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is it normal to have cramps in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Cramping is common early in pregnancy. Cramps can be caused by the uterus growing.
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Yes: Frequently due to nothing more than your ligaments stretching. If bothersome, try a heating pad or hot water bottle and a couple of tylenol (acetaminophen).

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

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Dr. Edward Biggerstaff III
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
Yes: As the uterus enlarges, cramping in early pregnancy is frequently due to spasm of ligaments which are attached to top of the uterus. It may occur when walking, getting up from sitting, and can be especially bad with sudden movement. The cramping from round ligaments is not associated with bleeding or pain that is severe and constant. As with any concerns, the patient should see her obstetrician.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Four positive pregnancy tests four days early, having very light cramps are these normal?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Can have cramps: And be normal, more worrisome if u start to bleed, see you obgyn for an exam and blood work including a quant bhcg and a progetesrone level.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

I'm in early stages of pregnancy and having brown discharge with mild cramps. Is this normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Are you pregnant?: First do a home pregnancy test to confirm that you are already pregnant again. If positive and you are experiencing bleeding you need to be seen by a doctor to confirm a normal pregnancy located inside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy must be excluded.
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A 24-year-old male asked about a 23-year-old female:

Are heavy cramps and vomiting normal during the early stages of pregnancy (approx 5 weeks) or should we be concerned?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Morning sickness: Nausea is a very common symptom of early pregnancy. There are medications available to help with that. If you are concerned about the cramping then schedule a visit with your Obgyn soon.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I just found out that I am pregnant, but I keep on having cramps ,is it normal to have cramps in the early stages of pregnancy?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramps yes no blood: Cramping without bleeding is common in early pregnancy as the uterus begins its' growth. Bleeding with cramping is not normal and may indicate a developing miscarriage.

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