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Old 08-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Menstrual cramps??

i'm just sitting here and am experiencing some menstrual like cramps on my right side. i had this alot with DS. some said that is because that is the side i ovulated on, my MW said it was normal stretching. i don't think it happend THIS early though with DS. i am 13wks+2days. this morning i had a dull back ache on and off for a bit. other then those 2 things i feel fine. i looked it up online and found others had questions about this around 13 weeks and people had said it is just round ligament pain/stretching of the uterus, etc. i have my 2nd MW appt. on friday-hoping all goes well!! (oh i'm a little gassy too and last night struggled with constipation-pushing very hard! maybe that contributed to my low back ache this morning?)
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Re: Menstrual cramps??

Constipation hurts me before... and after. It feels just like menstrual cramps except more on the sides than in the center but that just might be my body.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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Round ligament pain can start MUCH earlier in subsequent pregnancies. I had it around 14 weeks with my 3rd, and have been having trouble since 11 weeks this time.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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Re: Menstrual cramps??

I know gas pains felt like contractions for me at times. I hope you get some answers and that it's something other than contractions. Or maybe it's early BH? I'd talk to your midwife or OB.
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I've been getting round ligament pains/stretching since about 5 weeks. Happens only occasionally but its just like my other pregnancies.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:50 AM   #6
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Re: Menstrual cramps??

I have been getting round ligament pain the past couple weeks along with some occasional gas pains.....both can mimic menstrual cramps. I have had a lower back ache occasionally too...I think it's normal.
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