Contractions vs period cramps

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Avatar f tn You said it's where you get an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>periodan> cramps, does it feel like <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps? Get in the bath, see if that helps, pay attention to the cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps/pain... can you time them? If you arnt 37 weeks yet, do all I just said but if the pain doesn't go away in the bath, call your docto/L&amp;D.
Avatar f tn She said everything seemed fine so I was content. I woke up than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> morning with cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps. <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps so it's consan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tent pain. Everyone says an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> are on and off so I assume it's not preterm labor or anything. I don't want to be a hypochondriac and call the dr over normal cramps. I just haven't had cramps at all than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> pregnancy and then I get them after yesterday. :( I'm still feeling baby kick like normal so I don't know!
Avatar f tn Can you feel an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> in your back????
7758733 tn?1402593020 Before I got pregnant my <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps were really intense. They were to the point I am in a fetal position in tears. and my bh an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> are almost to that point. They are in my lower back and my lower stomach. They stop me in my tracks. My tummy gets hard. and it lasts like 3 min. Where as actual an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> I was told that they are more frequent then that and they hurt worse. But there are those people who don't get the painful ones.
Avatar f tn Braxton Hicks are more uncomfortable then they are painful like regular an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan>.
131073 tn?1252454452 Was anyone crampy before they started full on <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'>contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>? They are very low cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps and feel like my <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> about to start. They only thing I have to go on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the m/c I had last year. I did cramp with that very very badly which turned into an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan>. I don't know if than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> different though...?
Avatar f tn Ya, if ur having real <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'>contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> ur in labor. and there's many different things people believe make u dilate...some people say its the pressure of the babies head and some say it's Oxitocin being released that causes u 2 dilate or nothing rlly causes it except ur body preparing 4 birth.
1577200 tn?1331729319 the early cramps you get like at 34+ weeks feel like menstrual cramps but last time i checked you dont generally have a hard time focusing on breathing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> you experience menstrual cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps.. the thing with labor <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'>contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> that you get a break in between.. which really helps to get through them.. of course some people are not as lucky and have an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> that last 1 min 30 seconds and come every 2 minutes a part so really there break an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> 30 seconds.
4165941 tn?1353992228 Ive never felt braxton hicks before but I'm having really uncomfortable pains, I'm 31wks+6d, its like strong <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps in my back then travels to the front. I can't tell if my stomach gets harder but my boyfriend says it does. Ive been having them for a little longer than 20mins now nd they come every 2-5 mins. Does than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> sound like braxton hicks, or should I be worried?
800427 tn?1324949319 Its not excruciating pain so im not that worried its just bothersome...ive had worse <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps then than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>. the tightening just makes my cheeks flush and i dont feel so good. also, i was wondering...if the baby an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> breech would i be feeling some kicks really down low below underwear line low? (idk if he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> breech ive just been getting some low blows....
Avatar f tn I didn't know what the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> felt like until I actually had them the day I went into labor. Some women describe them as <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> like cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps that get stronger and worse. I've never had an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>periodan> cramps so that didn't help. It started out feeling like pressure in my vagina - I honestly kept feeling like I had to pee but you can only pee so much! It progressed into feeling like someone was pushing outwards from the inside of my vagina. Then the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> got longer and actually painful.
Avatar f tn 38 weeks pregnant and I've been getting <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> like cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps all night keeping me awake. They aren't regular yet, but does your stomach always tighten with real an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan>? Seems the cramps come and go but there's no contracting. Sorry for silly question I'm ftm!
Avatar f tn With my 1st I labored till I was 6 cm it felt like <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> I did fill them but the dr put something in my iv to help me fall asleep bc I was to excited 2 meet my lil one n coulsnt fall asleep an what ever it was it stopped my contracions and I had to have a c section.. it was a few days b4 thanksgiving and he was trying to rush to go on vacation the next day so he knew what he was doing...
7249862 tn?1392256289 I have had three kids I'm pregnant with my fourth I had all three of my kids with no epidural With my first they gave me a shot of demeral in my butt haha it's supposed to take the edge off it didn't really do anything it lasted about 30 mins and with my others to I had no drugs at all the labours were painful of coarse but all my labours were very quick!
Avatar f tn SO I MaDE 35 WEEKS YESTERDaY aND I aLSO WENT to MY WEEKLY ULTRaSOUND Van style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>T/TESTING aND THEY toLD ME I HaD THREE <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'>contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>.. toDaY I HaVVE BEEN HaVVING LIGHT CR<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>MPS LIKE MY an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>periodan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> aBout to STaRT &amp; I HaVVE NOTICED MY StoMaCH HaRDING FOR LIKE a MIN THEN REaLXING EVVERY OTHER 30 MINS... SHOULD I BE WORRIED??
Avatar n tn The pills give you severe pain(so I was told) they work by making you have cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps or <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'>contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> option an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> sometimes chosen over the d and c due to the ran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ks involved with the procedure. Only you can make the choice in the end though.
Avatar n tn well 28 days from my last bleed on Thursday the 3rd august 2006 i had another bleed again with <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps and am still passing dark blood today (7th august) again I went back to my doctor and was told that he couldn't explain it either and said oh well don't worry about it.. I went bonkers at him and told him that I was worried about it and I had a hysterectomy so I wouldn't bleed anymore. asked him to examine me, He tried, but was unable to do so properly because of the amount of bleeding.
349463 tn?1333575176 I have a question about BH vs cramping and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> to call the ob. I'm trying to make it one whole month without having to go in between appointments. I know it's silly, but seriously I feel like such a nerd calling and going in all the time. So here an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the deal. Friday I had BH all day then they let up Saturday morning. Since then I've been really crampy. Like an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>periodan> crampy off and on, but not having the BH. Question an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> should I call or not?
Avatar n tn 30 am I had cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps and I knew that the man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>carriage had just started. It was 6 hours of intense pain, <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'>contr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ctions</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> and cramps. I dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>charged what I thought was the tan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sue, then the pain decreased until I was feeling fine, like a delivery. That night I had once more pain and more tan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sue/clots (I didn’t know anymore). The next day again in the morning and at night. Then, the weekend seemed to be everything going fine, I had a bit of pain and blood but with ibuprofen it was doable.
Avatar n tn Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> post an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> heaven sent. I am dealing with the same thing. I man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>carried at 8 weeks; 6 weeks ago our first pregnancy. My an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>periodan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> really kicking my ***. I feel like it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>carriage all over again, clots, pain, extremely heavy flow. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> first an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>periodan> almost feels like closure for us. The waiting truly an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the hardest part. I feel all your pain, and send all my love and good thoughts for strong recovery. Bless you all!
Avatar n tn my first IVF attemp failed and I am now on day 11 of FET. Ihace had the cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps and felt like <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> coming...Praan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e God no <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> yet. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> like the longest two weeks wait of my life. Will test on Tuesday Sept. 23. CaNT WaIT! Praying for everyone. It will surely be a miracle.
Avatar n tn Lots of baby dust to you all. Cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps don't mean yes or No. I had cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps and mine did not work while my aunt had no cramps and hers worked...Goodluck to you all.. Bajan Girl how was the ultrasound?
Avatar n tn I was just reading about endometriosan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the other day and I found that it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> known to cause painful an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>periodan>s, digestive problems including gas (if it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> intestinal endometriosan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>, where cells of the uteran lining begin to migrate to areas of the GI tract), dizziness and clumsiness around the time of your <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, severe cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps, bloating, etc. and roughly 10 percent of women have it! That's a lot... Here are some links: style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>/DS00289 http://www.
120255 tn?1197070547 a lot of women describe real an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> as starting like mild <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mps.... during than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> <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'>period</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> of time your whole uterus tightens up. I've heard from some women that they couldn't tell an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> their uterus tightened up, they just had pain. I however have had an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractionsan> and to me it feels like my whole stomach hardens and gets tight. If it's a BH contraction you won't feel any pain with it. although sometimes you will have pain with it and it's still not active labor.