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Pregnant, having irregular contractions, sharp pain in pelvic area, back, constipation. How to get relief?

I am 38 weeks pregnant, and I have had irregular contractions with occasional pressure and sharp pain in the pelvic area, back pain . I just went to the washroom and now I am constipated with my bowel movement right there but it won t come out. Any suggestions on relief? Am I in early labour should I go to the hospital?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
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You should immediately report to the hospital because the symptoms you have mentioned above are suggestive of that you are in labor.
So please consult a gynaecologist and she will examine you and rule out whether you are in true labour or not. If these are false labor pain then she will give you some injection to relief pain.
Good luck.
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Kulsoom Qureshi's  Response
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There is no way you can diagnose the onset of labour without going to a doctor or seeking expert help. You should seek medical help immediately.
Constipation may have caused these symptoms. Once the labour is ruled out you may get relief by increasing oral hydration, high fiber diet, Ispaghol husk etc.
Wish you best of luck.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
This irregular contraction might be due to constipation, but this might be uterine contraction as well.
Consult your Obst. and get examined.
If this due to constipation, she will give some medicine for constipation or even mild enema if she feels proper.
Take rest.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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