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Doctor insights on: Menstrual Cramps 37 Weeks Pregnant

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant 4cm dilated lost mucus plug been having back pain and menstrual like cramps how much longer till labor?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant 4cm dilated lost mucus plug been having back pain and menstrual like cramps how much longer till labor?

Oh, I so wish I: Could tell. I would have loved for someone to have been able to predict delivery time when I had similar symptoms during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the time until you deliver could be quite variable. Just remember, you are nearing the finish line. God bless and hang in there. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Is having menstrual cramps a good indication you're not pregnant?

Is having menstrual cramps a good indication you're not pregnant?

You could also: Have mild cramping if pregnant. So, it your period is late — would take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing cramping for the last few hours like menstrual cramps. Is this something to worry about?

I'm 29 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing cramping for the last few hours like menstrual cramps. Is this something to worry about?

Be vigilant: Please Count how frequently these cramps are happening. If these are not slowing down please call your OB, and ask your husband to take you to the ER. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant. Every day, from time to time I have light menstrual cramps which worriedme a lot. Are they normal in pregnancy and for how long?

I am 10 weeks pregnant. Every day, from time to time I have light menstrual cramps which worriedme a lot. Are they normal in pregnancy and for how long?

Normal.: Mild cramps and aches are common in pregnancy as the uterus grows and stretches its supporting ligaments. Not to worry if there is no vaginal bleeding and your obstetrician's examination is normal at each prenatal care visit. You may only use regular tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomforts of pregnancy — not advil/aleve/motrin or other nsaids! Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 32weeks pregnant and I'm gettin cramps like menstrual cramps and it kinda hurts is that normal.....

No. Get seen. : Having cramps "like menstrual cramps" can mean preterm labor. It can be braxton hicks contractions, which are normal, but shouldn't hurt so much. Call your OB now to discuss if u need to go to ed. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

Big difference : Hopefully when u get pregnant u will know the difference. ...Read more

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What is the difference between early pregnancy cramps and menstrual cramps?

What is the difference between early pregnancy cramps and menstrual cramps?

A positive pregnancy: There is no difference. Check a pregnancy test and you will know which it is. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test and menstrual cramps normal?

Positive pregnancy test and menstrual cramps normal?

Threatened AB: It may be normal. Usually bleeding or cramping early in pregnancy can be concerning and may signal an abnormal pregnancy with an upcoming miscarriage. However, this isn't known yet so your OB will check hormone levels and decide if an ultrasound is helpful. Good luck to your early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is painful menstrual cramps a good indication you are not pregnant?

Is painful menstrual cramps a good indication you are not pregnant?

If you are having: Your period (bleeding) ; cramps — then you are not pregnant. If you only have cramping ; have missed your period — those could be consistent with being pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. ...Read more

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I would like to know if it is normal to feel pain about where my ovaries are similar to menstrual cramps during my sixth week of pregnancy?

Can be normal: Many women will experience pelvic cramping early in the first trimester. It is important to have an ultrasound confirming the pregnancy is developing in the uterus and not in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between pregnancy cramps and menstrual cramps? My ob confirmed pregnancy on feb.7th at 5 wks 4 days. I had cramps on jan17

How can I tell the difference between pregnancy cramps and menstrual cramps? My ob confirmed pregnancy on feb.7th at 5 wks 4 days. I had cramps on jan17

Naming cramps...: Pregnancy cramps happen only when pregnant. Otherwise, they are not called pregnancy cramps. Menstrual cramps cannot happen when pregnant, because pregnant women do not have menstrual cycles (they do not menstruate while pregnant). If cramps are during pregnancy, one can call them pregnancy cramps whether they feel like menstrual cramps or like pregnancy cramps (they likely feel similarly). ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant today and am having lite menstrual cramps. Does this mean labor be happening? Or what does this mean? Thank u! :)

I'm 39 weeks pregnant today and am having lite menstrual cramps. Does this mean labor be happening? Or what does this mean? Thank u! :)

No: The lower part of the uterus stretches and thins as you approach your due date. This allows the top part of the uterus to stay thicker and stronger for contracting. This stretching and the increasing size of the baby can cause cramping. You are likely in labor when you are having strong contractions, lasting a minute, at least every 5 minutes, for an hour or more. ...Read more

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I am delayed for 3 days now.i have UTI .I am experiencing dull menstrual cramps, i tried pregnancy and its negative.is it normal to be delayed?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common if it is a one time thing it usually works itself out. If you continue to have irregular periods consider one of the many birth control methods designed to regulate the cycles. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


Dr. Navita Modi
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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