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Uterus Contractions Not Pregnant
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
I'm 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
Colicky pelvic pain (uterine contraction) is this sure sign of PMS or it may occur in early pregnancy?
28 wks preggo. Uterine contractions that make it feel like it's hard to breathe. Is this normal? Third pregnancy
No: If you are only 28 weeks pregnant and having such severe contractions that it makes it hard to breathe, you need to be seen immediately in your doctor's office or labor and delivery. While false labor is more common in women who have been pregnant several times before, this is only diagnosed by exam and is true labor until shown to be otherwise. See your doctor NOW. ...Read more
Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.
Call the Dr: Although you may be having false contractions it is very important that you keep a line of communication open with your ob. With a prior premi in your history, you are at increased risk of another & all the ob's I work with want to know sooner rather than later when these sort of issues come up. Make the call & find out what indicators they would suggest before u have these events monitored @ l& d. ...Read more
I am having what feels like uterine contractions. They are really painful. I am not pregnant or on my period what could be causing this?
I have really strong uterine contraction when lying down but not pregnant. Start left side at top pelvic bone below belly button going down right.?
I m 19 wk pregnant after ICSI, my dr think I hve slightly t-shaped uterus but she is NT sure, is dis still to worry while in 19 wk? On which week this can cause problem for me? Any remedy?
See specialist: Consider seeing an MFM (maternal fetal medicine) specialist. They can take more detailed look via ultrasound and make recommendations if they think you are at risk for preterm labor. After delivery and postpartum period, consider a hysterosalpingogram (x-ray study of uterus and tubes) or MRI. Your reproductive specialist can schedule these. Ask your OB to get records from your infertility dr. ...Read more
I am between 5- 6 weeks pregnant. Had u/s no baby. Hgc 2400. Said my uterus is not thick. Is this normal?
Not normal: If the HCG is 2400 and they don't see anything in your uterus you need to see your doctor. It's possible you are having a miscarriage. It's also possible you have an ectopic pregnancy. That's when the pregnancy is not in the uterus where it is supposed to be. Your doc will do blood tests and help figure out what is going on. If you have bad pain or cramping go to the hospital. ...Read more
Whenever I finishing up with pee I feel like there is something heavy in my uterus area like as if I'm pregnant and I'm NT pregnant. What cd it be?
See below: Your uterus will be in the middle of your abdomen/pelvis about half way between your pubic bone and belly button. By 20 weeks it will be at the level of your belly button. After 20 weeks your doctor will use a tape measure to measure the height of the uterus. This measurement will usually be as many centimeters as you're weeks plus or minus two. Example at 24 weeks your uterus will be 22-26 cm. ...Read more
No differences!: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more
See Below:: A gestational sac with no obvious pregnancy on ultrasound can be a normal finding in early pregnancy. It can also be a blighted ovum. This is when the fertilized egg implants in the uterus and develops a sac but no embryo. It is something you can see by ultrasound prior to a miscarriage. Sometimes it is a pseudo-sac and can be seen with pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy). ...Read more
Possibly: If you're concerned that you might be pregnant, take a test. If you've missed your period, that's a great time to take a test. If you haven't missed your period, then maybe wait until you do. Over the counter tests are very accurate. ...Read more
Yes: Yes - definitely. Have your doc do a pregnancy test and a follow up ultrasound if necessary. Very early pregnancy can show a small amount of fluid in the uterus. ...Read more
No: A tilted uterus should not affect your fertility. However on occasion certain gynecological conditions can cause tilting of the uterus and it is these conditions that affect fertility. If you have been trying to conceive for over a year, see your gynecologist or fertility doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
None!: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more
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
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