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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Slight cramping at 8 weeks

 olyasin - Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:46 pm

I'm 8 weeks 4 days pregnant after IVF. So far I've experienced all the normal symptoms: cramping at implantation with slight spotting, full tender breasts, feeling slightly queasy and very tired. All my blood test came back perfect and the heartbeat was visible last week! Today I've experienced very light cramping. Is this normal and what could it be? There's no bleeding and the cramps are very very light. I'm very nervous.
 Shana Johnson, CNA - Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:54 pm

User avatar Normal abdominal pain may be caused by:

Gas pains and bloating caused by hormones that slow your digestion
The pressure of your growing uterus

If your cramping is not accompanied by any bleeding, and it is not severe, then I would not be concerned. If it gets worse, or you begin to bleed, then see a doctor immediately.

Also, if you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to call and ask your doctor what is normal and what is not.

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