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Reasons for contractions that are 2-3 minutes apart & last hours & are painful, but not dehydrated at 23 weeks pregnant? My ob doesn't know why i'm contracting.

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Maybe Braxton-Hicks?

If your cervix is not dilating, these may be bh contractions.
They are generally irregular, short in duration, and not painful. They tend to be more easily recognized by women who have had babies before. They may be uncomfortable at times. The most important things is to make sure you are not in preterm labor.

In brief: Maybe Braxton-Hicks?

If your cervix is not dilating, these may be bh contractions.
They are generally irregular, short in duration, and not painful. They tend to be more easily recognized by women who have had babies before. They may be uncomfortable at times. The most important things is to make sure you are not in preterm labor.
Dr. PAUL EUN
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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: They may be normal

The uterus often contracts-it is a muscular structure.
The key is knowing if your cervix changes because of the contractions;if not, this may not be concerning but it bears frequent checks.

In brief: They may be normal

The uterus often contracts-it is a muscular structure.
The key is knowing if your cervix changes because of the contractions;if not, this may not be concerning but it bears frequent checks.
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Dr. Andrew Blazar
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