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is gas a sign of labor

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Bad, smelly gas is not a sign of labor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Labor is always associated with regular painful contractions and cervical change - i wouldn't worry about it, but ask your doc next time you see him/h ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Labor is the term used for issue related to child birth. If you are pregnant, see an obstetrician.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Could be...: If the back cramps become regular and progressively stronger, these symptoms would be compatible with labor. Start timing, lay back and relax in betw ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not: It sounds like you hare having cramping from gas. The bowels are compressed by the enlarged uterus at 39 weeks and gas can cause some cramping. Preg ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The best sign of that is increasing frequency of contractions or increasing pressure down low.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Fentanyl : Works fast. Minimal fetal effect. Out of system 45 minutes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Preterm Labor: Your symptoms could be from early contractions. Go straight to your labor & delivery unit for evaluation and to make sure you're not at risk for pre ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Unless you've had previous experience in knowing what and when could happen and you should do in a 38-wk pregnancy, otherwise, you should call ER or y ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor: Already dilated? How much are you dilated? It depends on cervical dilation and cotractions. If you are having contractions q 5 minutes and you are dil ... Read More
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