Post # 1
i just got my bfp yesterday on 8/19….. I’ve had localized cramping/pulling in my pelvis area since conception but up til bfp it’s gotten stronger each day on and off. today it’s even more uncomfortable I almost feel it in my upper thighs..only thing that relieves it is if I pee. I haven’t spotted/bled but I’m getting nervous and I can’t get a Drs appt til Monday. Did anyone else experience this at 4 1/2 weeks? Is this grounds to go to the ER? Will they do blood work ultrasound this early at ER to put me at ease before Monday? I also couldn’t get a dr appt with my regular ob gyn…she’s booked out til October which is ridiculous because I wouldn’t be able to see her til end of first trimester.
also I’ve been having bad waves of nausea but no puking. Am I worrying or is this normal? Help I’m new to this…
Post # 2
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
Generally, cramping is normal in the first trimester. It’s only concerning if accompanied by bleeding
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
julies1949 : I don’t have any of those symptoms so that seems like a good sign. And no bleeding. I guess I’ll stick it out til Monday. I just went for a walk and it helped me feel better. It really is stop and go symptoms. Now I’m fine but in 20 mins I could feel like shit again. I guess to be expected
Post # 7
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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 # 8
snowflake8 : is dialectin safe to take during pg? Sorry u had to get rushed to the ER that must’ve been scary. I guess I’ll stock up on some watermelon 😉
Post # 9
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 # 10
camenae : the pain is not bad it’s just more uncomfortable and I’m a baby when it comes to pain/being sick. But also a worry wort hear all these horror stories about cramps. I’m definitely not constipated lol …. I actually have the opposite problem….very lose and several times a day sry tmi lol …I found that weird Bc I read that constipation is more common in early pg
Post # 11
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
giaf1 : Cramping is normal unless you’re bleeding or in agonizing pain. I read it’s from the uterus stretching and expanding for baby.