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What would cause one side of my abdomen to be harder than the other? (I'm a couple months pregnant)

Asked by ItalianPrincess1217 (10000 points ) February 3rd, 2011 from iPhone

When laying flat on my back and feeling with my fingers, my right side of my stomach is much harder than the rest of my stomach. I push and it’s dense feeling. There’s no pain when I push on the area. When I look closely, I can even see the right side is more raised then the other when laying down. I’m a couple months pregnant. Could something be wrong?

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JLeslie's avatar

When you say stomach, do you mean down below your belly button?

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

Yes down below my belly button, to the right side.

JLeslie's avatar

Could it just be you ate a big meal?

YARNLADY's avatar

Please take medical related questions to your doctor. If you are pregnant, you need to address all your questions to your doctor.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

I haven’t eaten that recently. And why would that cause hardness on only one side?

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

@YARNLADY It’s midnight. Should I call my doctor? I have an appointment Monday. I’m simply asking for opinions on what this could be. Or whether it’s worth a trip to the er when there’s no pain involved.

YARNLADY's avatar

@ItalianPrincess1217 Maybe I was the patient from hell, but when anything bothered me, I called my doctor 24/7.

asmonet's avatar

Stop smashing your baby.

Kidding, but only halfway. If you have no pain, you’re pooping and eating regularly and feeling fine it can probably wait.

icedcoffee's avatar

if you are genuinely concerned, feeling pain, discomfort or spotting call your doctor. Otherwise, it sounds like you are pushing on your baby

MissAusten's avatar

With the absence of any other symptoms, I think it’s safe to wait until your appointment on Monday. Most likely it is something perfectly normal that you wouldn’t notice if you weren’t being hyperaware of what’s going on with your body because you’re pregnant. Every twinge and ache and gurgle suddenly becomes noticeable and it’s difficult to stop wondering what the heck is going on.

Do you have a current copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting? I’m sure there’s a section that gives guidelines about when to call the doctor if you suspect a problem.

I was a nervous wreck through the first several months of my first pregnancy. I literally counted down the days until I was past the point where the baby had a chance of surviving if she was born premature. She wasn’t. After the ultrasound I was able to relax a bit, but it’s difficult to trust that everything is OK when you can’t see anything!

If you are so worried that you can’t relax, go ahead and call the doctor just for the peace of mind. I guarantee it will not be the silliest/most trivial thing he or she has dealt with in the middle of the night. That’s what the after-hours answering service is for. If the doctor makes you feel like an idiot, you should think about finding a different doctor.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

@MissAusten GA! Today the hardness is gone and I’m much more at ease. Since there isn’t any pain, I’m just going wait until my appointment Monday. I’m sure once I have a sonogram and can actuay see that things are okay, I’ll be much more relaxed. This is my first baby and everything worries me!

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