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Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Uterine Growth: Uterine growth and stretching of the uterine ligaments. See a physical medicine specialist or a chiropractor if this is cramping your style. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Is it normal to feel cramps (like menstrual cramps) in early pregnancy stage)? I've been having some cramps but no period. Last menses nov 5 2013.

Is it normal to feel cramps (like menstrual cramps) in early pregnancy stage)? I've been having some cramps but no period. Last menses nov 5 2013.

Can be normal: It can be very normal to have some fairly strong cramps during early pregnancy, it is extremely common. There is the very small chance that it could indicate a problem with the pregnancy, and so you should see your ob/gyn for an exam and sonogram to ensure nothing is wrong and the baby is developing appropriately. If you have spotting, or heavier bleeding, call you doctor right away. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

Not much: Menstrual crams start before every period. If you miss your period and cramps start some time later, it could be due to pregnancy. In that case do pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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To early for pregnancy test but feel tired and crampy like menstral cramps could I be pregnant ?

To early for pregnancy test but feel tired and crampy like menstral cramps could I be pregnant ?

Yes: Get tested if you wish to know if you are pregnant or not perhaps you are simply about to have your period also, remember fully 10% of pregnancies do not go on to term. ...Read more

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Im5 weeks pregnant andi get on and off menstrual like cramps is that bad or normal? Help. It's my 1 st pregnancy

Guide book needed: Most OB and family physicians will recommend to every expectant mother a book on pregnancy. These manuals are vital tools to have when you are expecting a baby so that you can one, be prepared for anything, and two, be reassured when something you are experiencing is normal and expected. Cramping early on is not normal and I would recommend you contact your ob. ...Read more

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What is the difference between menstrual and pregnancy cramps?

Same thing,: Menstrual and pregnancy cramps are your body's way of getting things out of the uterus-blood or the baby. Cramps with your period are normal, but cramps during pregnancy should be evaluated by your OB or midwife. ...Read more

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I am in my 28th week of pregnancy and experiancing menstrual type cramps that come and go for seconds few times a day. Is this normal?

Probably: As you get toward the end of the pregnancy the uterus will become increasingly irritable and crampy. Eventually that will progress to labor, but your key comment is a "few times a day". If this is happening 4 or more times per hour you need to be checked for premature labor. ...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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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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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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Does a sore and sensitive breast last throughout pregnancy or it subside after 2 trimester? Also how long is normal to have menstrual like cramps?

Does a sore and sensitive breast last throughout pregnancy or it subside after 2 trimester? Also how long is normal to have menstrual like cramps?

Not uncommon: Many women experience sore breasts throughout pregnancy as the breast volume and glandular changes occur. Some do not. Some cramping sensation is not unusual as your uterus responds to increasing size throughout pregnancy. However, if you are experiencing prolonged or painful cramping, see your doctor. ...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 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 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

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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