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Intense Uterine Contractions With An Iud Without Pregnancy
I Have the paraguard iud, why am I freaking out about pregnancy when my boyfriend and I hugged while naked?
Anxiety: You are "freaking out" due to anxiety over having an unplanned pregnancy. Although the left half of your brain which is associated with logic "knows" that you can't get pregnant, the right half of your brain (creative/artistic side) is thinking, "What if? " Could the IUD fall out? Could sperm suddenly jump from his body into your uterus? In truth, anxiety is more complicated, but I am out of space ...Read more
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
28 wks preggo. Uterine contractions that make it feel like it's hard to breathe. Is this normal? Third pregnancy
No: If you are only 28 weeks pregnant and having such severe contractions that it makes it hard to breathe, you need to be seen immediately in your doctor's office or labor and delivery. While false labor is more common in women who have been pregnant several times before, this is only diagnosed by exam and is true labor until shown to be otherwise. See your doctor NOW. ...Read more
Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.
Call the Dr: Although you may be having false contractions it is very important that you keep a line of communication open with your ob. With a prior premi in your history, you are at increased risk of another & all the ob's I work with want to know sooner rather than later when these sort of issues come up. Make the call & find out what indicators they would suggest before u have these events monitored @ l& d. ...Read more
Try NSAIDs.: If that is insufficient, call your OB gyn for stronger meds. ...Read more
Uterine contractions at 15 weeks? I couldn't see baby on ultrasound. What does this mean? How to treat it?
Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?
Masterbation: Masterbation should feel the same. Uterine contraction plays little if any role in the sensory experience of orgasm. Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm to produce the "contractile feel". Less than 3% of all women require the uterus to achieve orgasm as it is clitoral stimulation that "works". A supracervical hysterectomy may be done if one can only orgasm with vaginal penetration. ...Read more
Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??
2nd Stage of Labor: This is from the point at which your cervix is fully dilated (10 cm) and the baby is delivered but placenta is not. Depending on whether it is your first pregnancy or not, it can take minutes to hours but usually less than 2 hrs. This is when you will do most of the pushing and can be a risky time for both mother and baby. Babies can get stuck or the uterus or vaginal orifice can be damaged. ...Read more
I have endometrosis. Severe pain, strong uterine contractions with the urge to push. Pressure in vagina. Help?
See GYN: With these symptoms you need to see GYN ASAP ...Read more
I'm having uterine contractions, had a tubal ligation 5yrs ago, negative pg test, late period. What could be the cause for the contractions?
Late cycle cramps: If you're cycle is late the lining of the uterus tends to continue to thicken. As a result you may have more then the usual amount and duration of uterine cramps, which may feel like contractions. Your GYN may need to give provera to bring on your period if this continues. ...Read more
5 wks after novasure, I've lost half my orgasm. Only weak flutter clitoral, but no deep uterine contractions radiating thru body. Will it come back?
Don't know: It sounds like that their may have been some interruption of the nerve pathways post Novasure. Nerves have been known to regenerate or find alternate pathways so I would not give up hope yet that the "full orgasm" experience may not return. Make sure that you are not peri menopausal as declining hormones also can cause your problem. ...Read more
Can a pregnancy be successful with a bicornate uterus that contains a fetus on one side and an IUD on the other?
Depends: It would be very hard to tell in advance what would happen. Often the iud is removed and some pregnancies will miscarry others will go to term. Certainly it is possible to survive but not likely. ...Read more
Mirena: The Mirena IUD is approved for use for 5 years. After 5 years it should be removed. If one is happy with it a new one can be placed. If you are having pregnancy symptoms then a home pregnancy test should be done. An expired IUD would not directly cause pregnancy symptoms or an enlarged uterus ...Read more
Is contraction-like pain in the uterus in the month after having an IUD placed common? How long does the pain usually last?
No: You really shouldn't feel the iud in your uterus. Sometimes the uterus will cramp if the iud has fallen down a bit such that it touches or even falls down into the endocervical canal. I see this all the time. You can go back and ask for ultrasound to check and make sure iud is at the fundus and if not, ask for remove and replace another one. It can be very uncomfortable, I'm sorry you have this. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?
NO: If you have documented non viable tissue inside your uterus it needs to come out and you will have some bleeding, your sxs are not normal and you need to see your obgyn or go to the er if you do not have one so they can do an exam, blood work and an ultrasound to start out. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?
Miscarriage: A miscarriage can be painless and have little or no noticeable bleeding but if you are in early pregnancy and are having severe abdominal pain you should see a doctor right away. You may have an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) which is a surgical emergency that needs immediate attention! If you have already had the miscarriage it may be incomplete and require surgery to complete. ...Read more
I am having what feels like uterine contractions. They are really painful. I am not pregnant or on my period what could be causing this?
I have pain in uterus similar to labor pains but not as intense, also pain in right ovary which makes it impossible to lay down or even sleep, pain st?
See md: See physician for evaluation. Do not delay. ...Read more
Ok I am scared I might be pregnant and I have the meirana IUD in and I have been having symptoms of pregnancy but the home tests are reading neg!?
Neg test = not preg: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Should I have an IUD inserted at age 47? risks involved? Odds of pregnancy at my age? Don't want more children. Thanks
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