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Are diarrhea and period-like cramping common signs of pregnancy?

Are diarrhea and period-like cramping common signs of pregnancy?

Other signs present?: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings . . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. Diarrhea can occur coincidentally with pregnancy symptoms, but is not considered a sign of pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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I have period like cramping but more frequent 14 days after intercourse. My period was to come 2 days ago. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

I have period like cramping but more frequent 14 days after intercourse. My period was to come 2 days ago. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy: You could be pregnant. The urine pregnancy tests are usually not positive until about five days after you miss a period. When the timing is right, then start testing with home urinary test kit for pregnancy. ...Read more

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This is my 3rd pregnancy, no success, i am 6 wks and experiencing some uncomfortable period like cramping with back pain. Is that normal?

This is my 3rd pregnancy, no success, i am 6 wks and experiencing some uncomfortable period like cramping with back pain. Is that normal?

Cramps: Although not always predictable, severe cramps are very suspicious for impending miscarriage. Bedrest with watchful waiting is the most you can do. Ultrasound if bleeding doesn't occur in next 48 hrs. can assess pregnancy status. Possible progesterone deficiency with repeated early miscarriage may respond to future supplementation. ...Read more

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools.  This is my 3rd pregnancy?

Go to Hospital: When you are having loose stools and cramping in pregnancy, it is important to make sure that your baby is Ok and that you are not dilating. Watch for baby movements and go right away to the hospital birthing center. All will be well. It is better to be safe. ...Read more

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I'm having constant period like cramping and discomfort. Not painful, but constant even after hydrating. Just sign my body is preparing? 35 wks

I'm having constant period like cramping and discomfort. Not painful, but constant even after hydrating. Just sign my body is preparing? 35 wks

Discuss w/ OBGYN: Don't try to guess when you are this close to your due date. Call and go in if they want to examine you. Working well w/ your OBGYN will pay off big time. Congratulations and I hope it all goes well! ...Read more

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I've been having cramps lately but this don't feel like period cramps can it be a sign of pregnancy because I had the same thing with my 1st baby ?

I've been having cramps lately but this don't feel like period cramps can it be a sign of pregnancy because I had the same thing with my 1st baby ?

Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Is period like cramps 19 days after a period a sign of pregnancy?

Is period like cramps 19 days after a period a sign of pregnancy?

No: There is no way to know if you are pregnant at day 19. If you are pregnant this cycle, it is likely the embryo won't have even implanted yet, so it would be unusual to have symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more