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Is mild cramping in the first trimester safe?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Most women have some cramps early in pregnancy.
The uterus begins to enlarge soon after conception, that can cause some cramoy pains. There will also be a cyst on one of the ovaries in every pregnant women - that is normal and is a normal part of the pregnancy, but may result in some cramps, pressure, and pain, especially in the early weeks of the pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

Most women have some cramps early in pregnancy.
The uterus begins to enlarge soon after conception, that can cause some cramoy pains. There will also be a cyst on one of the ovaries in every pregnant women - that is normal and is a normal part of the pregnancy, but may result in some cramps, pressure, and pain, especially in the early weeks of the pregnancy.
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Allison Greco
General Practice

In brief: Maybe, maybe not

It is not uncommon to experience cramping and light bleeding early on during pregnancy.
Infections of the bladder or cervix may also be a cause. Ectopic pregnancy, a potentially life-threatening complication also causes cramping early in pregnancy. Please see your doctor to be evaluated for these conditions.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not

It is not uncommon to experience cramping and light bleeding early on during pregnancy.
Infections of the bladder or cervix may also be a cause. Ectopic pregnancy, a potentially life-threatening complication also causes cramping early in pregnancy. Please see your doctor to be evaluated for these conditions.
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