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34 weeks pregnant and vagina bruised?

what does it mean if i am getting pains up through my vigina and it also feels like my vagina is bruised constantly. i am 34 weeks pregnant???what does this mean
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replied June 7th, 2010

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Pressure being placed on the cervix from a kick or the baby dropping into the pelvis is thought to lead to this vaginal pain/discomfort. Unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done as it comes and goes at odd times.

If the pain is severe and doesn’t allow you to even sleep, you should immediately consult a gynaecologist.
Growing uterus begins to put increasing pressure on the pelvic ligaments. The pelvis has a huge network of muscles and ligaments. As pregnancy progresses, hormones like progesterone help in loosening them. You may be feeling pressure from those muscles and ligaments loosening.

Another possibility is Braxton Hicks contractions which happen due to the contractions of the uterus but they are not severe and can be differentiated from premature labour pains as the labour pains usually begin in the lower back and then engulf the lower abdomen.

I’ll suggest you to consult a gynaecologist for the confirmation as its not possible to diagnose online. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.

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