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Is having contractions only for pregnant women?

Is having contractions only for pregnant women?

Please ask again: What? There are a number of type of contractions, such as how the colon moves stool through to the anus or how the clitoris or penis stimulation with orgasm. Uterine contractions when in labor are felt by pregnant females only. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Im having contractions without being pregnant. My tubes are tied and burnt. Is something wrong? Serious question!

Im having contractions without being pregnant. My tubes are tied and burnt.  Is something wrong?  Serious question!

Seriously, I don't : Think of any serious problems unless there's serious persistent symptoms like weight loss, loss of appetite, bleeding, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation etc.Get checked for problems with uterus, ovaries, intestines, bladder etc. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed, spasms in my cervical area. Are those contractions? Im not pregnant

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed, spasms in my cervical area. Are those contractions? Im not pregnant

See gynecologist: These are not contractions. Pain is your body's signal that something is wrong though and you should not ignore it. Cervical pain should be evaluated by a physician who is set up to properly evaluate it (ie gynecology) ...Read more

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I got my period today had regular cramps then all of a sudden sharp twisting pain lower right side only, almost contraction like not pregnant?

I got my period today had regular cramps then all of a sudden sharp twisting pain lower right side only, almost contraction like not pregnant?

I would check at: least 2 pregnancy tests, 1 week apart, to make sure you are not pregnant.. at least until you have your regular periods. The cramps could be worsening menstrual cramps from infection or a miscarriage, so make sure you are not pregnant first. Thank you for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can you have similar cramps / contractions to a pregnant woman in labor while on your period?

Can you have similar cramps / contractions to a pregnant woman in labor while on your period?

Yes you can..: Sloughing-off of the lining of your uterus happens regularly during the cycle and contactions of the uterus expell the contents (blood and tissue making up your period). Some people experience very intense contractions/cramps needing medications to help with pain etc..Contractions of labor is same=contractions of the uterus to push baby out etc.. If severe symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello im havings bad contractions im not pregnant & my period due any day now the last time i had pain like this i was in labor?

Hello im havings bad contractions im not pregnant & my period due any day now the last time i had pain like this i was in labor?

Severe cramping: Severe cramping is caused by prostaglandin acting on the uterine musculature. Many prostaglandin inhibitors such as Ibuprofen block the cramping for that reason. If Ibuprofen is not effective, then see you GYN MD as there is usually a more serious cause of the cramping. ...Read more

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Tightening in stomach feel like baby squeezing insides is this braxton hicks contractions? (30) weeks pregnant! happens throughout the day!

Tightening in stomach feel like baby squeezing insides is this braxton hicks contractions? (30) weeks pregnant! happens throughout the day!

Maybe: What u are describing maybe braxton hicks or just baby moving. I suggest that u palpate (feel) your abdomen when u experience discomfort. With ctxns u should be able to feel the muscle wall become firm then relax once the pain resolves. Either way, pay attn. Keep well hydrated. If your ctxns are rare (less than 6/hr) and mild it is likely okay. If they persist see your md. ...Read more

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I feel like im havinv contraction im not pregnant my tubes are tied and i have already had my period. My lower back hurt and my pelvic area hurts.

I feel like im havinv  contraction im not pregnant my tubes are tied and i have already had my period. My lower back hurt and my pelvic area hurts.

Depends: The intestines, bladder and uterus can all cause crampy like sensations. I would recommend following up with an examination by a doctor. If it gets worse then consider going to the ER ...Read more

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For 3 hours straight I've had abdominal pain that feels like I'm having birthing contractions but not pregnant. Recent very loose stool helped some.

Cramps: You could be having gastroenteritis or colitis causing the cramps and emptying the contents gave you relief. Cramping pain like birthing contractions can also happens with kidney stone / ureteric colic usually associated with some urinary symptoms. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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What should I do if I get pre-term contractions while pregnant?

What should I do if I get pre-term contractions while pregnant?

To Labor &Delivery: Most of the time preterm contractions go away, but we also want to be safe and stop preterm labor early. Sometimes contractions will go away with rest and good hydration. If not, then head on up to your hospital to be evaluated. Sometimes contractions are just annoying and sometimes they cause cervical change. The only way to know the difference for sure is to be evaluated at your labor & delivery. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains that feel like contractions but im not pregnant. What could it be?

Having sharp pains that feel like contractions but im not pregnant. What could it be?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I started having pain in my lower center ab that radiates into my back kind of feels like contractions but im not pregnant . What else can it be?

I started having pain in my lower center ab that radiates into my back kind of feels like contractions but im not pregnant . What else can it be?

Many thots: If it continues, you need to see your doctor for a full physical exam to get a more specific diagnosis, because it can be gastrointestinal, pelvic, ovarian, uterine, fibroids, endometriosis, colonic spasm, which is so broad. Your doctor will link all your past histories (medical, family, social, sexual, trauma, surgical) to help treat you too. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more