Contractions in my lower abdomen

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I'm 38 weeks and I"m having a little bit of pain in my abdomen, like when I have my regular menstruation. Are these contractions?
I woke up this morning have pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> 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?
This is my second child and I do not remember being to sore with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> first. For the past couple of days I have been sore <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen. It feels as though the baby has plopped himself right above my public bone.... I have been waddling and everything! Has anyone else experienced this? Is is normal?
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> 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.
Its a different kind of hard, it'll be kind of like cramping. I know for me it starts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen (like menstrual cramps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <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.
What actually contactions feel like ...this is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> first baby...does it hurt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> abdomen or lower vaginal...?
You feel the pain like cramps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen, like really low, but your whole stomach tightens.
Mine was a sudden sharp pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen that literally brought me to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> 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...
I've also been having Braxton Hicks contractions for the past month but they were mostly mild pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> stomach hardening and once I would lay on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen? I've been getting stabbing pains for like 30 minutes down there.
Hi , i am 39 w 4 d pregnant . Iam feeling very low pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen and back... Are those contractions? What am I suppose to look for?
I literally just got home from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> doctor and they had to stop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span>. For me it started out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen 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.
true <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> are felt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen 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.
when we were leaving I ended up with really sharp pains <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the top of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> belly and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen, and when I would sit it would hurt so bad I couldn't breathe. I know the baby is head down and lightning but i dont know if i lost my mucus plug.. could this be contractions or something else?
Hi ladies I need some advice I'm a ftm 39 wks, I have been having period like cramps all day that come and go these are right across <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen and spread to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> hips. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> back has also been killing me all day. Does this sound like contractions? I have been told u will know when it's time but how?
it was different than any pain id felt during <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> started as a kind of cramping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back and then slowly wrapped around to my lower abdomen/pelvic area and cramped and almost felt like a burning sensation. True contractions go in a pattern. Mine started out lasting about 60 seconds and being exactly 5 minutes apart and by the time they finally stopped them they were 30 seconds long and 2 minutes apart. And the pain got more intense as time passed.
For everyone my braxton hicks are just tightening in the top of my tummy.
I know when one is starting because I get this dull pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back (ouch) and it wraps around to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen and my stomach gets super tight. Its very uncomfortable and the pain is intense at times. I tolerate pain pretty well but this is a different feeling and I can't seem to control it.
Im 28 weeks i was bleeding last nite so today i went to the doc to get checked and he told me everything looked good n my cervix was closed wen i got home i started getting really bad pains <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen it feels like cramps but i cant stand the pain what can this be im so worried?
Labor with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> daughter I had pain throughout <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> entire abdomen it would actually cause me to double over most the time...
When I started getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> it felt like pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> stomach and back many say like mentstral cramps but it didn't feel like that at first till later well at least for me
Plus real <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> at least for me have wrapped around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>my</span> whole <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen starting from the back to the front in a pattern, and while Braxton hicks can be painful I always felt real contractions were more painful and lasted longer
Right before I went to go to bed I had some bad cramping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen. I went to relieve myself and turns out to be diarea ( sorry about tmi) so after fell asleep for about 45 min then woke up horrible cramping and pain top of belly I though it was because my stomach and BM seem to be off tonight. But now the pain is coming and going and even after a hot shower and cold glass of water it's not stopping. Could this be contractions? I thought you felt contractions lower belly.
Well ladies, I started having my bloody show/loss of mucous plug on a Wed, lost the last chunk of blood tinged mucous on a Sunday afternoon and delivered my little girl Monday evening. So I would say you could be a few days away. Also, my contractions did not feel anything like they say contractions should feel like. They weren't a tightening in the lower back that radiates to the lower abdomen nor were they a tightening from the top of the uterus that radiates to the bottom.
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