Why do i feel contractions during my period

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Avatar f tn So I heard contractions feel like when you get your period (cramps) . I've never had cramps before or during a period. So am I suppose to just watch your pain in my tummy? I'm 37weeks 2 days and haven't had any.
Avatar n tn Real contractions are exactly like menstrual pains...to the most. I somehow during my first pregnancy thought labor pains would be my ENTIRE tummy....it is NOT. The contractions are down low, across the lower abdomen, and in the lower back...They feel like a really bad period. The sharp pains in your breasts might be milk glands preparing for their duties....Hope that I helped...how far along are you?
Avatar f tn I've only taken Tylenol once throughout my pregnancy, I do not have a high tolerance for pain. I've also noticed that my stomach gets very hard from te to time, I mentioned this to my OBGYN just last week during my F/U appointment and she said part of the reason why this is happening is because my uterus is enlarging and also it has to do with false contractions, but to not worry it is totally normal ...
Avatar f tn I've heard they come in the front or back I don't know about anyone else? But with my 1st I had back contractions they felt like menstrual cramps! My 2nd I had both front and back!! If you watch a movie on birth don't let it scare you too much cause some women are different some woman scream their heads off while other grunt. I didn't scream but tears just came rolling out of my eyes.. It won't hurt too much when you push though it's kind of a relief!
Avatar n tn I can honestly say that I feel everyone's pain. I have had my period for the last 3 weeks and I am passing blood clots the size of kiwis every time I change my tampon. I have to change it every three hours or it will be messy. I am also having to wear a pad just to be safe. Last month my period lasted for three weeks and it was okay b/c I didn't have one the month before. But it seemed to get lighter and stop so I wasn't worried.
Avatar f tn Idk why i said guys lol.
1194973 tn?1385507504 I'm not sure if you're having contractions or not because I'm not you and can't feel it, but I do feel more down the center of my stomach sometimes, it may just be that you're feeling it more down the middle because of how she's laying.
Avatar n tn My last baby was like this. When my contractions started I layed down on my side to help ease pain. I finally got up during one contraction and stood in my shower....caused my water to break and I was 2 minutes apart from that point on. I was kept at hospital since water broke but it was a long labor. I couldn't get on my knees since I had already been given an epidural. The nurse and I finally took a bed sheet and played tug of war during contractions and baby finally turned.
664710 tn?1226933196 First, I want to say 'thank you' to all of you for answering. I was diagnosed within 18 days of my leg going limp. After a series of tests, something that was found in my spinal fluid and the numerous lesions that were present I was told I indeed had MS. pennst8r described a lot of it perfectly with the vibrations and buzzing in my head (scary), twitching (which can also be embarrassing!
Avatar n tn I am 38 years old and when I experienced this yesterday I was not on my period. I am not do to start my. For another two weeks. I was told from 3 different women that it is possible that this experience is a symptom of perimenopause period;the stage before menopause. The problem is most of the women in my family including my mother, did not start menopause until they were in their late fifties. My mother had her last children, my sisters who are sets of twins, at 44 years old.
Avatar n tn Like today, I was just doing some housework, I unloaded the dishes , just like I did the day before, I went to get some clothes out of the dryer, bent down and it happened, it felt like my heart stopped for a beat then continued as normal, I put my fingers to my neck to feel my pulse and sure enough it happened again and and this time I felt it skip in my pulse. I went to sit down and the got really nervous!! that was at about 10am now its 230 and I am still so nervous.
1197637 tn?1331562433 -( I have had 2 miscarege in past 2 and half months and we really won't 2 try again and have a lovely bundle of joy but I'm so sceared that it will happen again and I just so worryed and I don't no why I carnt keep a baby over 6 weeks docs say if m/c again they do tests.what like?
Avatar f tn I'm to the point where I don't care, and will sacrifice the breastfeeding for being able to cope with day to day life and taking care of my daughter. Ok here's my question about contractions...... I know what BH feel like. It feels like your stomach is hardening. My mom told me she never had BH contractions and when she went into labor with both me and my brother, in the beginning, she felt like she was cramping and like she was getting ready to start her period.
800427 tn?1324949319 like a cluster of baby kicks but deffinitly wasnt baby kicks and then i felt this squeezing cramping sort of pain that has been coming and going now for the past half hour...and my tummy is hard. i cant feel it softening back and fourth though like i imagined contractions would be like...where you could actually feel it contracting on the outside..i cant feel the tightening on the outside..only the inside.
Avatar f tn I know many women have asked this question before, so I wanted to post a journal entry about getting my period after D&C. I had to get a D&C on April 2, 2008 after finding out that my pregnancy was non-viable/missed abortion. My doctor told me I should start my cycle within 4-6 weeks after the D&C, and I started my period yesterday, May 4, 2008. I thought it would be a light cycle following the D&C, but it actually seems to be heavier than normal.
5787844 tn?1376082584 I have felt this feeling before! Its exactly how my daughters labor started! Period like cramps! I just ignored them because she was my first but I had her that night!
79998 tn?1291188201 considering my habit, how much more of this **** do I have to go through. I hope someone can talk to me because I never in my life felt so alone and I will do anything at this point to get my old fit self back and to be in good condition so I can be the man to the woman I love deeply. I have so much motivation now that I have no possibilities of using opiates, I at least feel good about that, but I still feel like I'm hell right now and I feel like crying and I can't sleep.
Avatar n tn With our financial problems we haven't been as intimate as I'd like, but I suppose that is natural for a man to pull away when he feels like he isn't supporting his family (right?)? I guess part of my problem is that I feel like, isn't it bad enough that I have to have a menstrual cycle and bleed for a week out of each month...WHY do I have to then bleed more when I choose to have sex with my husband...ya know? And there is always that fear that there could be something serious wrong.
Avatar n tn During these 10-15 second period, I have asked my wife to place her hand on my stomach/chest so she can feel what I am experiencing. She has never felt anything--This leads me to believe that they are totally interior in nature. I Do not correlate the initiation of these tremors with any particular event/diet/state of mind? I have not been able to determine what precipitates them. I have changed my diet, my exercise routine to no avail.
Avatar f tn Braxton hicks im nt sure how they really feel I just hv the feeling im just ready to go on my periods and I gt moody in the evening and gt stroppy but just hope no one gets upset coz im my stupid mood swings but aswel as the pain I gt cramps in my legs and my feet just tell me I cnt walk no more I hv to sit or lay.. im curious can it be serious coz I do alot of running around and dnt sit down for too long.
Avatar f tn At first when I thought there was a chance the baby would be okay, then I did complete bedrest (this was friday night) But after I realized I was miscarrying I went about my daily stuff, nothing too strenuous or anything like that, but I went to home depot and helped my son with a school project. I even went grocery shopping. I didn't run a marathon or anything like that, but just normal things I'd do on the weekend. We made a sphinx out of the floral green foam.
Avatar m tn ECG, Stress Test, Holter, and Echo, I was told that my heart is healthy. I did have 230 PVC in a 48 hour period, which my cardio told me was above average (he said average for a person my age is about 15-30 PVC per day). He told me that my PVC were likely caused by an imbalance in the Autonomic Nervous System, and he said that sometimes viral or bacterial infections can be neroutoxic and serve as a trigger arrythmias.
Avatar n tn Enough for me to tighten up my whole body and feel like I can't breath or grab my private like I just been punched. Is there something wrong with me? My obgyn can't get me in for a few days, what should I do?
1131112 tn?1321043773 I've always thought I had to high of testosterone and also have multiple cysts-which is why I thought I had PCOS, but my Dr. said I didn't and after seeing that I definitely ovulate every cycle so I didn't have PCOS, with further investigating I really think the problem is my testosterone....I have every single symptom of having too much. I also have found that can cause miscarriages.
503727 tn?1210442710 I feel dizzy ALOT and I am afraid to be alone or go to a store, When I get in a store I get dizzy, hot and I can feel my heart racing in my chest. I too have had all the various workups for my health and am otherwise fine. I took xanax, and the first pill worked fine then after that they didn't work anymore Now i've started prozac and I feel even worse, everytime I stand up I get the feeling im going to black out. Hopefully this will go away soon.
Avatar f tn Its almost like clock work, right when ovualtion would begin, and then right when my period would begin, I feel symptons. So far with the monitors I have not had any luck in recording these events , but I may try to get either the 24 hour monitor or the event monitor around those times of the month when it happens more. My sister has mitral valve prolapse and she did have wolf parkinson symdrome, but she had the ablation procedure done which cured her wps.
Avatar n tn Some of the research I found online talks about Dysmenorrhea and that the uterus contracts and presses against the surrounding muscles - but they use that to explain abdominal cramps. I don't get cramps during my period. Just really, really bad back pain. Any explanations on why? I'm just always interested w/ what goes on w/ my body.
Avatar n tn My doctors suggestion was a laproscoptic surgery to remove the cyst and I asked about a hysterectomy and he agreed to do as I wished. I had my utereus removed along with the cystic ovary and the fallapian tube on that side. Upon my wish the doctor left the other ovary and tube and cervix. I was informed by him later that because the cyst ended up being an endometrioma caused by endometriosis starting that I might later have the same trouble on the other ovary.
1298588 tn?1330322581 I think I'll bring it up during my next therapy session. Achillea, I am adamantly against the idea of drugs. I would feel the same way no matter what illness I had. I honestly think I would rather die than spend the rest of my life drugged out. I believe in getting well by natural methods, and living life with a clear head. Kim, thanks so much for your advice as well. Your doctor sounds wonderful, and I am going to picture him clasping my hand and reassuring me if this happens again!