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can left side abdomen cramps be seen as an early sign of pregnancy befoe a missperiod?

By Anonymous August 20, 2014 - 8:13am
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Can left side abdomen cramps be seen as a early sign of pregnancy?

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Hello Anonymous,

Thank your for reaching out to us with your concern about left sided abdominal cramps.

Am I correct in assuming that you have not yet missed your period this month? When is your period due to start?

It is possible that the cramping is mittelschmerz, or ovulation pain.
The pain is felt in the lower abdomen, just inside the hip bone. The pain is felt on the right or left side, depending on which
ovary is releasing an egg.

If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse since your last period, there is a chance that you are pregnant. If so, the cramps may be a sign of implantation. A few days after conception, the fertilized egg attaches itself to wall of the uterus. This can cause one of the earliest signs of pregnancy -- spotting and, sometimes, cramping.

Anonymous, if your period is late by at least 7 days, test for pregnancy.


August 20, 2014 - 8:53am
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