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

Dr. Kevin Olson
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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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Dr. John Munshower
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I am 17 weeks pregnant.Pregnancy #2.I have felt strong movement for 2 weeks.Today I have felt no movement with mild cramping.Please advise.

Dr. John Munshower
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I am 17 weeks pregnant.Pregnancy #2.I have felt strong movement for 2 weeks.Today I have felt no movement with mild cramping.Please advise.

Call your OB: You need to call your OB asap and may need an exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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

Dr. Daniel Goldman
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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?

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

Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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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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Dr. Richard Valido
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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?

Dr. Richard Valido
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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?

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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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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I'm about 17 weeks pregnant and get cramps already; is that a scary thing?

Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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Not really: Most likely, these are "growing pains.". If persistent, please see your ob. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

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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Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I have a 19 month old born emergency c section, am now 17 weeks pregnant. Had early bleeding. Am now having cervix pain, cramps and back pain. ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I have a 19 month old born emergency c section, am now 17 weeks pregnant. Had early bleeding. Am now having cervix pain, cramps and back pain. ?

Immediate evaluation: If you are 17 weeks pregnant with bleeding and pain which could be contractions then you should be evaluated immediately in an emergency room. ...Read more

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