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A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and lastnight i started with really bad pains in between my legs it hurts to walk and switch sides. what is it?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Baby dropping: Is one possibility. Labor is a less likely possibility.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen: Certainly pain in the face of a pregnancy at term should prompt you to be seen.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Sounds like labor..: You are 36 wks and this means labor can start any time, cramping in between your legs/lower pelvic area suggest possible uterine contractions. Infection can also cause such symptoms, but my bet would be on the labor of pregnancy. Either way, please consult doc asap or get yourself to a hospital--likely you are having a baby. Congrats and good luck.

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