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Pregnant, pain on right side. What could it be?

I am 39 weeks pregnant this week and on and off today I had this sharp pain in my ride side like the kind you would get from walking too long and now its spreading to my back and my left side. I have been getting up in the middle of the night the past few nights and vomitting. I m really concerned about the pain i m having. what could it be?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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It is common for abdominal pain to occur in the last trimester as the flanks get full and the baby descends and as the Braxton-Hicks contractions increase in frequency towards labor. Yet, if the pain is severe and is associated with other features like excessive vomiting with fever, or urinary or other problems, a visit to the doctor is a must to exclude infections, the most serious of which are hepatitis and pancreatitis. Sometimes, a rib pain could also be very troublesome. Do not try any home remedies, but consult your doctor for advice. Wish you a safe delivery.
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