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Pregnant. Tenderness pain around appendix. Reports stated pelvic fullness. Is it normal during pregnancy?

i was discharged from hospital yesterday after spending 5days in with mad tenderness pain around my appendix s they gave me the all clean that was fine, im 4months pregnant and still in alot of pain, they didn t explain it much to me, and i dont understand my discharge letter, cause of the pregnancy they didnt get to see my appendix or my left ovary wasnt seen but they were fine according to the doctors but then they have put, mild pelvic fullness is seen within the right kidney , but then abit further down on the paper work they have put she has mild right fullness pelvic but my urine dips and microscopic haemutauria were fine and this is likely to be normal during pregnancy?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Hello Jessie
Lower abdominal pain is quite common at this stage of pregnancy. If any serious causes of pain have been ruled out (which seems to be so in your case), then the pain is likely to be due to stretching of the structures around the uterus as the uterus enlarges with the pregnancy. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is nothing to worry about and not much can be done about it. It should get better with time.
The hormone progesterone is produced during pregnancy which can dilate the pelvis(like a sac) of the kidney. This again is frequently seen in pregnant women and is not a cause for worry. You do not have a urine infection and this is a good sign.
Hope this answers your query.
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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