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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor process: Contractions arise from the smooth muscle of the uterus rhythmically to expell a fetus when mature. It is also know as labor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bad menstrual cramps: Labor can take 24 to 36 hours. Early on labor pains feel very much like bad menstrual cramps. It can take 12 to 18 hours to get into active labor. The ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual cramps: Most of my patients describe contractions as being like menstrual cramps, to varying degrees of discomfort - from mild to severe. However, some patie ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramping: Intense, intense cramping--like the worst period of your life. This is unlike anything you have experienced before, especially if you're a first time ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes : They come and go. (like raindrops falling on rose petals).
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Labor?: Could you be in labor?
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Good article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/premature-ventricular-contractions/ds00949/dsection=causes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It shouldn't: U need to see your gyn to make sure it is in the right place, or that u do not have an infection, the only time it could be uncomfortable should be wh ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contraction: This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Contractions occur often but become more frequent and closer together -and usually stronger- as pregnancy nears delivery.
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