Jump to content

Upper abdomen pain and shadow


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#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 Jenferal

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 IsolaBella

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 IsolaBella

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 Jenferal

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 IsolaBella

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 Jenferal

Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Also wondering how you're going OP.

#16 IsolaBella

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

How did you go?



#17 Jenferal

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

Still no update?

#18 IsolaBella

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 Jenferal

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

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




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.