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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. Louis Gallia
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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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I'm having contractions without being pregnant. My tubes are tied and burnt. Is something wrong? Serious question!

I'm 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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I'm experiencing a constant dull back ache that feels worse with contractions, im 40w1d pregnant with my 1st pregnancy. Should I go to l&d?

I'm experiencing a constant dull back ache that feels worse with contractions, im 40w1d pregnant with my 1st pregnancy. Should I go to l&d?

Back labor: Yes. Go to labor and delivery to have a labor evaluation and to be sure there is no placental problem starting. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed, spasms in my cervical area. Are those contractions? I'm 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

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Is it normal to have contraction at 13 weeks pregnant?

Typically no: Some women experience cramping in the first trimester. If you feel the cramping is severe then you need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Right side of my abdomen feels like contractions. I'm not pregnant. What could this be????

Right side of my abdomen feels like contractions. I'm not pregnant. What could this be????

Poss ovulation: Depending on where you are in your cycle, it may be pai from ovulation. if so, it should get better. Right sided can also be appendix, but usually you are sick and the pain gets worse. ...Read more

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Do you think acupunture will help me to reduce lower pelvic pain and braxton contraction? I'm 26wks pregnant. Is there anything I should worry about?

Do you think acupunture will help me to reduce lower pelvic pain and braxton contraction? I'm 26wks pregnant. Is there anything I should worry about?

Acupuncture: I am an acupuncturist but I only do calming & balancing work with women in advanced pregnancy. I have a included a site that addresses your specific question: http://www. Yinyanghouse. Com/forum/braxton-hicks. The author indicated that he did not find needling that useful for this. I will send this question on to a colleague who is far more knowledgeable than I about this. Take care & congrats. ...Read more

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How early do you have braxton hicks contraction? I'm 18 weeks pregnant

How early do you have braxton hicks contraction? I'm 18 weeks pregnant

Braxton Hicks: Braxton hicks contractions can begin at 6 weeks but usually aren't felt until 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Why would I be feeling like im having contractions not pregnant and have an IUD im also starting to get sick at my stomach

Endometritis: Pain, nausea and iud are a worrisome combination and suggest infection or partial expulsion. Pregnancy should also be considered. You need to be checked to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Gotta bad headache and my stomach is in knots feels like mini contractions and im not pregnant that's jus to sum up how my stomach feels?

Gotta bad headache and my stomach is in knots feels like mini contractions and im not pregnant that's jus to sum up how my stomach feels?

Stomach Knots: Stomach in knots is no fun at all. There are many possible causes that need to be considered. Sometimes when people feel anxious they say their stomach is in knots. There are many illnesses that can give you cramps and pain as well and they are very real and painful. This is the kind of problem you should see your doctor for. Good luck getting this worked out. ...Read more

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Stomach bloated, sharp stabbing pain that comes and goes, feels like contractions, not pregnant, what could this be?

Viral?: There is a stomach virus going around right now that can cause severe stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea. You should make an apppointment to see you doctor soon. ...Read more

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When I have diarrhea I be in so much pain like crying balled up on the toilet like it feel like im having contractions and im not pregnant never been?

When I have diarrhea I be in so much pain like crying balled up on the toilet like it feel like im having contractions and im not pregnant never been?

See a doctor ASAP: Severe colitis needs an immediate evaluation. Preferably a GI doctor or infectious diseases expert, but a good pcp would be ok. Do this now. This can be potentially quite severe and even life-threatening. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

Get checked: Depnding on how frequent your contractions are it could be false labor or premature labor. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are having contractions. ...Read more

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I feel like I am having contractions but I'm not pregnant. Is this weird?

Not necessarily: Contractions are just cramping of the muscle. The uterus may contract when a woman is not pregnant - menstrual cramps are "contractions" of the uterine muscle. In addition, a female orgasm is accompanied by uterine contractions. However, some rhythmic pains in the lower abdomen may be the result of intestinal or ovarian pain. If these persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause contractions if you are not pregnant?

Normal: Uterine contractions ("cramps") are common-though they may not be noticable. ...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