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37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools.  This is my 3rd pregnancy?

Go to Hospital: When you are having loose stools and cramping in pregnancy, it is important to make sure that your baby is Ok and that you are not dilating. Watch for baby movements and go right away to the hospital birthing center. All will be well. It is better to be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is dull back pain, slight abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea and brown speckled, but chunky discharge during early pregnancy normal?

Is dull back pain, slight abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea and brown speckled, but chunky discharge during early pregnancy normal?

No: These are symptoms that should prompt an er visit or an emergency call to your ob-gyn. Taken indivudually, they can be considered part of the discomforts of pregnancy, but when they happen together as it sounds like it is going on now, they may be symptoms of possible miscarriage. ...Read more

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How to deal with diarrhea and stomach cramps during ovulation?

How to deal with diarrhea and stomach cramps during ovulation?

Check endometriosis: Some women have significant pain, cramping, diarrhea w/ovulation, it is not particularly common. Rec. See ob/gyn to make sure that you do not have endometriosis–a disease where the inner lining of the uterus has covers internal organs and bowel with tiny dots uterus lining. It is not only painful, but can cause infertility and other problems. At your age, checking for cancer is important too. ...Read more

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Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy? Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?

Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy?  Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?

Loose stools: Loose stools are probably due to a dietary change brought on by your morning sickness and decrease appetite. Don't worry, your appetite will come around and you'll have the chance to get fat. ...Read more

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Early period that was light & only lasted 2days, diarrhea, cramping on left side and spotting since. Should I be concerned?

Early period that was light & only lasted 2days, diarrhea, cramping on left side and spotting since. Should I be concerned?

See below: If there is ANY chance you could be pregnant check pregnancy test. If (-) repeat test in 1 week. If (+) and you continue to have pain or bleeding > to ER to make sure you don't have a tubal pregnancy. If pregnancy tests are (-) then you probably just had an "unusual period". For excellent information go to http:// bit.ly/1CnC9xV and http://bit.ly/19cKee5 ...Read more

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Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 16 year old sister suffers every few months with extreme cramps , vomiting and diarrhea during her period . Will this ever go away?

My 16 year old sister suffers every few months with extreme cramps , vomiting and diarrhea during her period . Will this ever go away?

See her doctor: Use of medications like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) or naproxyn (aleve) started at the onset of her period may help decrease her symptoms. Have your sister see her doctor about other options to improve her menstrual cycles, . ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more