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Tonic Uterine Contraction
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
2nd Stage of Labor: This is from the point at which your cervix is fully dilated (10 cm) and the baby is delivered but placenta is not. Depending on whether it is your first pregnancy or not, it can take minutes to hours but usually less than 2 hrs. This is when you will do most of the pushing and can be a risky time for both mother and baby. Babies can get stuck or the uterus or vaginal orifice can be damaged. ...Read more
Try NSAIDs. : If that is insufficient , call your OB gyn for stronger meds. ...Read more
Uterine contractions at 15 weeks? I couldn't see baby on ultrasound. What does this mean? How to treat it?
Is it true that antispasmodic medicines such as methampyrone and papaverine HCl can also reduce uterine contraction?
Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?
Masterbation: Masterbation should feel the same. Uterine contraction plays little if any role in the sensory experience of orgasm. Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm to produce the "contractile feel". Less than 3% of all women require the uterus to achieve orgasm as it is clitoral stimulation that "works" . A supracervical hysterectomy may be done if one can only orgasm with vaginal penetration. ...Read more
Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??
I have endometrosis. Severe pain, strong uterine contractions with the urge to push. Pressure in vagina. Help?
See GYN: With these symptoms you need to see GYN ASAP ...Read more
I'm having uterine contractions, had a tubal ligation 5yrs ago, negative pg test, late period. What could be the cause for the contractions?
Late cycle cramps: If you're cycle is late the lining of the uterus tends to continue to thicken. As a result you may have more then the usual amount and duration of uterine cramps, which may feel like contractions. Your GYN may need to give provera to bring on your period if this continues. ...Read more
5 wks after novasure, I've lost half my orgasm. Only weak flutter clitoral, but no deep uterine contractions radiating thru body. Will it come back?
Don't know: It sounds like that their may have been some interruption of the nerve pathways post Novasure. Nerves have been known to regenerate or find alternate pathways so I would not give up hope yet that the "full orgasm" experience may not return. Make sure that you are not peri menopausal as declining hormones also can cause your problem. ...Read more
36 wks. Dilating & thinning. Passed mucous plug. Dr can feel babies head. Uterine suspension undone. Pain! MANY BH contractions. Safe to self induce??
Wait natural labor : await natural labor. If your water bags breaks too early risk of infection increases ...Read more
Normal: as you age it is not abnormal for your uterus or your menstration to change in character just a little bit and sometimes it can lead to occasional cramps with pain. as long as the pain is not unbearable and not happening too frequently, you can just watch it, but you can also see a gynecologist and talk about your symptoms to see if an ultrasound would be appropriate. ...Read more
Is contraction-like pain in the uterus in the month after having an IUD placed common? How long does the pain usually last?
No: You really shouldn't feel the iud in your uterus. Sometimes the uterus will cramp if the iud has fallen down a bit such that it touches or even falls down into the endocervical canal. I see this all the time. You can go back and ask for ultrasound to check and make sure iud is at the fundus and if not, ask for remove and replace another one. It can be very uncomfortable, i'm sorry you have this. ...Read more
Will my uterus be hard every time I have a contraction?
I'm getting swells of pain in my lower back but my uterus is not hard
Maybe: You could be having mild contractions. Call your ob/gyn. ...Read more
I am 5 days post embryo transfer. I am feeling contraction like cramps. I am not bleeding but this tightening in my uterus is making me nervous.
Is the tightning of my uterus with shortness of breath consider contractions or Braxton hicks? I'm 38 weeks 6 days
Can be either : The only difference between Braxton-Hicks contractions and labor contractions is that the labor contractions lead to cervical change and tend to be slightly more regular. There is no way to distinguish between them other than observation and cervical checks. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I get Braxton Hicks contractions when I bend over... is that a symptom of an irritable uterus? They occur very often although without a set frequency.
Im 14 weeks pregnant and i have contractions, i feel hard bumps in uterus. Besides drinking lots of water what are the other home remedies for slowing down contractions?
Relax: You are doing the right thing by drinking a lot of water. These could be Braxton Hicks which you will read come mostly in the third trimester. Some women get them earlier. Your OB can measure the intensity of the contractions to see if they are anything to worry about or are just a nuisance! ...Read more
21 weeks preg. think I experience Braxton hicks contractions, cramping, uterus would get hard to touch, and have slight pain when it happened. Normal?
Call your OB: early to have Brax-Hicks I rec ultrasound and to check cervical length ...Read more
My periods have become very heavy, severe pain in uterus and lower back. Pain is so bad feels like contractions and I feel the need to push. Not pregn?
Options: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
What is an irritable uterus and how its contractions are different from Braxton Hicks contractions? Can either efface or dilate my cervix? I'm 33w5d.
Same contractions: Braxton Hicks contractions indicate the level of sensitivity(irritability) of the uterus to the agent(oxytocin) that can cause labor. The difference is the frequency, intervals, and duration of the contractions that will eventually be progressive enough to produce changes in the cervix-AKA active labor. ...Read more
Small pieces of mucus plug lost, diarrhea, increased intensity of contractions (diagnosed w irritable uterus), 35 weeks. early signs of labor?
5 more weeks: it is not uncommon for attraction to begin starting at 32 weeks and they may not be a true sign of labor, rather the might just be practice contractions or whatare called Braxton Hicks contractions. Just because you lose some mucus, does not mean you will go into labor because your cervix will keep on creating mucus. call the hospital though, for regular painful contractions or loss of fluid. ...Read more