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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to feel cramps (like menstrual cramps) in early pregnancy stage)? i've been having some cramps but no period. last menses nov 5 2013.

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
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 indicate a problem with the pregnancy, and so you should see your ob/gyn for an exam and sonogram to ensure nothing is wrong and the baby is developing appropriately. If you have spotting, or heavier bleeding, call you doctor right away.

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