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In pregnancy, abdominal cramps are very normal and they are usually nothing to be concerned about. If the pain is minor and goes away when you change positions it's usually nothing to worry about. However, abdominal pain sometimes signals the presence of a more serious issue that should be investigated immediately.
If you experience bleeding, extreme pain, fever, and visual abnormalities with your abdominal pain, they are warning signs that something serious is about to happen.
Here are reasons why you have abdominal pain
1 Ectopic pregnancy
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Ectopic Pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs when the egg implants somewhere other than the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. If you have an ectopic pregnancy, you may start to notice severe abdominal cramps and bleeding between the sixth and tenth weeks of pregnancy as the tube becomes distended. If you notice this, contact your doctor immediately.
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When women have abdominal pain during early pregnancy it might be a sign of miscarriage. If you experience bleeding and cramping which resembles monthly cramps during your pregnancy, it is a sign of miscarriage and you should contact your doctor immediately.
3 Premature Birth
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If you are having regular contractions before your 37th week of pregnancy and these contractions are backed with bleeding, backaches, and a reduction in fetal movement, you could be having preterm labor. You are advised to contact your doctor immediately.
4 Placental abruption
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Your baby gets oxygen and nourishment from your placenta and it normally implants high on the uterine wall and doesn't come loose until your baby is delivered. However, the placenta can split from the uterine wall in rare situations which can cause severe and continuous lower abdomen pain, and bleeding. If you notice this symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
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