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Contractions But Not Pregnant
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
I'm having contractions without being pregnant. My tubes are tied and burnt. Is something wrong? Serious question!
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
Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed, spasms in my cervical area. Are those contractions? I'm 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
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
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
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
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.
What does it mean to have lower back pain constantly with side stomach pain? And light contractions? [37 weeks pregnant]
Get checked: If you are having those symptoms you should be checked, by your OB ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Braxton Hicks: Braxton hicks contractions can begin at 6 weeks but usually aren't felt until 20 weeks. ...Read more
I'm having pain in my pelvic area. Almost like labor pressure without the contractions. I'm not pregnant but have been on Chlomid about 10 days ago?
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
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