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Abdominal cramps before period. Is it common or is it something to worry about?

May 2013
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I am experiencing abdominal cramps just as i get before my period.
Is it common or is it something to worry about?
As i read in some sites that it will lead to miscarriage.
Posted Sat, 21 Jul 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 1 hour later
Thanks for the query.

during the process of uterine enlargement in pregnancy minimal cramps are normal called as XXXXXXX XXXXXXX contractions,
they will subside by their own or by rest in one to two minutes.
you can follow measures like maintaining adequate hydration,
lying in left lateral position,
sometimes changing the position will decrease the pain,
avoid full bladder.

but if they are,
-progressive in severity and/or duration,
-not subsiding with rest or routine analgesics,
-associated with leaking per vaginum or bleeding per vaginum etc
you have to visit doctor as they can turn into true uterine contractions and cause miscarriage.

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