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Stomach Pain during Pregnancy: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

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Stomach Pain during Pregnancy: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Stomach (abdominal) pains or cramps are common in pregnancy. Though the symptoms are usually normal, they can signify something more serious that needs to be checked.

What is normal?
It’s probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, poo, or pass gas.

Harmless stomach pains, which can be dull or sharp, may be caused by:

What are the symptoms that need to be checked immediately?
You should call your doctor or go to the hospital immediately if you have abdominal pain along with:

Conditions that can cause abdominal pain and need to be checked urgently include:

Verified:

Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat, MD. (30 May 2019)

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