Contractions in my lower abdomen

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I woke up this morning have pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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?
This is my second child and I do not remember being to sore with my first. For the past couple of days I have been sore <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my <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> 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.
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?
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> my back my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> (like menstrual cramps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
What actually contactions feel like ...this is my first baby...does it hurt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> or lower vaginal...?
Mine was a sudden sharp pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
Im due <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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...
My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> actually felt like cramps just much more intense and i rent then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> abdomen. What your feeling waste probably just braxton hicks though, good luck!
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> 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?
For me it was obvious.. pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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 had really bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> back pain. And this morning some cramps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span>. Ive been having pains <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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 !
Hi , i am 39 w 4 d pregnant . Iam feeling very low pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> <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> 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?
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
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> <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.
Today is my due date and every 7-8 mins im experiencing terrible cramping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my lower abdomen and back .. should i go to the hospital?
when we were leaving I ended up with really sharp pains <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the top of my belly and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span>, 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 my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lower</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> and spread to my hips. My 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?
But to answer your question- my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> feel like my muscles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdomen</span> tightening on their own and they last for like a minute straight. They feel kinda like they're pushing my baby down. But when I first started getting braxton hicks they were in my lower abdomen pretty much the same thing, just not as intense and they went away when I moved around.
it was different than any pain id felt during my started as a kind of cramping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my <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.
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