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Are bladder spasms normal in early pregnancy?

Are bladder spasms normal in early pregnancy?

Not really: In early pregnancy it is not typical for patients to complain about bladder spasm. I would schedule a follow up visit to be tested for bladder infections. Urinary tract infections are very common in pregnancy ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 stomach spasms during pregnancy normal?

Is stomach spasms during pregnancy normal?

Mild cramps: May occur (but this does not mean that it is necessarily your stomach). ...Read more

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Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Maybe: After 18-20 weeks pregnancy, pregnant women ill be "showing", with visible enlargement of the abdomen. Around that time, "quickening" occurs, which is the first sensation or perception of fetal movement. If you think you're pregnant, do a test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscle twitches in abdomen(kicking ribs and flutters),light periods for 6months, negative pregnancy tests taken from 3 months. is pregnancy possible?

Muscle twitches in abdomen(kicking ribs and flutters),light periods for 6months, negative pregnancy tests taken from 3 months. is pregnancy possible?

Possible but not: likely. You did not miss a period and pregnancy test was negative, both of these argue against your being pregnant. There is no need to repeat the pregnancy test unless you miss your period by 4-5 days. If you are trying to get pregnant, please see your doctor to initiate care to promote your and your future baby's health. ...Read more

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Can being stressed out cause uterine cramping in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy?

Can being stressed out cause uterine cramping in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy?

Pregnancy cramping: The main cause of pregnancy cramping early in pregnancy is the uterus "stretching" to accommodate fetal growth. Stress can cause indirect cramping as the uterus is not under direct control via the nerve pathways. However, if the body is undergoing an acute stress there can be some indirectly caused cramping. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant- feel intermittent quivers in abdomen- not hiccups or hicks. Uterine spasms?

29 weeks pregnant- feel intermittent quivers in abdomen- not hiccups or hicks. Uterine spasms?

Maybe Braxton-Hicks: Also known as false-labor practice contractions which can start very early in pregnacy but typically not felt until late second or early third trimester. They should be infrequent, irregular, brief 1-2 min, and only mild cramping. Make sure u keep well hydrated. If contractions are regular, forceful/crampy, please consult doc asap as it could be pre-term labor. Congrats and best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Unlikely: It is unlikely an ectopic pregnancy, but there are other things that can give you this type of pain, including acure appendicitis (although that is usually right and center). You need to be checked, though, sooner than later. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of pregnancy 3-4 weeks back pain & abdoen cramp?

Early symptoms of pregnancy 3-4 weeks back pain & abdoen cramp?

Although these sxs: Can occur in early pregnancy, you will need to take a pregnancy test to find out (as they are not diagnostic sxs). ...Read more

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Sore nipples lower back pain cramps missed period negative pregnancy test headaches could i be pregnant? Good chance i conceived in early january

Sore nipples lower back pain cramps missed period negative pregnancy test headaches could i be pregnant?  Good chance i conceived in early january

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Period 3 weeks late, lower pressure in abdomen, pregnancy symptoms, today spotting.....Could i be pregnant?

Period 3 weeks late, lower pressure in abdomen, pregnancy symptoms, today spotting.....Could i be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Have tightness in vagina and bottom. Breast pain. Bloating. Lower abdominal cramps. Period aug 14. Neg pregnancy test. What i'd the cause?

Have tightness in vagina and bottom.  Breast pain.  Bloating. Lower abdominal cramps. Period aug 14. Neg pregnancy test.  What i'd the cause?

Progesterone: I an not an expert in this but from what i recall progeterone and release of prostaglandins can cause these symptoms try some Motrin and see your obgyn may be for low dose diuretics and other causes. ...Read more

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Are cramping ovaries a pregnancy symptom?

Are cramping ovaries a pregnancy symptom?

Test: Not a reliable one. If you think you might be pregnant do a home test; they are accurate even a little before the next expected period. ...Read more

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Period lasted 1 day, pregnancy test negative, stomach pain and nausea. Is there pregnancy?

Period lasted 1 day, pregnancy test negative, stomach pain and nausea. Is there pregnancy?

Maybe not: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Period week late, pregnancy symp, but negative pregnancy test . Can i be pregnant ? Im having cramps , cravings and nausea, tender breast low back pain

Probably not...: The over the counter tests are very sensitive to pregnancy hormone, so if it's negative, then you probably aren't pregnant. Your symptoms sound hormonal, and should abate/resolve once you begin to menstruate. If you still don't menstruate, repeat the pregnancy test, and see your physician for further guidance. ...Read more