Contractions in lower abdomen

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I woke up this morning have pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> on my right side. It hurts pretty bad. Sometimes I have cramps which I know may be contractions, but this hurts even when those are gone. I am 36 weeks, so I don't know what it is. Do you think it may be something serious or should I wait it out a little longer? Do you think it might be my appendix?
On my left side right over my overy is a very sharp pain, i have cramps along my lower belly, (feels more like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> than reg. AF cramps)and I ache BAD in my groin/vaginal area, thighs and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back and sometimes through the day I have this horrible sharp feeling like a knife is going up me through vagina and twisting into my uterus. It's very sharp. that comes and goes, but is happening more and more. sometimes it will wake me up at night and I can't move.
Can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> just happen in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back? Or do you have to have them in your lower abdomen also?
Some say they feel like bad period cramps, some say like painful muscle spasms or an increase in pressure. Some get it in the lower abdomen and some in their back.
Where can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> be felt? Is it only in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> and back? Or can they be higher like under your ribs ?
They can not hurt at all, hurt like cramps, hurt in your back and/or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> pelvis.
You feel the pain like cramps in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span>, like really low, but your whole stomach tightens.
Its a different kind of hard, it'll be kind of like cramping. I know for me it starts in my back my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> (like menstrual cramps in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen) and move up through my whole stomach. I can't walk or talk or hardly breath, and while the menstrual like cramps make stay the.other stuff will come and go.
Was it a contraction? I had sharp pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> but it like went down into my vagina? It lasted over a minute.
Im due in 4 days and all last night and today ive been having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> pains which comes and goes like crampy pains, lower back ache and it takes my breath away when it comes too and does go when i move etc, anyone knows if its contractions or not? Baby has dropped really low as my midwife said hes 2/5th engaged and they couldnt measure his head at last scan due to being too far down...
Mine was a sudden sharp pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> that literally brought me to my knees. Last for like 30 sec then a couple mins later it came back. contractions got closer and closer together. Didn't vomit until about an hour before I started pushing. Sry TMI haha.
today I have been getting Sharp pains in my lower back and tightening in my lower abdomen..are these actual contractions or braxton hicks...
My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> actually felt like cramps just much more intense and i rent then in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen. What your feeling waste probably just braxton hicks though, good luck!
Hi , i am 39 w 4 d pregnant . Iam feeling very low pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> in left side , like periods , but no water break no bloody show . I am confused if its contraction or sumthing else ?
I'm 40+3weeks pregnant and I've been feel cramps in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> and back... Are those contractions? What am I suppose to look for?
They are kinda hard to explain. Id say like bad period pains or belly ache pains you get when you have a bad stomach. You will definatley know what they are when you get them though lol.
For me it was obvious.. pain in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back that radiated to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span>. They might start out as mild pain and the closer you get, the more intense the pain.
I've also been having Braxton Hicks contractions for the past month but they were mostly mild pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> and my stomach hardening and once I would lay on my left side and drink a bunch of water they would eventually subside. Also the baby is still moving but when he kicks during the cramping it feels like my uterus is going to break open. Is this what contractions feel like or does it sound just like normal pregnancy pains?
Can they feel like sharp pains in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span>? I've been getting stabbing pains for like 30 minutes down there.
true <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> are felt in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> area. Braxton hicks are like a tightening of your lower abdoment with no pain. The true contractions fell like extreme tightening in you lower abdomen, when you feel your abdomen it will hard like a rock. A contraction starts out slow and peaks and then goes away slow. hope this helps.
i had really bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back pain. And this morning some cramps in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span>. Ive been having pains in my lower back that come and go.. can they be contractions ? Its just on my lower back tho, they dont really move towards my belly. Im super uncomfortable and dont wanna get to excited but i wanna meet my little boy already !
I literally just got home from my doctor and they had to stop my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span>. For me it started out in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> on only the left side. They were so strong I couldn't move or breathe through them and it left me with tears in my eyes after each one. Those went away and about an hour later i started feeling a cramping that I can only explain as feeling almost like diarrhea cramps, in my whole belly.. It quickly started wrapping around into my back and my spine.
Also it was very wet down there a few hours and im not sure if it was my water breaking .. it was a trickle, not a gush of fluid.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> will harden your WHOLE stomach and be accompanied by pain in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen (like period cramps) or in your back. If your belly is getting hard with the pain it could be a contraction, otherwise it is probably just your body stretching stuff out to make room for baby.