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Can Constipation Cause Cramping During Pregnancy
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
My gyno gave me liquid paraffin for constipation in my pregnancy now i have stomach pains and cramps i am 5 months is the cramps normal?
Get rechecked: Liquid paraffin is a very highly refined mineral oil classified as Pregnancy Category C (use with caution if benefits outweigh risks). I am not aware of it causing stomach pains and cramps. Your symptoms may be from constipation that the liquid paraffin failed to treat. You should stop taking it and see you doctor again for reevaluation and an alternative treatment plan. ...Read more
Does IBS worsen in pregnancy? Or is it just luck? I am 11weeks and really suffering with both diarrhoea them severe constipation and stomach cramps
IBS and pregnancy: IBS is actually poorly studied in pregnancy. About 1/3 of pregnant women report constipation, usually late in the pregnancy, and another 1/3 report increased stool frequency. In addition, increased stress during pregnancy can make IBS symptoms worse. Increasing fiber intake often helps. You should increase fluid intake also. If these simple measures don't help, see your Obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more
Dark rings around areoles with blue veins. Sore breasts. Fatigue. Constipation. Mild cramps. Spotting for 5 days now. Negative pregnancy test?
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Growth of the baby: As the baby and uterus continue to grow they put downward pressure into the muscles and ligament of the pelvis, which is probably why this is happening. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids and do stretching exercises. ...Read more
Cramps pregnancy: Not uncommon. As long as there is no bleeding. Not to worry. Assume you have had your first ob visit alread? Hope so. If it persists, worsens or is associated with bleeding contact your ob. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more
Implantation?: Implantation and miscarriage can both cause mild cramping. If severe you should see your ob/gyn soon. ...Read more
What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage i had a miscarriage in july and thought it might be the same thing went?
Depends: Some women with have slight cramping and spotting and have a completely normal pregnancy. In others these symptoms may indicate that one is threatening to miscarry. Contact your md with your concerns if far enough along an ultrasound would be helpful. There are reasons for some to have recurrent pregnancy loss. Your doctor will be able to discuss them with you. ...Read more
Are vaginal ultrasounds safe during early pregnancy? Can they cause miscarriage? Had mild cramping for a day after getting one done and it scared me.
Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?
Yes: It may sometimes cause some vaginal irritation that may result in bleeding. You should still follow up with your OB to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more