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Doctor insights on: 5 Weeks Pregnant With Cramps And Stiffness

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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38 weeks pregnant and 2 days pregnant with pain in stomache and back?

38 weeks pregnant and 2 days pregnant with pain in stomache and back?

Talk to your OB: Any concerns should be carefully evaluated - particularly this near to your due date. ...Read more

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I am 34 + 3 days pregnant with twins and cramping with diarreah and back pain?

I am 34 + 3 days pregnant with twins and cramping with diarreah and back pain?

34 weeks - call OB!: Cramping, diarrhea, and back pain may be signs of early labor. You have a greater risk of premature labor with twins. If you are in labor, it may be important to try to stop it. Stop reading healthtap and call your OB now. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant, mild cramping on and off with no bleeding or spotting. Should I worry?

5 weeks pregnant, mild cramping on and off with no bleeding or spotting. Should I worry?

No: normally the uterus adjust to accomodate hence the feeling of mild cramping. It is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant. 1 week with tingly sensation around my vulva. 2 days with pink discharge. Scant cramps and feeling good. Thoughts? Thanks

5 weeks pregnant. 1 week with tingly sensation around my vulva. 2 days with pink discharge. Scant cramps and feeling good. Thoughts? Thanks

May be normal: The symptoms you are experiencing are likely normal but bleeding is a potential pregnancy concern. An increase in the normal vaginal discharge is common but should not be associated with bleeding, odor or irritation. The minor cramping is not uncommon either. Rest and pelvic rest is generally recommended. If you had intercourse recently, the symptoms you have are common. If worsens see your ob. ...Read more

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35 weeks 5 days pregnant and having cramping pains in back and abdomen, loose bowels, nausea, and tons of pressure, also feels like scraping cervix. 3 cm, engaged, and 80%. Is labor soon?

35 weeks 5 days pregnant and having cramping pains in back and abdomen, loose bowels, nausea, and tons of pressure, also feels like scraping cervix. 3 cm, engaged, and 80%. Is labor soon?

Labor?: Hi MoragnB, yes, sounds like head is engaged and you are getting increasing Braxton Hicks contractions. Go in if water breaks or contractions get longer, stronger and more frequent Happy Day ! thanks ...Read more

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Had severe diarrhea for 24 hours with one occasion of sickness. 5 days later I have loose stools and stomach cramps with gas.

Had severe diarrhea for 24 hours with one occasion of sickness. 5 days later I have loose stools and stomach cramps with gas.

Gastroenteritis: This may be a viral gastrointestinal tract infection which usually resolves in a few days with rest, good fluid intake,avoiding harsh roughage in your diet, and taking kaopectate as needed to control diarrhea. Another possibility is simply an intolerance to something you ate or food poisoning. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician. ...Read more

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Is pelvic cramping normal during pregnancy? I often cramp after walking for 5 minutes and I am 29 weeks along

Is pelvic cramping normal during pregnancy? I often cramp after walking for 5 minutes and I am 29 weeks along

Cramping pregnancy: Some cramping can be normal but you need to be careful. Common causes of cramping at 29 weeks include dehydration and bladder infection. So be sure you're drinking enough water so the urine is light yellow. Talk to your OB about your symptoms and be checked for a bladder infection. Preterm delivery can be dangerous so your OB needs to be involved. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant with watery diarreah on and off for past week??? No fever or pain or sickness ....

35 weeks pregnant with watery diarreah on and off for past week??? No fever or pain or sickness ....

Colon Irritation: Late In pregnancy the large uterus can press against both your colon and your small intestine. This can cause irritation for some women. The irritation can manifest as both constipation and/or diarrhea. Keep yourself well hydrated, and as long as you aren't feeling ill, don't fret about it too much. Mention it to your OB at your next visit. DON'T take anti-diarrheals - they can be harmful to baby. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and 5 days having severe cramping with brownish discharge. Do. Go to hospital now? Am. In labor?

Hospital: You should head to the hospital when your contractions are 5 minutes apart and regular. Always better to go sooner rather than too late. ...Read more

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4 days late and 3 day period, day 2 after period with cramps, frequent urination and some back pain with some bloating.

Late bloating ,pain: Check HCG ( short period could have been implantation ) check urine for UTI, check for vaginitis . May need sonogram to look for ovarian issues or ectopic or miscarriage f/u /w/ doc. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 8 mos. Abnormally long period with intense cramps (2 weeks). Still cramping 4 days later, some nausea and diarrhea. Should i test?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 8 mos.  Abnormally long period with intense cramps (2 weeks).  Still cramping 4 days later, some nausea and diarrhea. Should i test?

Bleeding on Mirena (levonorgestrel) is highly variable.: Most bleed and spot for the first few weeks and then periods dramatically lighten with 50% not having a period by 1 year. There is wide variations in the bleeding pattern typical of Progesterone only methods. Irregular bleeding is expected and does not mean the iud does not work. If you are concerned please schedule an iud check with your obgyn. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and light cramps and low back pain. Should I be concerned? Nothing horrible in pain...

5 weeks pregnant and light cramps and low back pain. Should I be concerned? Nothing horrible in pain...

Check with your doc: While it may not be anything serious your best bet is to speak with your OB/GYN doctor and let them know what's happening. They may want to run some tests and make sure you don't have something like a urinary tract infection or that there may be something else going on but they should be aware of. ...Read more

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I'm 39wks 5 days pregnant with on and off headache and backache for the last two days and now mild pelvic pain should I go to hospital?

I think so.: The backaches and pelvic pains are most likely just early contractions, but the headaches can be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which is a potentially dangerous condition, and at the hospital they can check to make sure your blood pressure is normal, or treat you if your blood pressure is high, and you are developing pre-eclampsia. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more