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I am 32 weeks pregnant today and over the last week or so I've been experiencing sharp shooting pains from my belly button down to my vagina (SORRY TMI!!). It's not constant, just happens a few times during the day. Is this normal? What could it be? I never experience this with my first pregnancy.
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replied December 30th, 2010

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The sharp pains that you are getting on and off, could be due to your uterus acting due to stretching effect caused by the growing baby. The next time it happens, concentrate if there is tightening of abdomen associated with its onset and stay. Visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for a check. If uterus is found to be acting, you will need to be put on uterine relaxants to help you continue with pregnancy smoothly and prevent early onset of labor pains. Look out for other signs like spotting or bleeding and back pain along with the sharp pain.
If symptoms like vaginal itching or foul smell with vaginal discharge are present, then possibility of infection should also be ruled out with examination and tests.
Take care.

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