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What are the earliest signs of pregnancy ? Is constipation and cramps one of them ?

What are the earliest signs of pregnancy ? Is constipation and cramps one of them ?

No: Most common signs are mood changes, breast soreness, breast tenderness, missing your period, belly getting bigger, nausea, vomiting thats worse in the morning. A home pregnancy test may be a good option for you if you are worried about being pregnant.
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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?

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

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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

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

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Dark rings around areoles with blue veins. Sore breasts. Fatigue. Constipation. Mild cramps. Spotting for 5 days now. Negative pregnancy test?

Dark rings around areoles with blue veins. Sore breasts. Fatigue. Constipation. Mild cramps. Spotting for 5 days now. Negative pregnancy test?

Hormonal imbalance: 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.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
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What causes painful inner thigh cramping during the last few weeks of pregnancy?

What causes painful inner thigh cramping during the last few weeks of pregnancy?

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

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Frequent cramps during my pregnancy, what could be the cause? 13 weeks pregnant now.

Frequent cramps during my pregnancy, what could be the cause? 13 weeks pregnant now.

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

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What causes cramping during first trimester of pregnancy?

What causes cramping during first trimester of pregnancy?

Implantation?: Implantation and miscarriage can both cause mild cramping. If severe you should see your ob/gyn soon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Yes: Vaginal ultrasounds are safe during early pregnancy. Many women are afraid of them because they are often done in women who are very high risk for miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?

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

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Can stressful situations during the second trimester of pregnancy cause uterine cramping? It seems when i'm really stressed, i get cramps.

Can stressful situations during the second trimester of pregnancy cause uterine cramping? It seems when i'm really stressed, i get cramps.

Uterine cramping: There is no question that stress can cause uterine cramps. Try techniques to reduce stress such as relaxation therapy, sel-hypnosis or image therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage? It happens a lot more after straining or a bowl movement.

What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage? It happens a lot more after straining or a bowl movement.

Implantation: Implantation bleeding, that is, bleeding when the baby attaches to the womb, can occur in up to 30% of women and can be mistaken fo a period. Hemorrhoids are another common source of bleeding in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes acid stomach with severe nausea during early pregnancy. My stomach burns similar to gastritis. I have also had bowel cramps for 5days now.

What causes acid stomach with severe nausea during early pregnancy. My stomach burns similar to gastritis. I have also had bowel cramps for 5days now.

Pressure ; hormones: Increased abdominal pressure during pregnancy, coupled with hormonal effects, cause esophageal reflux and heartburn. The nausea could be due to that or just the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation: High fiber diet including brown rice, avocados, sweet potatoes,strawberries oats barley, lentils, kale at every meal . Lots of fluid including juices and water ,exercise. Avoid straining. Discuss this and other options with your ob. ...Read more

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Constipation during pregnancy what is the best thing to use?

Constipation during pregnancy what is the best thing to use?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Fiber, fluid, exercise and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) . Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not absorbed in your system and thus should not hurt your baby. ...Read more

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Will I always be suffer from constipation during my pregnancy?

Will I always be suffer from constipation during my pregnancy?

Possibly: during pregnancy it is very common to become constipated. Certain stool softeners are harmless and can be taken during pregnancy. talk to your OB/GYN ...Read more

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How can I treat constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation remedies: Increase your fiber intake and drink plenty of water. You can also try prune juice, Fibercon, Colace, Dulcolax, Milk of Magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) Metamucil, or Fiber One Bars. All of these are safe for most pregnant women. ...Read more

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