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Long Lasting Cramps
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
Until treatment: Acute appendicitis pain will persist until your appendix is removed or perforates. I would not wait for your appendix to perforate because left untreated it may result in sepsis and death. If you have the signs and symptoms of appendicitis i would go to the er immediately. ...Read more
It varies: It does vary from person to person. If the discomfort is mild, you can use simple over the counter medications (unless your doctor told you not to), exercise regularly, and keep going. If your pain is severe (keeps you from your usual activities), see your gynecologist or pcp for a check-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days: Generally, most menstrual cycles are 5-7 days in length. The first 3-5 of these will involve moderate to heavy flow of menstrual blood. The last 2-3 days will be more what many ladies will consider spotting. Spotting that occurs outside the cycle or ever during pregnancy can be from serious issues ANS should be brought to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Diarrhea from viral infections should only last for a few days. Diarrhea from food sensitivities last for a much shorter period of time (a day or two). Prolonged diarrhea is concerning for bacterial or parasitic infection, or disease of the bowel from other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you pregnant?: First off are you pregnant? Implantation bleeding (although common on the internet) is not actually common in real life. It occurs exclusively and rarely in people who are pregnant. The first step is a home pregnancy test. If negative then you are just having irregular bleeding and not implantation bleeding. ...Read more
Unknown: Implantation bleeding is an unknown and only theoretical entity. There is no science to say it really exists. We occasionally see bleeding in the two weeks after implantation and even further into the first trimester. In our study 60+ % of pts had first trimester bleeding. All of that bleeding is related to "implantation or placental / myometrial invasion" (normal process). Seek help with dr. ...Read more
I have been having cramps in the left side of my chest all day but it is now becoming more frequent and lasting longer what do I do?
Multiple causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, gastritis or reflux, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At you age it is unlikely to be of a serious nature but you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't know the term: I do not know what kind of cramps the term is in reference to. Anxiety can worsen the cramping of irritable bowel, but beyond that i can't think of anything called an anxiety cramp. If you. Mean anxiety attack, they can last from 10 min or less on average to status panic that I have seen last up to a week. Thank god for tofranil (imipramine) which finally ended the attack. Please resubmit if necessary. Thanks. ...Read more
Muscle or abdominal?: Abdominal cramps should not happen from standing too long; muscular leg or back cramps might- affected by poor posture, mineral disturbances, etc. ...Read more
None to several days: People vary when the cramps with a period start. For some women the cramps can start 3-4 days (or more) prior to the period, and other don't get cramps until the period starts or the flow gets heavy. Most people have a pattern of bleeding and cramping that is normal for them, though this does change over time. ...Read more
No symptoms : Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women and it's quite rare. ...Read more
How long does inplantion cramps last, and how many days before your cycle are they suppose to happen suppose to come on cycle on the 24?
Implantation: Implantation cramping is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 6 weeks. A symptom i had was soft cramps but since last night after a arguement with bf i been having long painful lower back cramps. Is baby ok?
Long Time?: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your dr’s approval. ...Read more
Depends . . .: Answer to your question depends upon what cramps are due to. If you're referring to cramps from Mittelschmerz, then expect your period in 2wks. If you're referring to uterine cramp prior to or during expulsion of endometrial lining, then period will start shortly thereafter. ...Read more
Not implantation: Honestly, there are no 'implantation cramps;' at 6 days post-fertilization the implantation site would be barely large enough to even see with the naked eye (which you can't anyway.) there are many legitimate reasons for cramping around ovulation, but they are not due to implantation. ...Read more