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i have had seven kids so i'm familiar with braxton hicks. however i'm not pregnant and this morning i'm sitting and had what felt like the early braxt?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Keep track of it: some people just get pelvic cramps that can't be explained and come and go. It is only something to really worry about if it is a persistent, worsening pain or if it is associated with any other symptoms. Regardless, it can be a good idea to see your OB-GYN every year to get a pelvic exam and make sure that there isn't anything abnormal about your uterus in particular
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: Braxton Hicks contractions are just a named event in pregnancy when smooth muscle in the uterus begins to squeeze down. You have various sources of smooth muscle in your pelvis, including your bowel, your bladder and your uterus. Perceiving the pressure is just a sign one of these systems is active. If it becomes regular or uncomfortable it will require an evaluation to sort out the cause.

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