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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I'm in early stages of pregnancy and having brown discharge with mild cramps. Is this normal?

I'm in early stages of pregnancy and having brown discharge with mild cramps. Is this normal?

Are you pregnant?: First do a home pregnancy test to confirm that you are already pregnant again. If positive and you are experiencing bleeding you need to be seen by a doctor to confirm a normal pregnancy located inside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy must be excluded. ...Read more

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Is light cramping normal in early pregnancy?

Is light cramping normal in early pregnancy?

Cramping: Cramping is not normal, although, it does happen. More information is needed about your symptoms. Cramping and bleeding is concerning for miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is severe vomiting and cramping a sign of miscarriage in first trimester?

Is severe vomiting and cramping a sign of miscarriage in first trimester?

Possbily: Vomiting is usually more of a sign of morning sickness seen more commonly in early pregnancy. Cramping however can occur in normally in a pregnancy and but it could also mean that the pregnancy is abnormal. Bleeding is also a seen many times with cramping. The best thing to do is to go in and see an MD to get a sonogram and a blood pregnancy test to see what is happening. ...Read more

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Is mild cramping good or bad in early stages of pregnancy?

Is mild cramping good or bad in early stages of pregnancy?

Common: Mild irregular cramping is very common. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe and hydration with water often helps. Schedule a visit to make sure all is normal in early pregnancy. Late in pregnancy if they are consistent and not resolving on their own it is important to notify your physician to make sure they are not contractions or a sign of preterm labor. ...Read more

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Is mild cramps, backache and spotting a sign of implantation at 3dpo?

Is mild cramps, backache and spotting a sign of implantation at 3dpo?

No: There are no reliable consistent symptoms that go with implantation. Further, implantation always happens 6-7 days post-ov, so the timing would be incorrect. ...Read more

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I have abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and spotting. Period not due for a week. Are these early pregnancy signs?

I have abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and spotting. Period not due for a week. Are these early pregnancy signs?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test at home. . A home pregnancy test is cheap and reliable. If positive then this explains your symptoms. If negative then schedule a routine visit to discuss other causes of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptoms but negative hpt? And also had heavy bleeding with cramps/back pain

Pregnancy symptoms but negative hpt? And also had heavy bleeding with cramps/back pain

Unclear question: If you had menstrual bleeding and hpt was negative, you are not pregnant. There may be other hormonal issues that are causing the "pregnancy symptoms". ...Read more

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My period was13 days late and is very light with minimal cramping. Normally very heavy with bad cramps. 4 neg preg tests. Miscarriage? Or ectopic?

My period was13 days late and is very light with minimal cramping. Normally very heavy with bad cramps. 4 neg preg tests. Miscarriage? Or ectopic?

Both unlikely: Home pregnancy tests(HPT) will be positive 7-10 days after conception and definitely by 2 weeks after...So a negative HPT would rule out possibility of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Also, in both these conditions pain and bleeding are usually more than a normal period. Symptoms from an ectopic pregnancy occur 6-8 wks after conception.Your unusual period likely due to temporary hormonal changes ...Read more

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Two negative tests. But experiencing spotting at time of period. Extreme fatigue and very minor cramps. And minor nausea. Possibly pregnant?

Two negative tests. But experiencing spotting at time of period. Extreme fatigue and very minor cramps. And minor nausea. Possibly pregnant?

Possibly: The symptoms you describe (nausea, fatigue, minor cramps, spotting) could certainly be consistent with pregnancy. I suggest seeing an ob/gyn for a blood pregnancy test which is more sensitive. ...Read more

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A few early pregnancy symptoms, followed by cramps and bleeding for 2 days still cramping but no bleeding anymore. Negative pregnancy test.

A few early pregnancy symptoms,  followed by cramps and bleeding for 2 days still cramping but no bleeding anymore. Negative pregnancy test.

Irregular ovulation: The cramps and bleeding would be common events that occur around the time of ovulation. Given these symptoms, a delayed period and a negative pregnancy test, consider that this is the cause. Check a pregnancy test in a week to be sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?

Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?

Yes: It may sometimes cause some vaginal irritation that may result in bleeding. You should still follow up with your OB to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Is heavy cramping and light bleeding during a supposed period a sign of pregnancy?

Is heavy cramping and light bleeding during a supposed period a sign of pregnancy?

Not really: Periods can at times be unpredictable or there may be something else involved. If urinating difficulties or changes it could be a uti. That's not to say there is no pregnancy, get a pregnancy test if concerned. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy?

Implantation and : Increased vasculrity of the reproductive system may cause minimal spotting in the first trimester. If the spotting is more than minimal or persistent, please consult your doctor. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/bleeding-during-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding happen after a positive home pregnancy test? I had some mild cramping and bleeding for 20min 24hr after testing positive.

Can implantation bleeding happen after a positive home pregnancy test? I had some mild cramping and bleeding for 20min 24hr after testing positive.

No: You can only test positive for pregnancy if you have already implanted, because it is the implantation that allows the fertilized egg's hormones (hcg) to be released into your bloodstream and then detected in a home pregnancy test later. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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