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I am 35 weeks 4 days stomach keeps tightening and releasing when should i be concerned

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
If they dont stop: It is normal to have irregular contractions off and on as your uterus prepares for labor. If they contractions do not stop with hydration and rest and... Read More
Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 14 years experience
Braxton Hicks: This sounds like Braxton-Hicks contractions, also known as "practice" contractions. This is your uterus contracting and then relaxing. It is normal an... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Early contractions: Those are early contractions that are preparing for real labor in about 4 to 5 weeks. Good luck this is normal!
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Braxton Hicks: Your body is getting ready for labor. Your physician will do a cervical exam at your next visit and tell you whether your cervix is open.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Ultrasound: The fundal height is measured at every visit after 20 weeks. Usually, the measurements are within a couple of cm of your gestational age. If the mea... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pompa
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Fetal movement: The general rule of thumb is if you feel what you consider to be a significant change in fetal movement, alert your provider. They will most likely wa... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Labor: Go to your l&d and be checked for preterm labor and preterm rupture of the membranes as well as documentation that your baby's doing well.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phabillia Afflack
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Braxton Hicks: Before true labor begins woman may experience false labor pain also known as Braxton Hicks. It's the body's way of getting ready for true labor. In ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly yes,: getting an exam to check your cervix, and also get help with dehydration, IV fluids, would be a strong recommendation.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Time 2 get an answer: If third trimester and using these words sharp shooting pains along with cervix, it's time to be examined for both dilatation and labor. If there is n... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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ER: It may well be a severe case of gastroenteritis, but that is a very high fever, and a tight stomach could be a sign of an acute abdomen from such thin... Read More

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