Question by  chrisr (69)

I'm pregnant - what could cause shooting pain in the side of my leg?


Answer by  worker7186 (198)

It is possible that the shooting pain in your leg is caused by your sciatic nerve is being pinched. It can also be caused by a mineral deficiency.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

One cause for this pain is the baby is causing pressure on the sciatic nerve. This is common in pregnancy and when you have the baby it should go away.


Answer by  GEETZ (388)

the only reason that you get the shooting pain is due to the babys kick. when the baby kicks in the corner of the uterus towads your leg you get shooting pain and many a times cant walk for some seconds


Answer by  worker5567 (30)

When you are pregnant, added pressure is put on the veins running down your leg. The can cause varicose veins.


Answer by  sivakumar23 (189)

shooting pain IS normal one on this time so do instead of taking pain killer tablet use pain removal creams because it does not affect the baby.


Answer by  redmamaof5 (188)

The shooting pain is probably the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs down both legs and during pregnancy the weight of the baby and the large uterus will cause pressure on the nerve which can cause severe pain and even loss of feeling causing you to fall.

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