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Are period like cramps a symptom of pregnancy?

Are period like cramps a symptom of pregnancy?

Usually not: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings . . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. She can do a urine pregnancy test 1 week after missing her period, to see if she will have a baby. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Are cramps a sign of pregnancy?

Are cramps a sign of pregnancy?

Cramping: Cramping can happen in pregnancy. However it is a nonspecific symptom and is unreliable in making the diagnosis. Check pregnancy test for confirmation of it has been 4 weeks from your last cycle. ...Read more

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Are cramps a symptom of pregnancy?

Are cramps a symptom of pregnancy?

Can be: Occasional cramping can happen in pregnancy. If severe or persistent, need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are cramps or swollen ovaries a early sign of pregnancy?

Are cramps or swollen ovaries a early sign of pregnancy?

Atlhough cramping: Can occur in early pregnancy- it is not diagnostic for pregnancy. Swollen ovaries is not an indicator of pregancy. If you miss your period - take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Why are cramps are a early sign of pregnancy?

Why are cramps are a early sign of pregnancy?

Shouldn't be: Early pregnancy is most often associated with very few symptoms. The most common are breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, bloating. Cramping should not be a symptom of pregnancy. If cramping occurs while pregnant then a visit to your ob/gyn is warranted. ...Read more

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Are mucus like discharge and cramps always a sign of ovulation?

Are mucus like discharge and cramps always a sign of ovulation?

Possibly: There are a number of possible signs of ovulation. Vaginal discharge can increase in amount & become watery to stretchy. It has been described as a β€œraw egg white ” consistency. You may have an increased libido. Body basal temperature increases. The cervix becomes softer and higher. Breasts may be tender. About 20% of women experience ovulation pain called β€œmittelschmerz”. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy a sign of miscarriage or anything bad?

Are cramps in early pregnancy a sign of miscarriage or anything bad?

Not necessarily.: Cramping in early pregnancy can be normal as the uterus begins to grow and expand. Cramping with bleeding can be a cause for concern. I'd recommend a exam and possible ultrasound if the cramping increases. Hydration is also a good idea. ...Read more

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Is cramps a sign of pregnancy sometimes?

Is cramps a sign of pregnancy sometimes?

Only if you missed: Only if you missed your period and had unprotectec intercourse. Otherwise cramps can be part of ovulation or you upcoming period. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can premenstrual cramps be a sign of pregnancy?

Can premenstrual cramps be a sign of pregnancy?

Cramping: Cramping us not a symptom of early pregnancy. Periods and infection are much more commonly represented by this symptom. ...Read more

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Worried about cramping as a sign of pregnancy?

Worried about cramping as a sign of pregnancy?

Cramps: Cramping may be present in both pregnant and non-pregnant state. Only a test to establish pregnancy, either with a urine or blood examination, will you be able to tell if you are pregnant. A pelvic ultrasound may also be helpful if either of the above tests are positive. ...Read more

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Is mentrual like cramps normal sign of pregnancy?

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Cramping common : Cramping is quite common in early pregnancy. If your pain gets worse, or you start to have bleeding, see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Period is a day late having a white discharge while abdominal pain/cramps are occurring not really bad cramps but uncomfortable. Signs of pregnancy?

Period is a day late having a white discharge while abdominal pain/cramps are occurring not really bad cramps but uncomfortable. Signs of pregnancy?

No: Cramping and discharge are not signs of pregnancy. They can be signs of infection. Recommend you see your gyn provider for evaluation. If worried about pregnancy, check home pregnancy test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg, very unlikely you are pregnant. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Are cramps a sign of pregnancy ?

Menses and Cramping: Nope. Not in any specific way. Many, if not most, women get cramping with their periods. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of pregnancy? Like the things that could start before a missed period?

What are early symptoms of pregnancy? Like the things that could start before a missed period?

Pregnancy symptoms: The most common symptoms of early pregnancy are fatigue, breast pain and nausea. Many women feel "pre-menstrual" but more exaggerated when they are in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is having menstrual cramps a sign of ovulation?

Is having menstrual cramps a sign of ovulation?

Feelings are similar: The feeling is similar but one results in a period and the other resolves and you are primed for pregnancy. Some women can easily distinguish the two but definitely not all and definitely not every time. Pain of ovulation may be on one side only and premenstrual cramps are usually in the middle. Timing can be helpful cramps at end of cycle likely just premenstrual. Mid cycle may be ovulation. ...Read more

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Are darker areolas a sign of pregnancy or pms?

Are darker areolas a sign of pregnancy or pms?

Darker Areolas: can occur with pregnancy. However, it is not diagnostic - so take a pregnancy test to know for sure. Take care. ...Read more

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My period 2 weeks late and I have lots of cervical mucas is this a sign of pregnancy or hormonal imbalance?

My period 2 weeks late and I have lots of cervical mucas is this a sign of pregnancy or hormonal imbalance?

Unclear: If you're period is 2 weeks, late, take a test. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate, then you'll know 100% for certain. Discharge isn't a good marker, necessarily, of early pregnancy. But being 2 weeks late for period is. You are right to suggest, however that discharge changes during menstrual cycle. Assuming a normal cycle, estrogen predominates when mucous is thick, not ovulating. ...Read more

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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more