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I have been feeling a pain in the fundal area

Dear Alex,
I have about 3 weeks to go and for the last week I have been feeling a pain in the fundal area. It`s hard to describe, I know this may seem contradictory but it`s an internal burning, almost numb to the touch. I`ve tried applying heat, massage etc but nothing seems to alleviate it.

It started as I said about a week ago. I noticed a slight bleed after going to the toilet in the middle of the night. I called the hospital and they advised me to go in. As it turned out they weren`t sure what caused it but all seemed to be ok and I was sent home.

The next day I noticed this pain which I just put down to "Junior" continuously kicking or pushing in the same place, and it`s continued to this moment. Can you please tell me if you think that that`s what it is or if it`s something else? I can`t quite tell if the intensity is worse or whether after putting up with it for a week I`m getting over it and it just seems worse?
Nervous Newby

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. I am not really sure what you are describing - it may be indigestion or it could be due to the position of the baby. Please discuss your concerns with your carer so that they can check you over. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 22 Nov 2007