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Pain on right flank during pregnancy

Patient: 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: It is quite common to experience pain in the flanks during pregnancy. This is due to the growing baby and uterus which p uts 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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