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How long does cramping in pregnancy last?

How long does cramping in pregnancy last?

Different per person: Some patients don't report any cramping until labor! However, it is common for patients to have mild cramping throughout the whole pregnancy, but typically more in the 1st and 3rd trimesters. Dehydration can make cramping worse, so drink plenty of fluids throughout. ...Read more

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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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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

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How long does a baby stay in the womb after d due date?

How long does a baby stay in the womb after d due date?

Most OB's that I : Work with will not let you go past 41 weeks without inducing delivery or doing a c-section. The placenta begins to deteriorate as you get close to the due date & may not be healthy enough to sustain a labor. Sudden fetal death increases for those going longer. ...Read more

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How long can a woman have contractions before going into labor.

How long can a woman have contractions before going into labor.

Months: The uterus actually start contracting long before you are ready for delivery. Of course those contractions are not as strong. You know the significant change its best to notify your OB provider. Have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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How long can prodromal labor last? experiencing bouts of regular painful contractions that disappear after a few hours for about 2 weeks. I'm 36w6d

Hang in there!: This phase of your pregnancy can be accompanied with bouts of contractions. this is common. Make sure you are drinking enough water and staying in touch with your physician. Active labor could happen any time, but may still be a ways off. Hang in there! ...Read more

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How long does pain last after a urethral dilation?

How long does pain last after a urethral dilation?

Minutes, unless: A urethral stricture is split during dilatation, dilatation was carried out more than 2 dilator sizes sizes beyond a snug fit. Pain is minimized if Lidocaine gel is squeezed into the urethra a few minutes before the dilation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a uterus rupture during labor?

How long does it take to recover from a uterus rupture during labor?

Life threatening: Labor and uterine rupture are often not compatible with life; for the mother or the baby. If this happened to you, and you are asking this question, you had a very good doc. Your recovery will depend on how far down you went, and how many of your organs were affected. Ok to ask your doc and your team the details. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

See below: The pain is usually associated with the active phase of labor and rapidly leaves after birth. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a facelift?

How long does the pain last after a facelift?

Facelift = Mild Pain: Most of my patients report mild to moderate discomfort, and only in the first couple of days. Most are able to take tylenol (acetaminophen) by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a hymenectomy?

How long does the pain last after a hymenectomy?

Usually not painful: The hypmen is a relatively thin membrane in the vaginal canal and most females don't even know when it being torn..I.E during first relation or tampon use/vaginal exam/pap with speculum etc... Often a simple incisions are aqequate to open the hymen. Some discomfort is common, but if you have excessive pain, consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does muscle pain occur after a rhabdomyolysis episode, which included a week in the hospital?

How long does muscle pain occur after a rhabdomyolysis episode, which included a week in the hospital?

Depends on : Depends on the cause, the extent of muscle involvement we recently had a man who had been in the hospital for over a week but had elevated muscle enzymes still elevated for more than 2 weeks. His tenderness improved in a week as did most of the swelling but rehab will take a much longer time. If you can stop the cause that is the important therapy and protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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What does the body feel like during a growth spurt? How long do these last?

What does the body feel like during a growth spurt? How long do these last?

Mid Bone Pain: Classically in kids they experience growing pains in the middle of long bones, often at night. Their pain resolves with massage and tylenol (acetaminophen). They do not limp or have fever. These can last six months at a time! Usually not any longer. ...Read more

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How long does the doctor wait to induce labor after due date? 41 or 42weeks? How do doctors induce labor? How is it done

How long does the doctor wait to induce labor after due date? 41 or 42weeks? How do doctors induce labor? How is it done

Depends: Most doctors will induce at 42 weeks, but some might induce earlier. There are a number of methods used for inducing labor, ranging from stripping cervical membranes to breaking the water to using a combination of medications to soften the cervix and stimulate uterine contractions. ...Read more

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In the Second trimester lost mucus plug, how often does it regenerate/grow back does it take 24-72 hrs or is it a long process nearing 3 weeks?

In the Second trimester lost mucus plug, how often does it regenerate/grow back does it take 24-72 hrs or is it a long process nearing 3 weeks?

Plug loss needs exam: Losing mucus plug in the second trimester requires assessment by the doctor. It may represent painless cervical dilatation with risk of preterm labor or even delivery. Very often a "perceived loss of mucus plug" is increased volume of normal vaginal discharge which is very common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does the bleeding last during pregnancy?

How long does the bleeding last during pregnancy?

Bleeding is abnormal: Bleeding in pregnancy is abnormal and should lead to evaluation for the cause. There is a wide range of causes of bleeding in pregnancy some of which have serious consequences. If you are having bleeding in pregnancy, you should seek evaluation from your OB provider to assess the cause. ...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