Contractions in lower abdomen

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I woke up this mornan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g have an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen 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 than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>k it may be somethan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g serious or should I wait it out a little longer? Do you than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>k it might be my appendix?
Its a different kan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>d an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> hard, it'll be kan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>d an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> like crampan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g. I know for me it starts <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my back and.an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen (like menstrual cramps <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower abdomen) and move up through my whole an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach.an> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen but it like went down an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>to my vagan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>a? It lasted over a man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>ute.
Man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>e was a sudden sharp an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen that literally brought me to my knees. Last for like 30 sec then a couple man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>s later it came back. Contractions got closer and closer together. Didn't vomit until an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aboutan> an hour before I started pushan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g. Sry TMI haha.
today I have been gettan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g Sharp an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>s an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> my lower back and tightenan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> my lower abdomen..are these actual contractions or braxton hicks...
They are kan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>da hard to explaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>. Id say like bad period an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>s or belly ache an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>s you get when you have a bad an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach.an> You will defan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>atley know what they are when you get them though lol.
true contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions are felt <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> your lower back and lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen area. Braxton hicks are like a tightenan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> your lower abdoment with no an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>. The true contractions fell like extreme tightenan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> 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.
On my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leftan> side right over my overy is a very sharp an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>, i have cramps along my lower belly, (feels more like contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions than reg. aF cramps)and I ache BaD <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my groan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>/vagan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>al area, thighs and lower back and sometimes through the day I have this horrible sharp feelan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g like a knife is goan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g up me through vagan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>a and twistan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>to my uterus. It's very sharp. that comes and goes, but is happenan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g more and more. sometimes it will wake me up at night and I can't move.
when we were leavan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g I ended up with really sharp an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>s <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the top an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> my belly and lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen, and when I would sit it would hurt so bad I couldn't breathe. I know the baby is head down and lightnan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g but i dont know if i lost my mucus plug.. could this be contractions or somethan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g else?
Hi ladies I need some advice I'm a ftm 39 wks, I have been havan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g period like cramps all day that come and go these are right across my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen and spread to my hips. My back has also been killan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g me all day. Does this sound like contractions? I have been told u will know when it's time but how?
Im 28 weeks i was bleedan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g last nite so today i went to the doc to get checked and he told me everythan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g looked good n my cervix was closed wen i got home i started gettan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g really bad an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>s <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen it feels like cramps but i cant stand the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> what can this be im so worried?
Plus real contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions at least for me have wrapped around my whole lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen startan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g from the back to the front an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> a pattern, and while Braxton hicks can be an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>ful I always felt real contractions were more an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>ful and lasted longer
I know when one is startan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g because I get this dull an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower back (ouch) and it wraps around to my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen and my stomach gets super tight. Its very uncomfortable and the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>tense at times. I tolerate an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> pretty well but this is a different feelan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g and I can't seem to control it.
Labor with my daughter I had an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> throughout my entire abdomen it would actually cause me to double over most the time...
Right before I went to go to bed I had some bad crampan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen. I went to relieve myself and turns out to be diarea ( sorry an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aboutan> tmi) so after fell asleep for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aboutan> 45 man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> then woke up horrible crampan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> top an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> belly I though it was because my stomach and BM seem to be an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>f tonight. But now the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> is coman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g and goan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g and even after a hot shower and cold glass an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> water it's not stoppan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g. Could this be contractions? I thought you felt contractions lower belly.
Will I feel braxton hicks contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions or real contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions all over my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen or is it possible to feel crampan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g on only my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leftan> side?
also, my contractions did not feel anythan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g like they say contractions should feel like. They weren't a tightenan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the lower back that radiates to the lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen nor were they a tightenan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g from the top an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> the uterus that radiates to the bottom. My contractions were just like what you described Lissyloo except they lasted an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aboutan> a man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>ute and were occurran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> regular an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>tervals. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aboutan> 6-8 man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> apart at first and every 5 man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> when I decided to go to the hospital a few hours later.
You will probably start feelan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g what they call Braxton-Hicks contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions at any time. It is a tightness <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen that can last anywhere from a few seconds to a couple an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>utes. They are not an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>ful, sometimes uncomfortable and VERY sporadic. Dran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>kan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g a glass an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> water can make them stop, or changan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g position sometimes works too. Later an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> pregnancy, they will become more frequent and possibly more uncomfortable, but are perfectly normal and your bodies way an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> preparan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g for the real ones.
I somehow duran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g my first pregnancy thought labor an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>s would be my ENTIRE tummy....it is NOT. The contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions are down low, across the lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen, and <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the lower back...They feel like a really bad period. The sharp an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>s an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> your breasts might be milk glands preparan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g for their duties....Hope that I helped...how far along are you?
If you watch a screen thats monitoran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g them there is a startan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g poan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>t - typically feels like a period cramp, man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>e starts an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen. Then it climbs - like how the cars an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> a coaster climbs that first hill, agonizan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>gly slow. around this poan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>t I feel my stomach muscles tighten from the top an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> my bump down to my pelvic area and it sorta radiates across. Then you have the apex - this is when I feel it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> my lower back and its an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>ful enough to take my breath away.
i just had sex with my boyfriend an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aboutan> an hour ago, and now i'm havan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g some an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an>ful period-like cramps <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen and pelvic area. but they seem to be more constant than comman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g and goan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g...could these be contractions? i'm 38 weeks 4 days. this is also the first time this has happened after sex.
Im a ftm 39+1 nd Ive been havan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen kan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>da like period cramps and alot an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> pressure an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> my vajj nd my bottom. Some an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> the cramps are an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>tense nd some arent. Ive been tryan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> to time cus ill have like 4-5 cramps an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> an hour but then it will stop for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aboutan> an hour nd come bak. Srry for the long post but im not sure if these are contractions or not. My whole pregnancy i havent had one BH or contraction so im not sure what to look for.
Labor contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions cause discomfort or a dull ache <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> your back and/or lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>bdomen, along with pressure <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the pelvis. Some women may also feel an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> their sides and thighs. Some women describe contractions as strong menstrual cramps, while others describe them as strong waves that feel like diarrhea cramps. So hopefully this either stops, or contan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>ues on so I can get some rest haha!
#1 i was 9 days over due i went an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> for my appt and to book an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan> to be an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>duced my mw did a stretch and sweep few hours later i was sittan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g on couch havan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>g good old kiwi fish n chips for dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>ner with may parents and my waters broke. i thought i had peed myself they an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>an> started very quickly after that and was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>inan>tense.
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