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I had sex with no protection and he came in me two different times. I have been bloated with little flutters and cramps..pregnancy sign already?

I had sex with no protection and he came in me two different times. I have been bloated with little flutters and cramps..pregnancy sign already?

Not a sign yet.: If you are having unprotected sex around cycle day 14-15, then you are having sex at a time most likely to result in a pregnancy. The bloating and cramping that you feel along with increased bowel activity (flutters) occur after ovulation and in the absence of pregnancy. This is very normal. ...Read more

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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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6 days until my period and my breasts are sore but only on the sides, top, and underneath.Face is breaking out having very light cramps. Pregnancy?

6 days until my period and my breasts are sore but only on the sides, top, and underneath.Face is breaking out having very light cramps. Pregnancy?

Too early: for meaningful symptoms. You may - or may not - be pregnant, but these symptoms don't tell you. You can wait for your period, a pregnancy test will also tell you by about 2 days before the expected period. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in pregnancy?

What causes cramps in pregnancy?

Uterus: The uterus is what cramps during pregnancy. This could be a normal process. It is caused by the growth of the baby and your uterus reacting to it. If you are contracting though you ought to see a doctor to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

Cramps are a warning: The feeling of cramping may signal uterine contractions, uterine infection, bladder infection or other problems. Many can be treated, but it is essential that a pregnant woman with cramping contact an OB provider. In most cases she will be asked to go to labor & delivery for evaluation and monitoring for labor. No one should try to "manage" uterine cramping alone. That would be too risky for baby! ...Read more

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Are cramps during pregnancy irregular?

Are cramps during pregnancy irregular?

Many causes 4 cramps: Cramping in pregnancy can come from several things from bladder infection to early labor. It is always best to contact an OB provider when they occur so such problems can be assessed and put into perspective given the patient's medical history and status. Thanks for asking @drpam. ...Read more

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Cramps during pregnancy with no bleeding?

Cramps during pregnancy with no bleeding?

Need more info: How many weeks along are you? Spotting? This is important to discuss with your OB today! ...Read more

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What causes belly cramps in pregnancy?

What causes belly cramps in pregnancy?

Many possibilities: Lots of organs and structures are pushed around by the growing uterus. So aches or discomfort in the abdomen can come from many places, including stomach, small or large intestine, liver, kidneys or urinary tract, ovaries and tubes and uterus. Self-diagnosing and self-treating can be not only incorrect but also potentially dangerous to mom and baby. Women should never hesitate calling an OB doc. ...Read more

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If you have extremely painful cramps before pregnancy will you have a painful childbirth?

If you have extremely painful cramps before pregnancy will you have a painful childbirth?

Painful childbirth: Depends how "natural" you want to be. Your good obstitirician has a million ways (maybe 5 or 6) to make you feel more comfortable in your delievery, from more painful and awake to see your prize, until not even remembering the event. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

Big difference : Hopefully when u get pregnant u will know the difference. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

Not much: Menstrual crams start before every period. If you miss your period and cramps start some time later, it could be due to pregnancy. In that case do pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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How can I treat leg cramps in pregnancy?

How can I treat leg cramps in pregnancy?

Water and exercise : Leg cramps are common in pregnancy. Drink plenty of water to keep the muscle tissue hydrated. Exercise and stretch to keep muscles loose. Calcium supplementation daily. Potassium in fruits like bananas. A good massage may not prevent the cramps but it feels great. Put your partner to work. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

Electrolytes: Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem. ...Read more

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How can you tell the diffrence beyween period cramps and pregnancy cramps. Can you still have bloating if u are pregnant?

How can you tell the diffrence beyween period cramps and pregnancy cramps. Can you still have bloating if u are pregnant?

Uterine cramps: Pregnancy cramps and menstrual cramps typically feel very similar because the discomfort is coming from contraction of the same uterine muscle. Menstrual cramps, however, may be more severe since the muscles can contract more when the uterus is empty. You can get bloating and pelvic congestion during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex on 4 july ovulated on 5th started getting slight cramping yesterday an today. Could this b implantation cramps for pregnancy?

Had unprotected sex on 4 july ovulated on 5th started getting slight cramping yesterday an today. Could this b implantation cramps for pregnancy?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your health. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Uterine Growth: Uterine growth and stretching of the uterine ligaments. See a physical medicine specialist or a chiropractor if this is cramping your style. ...Read more

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When I walk I get back cramps during pregnancy (32 weeks pregnant)?

When I walk I get back cramps during pregnancy (32 weeks pregnant)?

Unsure: What your question is. If you are experiencing cramping with activity, reduce your activity level. Make sure you stay well-hydrated during exercise. ...Read more

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One day period that lasted less than 24 hours with no cramps. negative pregnancy test taken immediately after that day. What could be going on?

One day period that lasted less than 24 hours with no cramps. negative pregnancy test taken immediately after that day. What could be going on?

Normal menstrual: variation. The amount and duration of a menstrual period is highly variable and depends on hormonal fluctuations. Stress, illness, medication, travel, etc. all can affect. In many cases a short period may be followed by a short cycle (period comes a bit early next month) or longer period with more bleeding next cycle. I would also repeat the pregnancy test in a week if no still no bleeding. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy with progesterone supplement cause on and off, sometimes bad, period-like cramps in pregnancy after two miscarriages? There's no blood.

Can pregnancy with progesterone supplement cause on and off, sometimes bad, period-like cramps in pregnancy after two miscarriages? There's no blood.

No: Progesterone relaxes your uterus where your baby is growing. It doe snot cause cramps. It can cause bloating and gas pains. Maybe that is what is confusing you. Take care. Drink lots of fluids and eat small portions and avoid gassy foods. ...Read more

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My period was 9 days late then light spotting mild cramps negative pregnancy test could I be prego?

My period was 9 days late then light spotting mild cramps negative pregnancy test could I be prego?

Not likely: If you did the test correctly at nine days after a missed period and the result was negative, you are unlikely to be pregnant. Anovulatory cycles often cause menstrual irregularities. For your peace of mind you may wish to repeat the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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I'm trying to conceive. Period cycle 30-38 days. Since 2 months less period and cramps, home pregnancy test turned negative twice. What could it be?

I'm trying to conceive. Period cycle 30-38 days. Since 2 months less period and cramps, home pregnancy test turned negative twice. What could it be?

Irregular periods: You should undergo an evaluation for irregular periods ( obgyn or fertility specialist). This commonly caused by ovulatory dysfunction: a condition in which women don't ovulate regularly ...Read more

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I'm 19, I have regular periods. I'm not on birth control. I'm two days late and having mild cramps. Negative pregnancy test, could I be pregnant?

I'm 19, I have regular periods. I'm not on birth control. I'm two days late and having mild cramps. Negative pregnancy test, could I be pregnant?

Possibly...: If you are having unprotected intercourse and have missed a period, its possible you are pregnant. Your chance of pregnancy in any given month is around 20%-25%. If you don't start your period and continue to have crampy pain, you should get a blood pregnancy test to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi. Need info about missed/late menstruation with brown spotting and cramps . Negative pregnancy tests. 1 inch bump on left sidr vaginal wall?

Hi. Need info about missed/late menstruation with brown spotting and cramps . Negative pregnancy tests. 1 inch bump on left sidr vaginal wall?

Two issues: You may wish to repeat the pregnancy test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. The vaginal bump may be a Bartholin cyst. If it becomes inflamed, painful, ulcerates or doubles in size, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Implanon for a year. Sex 3 weeks ago. Urinating very often, headaches, bloating, back and stomach pain, cramps. Is pregnancy possible?

Implanon for a year. Sex 3 weeks ago. Urinating very often, headaches, bloating, back and stomach pain, cramps. Is pregnancy possible?

Not likely: Implanon now called Nexplanon is one of the most effective methods around. It is considered to be about 98% effective. Pregnancy is always possible but very unlikely. Why not take a home pregnancy test and ease your mind? Then schedule a visit with a doctor for an exam and to evaluate all of your different symptoms. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant but have a sore painful uterus not cramps 4th pregnancy lost a baby last year and had 2 d, n, c, had bloods done hCG 32 progesterone 63?

4 weeks pregnant but have a sore painful uterus not cramps 4th pregnancy lost a baby last year and had 2 d, n, c, had bloods done hCG 32 progesterone 63?

Early pregnancy: The HCG or pregnancy hormone level of 32 seems low for 4 weeks and the Progesterone is high, maybe your numbers are reversed? Either way, you should get the HCG repeated 48 hours from the last blood draw to see if the number doubles, that is a good way to measure if a pregnancy is progressing. When the number is over a 1000 an ultrasound can begin to see the pregnancy. Cramps can be normal. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Yes: Many women have cramping in early pregnancy. The uterus is a muscle and women will sometimes experience menstrual type cramping in early pregnancy. Ligament discomfort is also common as the uterus increases in size. ...Read more

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When should cramps in early pregnancy stop?

See a Provider: Cramps during early pregnancy should resolve. If they don't, you may need an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus and that you do not have a pathological ovarian cyst. See a provider for help with this! ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy cramps at 2-3weeks ?

Can you have pregnancy cramps at 2-3weeks ?

Light cramping: is possible in the weeks after missing one's period. ...Read more