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#1 Mummyplusmemakes3

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone out there has experienced anything similar to my situation. I'm currently 33 weeks and have been having pain in the upper right side of my abdomen for a few months. It is not unbearable but at times very unpleasant, always there but sometimes less noticeable than others. A few nights ago I stretched my arms above my head as I was waking and felt a 'popping' sensation in that exact spot, very painful but subsided to almost the usual level of pain quickly. Now there appears to be a round 'shadow' in that area - maybe 10cm in diameter and very feint, though both my husband and I can clearly see it. Though the area is a little more sore than before, it is still not unbearable so I'm assuming its probably not really cause for concern, it is only the slight shadow that has me wondering if it might be an issue. Bub is moving as normal. Thanks in advance for any help! original.gif

#2 Nastyflea

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

ASk the GP or OB about it.
It might be nothing, but I'd see a GP about it to be sure.

#3 Mummyplusmemakes3

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Thanks jenflea, will do, I have an app on Friday but just thought I'd ask out of curiosity in the mean time! original.gif

#4 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

I would be getting myself checked out.

Upper right abdominal pain can be associated with HELLP eclampsia.

http://www.aapec.org.au/Pre-Eclampsia/10_HELLP.php

My sister had HELLP eclampsia. Didn't swell, didn't have headaches ( just feeling meh) BP didn't climb until the last day (ended up with emerg premmie CS). No protein in urine. Ended up having eclamtic seizures in way to OR. So just saying even if you don't have prominent signs ask for blood tests including liver function to rule it out. We almost lost both my sister and bubs.

Edited by lsolaBella, 01 January 2013 - 06:29 PM.


#5 Mummyplusmemakes3

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Hmmm ok thanks isolabella, I did disregard hellp as I don't seem to completely fit the symptoms but there's no harm in being cautious and getting checked is there? Glad to hear your sister and her bub were lucky enough to pull through!

#6 Beancat

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

I dont know anything about the shadow, but I  had upper right quadrant pain on my first day home with DD.  Went to hospital emergency and they sent me home.  The next day the headache started and I was close to blacking out - turned out to be post partum pre-eclampsia.  Blood pressure only spiked at that point and no protein in urine.

You need to take this seriously and seek medical advice asap. Specifically ask to be tested for HELLP and they will test both your liver and kidneys

#7 Beancat

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Just read the advice on HELLP, please seek medical attention immediately OP, the shaddow may be bleeding in the liver

#8 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (Mummyplusmemakes3 @ 01/01/2013, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmmm ok thanks isolabella, I did disregard hellp as I don't seem to completely fit the symptoms but there's no harm in being cautious and getting checked is there? Glad to hear your sister and her bub were lucky enough to pull through!


As I said it is a simple blood test to rule something more dangerous out. Yes we were very lucky. My sister was in ICU for 4 nights. It wasn't until day 3post bubs birth the she had protein in urine. Her BP escalated in a matter of 6hrs.

Eta it was really her blood work which had them preparing for surgery. Her BP at that time was still not too high.

Edited by lsolaBella, 01 January 2013 - 08:08 PM.


#9 Nastyflea

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

in other words, DON'T wait till Friday!!!

#10 lozoodle

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

Upper right hand side is your liver area, I would be definitely mentioning this to my care provider.

It was one of the things my midwife told me to be aware of when listing a bunch of high blood pressure / pre eclampsia symptoms.

#11 Soontobegran

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

Hoping you have made an appointment today OP.You must check it out.

Good luck

#12 MinkyMonkey

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 01/01/2013, 06:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would be getting myself checked out.

Upper right abdominal pain can be associated with HELLP eclampsia.

http://www.aapec.org.au/Pre-Eclampsia/10_HELLP.php

My sister had HELLP eclampsia. Didn't swell, didn't have headaches ( just feeling meh) BP didn't climb until the last day (ended up with emerg premmie CS). No protein in urine. Ended up having eclamtic seizures in way to OR. So just saying even if you don't have prominent signs ask for blood tests including liver function to rule it out. We almost lost both my sister and bubs.


IsolaBella that is very scary I didn't realise just how fast it can happen, so glad your sister and baby are ok. After that story I am now reconsidering the week and a half trip we were planning next week for a friends wedding (12 hours away). I have had the exact same symptom OP as well as feeling nauseous and generally unwell. Had PE after DD north and never really had swelling and my BP was in the  normal range but slightly high for me as I am usually 90/50 or thereabouts. I was fobbed off by my GP told it was just the heat but last week decided to go into the hospital and they have found my platelets are steadily dropping, not at a dangerous level just yet but need to keep an eye on it. I have an US for bubs and liver on Saturday.

Good luck OP I hope it turns out to be nothing but glad you are getting checked.

#13 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Monkey monkey my sister normally has very low BP. From memory on the day of her bubs birth her BP at the DRs office was 100/70 ( but her BP at beginning of PG was 90/50). Dr was sending her to the hospital that afternoon to have her BP monitored, expecting at most overnight stay.

Her bloods two weeks before had shown slightly lowered platelets, but nothing bad. Her BP continued to rise that afternoon, but nothing worrying. Her DH was told to go to work at 4pm ( ie nothing appending). Her blood work came back at 6 pm. Then it was action stations. OB organising a team of specialists as my sister wa s always going to be a special case as she has epilepsy too. Her platelets were down to 88 ( from memory 130 2 wks before). Her BP was now 140/100 and climbing. She had eclamtic seizures on the way to the OR. Her DH left a client in the middle of an appt and just made it to the hospital by 7 pm and went with them to the OR ( he is health science professional and ad seen operations before so they allowed him to observe). GA was done super fast. BIL was asked at one point to stop filming as things got hairy. Bubs APGARS were 2, 2, 4, 6. My sister was in a bad way and taken to ICU. Bubs ended up transferring from SCN to NICU at another hospital (he was 35w5d). He was put on CPAP and not fed for 5 days as they were having enough troubles keeping him breathing.

So if you had previously had PE and have tenderness in upper abdomen, you BP for you is slightly rising and platelets starting to drop and you are feeling sick and dizzy, yeah I would be RE thinking a 12 hr trip away for a week.

Edited by lsolaBella, 02 January 2013 - 10:17 AM.


#14 Beancat

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

OP, just checking in, have you had this looked at yet?

#15 Nastyflea

Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Also wondering how you're going OP.

#16 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

How did you go?



#17 Nastyflea

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

Still no update?

#18 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

OP hasn't posted since asking unsure.gif

But I'd says she was onEB on 7th

Edited by lsolaBella, 08 January 2013 - 09:11 AM.


#19 Vanilla-Cupcakes

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Hope everything is ok!

#20 Vanilla-Cupcakes

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Bump...wondering how you're going OP?

#21 Nastyflea

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

She;'s probably forgotten about all the worried people following the thread!




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