longer able to do so :( So dont feel as if you are the only only i get the same terrible pain as well.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.