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Doctor insights on: Normal Aches And Pains In Early Pregnancy

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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What causes aches and pains in early pregnancy?

What causes aches and pains in early pregnancy?

Varies: The fluid retention typical of pregnancy can cause aches and pain. The Progesterone level is very elevated during pregnancy - this results in some relaxation of ligaments and tendons throughout the body, which would also explain aches and pain. The enlarging uterus and the inherent pregnancy related presence of a cyst on at least one of the ovaries also could add to your aches and pain. ...Read more

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Im having bad dizziness throughout my day. Slight cramping in my left abdomen at times and very sore breast. Are these signs of early pregnancy?

Im having bad dizziness throughout my day. Slight cramping in my left abdomen at times and very sore breast. Are these signs of early pregnancy?

Variable: There are a lot of questions like this, and my answer is always the same! the only truly reliable sign of pregnancy is a late period and a positive pregnancy test. Tests are so inexpensive that if one is concerned one should just buy one and see. ...Read more

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Mild cramping and pains in lower abdomen. Nauseous throughout the day. Strugle to sleep. Vomiting usually early afternoons. Always tired. Pregnant?

Mild cramping and pains in lower abdomen. Nauseous throughout the day. Strugle to sleep. Vomiting usually early afternoons. Always tired. Pregnant?

Check with HPT: If you have been sexually active it's always possible. Please do a home pregnancy test and if negative repeat it in 1 week. If that is negative see your physician for a workup. ...Read more

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Are consistent painful cramps and occasional sharp pains in my lower stomach normal signs in the 1st trimester of pregnancy? It keeps me up at night.

Are consistent painful cramps and occasional sharp pains in my lower stomach normal signs in the 1st trimester of pregnancy? It keeps me up at night.

Common: Cramping in the 1st trimester without any bleeding or spotting is common, and not typically a sign that anything is wrong. Sharp pains originating from your uterus are not common, but again not necessarily a sign that the pregnancy is abnormal. However constipation is very common in pregnancy, and can explain both the cramping and sharp pains. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy. ?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy. ?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more

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Is navel pain, and sharp pains in lower stomach and lower back all a sign of early pregnancy?

Is navel pain, and sharp pains in lower stomach and lower back all  a sign of early pregnancy?

Possible but...: Many things could cause some cramping in the lower abdomen. If you are more than 2 week late check a pregnancy test. If the pains continue consult a physician. ...Read more

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Is cramping and body pains normal in 5 weeks of pregnancy?

It can be: Cramping is very normal in early pregnancy. But that needs to be differentiated from other causes of pain such as an ovarian cyst or a tubal pregnancy. It sounds like you should get an appt with an ob. ...Read more

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Period is 3 weeks late, neg hpt, slight increase in fatigue and lower back pain/stuffness. Could these be early signs of pregnancy?

Period is 3 weeks late, neg hpt, slight increase in fatigue and lower back pain/stuffness. Could these be early signs of pregnancy?

If you have taken a: Pregnancy test that is (-) 3 weeks out, then you are not likely to be pregnant. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or >. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in vagina early pregnancy is this normal and a little tightness around lower area? my 4th pregnancy

Sharp pains in vagina early pregnancy is this normal and a little tightness around lower area? my 4th pregnancy

Prenatal care: We can not really assess or determine the cause of pain in a specific person without an assessment. Pregnant women often complain of various pains and discomforts. It is important to see an Obgyn to confirm that all is normal. ...Read more

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Im very early in my pregnancy and im experiencing sharp cramping, some spotting, dizziness, nausea and chest pain. What does this mean?

Get seen now.: Cramping and bleeding is not normal. Get checked now, it can be a sign of miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. It may also be nothing, but you need to call your doc now or get seen today at an ER (not an UC), especially with dizziness! Don't wait, don't drive while dizzy and in pain. ...Read more

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Stomach ache in early pregnancy is it normal

Stomach ache in early pregnancy is it normal

Can be: Abdominal pain during pregnancy is very common, but you should see your OB doctor if it persists, gets worse, or you are concerned something is wrong. ...Read more

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33wks pregnant and constant lower back pain and abdominal cramping for about 6 hours, am I in early labor?

No: Lower back pain, period of abdominal cramping are all normal at this stage of pregnancy. Your body is getting ready to deliver. This involves changes in ligament elasticity so that the pelvic girdle can widen to accommodate the baby's head. You know you are in true labor when you are no longer able to wait out the contractions. They will increase in intensity and frequency instead of going away. ...Read more

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pains in my lower abdomen, accompanied by nausea, bloating and loss of appetite. Took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. urine has odd smell?

 pains in my lower abdomen, accompanied by nausea, bloating and loss of appetite. Took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. urine has odd smell?

Urinary Tract: Infections/Pelvic Infections can produce the symptoms/signs you mention and it sound like you need to have a GYN exam/cultures (urine and vaginal)! Hope this helps!! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Dr. Richard Levin
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