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Q: Hi doctor, I want to ask, is it normal for a pregnant woman to have some sharp pain on the left of the stomach? The pain comes and goes. I’m currently in my second trimester. Please advise. Thank you.

A: There are many possible causes for abdominal pain in pregnancy, for example, ligament strain, urinary tract infection, uterine contractions, just to name a few. It is advisable to see your doctor for a thorough assessment to find out the cause.Ask-the-experts

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Dr Hong specialises in obstetric care and management of general gynaecological conditions, including management of endometriosis and advanced laparoscopic surgery. As a mother of one, Dr Hong is a strong advocate of natural birth and breastfeeding and believes in supporting women’s choices regarding their health.

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Dr. Hong Sze Ching
Consultant General Surgeon
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

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