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Can stress cause cramps during pregnancy

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Could be either: Taken by themselves, your symptoms could be either -- but are more likely premenstrual in origin because you said you had "protected" sex. If you are... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Tests are accurate: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree wih Dr.K: If you have any doubt see a doctor for Blood test for HCG level and an ultrasound examination. Wish you good health!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
Pressure ; hormones: Increased abdominal pressure during pregnancy, coupled with hormonal effects, cause esophageal reflux and heartburn. The nausea could be due to that o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Pregnancy ?'s: Pre-eclampsia can re-occur in subsequent pregnancies, but a "headache and stomach cramps" are not related to pre-eclampsia. See an OB specialist physi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: This is a very common complaint during the first trimester, but you did not specify exactly how far along you are. Call your doctor and see if you sh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
Uterine contractions: Contractions occur infrequently in pregnancy, but get more frequent and stronger as pregnancy goes on. They are a "practice" for labor, when the cont... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Uterus: The uterus is what cramps during pregnancy. This could be a normal process. It is caused by the growth of the baby and your uterus reacting to it. If ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
This varies: Cramping in pregnancy has different causes at different times in the pregnancy. In the first trimester cramping is usually due to the uterus stretchin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
They don't : Not sure exactly what back cramps are? Many pregnant patient have pain in the low back in the third trimester due to posture changes.
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