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menstrual cramps vs pregnancy cramps

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.

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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 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
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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The primary chemical is called prostaglandin.
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Severe - get eval: Get checked. Severe dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal: Many women will experience pelvic cramping early in the first trimester. It is important to have an ultrasound confirming the pregnancy is developin ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Post tube removal: many women have increased menstrual cramps after either the removal of a fallopian tube or sometimes even a tubal ligation.
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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