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Doctor insights on: Uterus Contractions Not Pregnant

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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?

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

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Colicky pelvic pain(uterine contraction) is this sure sign of PMS or it may occur in early pregnancy?

Colicky pelvic pain(uterine contraction) is this sure sign of PMS or it may occur in early pregnancy?

Pelvic pain: Contractions should be occurring in early pregnancy normal, unless you are miscarrying. Pms has nothing to do with pregnancy and may present with some unpleasant sensations. To rule out pregnancy, you will need to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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

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Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

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

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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.?

Possible: These are often associated with menses. A bladder infection can spark it and is often the cause for much misery. If its new likely bladder, if recurrent around your period, likely that. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am between 5- 6 weeks pregnant. Had u/s no baby. Hgc 2400. Said my uterus is not thick. Is this normal?

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 dont 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

Contraction (Definition)

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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more