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difference between period cramps and pregnancy cramps

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Take a test: Pregnancy tests are widely available in the drug stores, although not as accurate as a blood test from your doctor. Please test as soon as possible an ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Uterine cramps: Pregnancy cramps and menstrual cramps typically feel very similar because the discomfort is coming from contraction of the same uterine muscle. Menstr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Ibuprofen is okay during early pregnancy. I would not lose any sleep over this.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine preg ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
49 years experience Fertility Medicine
NOW: Although you did not supply enough info about why you had a d&c, i would suggest that a pregnancy test would set your mind at ease.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A home urine ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pregnancy: Mild cramps are ok. Is is alright if breast soreness isn't consistent. Contact OB to get scheduled for prenatal care & it you aren't already tak ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pre-menstrual: It sounds as if you are having pre-menstrual type symptoms. Pre-menstrual symptoms can feel a lot like pregnancy symptoms and it can be hard, sometim ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: Take a home pregnancy test. If negative then starting your period or skipping your period while taking birth control is not a big deal. This is pretty ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed period: If your periods are usually between 24-34 days apart, emotional stress can delay ovulation, which of course delays menstruation. If symptoms suggest ... Read More
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