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I am in my 31 week of pregnancy and I've starting having some sharp pains going from my belly button to my pelvic area. The baby is moving around and there isn't any spotting, my water didn't break. But I'm still a little concerned. The pain seems to come in waves, even if I'm just sitting down. I recently just got over a 3 month UTI and was on Bactrim.

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replied October 2nd, 2009
Parenting Community Answer A7425
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Your symptoms (sharp pains going from belly button to pelvic area coming in waves) can understandably concern you. At 31 weeks it could also be a pre term labor.
Lower abdominal pain without vaginal discharge (leaking of amniotic fluid) in later pregnancy should be investigated for gas, round ligament pain, placental abruption or preeclampsia, cystitis, UTI, or a kidney stone pain. Round ligament pain generally subsides by change of position.
It could just be harmless pain. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Please report this to your gynecologist immediately and follow her advice. Hope this helps. Take care!

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