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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Widespread pain during pregnancy

 magaroon - Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:26 am

I am 37 years old and 3 months pregnant with my fourth child. I have widespread muscle and joint pain. I am so stiff in the morning, which hardly gets better throughout the day. My back, neck and hips hurt. One of my biceps has burning pain. My hands are sore and stiff. One finger has two swollen knuckles and hurts quite a bit. I feel like I have arthritis all over my body. I feel achy like I have the flu, but I'm not sick. This has been coming on slowly since the beginning of this pregnancy. I am going to bring this up with my doctor, but I wanted to get an idea of what this might be first.

(I'm only taking prenatal vitamins, no past diagnosis/surgeries/history)
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:07 pm

User avatar Hello,
It is possible that you could have some form of arthritis that did not manifest itself until pregnancy. Often the immune system seems diminished when your are pregnant. It could also be something like fibromyalgia. Hopefully your doctor can find a cause and a cure. Good luck.

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