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178590 tn?1294176767

Pain in right shoulder

ok so I know I'm full of questions lately but the past 2 days I've noticed a very sharp pain on the back side of my right shoulder when I move it hurts worse but if I stay still it's ok.....it's like a pulled muscle or something......my mom said it could be a pregnancy thing but I've never heard of that .....anyone esle have this?
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296076 tn?1371334474
ok I don't want to scare you but that is a sign of preeclampsia...  you should do a search and just keep an eye on things... pain in shoulder, headache, swelling in hands and face and spots, blurred vision or flashing lights... in my opinion I would talk to dr....  take care girl... do a google... haha
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Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms
Frequently Asked Questions
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Hypertension
Swelling or Edema
Proteinuria
Sudden Weight Gain
Headache
Nausea or Vomiting
Changes in Vision
Racing pulse, mental confusion, heightened anxiety, trouble catching your breath
Stomach or Right Shoulder Pain
Lower back pain
Hyperreflexia

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NOTICE IT SAYS RIGHT...

Stomach and/or Right Shoulder Pain

This type of stomach pain, called epigastric pain by the medical profession, is usually under the right-side ribs. It can be confused with heartburn, gallbladder problems, flu, indigestion or pain from the baby kicking. Shoulder pain is often called referral pain because it radiates from the liver under the right ribs. Lower back pain is different from muscle strain common to pregnancy. It is usually more acute and specific. All may be a sign of HELLP Syndrome or a related problem in the liver. Shoulder pain can feel like someone is deeply pinching you along the bra strap, or it can be painful to lie on your right side.

What you can do...

Pain in this area should be taken very seriously; do not dismiss it and go to bed. Call your health professional immediately.



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Some women are more at risk of developing pre-eclampsia than others, especially:

Women in their first pregnancy.
Women pregnant for the first time by a new partner.
Women who’ve had pre-eclampsia before.
Women whose mums or sisters have had pre-eclampsia.

Women aged over 35 years old.
Women expecting twins or multiples.
Women with chronic illnesses, such as kidney problems, migraine, diabetes or high blood pressure.
178590 tn?1294176767
I'll do some searching.....since I've had higher blood pressure and blurred vison head aches  rapid heart rate and now right shoulder pain I think I should talk to my Dr directly forget his nurse
296076 tn?1371334474
ok I did the research for you! haha.... it says expecting twins... first preg... girl what do you think?
324372 tn?1222820202
I think it's important you talk to the doctor too, and if you haven't checked your own blood pressure at a pharmacy, do so.  It does sound like you're having all the classic symptoms of preclampsia...

Probably not uncommon with twins I would think.

Sheri
178590 tn?1294176767
I've had killer heart burn lately too....I've been living on tums....and it feeld like a pinching in my bra line....
296076 tn?1371334474
ok.. call!!! haha let us know I will say a short prayer right now that it is nothing...
178590 tn?1294176767
man I've had nausea lately too.....gosh I'm for real calling my dr. forget the nurse
178590 tn?1294176767
my blood pressure was 141/89 yesterday my pulse was only 121 so that's low for me lately.......what can they do for it?
296076 tn?1371334474
there are meds and bed rest... probably some other things.. only cure is delivery.. they just manage symptoms until then and try not to deliver soon...
178590 tn?1294176767
ok I just got off the phone with the nurse again the Dr was in a patients room.....and she kind acted like I was over reacting.....but she told me to go to a clinic and get my blood pressure taken manually and then call them back......she said he usually goes by you're blood pressure...

but here's all my symptoms

BAD!!! heart burn
Nausea (never had Morning sickness)
My eye site has gotten blurry the past 2 weeks
Lower Back pain (figured due to an extra baby)
Racing Pulse (120+)
Confusion
Trouble catching my breath
Right shoulder pains
Terrible headaches
296076 tn?1371334474
Most women who will get HELLP have blood pressure problems before they get HELLP syndrome. (But you can get HELLP syndrome even if your blood pressure is normal.)



Notice... you can get hellp syndrome even ifyour blood pressure is normallll
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HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening liver disorder thought to be a type of severe preeclampsia. It is characterized by Hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells), Elevated Liver enzymes (which indicate liver damage), and Low Platelet count.

Between 4% and 12% of women who have severe preeclampsia or eclampsia develop HELLP syndrome. But women can have HELLP without having either preeclampsia or eclampsia first.1 In most cases, this happens before 35 weeks of pregnancy, though it can also develop right after childbirth.1, 2

HELLP syndrome often occurs without warning and can be difficult to recognize. It can occur without the signs of preeclampsia (which are usually a large increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine). Symptoms of HELLP syndrome include:

Headache.
Vision problems.
Pain in the upper right abdomen (liver).
Shoulder, neck, and other upper body pain (this pain also originates in the liver).
Fatigue.
Nausea and vomiting.
Seizure.
HELLP syndrome can be life-threatening for both the mother and her fetus. (Most fetal deaths that follow HELLP syndrome are actually caused by complications of premature birth before 28 weeks of pregnancy.3) A woman with symptoms of HELLP syndrome requires emergency medical treatment.



so it looks like it would be hellp syndrome if you don't have the high blood pressure they need to check your liver...  girl sometimes you have to take charge of your health care especially when it is a nurse that may never have seen hellp before
178590 tn?1294176767
so they can check for hellp with the urine test too?  My dr has done no testing except BP and u/s no urine or blood testing....
178590 tn?1294176767
what does the hellp stand for do you know?
Avatar universal
Your dr. doesnt do a urine test at every dr. appt???
178590 tn?1294176767
nope just bp and u/s
Avatar universal
Wow, i though urine test was the normal routine in check ups. I would have him check it!
296076 tn?1371334474
wow I thought all dr did a urine test at every check up for pg... you need to have it checked.. kaiser does all patients every time
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Acronym Definition
HELLP Haemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, Low Platelets

178590 tn?1294176767
You don't think my Dr will get mad me trying to diagnois my own problem
296076 tn?1371334474
haha,... who cares!! it is your baby and he should be checking your urine.. mine has always done it even with my first 11 years ago...
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