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Hi, im 17 weeks pregnant and getting cramp and twinges just above my pelvic bone, is that normal? Thanks

Hi, im 17 weeks pregnant and getting cramp and twinges just above my pelvic bone, is that normal? Thanks

It depends: This can be a normal feeling in pregnancy as long as you do not have any other symptoms and it is minor in intensity. However, if your symptoms become more intense or are associated with any vaginal discharge or bleeding, you need to see your OB/GYN doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Im 17 weeks pregnant and keep getting little cramps is that not normal or is it just the baby growing?

Im 17 weeks pregnant and keep getting little cramps is that not normal or is it just the baby growing?

Don't know: "cramping can have multiple causes. It can signal premature contractions of the uterus and threatened premature labor and may need immediate attention. It can signal vascular (blood flow) changes and need monitoringor treatment. It can just be normal changes during pregnancy. It is something to discuss with your OB doctor. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant. Low lying placenta and having mild cramping. Should i be concerned?

17 weeks pregnant. Low lying placenta and having mild cramping.  Should i be concerned?

Possibly: If you are having any vaginal bleeding or loss of fluid see your doctor as soon as you can. Otherwise sounds normal. ...Read more

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I'm 16 week pregnant tomorrow I will be 17 weeks and having major cramps what can I do to make them go away ?

I'm 16 week pregnant tomorrow I will be 17 weeks and having major cramps what can I do to make them go away ?

Cramps/Pregnancy: Cramping at 17 weeks of pregnancy is concerning. This needs to be evaluated by your physician. Just last night my daughter who is 20 weeks pregnant complained of the same thing and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. Please be evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm having slight cramps and some lower back pain and i'm about 17 weeks pregnant should I be worried?

I'm having slight cramps and some lower back pain and i'm about 17 weeks pregnant should I be worried?

Probably not: But to be sure that there is nothing serious going on the best approach would be to see your obstetrician and allow them to examine you. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant i heard my stomach making a cracking sound i was cramping Earlier from discomfort but is this normal i rarely Have symtoms?

17 weeks pregnant i heard my stomach  making a cracking sound i was cramping Earlier from discomfort but is this normal i rarely Have symtoms?

Stomach sounds: If you are hearing sounds in your abdomen this is likely from intestinal movement. Stool, liquid and air move through the intestines and cause the stomach to "growl." It is not possible to hear something with the pregnancy. If you are concerned something is wrong in pregnancy see your obgyn. ...Read more

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I was wondering if it's normal to get cramps in the lower part of my pelvic area in the second trimester? I am currently 17 weeks pregnant. It doesn't hurt like period it's just uncomfortable.

I was wondering if it's normal to get cramps in the lower part of my pelvic area in the second trimester? I am currently 17 weeks pregnant. It doesn't hurt like period it's just uncomfortable.

You ARE pregnant!: @nd trimester pregnancies produce a lot of developing pelvic pressure and sometimes cramping. Check with your treating OB MD to make sure there is nothing else wrong with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant, a lot of cramps and back pain in the lower left, very dizzy and nauseated as well as very weak, i had an UTI and took pills at 12 wks?

17 weeks pregnant, a lot of cramps and back pain in the lower left, very dizzy and nauseated as well as very weak, i had an UTI and took pills at 12 wks?

Go back to doctor: You may have recurrence of UTI or it may have become chronic. Or something else may be going on. In any event the best thing to do is to allow a doctor who knows you well to examine you and test you to insure your health and the welfare of your future great baby. Be well. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant. bright red blood from vagina after straining to have a bowel movement. stopped after a couple wipes. No cramps. Should I go to er?

17 weeks pregnant. bright red blood from vagina after straining to have a bowel movement. stopped after a couple wipes. No cramps. Should I go to er?

See your doc!: If you're sure the bleeding came from the vagina (and not the rectum from a hemorrhoid/fissure) then you should see your doctor, especially if it happens again and/or you develop cramping with it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi,I’m 17 weeks pregnant and had a sore throat since Saturday,began to have a running nose and tummy cramps...can it be Strep throat?what can I take

Hi,I’m 17 weeks pregnant and had a sore throat since Saturday,began to have a running nose and tummy cramps...can it be Strep throat?what can I take

Depends on cause: There are many causes for these symptoms both viral and bacterial (strep). Treatment if needed would depend on the cause, which would be determined by a quick strep test & exam. Viral issues would self heal while strep can be treated with several meds during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnancy, i have been going to pee at late nights now suddenly i don't pee in the night. is this normal ?

I am 17 weeks pregnancy, i have been going to pee at late nights now suddenly i don't pee in the night. is this normal ?

Yes: As the uterus moves up with the growing baby, and not press on your urinary bladder as it used to in early pregnancy. You may experience urgency again in late pregnancy when the head of the baby comes down in the pelvis and presses on the bladder, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Since my 17 weeks pregnancy, I am experiencing a strong vaginal odor and small cream white discharge. Is it normal or I should get it checked?

Since my 17 weeks pregnancy, I am experiencing a strong vaginal odor and small cream white discharge. Is it normal or I should get it checked?

Exam and testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Im 13 weeks pregnant im NT bleeding or nothing bt i get cramps ive get them on and off since i got pregnant is this normal?

Im 13 weeks pregnant im NT bleeding or nothing bt i get cramps ive get them on and off since i got pregnant is this normal?

Common: As your uterus expands with the baby, the muscles may have some mild cramping. This is very common. As long as you are not bleeding, and they remain mild, you can just keep an eye on the symptoms. If in doubt, contact your OB. If no OB, and you see a worsening of symptoms, youi may need to go to er. Good Luck with your pregnancy ...Read more

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Had hCG on 12/17 an IUI on 12/18 had cramps on days 1, 3, 8 post hCG so far with nothing in between, is this normal? Could something be wrong? Pregnant?

Normal: As long as the cramps are very mild it can be normal. You should call your doctor if they persist, get worse or are associated with other symptoms such as pain with urination or bowel problems. You could be pregnant but it is too early to have symptoms due to pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I ovulated 17 days ago. Im 5dayd late.But all preg. Test have been negative. Today I'm bleeding light Pink blood with light cramps. Pregnant??

 I ovulated 17 days ago. Im 5dayd late.But all preg. Test have been negative. Today I'm bleeding light  Pink blood with light cramps. Pregnant??

Your period: If you are now bleeding and all of your pregnancy tests are negative then you are having your period and you are not pregnant. Consider birth control for menstrual cycle regulation and to prevent pregnancy if you are not ready. ...Read more