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can stress cause cramps during pregnancy

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stress contractions: Stress causes the release of certain hormones that can cause uterine contractions and cramps and even premature labor.
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Uterine cramping: There is no question that stress can cause uterine cramps. Try techniques to reduce stress such as relaxation therapy, sel-hypnosis or image therapy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Read where? : I'm not sure where you read that one can get pregnant without having sex? Reproduction is very simple --- sperm is released from a penis and deposite ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Anovulation: It sounds as if you are experiencing anovulatory cycles. These are cycles where the ovary fails to release an egg. This causes temporary hormonal dis ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy : Condoms are not 100% repeat the pregnancy test in one week
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
19 years experience General Practice
Listen to your body.: But don't stress so much worrying about whether you're pregnant that you make your period be late and have back aches and headaches. Remember, our bod ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Cramps pregnancy: Not uncommon. As long as there is no bleeding. Not to worry. Assume you have had your first ob visit alread? Hope so. If it persists, worsens or i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
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
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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

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