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Doctor insights on: Stomach Cramping And Pregnancy

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 rumbling and cramp a normal pregnancy symptom?

Is stomach rumbling and cramp a normal pregnancy symptom?

Although cramping ;: ^ flatus can occur with early pregnancy - they are not diagnostic of pregnancy. Please take a pregnancy test if your period is late. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

GI, GYN; C ur Doc: Don't know your age, menstrual/pregnancy history. Things to check for: duration of symptoms, fever, timing related to meals, nighttime, urinary complaints, bowel changes, appetite changes, weight loss, nausea, bleeding; last md was when? Age related re: colon polyps, ca, ovarian cysts, etc. May be gas but... Acute symptoms- maybe infection, inflammatory bowel or early appendicitis. C ur doc now. ...Read more

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My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

Time to see OB: Sometimes it is difficult to get a new prenatal visit immediately. However, if a woman is having pain or bleeding, the office nurse might arrange for her to be seen more quickly. Going to the emergency room is sometimes necessary if an OB provider recommends it. ...Read more

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Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

Unlikely.: There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. Cold symptoms and slight cramping are not typically signs of early pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care. ...Read more

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I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. what's going on?

I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. what's going on?

See you Ob: Not all women have symptoms in early pregnancy. If you are cramping; however, its a good idea to see your Ob doc and find out what is going on. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can slight lower abdomen cramping and pains be a sign of pregnancy?

Can slight lower abdomen cramping and pains be a sign of pregnancy?

No: But complications of pregnancy may result in these symptoms. a host of other medical conditions may also present this way such as UTI or PID. It is important to get evaluated. A pregnancy test will definitely be done especially since you are sexually active ...Read more

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I have pain that goes into my lower abdomen right in the middle. Does that sound like pregnancy cramping?

I have pain that goes into my lower abdomen right in the middle. Does that sound like pregnancy cramping?

Not really: Are you pregnant? Are you worried that you are? Doing a test to find out is a good idea. Cramps can have many causes--often related to bowel/ intestinal cramps. ...Read more

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Can anyone explain the feeling in your abdomen when in first or second trimester or pregnancy? Feeling amild cramping?

Can anyone explain the feeling in your abdomen when in first or second trimester or pregnancy? Feeling amild cramping?

Cramping: In the late first and second trimester, there are ligaments that support the uterus, called the round ligament, that can cause cramping. If it is mild, you have no bleeding or discharge, and you do not have a fever, it is probably nothing to be concerned about. You can also get a bladder infection more easily during pregnancy that can cause this. See your doctor to get a full evaluation to be safe. ...Read more