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Are abdominal cramps during early pregnancy?

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Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Women's Health
Question: I just found out I'm pregnant. According to my last period I am 4 weeks. I have cramping like pains - is this normal?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
cramping is not normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
During EARLY PREGNANCY , mild bilateral iliac region uterosacral ligamental pain is common but cramping is not normal and may indicate a possible initiation of a threatened miscarriage.
Please visit your gynecologist and also get a transvaginal ultrasound done to check for viability of pregnancy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 8 minutes later
I've read that at 4 weeks nothing can be seen on a scan, is this correct?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
answered

Detailed Answer:
You can see the gestational sac inside the uterus but foetal pole doesn't arrive so soon, it arrives by 6-7 weeks.
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 1 minute later
so will a scan this early show viability?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Answered

Detailed Answer:
It would at least be able to rule out if its an ectopic pregnancy or an intrauterine pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy can cause abdominal ache which can be severe.
Regards
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