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What are the causes of period like cramps in late pregnancy?

What are the causes of period like cramps in late pregnancy?

Uterine contractions: Contractions occur infrequently in pregnancy, but get more frequent and stronger as pregnancy goes on. They are a "practice" for labor, when the contractions become regular (every 5 minutes or so) and increasingly strong.

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I have period like cramps but no period. Am I pregnant?

I have period like cramps but no period. Am I pregnant?

Test if in doubt: If any reason to believe you might be pregnant buy a urine test and test. There is no other way of finding out. The sooner you know, either way, the better.

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Hi docs, is it true that period like cramps at 21 weeks pregnant are normal?

Hi docs, is it true that period like cramps at 21 weeks pregnant are normal?

Not Normal: Persistant cramps can be precursors to preterm delivery. Seek evaluation from your OB to assess your pregnancy and see if there is any intervention warranted.

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5 weeks pregnant and sometimes have period like cramps that come and go no blood. Is this normal?

5 weeks pregnant and sometimes have period like cramps that come and go no blood. Is this normal?

Some mild: Cramping may occur early in pregnancy. Let your obstetrician know about your symptoms.

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I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive but im getting cramps like if im going to get my period should I be worried?

I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive but im getting cramps like if im going to get my period should I be worried?

U may or may: Not be trying to spontaeously abort the pregnancy, please call your OB as u will need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound to see what is going on.

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I took pill for 2 days and then I stopped. After 3 days I had period. I have period like cramps but no period. Am I pregnant?

I took pill for 2 days and then I stopped. After 3 days I had period. I have period like cramps but no period. Am I pregnant?

Take a test: The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a test. It is normal to have bleeding after you stop taking two pill. Why did you stop taking it? Side effects usually improve with time. You should talk to your doctor about a different method if you don't want to take a pill every day.

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I'm having period like cramps and im five days late on my period I took a pregnancy test and it was negative what I do thank you?

I'm having period like cramps and im five days late on my period I took a pregnancy test and it was negative what I do thank you?

Perhaps your period: Will start late. Consider repeating pregnancy test in a week if still no period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems.

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I just found out am pregnant but I keep having these cramps that feel like I m about to have my period. I have no blood spots. Is it normal?

I just found out am pregnant but I keep having these cramps that feel like I m about to have my period. I have no blood spots. Is it normal?

Yes: Cramping in early pregnancy can be very normal. The uterus quickly 'balloons' up from increased blood flow causing cramping. If you start having sharp, severe pain or bleeding that may be the first signs of a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy, and I would see your doctor for these symptoms.

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Having light cramping and pinkish color like period not due for a couple days and having pregnancy like symptoms does this keen I'm pregnant?

Having light cramping and pinkish color like period not due for a couple days and having pregnancy like symptoms does this keen I'm pregnant?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test at home.. A home pregnancy test is cheap and reliable. If positive then this explains your symptoms. If negative then schedule a routine visit to discuss other causes of these symptoms.

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Period was due yesterday it didn't ever show. Still have not gotten it I have period like cramps but no blood? Ttc but negative pregnancy tests?

Period was due yesterday it didn't ever show. Still have not gotten it I have period like cramps but no blood? Ttc but negative pregnancy tests?

Time & technique: You should wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. You may see your doctor for a more sensitive blood test that may provide an answer sooner.

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I'm 35 weeks 5 days pregnant. I have period like cramps from 8 am. It s 5 pm now. It doesn't go away. I am really tired. What should I do?

I'm 35 weeks 5 days pregnant. I have period like cramps from 8 am. It s 5 pm now. It doesn't go away. I am really tired. What should I do?

Time them: If you are having contractions every 5-10 minutes, go to your delivery center/ hospital. If your contractions cause your cervix to change, you may be in labor. Otherwise, if they are far apart (more than 30 mins apart), they may be "practice" contractions. Keep yourself hydrated to calm your contractions.

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3 weeks past my period I took a pregnancy test on 12/23 but nagative I took one today12/27 but nagative I had cramps 12/21-12/26 what can it be?

3 weeks past my period I took a pregnancy test on 12/23 but nagative I took one today12/27 but nagative I had cramps 12/21-12/26 what can it be?

Hormonal imbalance: If you did the test correctly at 3 weeks after missed period and it was negative, you are not pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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I'm getting slight and light cramps, never had them like this before...my period is not due for another week but could this be a sign of pregnancy?

I'm getting slight and light cramps, never had them like this before...my period is not due for another week but could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Probably not: It is more likely that this is something GI but pregnancy is always possible if you are having unprotected intercourse. If your period doesn't start on time or isn't normal, check a pregnancy test and get in to get started on a reliable method of contraception. Use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Hope this helps some. If the cramping worsens or doesn't go away see your primary care provider