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difference between menstrual cramps and early pregnancy cramps

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
Not much: Menstrual crams start before every period. If you miss your period and cramps start some time later, it could be due to pregnancy. In that case do pr ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A positive pregnancy: There is no difference. Check a pregnancy test and you will know which it is.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramping: pregnant: If this is your first pregnancy, as the uterus is stretched to accommodate the growing fetus, cramps will seem like menstrual cramps but without bleed ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Big difference : Hopefully when u get pregnant u will know the difference.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Naming cramps...: Pregnancy cramps happen only when pregnant. Otherwise, they are not called pregnancy cramps. Menstrual cramps cannot happen when pregnant, because pre ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
It could be: But if it's a normal pregnancy and you have persistent cramps you could also have a UTI.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal: It can be very normal to have some fairly strong cramps during early pregnancy, it is extremely common. There is the very small chance that it could i ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is certainly possible that is normal. However, for severe pain or any bleeding, see your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Uterine Growth: Uterine growth and stretching of the uterine ligaments. See a physical medicine specialist or a chiropractor if this is cramping your style.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Threatened AB: It may be normal. Usually bleeding or cramping early in pregnancy can be concerning and may signal an abnormal pregnancy with an upcoming miscarriage. ... Read More
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