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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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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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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 of time or throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes painful inner thigh cramping during the last few weeks of pregnancy?

What causes painful inner thigh cramping during the last few weeks of pregnancy?

Growth of the baby: As the baby and uterus continue to grow they put downward pressure into the muscles and ligament of the pelvis, which is probably why this is happening. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids and do stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Period is 5 days late. I'm never late. Took 2 pregnancy tests both negative. I have cramps since last week and pain on my right side. Please help.?

Period is 5 days late. I'm never late. Took 2 pregnancy tests both negative. I have cramps  since last week and pain on my right side. Please help.?

Right sided pain: There are several possibilities. You may be pregnant and it is too early for the test to show up. You may have an infection in the pelvic area or you could even be having appendicitis or other organ infection e.g. A kidney infection. See your doctor asap for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding for 2-3 days heavy to light, very irregular times of each month. Pregnancy tests are negative. The last bleed had serious cramps any idea?

I'm bleeding for 2-3 days heavy to light, very irregular times of each month. Pregnancy tests are negative. The last bleed had serious cramps any idea?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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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For the last day or so being getting mild cramps, headaches and turning off food is this a sign of period or pregnancy? Please help

For the last day or so being getting mild cramps, headaches and turning off food is this a sign of period or pregnancy? Please help

Could be: Sounds more like period cramps...There are prostaglandins that cause the cramps and headaches. It can be helped with vitex agnus or cramp bark. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help alleviate hormone imbalances and prevent cramps all together. If you are concerned about pregnancy do a test...Dietary changes can also help: less processed foods, stop dairy and gluten., eat more healthy fats-. ...Read more

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I took Plan B, & 5 days later I'm pretty sure I had "breakthrough bleeding". It lasted one day, & I had bad cramps. Should I get a pregnancy test?

I took Plan B, & 5 days later I'm pretty sure I had "breakthrough bleeding". It lasted one day, & I had bad cramps. Should I get a pregnancy test?

Of course, but later: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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I had period that lasted one day with no cramps and was slightly heavy. Immediately took a pregnancy test came back negative. What could be going on?

It might not be a period?: One day of bleeding might not be a period - it could be intermenstrual bleeding. Or it could be an unusual period if your cycles are off. If your pregnancy test is negative, consider checking again in two weeks to make sure this isn't implantation bleeding of a pregnancy. Lots of possibilities here... ...Read more

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