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Bladder Spasms During Pregnancy
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. Urologist can't detect issues. Light dribble during the day. Heavy at night. Don't feel it.
Spinal cord injury: Your spinal cord is highly protected, and it is very unlikely that your symptoms are caused by damage to it during sex. A more likely scenario is that your cervix is being impacted, which is very uncomfortable for many women. Painful intercourse can be a symptom of infection, so have yourself evaluated if changing positions during sex does not improve your comfort. ...Read more
Herniated disc: Yes. The extra weight from the baby pulls on the tendons and ligaments of the lumbar spine and pelvis. The lumbar spine discs at the L4/5 and L5/S1 levels are particularly susceptible to herniation. The sacroiliac (SI) joints often become inflamed and painful too. These are the largest joints in the body and relax to allow the baby's head to pass through the birth canal. ...Read more
May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more
Maybe Braxton-Hicks: Also known as false-labor practice contractions which can start very early in pregnacy but typically not felt until late second or early third trimester. They should be infrequent, irregular, brief 1-2 min, and only mild cramping. Make sure u keep well hydrated. If contractions are regular, forceful/crampy, please consult doc asap as it could be pre-term labor. Congrats and best of luck to you. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy. ?
Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more
Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).
I have bladder, rectal, vaginal pains during menstruation. also left kidney pain&pelvic pain,blood clots,irregular periods,why?never had intercourse
Dysmenorrhea or: painful periods are not uncommon in young women and can be primary, not having an underlying cause, or secondary, related to infection or possible endometriosis. It is recommended to get a Gyne exam who may also recommend medication. Some women find that suppressing periods with hormones such as low dose birth control pills gives relief of pain, even though they do not need contraception. ...Read more
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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