(Closed) Strong groin pains woke me up in the night!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Evie19:  it is more than likely just your uterus stretching and organs moving.  I had the same pains.  Now I have  sphincter pain that occasionally wakes me up (like this morning), makes me miss the abdominal pain. 

Post # 5
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Evie19:  Eh I have had shifting, changing, strengthening, waning, sharp, then dull pains pretty much constantly in my very lower abdomen and groin throughout the two weeks I’ve known I was pregnant. Sometimes they have definitely been sharp, and each time I panic, but then when they go away within a few minutes, I calm down. I think you’re fine, especially given the nurse’s advice and that your pain wasn’t accompanied by any bleeding, etc.

I wonder if you’re on high alert given your experience with that doctor earlier this week, which would fine and normal and expected?

All of us are different, I know there’s another August Mama who has round ligament pain already…just hang in there with me until 8 weeks!!! 

Post # 6
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

yeah the random and sometimes excruciating pain happens throughout pregnancy. Nothing to be alarmed about most of the time.

Post # 8
6019 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@Evie19:  I think you’re ok. Ligament pain is a late pregnancy thing that is a sign your body is loosening up down there to prepare for childbirth, so I would rule that out. If you’re only 5 weeks in my guess is it’s growing pains. For the remainder of your pregnancy your uterus is going to pushpokerearrange your insides lol sometimes it hurts. I think what the nurse said was on point. If there isn’t any bleeding, dizzyness, and as long as it subsides and doesn’t start coming in regular intervals I think you’ll be just fine. Maybe bring it up at your next appointment for some added reassurance.

Post # 11
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Evie19:  Aw I’m glad you called your doctor in Greece. I can’t wait until you get back to him being your regular doctor, he sounds wonderful. 

Post # 12
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Evie19:  Just bad cramping probably πŸ™‚ I actually had a scare back in October. I felt groin pinching as well, and I freaked because it wasn’t like my other round ligament pain. I was bent over shaving my legs, and when I got back up I thought I was going to fall to my knees. It hurt for about 15 minutes and then went away. I am still pregnant, so it must not have been anything but your normal aches and pains πŸ™‚

Glad your numbers look good πŸ™‚

Post # 13
9675 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t worry as long as you’re not still in a lot of pain.  It’s probably not ligament pain but just some normal cramping from things stretching or growing.  You’ll probably experience a lot of pains or achy days during pregnancy.  I had a lot of cramps early on between 7 or 8 weeks and 10 weeks, worse than my normal period cramps (which weren’t bad FWIW).  I’m 26 weeks today and I still get random sharp pains and have days where my uterus just feels really achy.  You’ll probably have to get used to having random pains.  As long as goes away and you aren’t bleeding or dizzy or have a fever I wouldn’t worry.

Post # 14
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

I had bad round ligament pain in the first tri at night. Usually was very brief, but like a stabbing sensation. In the second tri it has rarely occurred. I think this is due to the fact that I had a tipped uterus. In any case, yes, it’s entirely possible it was ligament pain.

Post # 15
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Definitely too early for round ligament pain, but cramping is normal in the first trimester.

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