Pain on right flank during pregnancy

Patient

Q: Hi, i am 21 weeks pregnant and i feel pain on my right flank area radiating to my right upper leg. is it normal to feel this way?

Doctor

A:   It is quite common to experience pain in the flanks during pregnancy. This is due to the growing baby and uterus which puts pressure on ligaments, muscles and surrounding organs. You can try lying down in the left lateral position to relieve some of this pressure.

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