A 23-year-old female asked:
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351/2 weeks. i've had mild cramping in lower abdomen and back that turned so painful it woke me up last night. now it comes and goes. is this normal?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not really.: It sounds like you may be experiencing preterm contractions that could lead to preterm labor and birth. Best see your obstetrician asap for a formal evaluation. Best of luck!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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