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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

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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35 weeks pregnant. Contractions during the night and im feeling pressure down below during the day is this normal?

Contractions: You sound like you are in labor. Please go to Labor and Delivery for evaluation. They will notify your doctor. Do not delay as 35 week infants may have some problems breathing at least at first. Congrats on your baby, hopefully it is a false alarm. ...Read more

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Feeling is much like contractions, about 4" above the navel. Comes and goes. I am 9w 4d pregnant. No bleeding? Any ideas?

Feeling is much like contractions, about 4" above the navel. Comes and goes. I am 9w 4d pregnant. No bleeding? Any ideas?

Gas pain: The most likely thing at this gestational age is gas pain or bowel spasm. Gallbladder pain also usually starts just above the navel then eventually goes to right upper abdomen. You can try some gas x (simethicone) and see if any relief. If taking iron constipation may also cause this type of pain. Colace (docusate sodium) helps with that. ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks pregnant, having brownish discharge, not too much but also feeling pains of contraction. Any suggestions of what this may mean?

I'm 29 weeks pregnant, having brownish discharge, not too much but also feeling pains of contraction. Any suggestions of what this may mean?

Infection/labor: It sounds like you need to be assessed for premature or early labor. Contractions and vaginal discharge indicate you should be assessed immediately. ...Read more

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2 rounds of chlomid 50mg progesterone levels day 21were: 7.5 & round 2 was 12.4 & still no pregnancy. Doc said 1more round same dose. Why isn't it working for me? It worked 1st time with my last baby. Feeling defeated.

2 rounds of chlomid 50mg progesterone levels day 21were: 7.5 & round 2 was 12.4 & still no pregnancy. Doc said 1more round same dose. Why isn't it working for me? It worked 1st time with my last baby. Feeling defeated.

Defeated: If you are not satisfied with your Gynecologist I suggest you discuss with your family and friends, where yo might get better care.
Cannot promise it but is quite likely to get better care.

Hope all goes well — please keep me informed. ...Read more

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My periods are 8 days late, no pregnancy, from yesterday I am feeling pain in nipples could this mean periods are about to come?could I've ovulated?

My periods are 8 days late, no pregnancy, from yesterday I am feeling pain in nipples could this mean periods are about to come?could I've ovulated?

Late period : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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At 31weeks pregnant I had contractions/was1cm dilated&had them stopped in hospital.35wks now, feeling it again, should I contact the hospital/midwife?

Yes seek care again: If you are an otherwise healthy pregnant woman and your only obstetrical problem has been preterm labor which was successfully treated at 31 weeks, most obstetricians/midwives would try to stop your contractions again and keep you pregnant until term, till your baby's lungs have matured or 39 weeks if possible. It would be wise to contact the hospital again today. ...Read more

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38 1/2 weeks pregnant Have small contractions the last couple of days More uncomfortable than painful But also I've been feeling dizzy & nasuea. Normal?

38 1/2 weeks pregnant Have small contractions the last couple of days More uncomfortable than painful But also I've been feeling dizzy & nasuea. Normal?

Be checked: These are not normal symptoms to have prior to delivery. Be checked with particular assessment of your blood pressure and have a urine checked for protein. All the best. ...Read more

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I don't remember having contractions/braxton hicks during my first pregnancy so could that be what I am feeling? How would I know?

I don't remember having contractions/braxton hicks during my first pregnancy so could that be what I am feeling? How would I know?

Braxton Hicks: Braxton Hicks contractions are mild cases of uterine contractions that can be felt by placing your hand on the abdomen and feeling tightening or firmness which comes and goes. You probably had them during your first pregnancy, but did not recognize them. Consider them a rehearsal by Mother Nature for the main concert which is labor. ...Read more

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I'm 31 weeks pregnant and I'm wondering if the cramping feeling I'm having could be false contractions or if I should go get checked out?

Get checked: Although more likely to be false labor it is always better to check that you are it in preterm labor. You will need to call your obstetrician to describe symptoms in more detail and they will tell you if you have to go to the hospital to be evaluated for preterm labor ...Read more

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Feeling CONTRACTION like pain in my lower back on & off for a few weeks now. Not pregnant, tubes tied, no periods either, what can cause this?

Feeling CONTRACTION like pain in my lower back on & off for a few weeks now. Not pregnant, tubes tied, no periods either, what can cause this?

Many things: Pelvic pain often feels crampy whether its of uterine, ovarian, bowel, or bladder origin. Lower back pain is often a sign of bladder infection. Even though you've had a tubal ligation, I would recommend you check a pregnancy test if you've missed a period. Since this has been going on for a few weeks, you should schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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I am 40 weeks pregnant & i still have no contractions. Me & my husband had sex last night & im feeling more pelvic pain than before. Anything wrong?

I am 40 weeks pregnant & i still have no contractions. Me & my husband had sex last night & im feeling more pelvic pain than before. Anything wrong?

Probably not: Sometimes the pelvic pain you are feeling can be contractions. They can feel a variety of different ways. Sometimes like sharp vaginal pains, sometimes like menstrual cramps. As long as your baby is moving actively and you don't have any other issues (bright red or heavy vaginal bleeding, elevated blood pressure, etc), it is probably not anything wrong. It could be public symphysitis or other. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant I feel contractions and a stab feeling in my private my mucus plug is out and I'm 3cm silted and 70% effaced what do that mean?

Getting close: It sounds like you are getting close to going into labor. Being 3 call me if you are free to talk dilated at 38 weeks is really good. Hopefully you will be a mom soon. If your contractions increase to the point that you feel you are in labor then head to the hospital ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and having strong braxton hicks contractions. Also, feeling nauseas all the time and a lot more discharge. Should i be concerned?

36 weeks pregnant and having strong braxton hicks contractions. Also, feeling nauseas all the time and a lot more discharge. Should i be concerned?

Possibly: I would make sure you are hydrating well, eat a little if possible (crackers) and call your obgyn to discuss your symptoms in more detail. ...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