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I have been experiencing sharp pains near my ribcage.
I've never experienced heart burn before, but I'm positive that it's not that because I woke up with them in the morning and that's usually when I get them.
Just wondering if these pains are considered normal?
They've started over the last week.
Funnily enough, starting yesterday afternoon I started getting these high up, rib cage pains! They are kinda sharp, kinda muscle pully? I DID have an active day yesterday lifting and cleaning. So I'm putting it down to that or pregnancy pains.
Most body/abdominal pains are normal and preggy related. I think we are almost encouraged to believe this though aren't we!? You just KNOW if we went to the doctor or called a nurse that is what they would tell us!
I'm sure its normal, probably baby having a growth spurt and stretching that uterus higher! YIPPEEE I swear this baby had a growth spurt the last 2 days. LOTS of niggly pains here.
I get those if I stretch too big or reach for something that's too high. Which sucks cause I'm relatively tall and have never had to ask for someone to get something off the top shelf for me. Now DH has to get it either cause my belly gets in the way or it's too high for me to stretch!
Try not to over-exhert yourself. MW told me today that I need to stop doing things I use to do full force, like I cant clean the entire house in 1 day anymore. I was getting those pains under my ribcage too, and figured it was from reaching. I bought a step stool for both floors of my house and I havent felt them since
It's probably from being too active. =) If it gets severe, you should probably call your doctor. Sometimes it could be from your gallbladder. Just being pregnant can put you at risk for gallstones. It can feel like a pain on the right side, it can be in the middle of your shoulder blades, or it can feel like someone snapped a band of pain around your torso. The extra estrogen and the slowing of your digestion does it.
After 8 pregnancies, my gallbladder finally went kaput. =P The first one with DD is when I started to get the pain around my ribs.
I had severe pain that felt like it was under my ribcage when I was pregnant with my daughter. The doc said it was an exacerbated gall bladder. They told me to take over the counter Zantac 75 and it made the pain go away. They said if it didn't go away completely after pregnancy that I would probably need to have the gall bladder removed. Thankfully it went away. But I am afraid I will get it again with this pregnancy. I hope that is not what you are having, but I think you should give your doc a call or pay them a visit just to make sure.
So after my post yesterday, of course I start getting these dull pains today. I know it isn't my gallbladder though because the pain is on the left side. It is dull pain that is just uncomfortable. So I was thinking, what side is your pain on? If it isn't on the right side, then it probably isn't gallbladder like I suggested.
I get pain exactly like you described, have in every pregnancy, but particularly with my two boys. (first and now) My docs have never really been able to explain why, but seem unconcerned. Hope it goes away and you feel better!