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How long does the cramps last during pregnancy?

How long does the cramps last during pregnancy?

This varies: Cramping in pregnancy has different causes at different times in the pregnancy. In the first trimester cramping is usually due to the uterus stretching. Braxton-Hicks contractions (false labor) can cause cramping in the third trimester. Changes in calcium needs can also cause cramping which is usually in the legs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Why do I have cramps when I stand too long during early pregnancy is this a sign of miscarriage?

Why do I have cramps when I stand too long during early pregnancy is this a sign of miscarriage?

Unlikely: This is extremely common and is unlikely a threat of miscarriage. Spend more time off your feet and drink lots of water. If you have cramping with bleeding call your doctor. ...Read more

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2chemical pregnancies . Cycle hasbeen longer than47days. Last period was11/27/17now i felt a quick sharp cramp and stomachache. What can cause this?

2chemical pregnancies . Cycle hasbeen longer than47days. Last period was11/27/17now i felt a quick sharp cramp and stomachache. What can cause this?

Does not add up: Today is November 19, so you could not have had your period on November 27.
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Does a sore and sensitive breast last throughout pregnancy or it subside after 2 trimester? Also, how long is normal to have menstrual like cramps?

Does a sore and sensitive breast last throughout pregnancy or it subside after 2 trimester? Also, how long is normal to have menstrual like cramps?

Not uncommon: Many women experience sore breasts throughout pregnancy as the breast volume and glandular changes occur. Some do not. Some cramping sensation is not unusual as your uterus responds to increasing size throughout pregnancy. However, if you are experiencing prolonged or painful cramping, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

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?

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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Is it normal to have cramps in early pregnancy?

Is it normal to have cramps in early pregnancy?

Yes: Frequently due to nothing more than your ligaments stretching. If bothersome, try a heating pad or hot water bottle and a couple of (tylenol) (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can cramps last throughout an entire pregnancy?

Can cramps last throughout an entire pregnancy?

Yes: Cramping can be variable in intensity, location and duration during pregnancy. It can also last for a short period or throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How early do back cramps start during pregnancy?

They don't : Not sure exactly what back cramps are? Many pregnant patient have pain in the low back in the third trimester due to posture changes. ...Read more

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What can I take for early pregnancy cramps? I'm 2 to 4 weeks

What can I take for early pregnancy cramps?  I'm 2 to 4 weeks

I would: Try aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofin. Early on these pose no risk. I would consider going in, it may be a bladder infection. ...Read more

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Are moderate cramps normal for early pregnancy? I'm 4 weeks and I've been having stretching/pulling cramps. They get worse when I move around.

Could be normal: Stretching/pulling cramps are not uncommon in early pregnancy, and often relate to the stretching of the round ligaments--supporting structures for the uterus. But there are other possible causes as well. You should ask your doctor at your next appointment, and if you have bleeding or severe cramps, see your dr right away. ...Read more

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Want to know is cramps an early sign of pregnancy?

Want to know is cramps an early sign of pregnancy?

Cramping: Cramping can happen in early pregnancy. However, it is a nonspecific symptom and not reliable in making the diagnosis of pregnancy. It is best to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Are cramps or swollen ovaries an early sign of pregnancy?

Atlhough cramping: Can occur in early pregnancy- it is not diagnostic for pregnancy. Swollen ovaries is not an indicator of pregancy. If you miss your period — take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How do uterus cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

Mild cramping: In the first trimester, cramping from the uterus feels like menstrual cramps. Stronger pain or more severe cramping pain may be a sign of a more serious problem with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is 9DPO too early to have signs of pregnancy? I have nausea, backaches, and cramps.

Is 9DPO too early to have signs of pregnancy? I have nausea, backaches, and cramps.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Early — Classic pregnancy sxs usually begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings & aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line & ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Why are cramps are an early sign of pregnancy?

Shouldn't be: Early pregnancy is most often associated with very few symptoms. The most common are breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, bloating. Cramping should not be a symptom of pregnancy. If cramping occurs while pregnant then a visit to your ob/gyn is warranted. ...Read more

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Four positive pregnancy tests four days early, having very light cramps are these normal?

Can have cramps: And be normal, more worrisome if u start to bleed, see you obgyn for an exam and blood work including a quant bhcg and a progetesrone level. ...Read more

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So I realize spotting during early pregnancy is normal. But would you have cramps at the same time or no?

So I realize spotting during early pregnancy is normal. But would you have cramps at the same time or no?

Not normal.: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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Do early pregnancy cramps and period cranks differ?

Do early pregnancy cramps and period cranks differ?

Not much: Cramps coming from the uterus feel the same often, so you should get a pregnancy test if you're ever worried about it. ...Read more

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Are cramps and back pain common on early pregnancy?

Are cramps and back pain common on early pregnancy?

Yes: They can occur. What you want to look for is associated bleeding. Keep on mind that early pregnancy can have some spotting during implantation of embryo. ...Read more

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What is the difference cramp between early pregnancy vs pms?

What is the difference cramp between early pregnancy vs pms?

Hindsight: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle, but it can be obvious too. If you are trying to get pregnant or not trying the wait is excruciating. Best wishes either way. ...Read more

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