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Back pain and pain in lower stomach during pregnancy. Should I be concerned?

Hello, I am 18 weeks pregnant and experiencing some uncomfortable back pain . As well as in my left, lower stomach . I haven t been doing any heavy lifting but it feels like pulled muscles. I was wondering if I should be concerned about this? If not, what can I do to ease the pain? I tried ice and a warm bath, but that didn t help much.
Asked On : Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.

With the progression of gestational age the size of the uterus increases leading to stretching of ligaments especially round ligament.
This will lead to pain during moving, changing the position etc.
Usually this type of pain will be mild and subside without the need of medication.
If you think that the pain is severe you can take analgesics with your doctor's advice.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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