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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Constently going to the bathroom-sign of pregnantcy? Negative hpt-not trying to get pregnant. Lower abdomen cramps.

Constently going to the bathroom-sign of pregnantcy? Negative hpt-not trying to get pregnant. Lower abdomen cramps.

Many causes: There are many causes for this. Urinary infection is high on the list. Get a urine test to check this out. ...Read more

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I feel pregnant. I spotted 8/15-8/16. Light pink then brown. Food hunger, lower abdomen cramps. Hcg level 0 from two weeks ago?

I feel pregnant. I spotted 8/15-8/16. Light pink then brown. Food hunger, lower abdomen cramps. Hcg level 0 from two weeks ago?

Prob not: You are most likely not pregnant 2 weeks ago with an Hcg level of 0. The blood level can be repeated to confirm if you still haven't had your period yet. You might be having issues with your digestive tract causing your symptoms. Any nausea or diarrhea? Can have your thyroid level checked. ...Read more

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Does your breast become sore and abdomen cramps if your progesterone level is high? Am I pregnant?

Does your breast become sore and abdomen cramps if your progesterone level is high? Am I pregnant?

Do a test: You cannot tell pregnancy form symptoms in the luteal phase, not from Progesterone levels - a well-timed sensitive pregnancy test is the first chance you can tell for sure. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and been having lower back pain for 2 days and small lower abdomen cramps all day, call OB or wait until cramps get stronger?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and been having lower back pain for 2 days and small lower abdomen cramps all day, call OB or wait until cramps get stronger?

Call OB: When in doubt, particularly about the nature or origin of discomfort at your stage of pregnancy, please call your Obstetrician--that's one of the reasons they're there for you. ...Read more

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I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

GI, GYN; C ur Doc: Don't know your age, menstrual/pregnancy history. Things to check for: duration of symptoms, fever, timing related to meals, nighttime, urinary complaints, bowel changes, appetite changes, weight loss, nausea, bleeding; last md was when? Age related re: colon polyps, ca, ovarian cysts, etc. May be gas but... Acute symptoms- maybe infection, inflammatory bowel or early appendicitis. C ur doc now. ...Read more

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My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

Time to see OB: Sometimes it is difficult to get a new prenatal visit immediately. However, if a woman is having pain or bleeding, the office nurse might arrange for her to be seen more quickly. Going to the emergency room is sometimes necessary if an OB provider recommends it. ...Read more

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I mm 12weeks pregnant.I have being having cramps on my right abdomen to myright leg for the past hours.Pls tell me if its ok.

I mm 12weeks pregnant.I have being having cramps on my right abdomen to myright leg for the past hours.Pls tell me if its ok.

Likely normal : If pain gets worse, you have bleeding or this continues tomorrow call your doctor to be seen. But this does not sound worrisome at the moment. ...Read more

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Got little cramp at the lower right side of my abdomen. I first felt it when i had my first sex and the 2nd time i used ecp. Is it bad ? Pregnant?

Got little cramp at the lower right side of my abdomen. I first felt it when i had my first sex and the 2nd time i used ecp. Is it bad ? Pregnant?

See your gynecologis: Right lower abdominal pain in a female can be from many causes, from menstruation pain, kidney stones to appendicitis. Usually pregnancy does not cause cramping but an ectopic pregnancy can cause pain. Seek evaluation by your gynecologist and get a pregnancy test if late for period. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I am pregnant in the beginning of my 7th month.Yesterday felt painful cramps in my low abdomen just for 1 min and than stopped.Should i be worried?

Common : Most pregnant women will complain of these types of pains in the third trimester. If you are concerned you should see your doctor. Usually 1 min worth of pain that resolves is not likely to be preterm labor or something dangerous. Pains that continue and do not resolve should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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I am 7.2 wks pregnant is it possible for some symptoms to subside already? Also is it normal ta feel the tugging and mild cramps in the lower abdomen?

I am 7.2 wks pregnant is it possible for some symptoms to subside already? Also is it normal ta feel the tugging and mild cramps in the lower abdomen?

Specifics: You did not define what symptoms you are referring to. We cannot just assume what you mean by such an ambiguous word choice. But, tugging and cramping are signs of infection not signs of pregnancy early on. ...Read more

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Im almost 5months pregnant, sometimes I have this feeling of cramps in my abdominal area, what is it ? Should i be worry ?

Common : Most pregnant patients complain of cramps off and on. This is a side effect if growing a human inside your body. Of course you should see your doctor for an exam to make sure all is normal. You want to make sure there are no sign of preterm labor. ...Read more

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10 pos hpt. 2 neg docs urine tests. 5 days late. I feel pregnant. Cramps, heavy feeling below my abdomen. Home tests now read neg. Can i be pregnant?

10 pos hpt. 2 neg docs urine tests. 5 days late. I feel pregnant. Cramps, heavy feeling below my abdomen. Home tests now read neg. Can i be pregnant?

Depends: If you did the test correctly at five days past the due date for your period and it was negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. Home pregnancy test should only be done 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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I have been having light cramps in my abdomen could i be pregnant? I have been consfipated for two days also.

I have been having light cramps in my abdomen could i be pregnant? I have been consfipated for two days also.

Light cramps can be: From multiple reasons both obgyn and non obgyn, if u are a few days away from your period or at the time of the missed period a blood preg test would be + so your obgyn can do that if neg then an ultrasound can be done and cultures to see if it is from the pelvic organs or not, since u have already had 4 births most likely u should ahve an idea if u are preg or not. ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

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