(Closed) CRAMPING 4 weeks…can't get Dr appt for 2 days til Monday & freaking out!!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
47203 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

giaf1 :  I’m sorry you are having to deal with worrying symptoms. I remember my first pregnancy and not knowing whether something was to be expected or not.

I don’t want to be the one to raise negative concerns, but if you were to be experiencing symptoms of a miscarriage there is nothing that any doctor can do to alter the course of events or prevent the miscarriage. There are other possibilities such as an ectopic pregnancy.

There are symptoms that would indicate the need to seek medical attention. Those would include heavy blood loss, a fever, weakness, or other signs of infection, and pain.

If you are concerned, seek medical attention.




Post # 3
4133 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Generally, cramping is normal in the first trimester. It’s only concerning if accompanied by bleeding


Post # 4
2922 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Unless the cramps are agonizing and you’re crying, unable to straighten up or walk etc, they are probably normal (as long as you aren’t bleeding or running a fever.) I had significant cramping in my first 7-8 weeks. I would avoid the ER if you aren’t seriously ill because 1. if you are having a miscarriage (whihch I don’t think you are!) there is nothing they can do to stop it 2. you are taking medical attention away from people who may be in life or death situations 3. you risk picking up all kinds of illnesses in that environment.

Post # 5
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had cramping early in my pregnancy up until about 7/8 weeks. It all sounds pretty normal. Even if you did go to the ER, not much (if anything!) will show on an ultrasound. And you really need two beta hcg counts for it to mean anything. I know how anxiety inducing this is (I suffered with awful anxiety which did end up in the ER!), so I know how you’re feeling. But it does sound completely normal, especially since you’re not having any other symptoms, like bleeding. PM if you want to chat! 

Post # 7
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I’m 11 weeks along and experienced mystery cramping on and off at five through seven weeks…it actually got so bad I was rushed to emergency at seven weeks. Turns out I was just severely constipated with a partial blockage. I was told to introduce Metamucil, Watermelon and apples into my daily diet…this helped A LOT!

As for the nausea…I was sick all day long and it was even keeping me up at night! I was prescribed Diclectin at eight weeks…and even that barely takes the edge off…so I can TOTALLY relate to you there!

Post # 9
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had constipation since the beginning of my pregnancy.  Have you been keeping track of your bowel movements? It may be that.  Gas and constipation will cause stomach pains. 

I had menstrual-like cramps as well and I hear that that may be due to the uterus expanding.  As long as it doesn’t feel like contractions and it doesn’t last more than a few hours and there’s no bleeding then it’s fine. 

I have had a miscarriage before and when it started there was no pain, just spotting.  I wasn’t even concerned until the ultrasound showed…well.  

If the pain is bad I would be worried about ectopic. With ectopics, there could be spotting or there couldn’t.  If the pain gets worse, I would go to the ER because ectopic is no joke and better a false alarm than catch it too late.  

Post # 11
3008 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

giaf1 :  I had very bad cramping between week 4 and 5 of my pregnancy. It is normal unless it is accompanied by bleeding.

Post # 12
184 posts
Blushing bee

giaf1 :  Cramping is normal unless you’re bleeding or in agonizing pain. I read it’s from the uterus stretching and expanding for baby. 

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