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Menstrual Cramps That Feel Like Contractions
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
36 weeks having contractions. Some are painful some aren't that bad &' im having back pain &' period like cramps? Is this braxton hicks or real labor?
Possibly: Back pain and contractions are signs of pregnancy but it depends. If you use a watch and time the contractions and if they seem more consistent and closer in time apart then that could be a true sign of labor. I would call your OB/GYN and discuss and other specific symptoms. These symptoms include and vaginal discharge, water, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful lower abdominal cramps with feeling very warm. 17 days before my expected period but feel like really bad menstrual cramps?
39wks pregnant, 3rd child, dull/achy back pain, random contractions that feel like menstrual cramps. Onset of labor?
36 wks pregnant w inconsistent low abdomen/inner thigh cramping. Like menstrual cramps. Could these be contractions? Also gradually losing mucus plug
It's possible: There are no early signs of colorectal cancer - which is why screening is so important. Signs of gastrointestinal bleeding and crampy abdominal pain can be signs of colorectal cancer. They can also be signs of menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome and many other minor problems. It is unlikely that the cramps are a sign of colorectal cancer, but you should have them investigated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
39wks preg. More discharge & some trickles that feel like pee but isn't yellow. Irregular contractions but very strong cramps/backache. Am i in labor?
Tightening in stomach feel like baby squeezing insides is this braxton hicks contractions? (30) weeks pregnant! happens throughout the day!
Maybe: What u are describing maybe braxton hicks or just baby moving. I suggest that u palpate (feel) your abdomen when u experience discomfort. With ctxns u should be able to feel the muscle wall become firm then relax once the pain resolves. Either way, pay attn. Keep well hydrated. If your ctxns are rare (less than 6/hr) and mild it is likely okay. If they persist see your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During my menstrual cycle I am getting cramps during urination and bowel movements so bad that I cannot move. Other symptoms present are short periods, severe cramps, cramps after orgasm. No std.?
Implantation: Yes, bleeding and cramping can mimic a normal period ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and have been having painful period like cramps at night. Are they just braxton hicks contractions or something else?
Yes : This could definitely be a sign of contractions I recommend getting monitored and checked ...Read more
Why is my period blood all sorts of colors i feel really cold back pain stomach cramp am i miscarrying early tummy feels tight like braxton hicks?
Different color : Different colors is normal. It is just the process of coagulation of menstrual blood. Black, brown, red, pink are all normal. White, yellow, green are not normal menstrual flow colors. You said "period color", then you said am i miscarrying? Are you pregnant? Do a pregnancy test. If positive see your gyn asap. ...Read more
30 weeks Pregnant -abdominal period cramping, Braxton hicks more than usual and gas that feels stuck?
May be preterm labor: Those regular contractions could be preterm labor. One should be checked out by her Ob-Gyn doctor. That may mean going to the hospital and staying in the Labor and Delivery ward to be monitored to see what is going on. Meanwhile, a patient should avoid physical activities or having sex until getting checked out. A baby born at 30 weeks is much too early, so hopefully the uterus calms down. ...Read more
Is cramping in early pregnancy normal or not? I'm not bleeding but feels like menstrual cramps. Dull achy pain.
Is it normal to cramp like menstrual cramps during fertile period? I cramp a little every day during that period along with sore breast.
This could actually: be PMS. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more
Having stomach cramps feel like contractions . Bloating even having sips of water is making my stomach contract?
It would be helpful: ....to hear the location of your cramping, what other circumstances promote distress, and what factors may be alleviating. ...Read more
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
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