Menstrual cramps labor pains

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I am 35 weeks tomorrow with baby #1. Been having menstrual like cramps in my lower back and lower belly/pelvic area. It started not last night, but the night before. Occasionally it gets painful and sharp pains spread up towards my belly button. When they aren't the sharp pains that go up higher, it's just a dull ache like the period cramps. But the cramps have been pretty constant for the past hour or so. I know I'm not in labor yet, but could this the beginning signs?
Prostaglandin (PGF2alpha) is given to women to induce labor. Two Kinds of Cramps Women have been dividing menstrual cramps into categories since the beginning of time: bearable and miserable. Meanwhile, the medical world has had them split into primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. The mildest form of menstrual cramps are sometimes just a minor discomfort, a heavy feeling in the abdominal region.
I'm 26+3 and two days ago I was cramping, it just felt like a constant lower back pain and some menstrual cramps. I thought maybe I was having growing pains or braxton Hicks but after 10 hours I decided to go to hospital. I was indeed contracting and had to get two shots to stop them. So just go with your instints.
How far along are you? At 30wks I went to dr & hospital for having really bad cramps & back pain and I ended up getting monitored all day & they said I was having uterine irritability (mini contractions) & they had to give me a preterm labor shot. They said it could've been brought on by dehydration or bacterial vaginosis (an infection I had at the time).
It all started off with sharp, really strong menstrual like cramps and some pressure. Better to be safe than sorry. Good luck momma!
The worst menstrual cramps you'll ever have in your life, pain can spread to your back. You can't talk or think during them. You will most likely have one position you just wanna stay in cause its comforting to you. That's how I was. They start of mild then get worse over time. They will also come frequently (like every 5 mins, then 3 mins, etc.
Mine felt like menstrual cramps, and then it felt like I had to have BM, so keep an eye on it!
So these started yesterday have stayed around 30 min apart the only thing that has worsen is the hap pain on my right side its my tail bone to my hip and seriously thats eorser then the contraction like cramps or whatever it is im feeling lol. the pains are about 15-20 apart but i seriously have nooooo idea what is happening. This is my 4th pregnancy but not familiar with these pains. My daughter was a couple weeks early but not this early. Could i be in preterm labor or am i just panicking ?
33 weeks 3 days pregnant. having a lot of menstrual like cramps. is this normal or am I having preterm labor?
Hey ladies, Ok I am 18wks prego, and I am experiencing some really really really really bad menstrual like cramps. I never been a one to have cramps while on my cycle but its is very unbearable! What could it be? I have contacted my doctor, who hasn't called me back yet! Ladies could you help me... any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I am 29 weeks and spent the night in labor and delivery last night getting checked out, because I have had constant menstrual cramps since about 7pm last night. These are NOT ligament pains - I've had those too and these are NOT on the sides at all, it is very centered and concentrated around my lower uterus. They haven't gone away, but sometimes they are worse then others. I don't think they're braxton hicks, because those are supposed to come and go and only last for a few minutes.
This might be a really stupid question but how bad is the labor pains? I'm a FTM and have 20 days left till my due date and I'm kind of getting anxious and scared...
Is there an OTC pain reliever that I can use for my menstrual cramps while I am experiencing ulcer-like symptoms? If not, what are the best alternatives? The first 2 days are always just awful, and before I usually took 6 advil gelcaps throughout the day for the first 2 days. Thank you!
Less than 35 weeks it can be preterm labor. But the pain would feel like menstrual cramps and they would come closer and stronger . . .
I am 31 weeks and have been experencing what feels like menstrual cramps, sharp pains around my belly button and my pelvic area. I have had a huge increase in my feet and legs swelling and a increase in urination and bowel movements. My last doctor appt I was 30 weeks and my doctor said the baby had already dropped. I am a first time mom and dont know what to be expecting from these symptoms. Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
I find that they sometimes feel like menstrual cramps mostly on the right side sometimes on the left. I had gone into the hospital on Sunday to get checked because I had them constantly all day.
This may be constant or come and go, but it won’t ease even if you change positions or do something else for comfort.Contractions every 10 minutes or more often Cramping in your lower abdomen or menstrual-like cramps. These can feel like gas pains that may come with diarrhea.Fluid leaking from your vaginaFlu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Call your doctor even about mild cases. If you can’t tolerate liquids for more than 8 hours, you must see your doctor.
My ob told me as long as the pains are not like menstrual cramps, then everything should be fine. If you get a lot of menstrual like cramps, it could mean that you are having uterine contractions, and you should notify your ob of it. Honestly speaking, I don't even know what a labor contraction jis supposed feels like.
so on dec 2nd I started getting very strong menstrual like cramps and my back was on fire! I was at home and started walking, watching tv, cleaning, etc & they just would not go away they got as close at about every 4 mins. I came to the hospital at around 1 am it was already dec 3. I was hooked up and was indeed having strong contractions every 3-4 mins but I was 36 + 6 & a repeat c section so my doctor ordered them to stop my labor. I was still not dilated at this point.
30 pm with severe menstrual like cramps and bleeding pretty bad so I called the hospital and they said come in so I got there at 1 pm and was hooked up to the contractions machine she told me I wasn't contracting even though I know I was anyway she said they'd check me just in case so at 1:30 they checked me for dilation and I was dilated to 5 cm at 2 pm when they checked me I was 8 cm! My contractions just felt like really strong period cramps.
Is anyone else afraid they are going to overlook labor pains? I'm 37 wks and dilated to 2cm and ny Dr asked if I've been having a lot of painful cramps and I told him no. He looked at me funny like I should have felt it when I started to dilate. I'm afraid I will overlook labor pains because all the cramps feel the same to me.
Im 38 weeks and been having cramps kinda related to feeling of menstrual cramps. Is this normal or a sign of labor around the corner.
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