Uterine Irritability

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yungmama - May 21

I have been having horrible pains in my lower back that go around to my lower abdomen and into my pelvic area. The pains are so bad I have not slept and they are causing me to cry. I called the doctor and went to L&D and they told me it "could be" uterine irritability but it is not contractions. The pain is getting worse and worse as time goes on. I have been losing so much mucus. I hear that it should be the size of a 50 cent piece but each time (about 3-4 times) it has been bigger than that (totaling 3-4 mucus plugs). I don't know if this is normal. It feels like something is definately wrong. I am a week overdue and my doctor doesn't seem to want to give me any answers. I am really worried that something is wrong with my baby or that he is just too big. Has anyone experienced something like this?


Alycia - May 21

That sounds like early labor was for me. My uterus was irritated by a bladder infection, and I kept having bloody show and mild contractions for about 24 hours before labor really kicked off. That first day, the contractions were regular and four minutes apart before spacing out again. They never did go away, but the next morning, they got a lot more intense when active labor began. I'm sure you'll be having that baby soon, especially since you're overdue. Good luck!


yungmama - May 21

i have been having these pains for 3 days now. I just tried timing them last night and they were 4 min apart and then spaced out to 5-6 mins apart and more intense. Now I am still getting them. But in L&D they are telling me that it is not contractions, my cerivx still needs to thin, and I am only 1 cm dilated.


miraclebaby - May 21

hi, hang in there I will tell you with my first baby the same thing happend to me it went from the back to the front and when I got to the hospital I was 1cm dilated and they were going to send me home and they put me on the stress test machine and I was in so much pain, I cried to my husband and said don't let them send me home please and about five minutes after that my water broke. But they were telling me it was not contractions too and then look. Yours sounds like early labor to me too. Maybe your water will break soon Good luck and chin up , Your pride and joy will be here shortly.


yungmama - May 21

Well, I called my doctor and after waiting 3 hours for them to call me back she hung up on me. I'm starting to think maybe it is a UTI or Bladder infection. I think I might go to the ER. I will let you know what happens.


Dawn - May 22

Hi Yungmama. I have just found out that I have a kidney infection. I had really bad pains down my right side and also around the right side of my tummy for three days. I called the doctor and they sent the midwife to the house and she tested my urine and said there was blood so I went into hospital for test and I'm now on antibiotics. I'm only 30 weeks so in your case with you being a week over due It may be labour but then may also be an infection. I would either go to your midwife or doctor.



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