Cramping Won T Go Away

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cnasmom - December 5

i am 5 wks and 5 days prego. I have been cramping pretty much nonstop since last night. is this normal? its almost a period like cramping and its pretty much constant. i cant help but to worry cuz i lost a baby in june. there is no bleeding but just a constant cramping in my lower abdomen.

 

stefkay - December 5

I was always told that cramping in the first trimester, especially between weeks 4-6 or so is totally normal. I had a lot in the beginning and then it went away and came back for a bit at 9 weeks (scared the c___p out of me!) I think it is ok as long as there is no spotting, blood, etc. You'll "know" if they start to get more severe. I always wondered what were mild and what were severe cramps until I miscarried--then I KNEW what severe was, lol ;)

 

cnasmom - December 5

thanks stefkay. its just weird that its constant cramping. its not really too painful, just a little, and its just constant, not really any let up. my family doc i saw today went on and is doing a hcg test today and friday, but it takes 24 hours to get the results back each time, ugh! so i won't know about the first test til tomorrow and the second til saturday. i just worry cuz its a constant cramping.

 

stefkay - December 5

I hope it gets better soon! I HATE it when I cramp and then I noticed lately that if I lie on my right side it happens more frequently. Are you drinking plenty of water? I was told by my OB a while back that if you start to cramp a lot to drink lots of water because it could mean you are dehydrated. I felt like I was already drinking a lot of water and she reminded me how much my body is working overtime in pregnancy. You need LOTS of it. Try that and see if it helps some!

 

cnasmom - December 5

thanks hon, i drink water, juice, and milk ONLY, i have not done anything that i thought would hurt the baby, and i have actually taken my prenatals religously. its actually getting a little worse now, ugh, i think i will call my ob tomorrow, i keep running to the bathroom to check but not bleeding or nothing. but with the one i lost i barely spotted at all. just a tad bit and that was it.

 

stefkay - December 6

Ouch, keep me posted! I don't know if I made sense in my post--I got kind of confused when I read yours...I was just saying to drink MORE water if maybe you weren't drinking enough water as it helps cramps....I didn't say you did anything to hurt the baby (? sorry, I just didn't understand your post I guess?) Good luck and I soooo hope that it is just regular streching/growing of the uterus. I bet it is! :)

 

newlywed0915 - December 6

I've heard that rest is really the best thing in this situation. If you can...take off a few days form work and stay in bed. Call in sick tommorrow...and don't lift anything heavy. I had bleeding at 5 weeks too but they didn't say it was a subchoronic hemorage. They termed it a threatened abortion and said there was a tear in between my placenta and uterus...but the placenta doesn't form that early...so now I'm thinking it was a subchoronic hemorage...bc I went back for a couple of check ups afterwards and they said my body re-absorbed the problem. I've only heard that term used with subchoronic hemoragging...so who knows. But hun, just stay off your feet and don't lift anything heavy at all.

 

newlywed0915 - December 6

sorry I posted to the wrong topic!!!! Ignore what I said below! If the cramping isn't severe and you aren't spotting you're probably okay hun. Just drink lots of water.

 

cnasmom - December 6

well i went to the regular family doctor yesterday and he did a quantative hcg test and the results today were 22536, at 5 wks 5 days, from what i have read that is high for five weeks, and i go again tomorrow for another test. the cramping is still here, but more sporadic, and i am kinda ga__sy, but do gas cramps lasts for days??? i hope thats all it is. oh and stefkay i wasn't saying u thought i was doing anything wrong, i was just saying i have been trying so hard to do everything right so i don't lose another one. sorry if i made you think that :( well i hope my results saturday show they went up, i know they won't double anymore every 2 days, it said after 6000 that it takes longer for it to double, like 96 hours. soooo, hope its all good, just pray for me, and i will pray for all you girls too!! baby dust to us all!!!

 

stefkay - December 6

cna, that's ok! I just got confused :) I'm SO glad the numbers came back to well! You are right about them not doubling at this point so don't get too worried. That is a nice high nimber for 5w5d!!! Maybe twins??? ;)

 

cnasmom - December 7

OH MY! i think i would pa__s out! i have a lil boy that will be 3 in feb and a lil girl who will be 2 in march! wow! with the one i lost i was at 36000 at 6 wks 3 days so i guess i just get a lot of the hormone going, lol. i get my numbers back tomorrow from todays blood work, it makes me nervous, haven't been cramping as much today thank goodness! getting sick today tho! maybe thats a great sign, lol!

 

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