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Sharp Back Pain During Pregnancy?

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I am 16 weeks pregnant and have been having some really sharp back pain when I walk. When I am on the bed or couch I am fine but if I lie flat on the floor or when I walk around I get a sharp shocking feeling running up my back on the left side. I have never felt this before and didn't know if it was a regular pregnancy thing or if it is something I need to call and bother my doctor with? I have an appointment this coming Monday which I will mention this is but was just wondering if I could get some advice here. I also am having a problem with weight gain. When I found out I was pregnant I weighed 138. Now at 16 weeks I weigh 137. I have not had any sickness and have been eating healthy. Is there anything you could tell me about this?
Thank You in advance. Razz
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replied October 21st, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Proper weight gain sometimes starts after 20 weeks gestation. The back pain that you describe could indicate strain on the uterosacral ligaments caused by your growing uterus and progressing pregnancy. Report your symptoms to your treating doctor/gynecologist and go ahead with further evaluation to rule out any serious causes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.

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