Contractions in your stomach

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For over a week I have had stomach contractions. No real heartburn, no vomitting, not even nausea. Some times as often as every 15 minutes, some times, hours between. I have taken maalox and such, seems to help for awhile. Severity ranges from as low as a 2 and as high as a a 7 or even an 8. I have had constant diarreah. Food doesn't irritate, in fact, sometimes helps. The most bothersome thing is it is actually causing alot of discomfort, as well as a back ache at times.
My contractions tightened my whole stomach.
Does the sensation come and go? Does it make your stomach go all hard? If not you may want to check with your health provider.
Definitely call your doctor and see if he wants you to come in. Are the stomach pains consistent. Or is there length in between?
You feel the pain like cramps in your lower abdomen, like really low, but your whole stomach tightens.
I will be 37 weeks tomorrow :) :). Can you feel like pre contractions or contractions in your lower back? What i feel is like really bad pain in my lower back for like 30 seconds or a min. nd then it releases nd the 2nd one was shorter. I feel the pain and then it releases are those contractions? Thanks in avance :) :).
If your stomach gets hard all over, not just in one spot, it's a contraction. They don't have to hurt. In fact, Braxton hicks contractions typically don't. If they start getting noticeable when you're not touching your stomach, make note and time them if you've had more than four to six in an hour.
No contractions are like stomach tightening and sharp pain in your lower abdomen and your lower back.
Contractions will harden your WHOLE stomach and be accompanied by pain in your lower 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.
Your stomach will get hard like a rock ... its kinda like a sting .
Although ok they can be inconsistent and occur every 5-7min, etc. You can have pain in your back or your stomach and your uterus is rock hard during contractions. They usually last one minute whereas bh last 30 seconds or less.
Im 33 weeks 3 days and i am having a lot of pressure in my lower stomach and lower and middle back. Do these sound like contractions? I am a ftm and idk what to do. My stomach is also constantly hard but my baby boy is still moving around a little. Thank you for your response in advance!
With contractions your stomach will get really hard and feel super tight...
35 weeks & 3 days, stinging pains & cramps in lower stomach. Could I be close to labor? First pregnancy.
Not everyone experiences back labor, so just tightening in your stomach could be a contraction.
I'm having pain in my lower stomach/back and it feels like I have to poop. I tried but it's not poop pains. It's almost feels like it stays but the intensity comes and goes. I'm 32 weeks today.
yes it could be. if you havnt yet, call your doc or the hospital and they will tell you if you need to go in or not.
Feels like really bad cramps, like @mykids4dar says the pain starts from your back then travels to your stomach. Contractions are rythamic so make sure you time them. Contractions that are 5 minutes apart should not be ignored, call your dr or midwife.
I know how they feel but I forgot does your stomach get hard while having one? I think I'm having bh but it's been allll day off and on pain in my back but my stomach doesn't harden the pain is getting worse as the day passes .
True contractions tend to wrap around to your back as well. Or from your back to your front. There's a huge difference between your belly being hard and a contraction.
I have been having pains in my stomach off and on it feels like peirod cramps but the hurt so bad could they be contractions im 34&2
Does your stomach always tighten from contractions? I feel a feeling I've never felt in my lower belly. I'm 33.4 weeks. Can someone explain as best as possible What a contraction feels like.
Contractions make your stomach hard but with pain like menstrual cramps. Could be braxton Hicks which makes your stomach tight but no pain. How far along are you?
I'm 31 weeks and I was laying in bed when I had these really sharp pains in. my lower stomach by my pelvic bone. it lasted maybe a minute and it happened just twice? I'm a ftm so I was just wondering if that what it was or just something else.
When I started getting contractions it felt like pain in my lower stomach and back many say like mentstral cramps but it didn't feel like that at first till later well at least for me
I've been having contractions once in a while. They are a pain ful and start at my stomach and go to my back. I was at 1cm dilated at 33 weeks, can it be that I'm just dilating more?
Braxton Hicks can be uncomfortable but aren't usually painful. Your entire belly will get hard. Real contractions can feel like BH but come in a regular pattern.
So I'm walking around an I'm getting tightening in my stomach an I also am getting pains but the pain is down by my vagina an then also on my left side. Is this contractions???