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25 weeks - cramping

I am 25 weeks along with my twins. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what's right and what's wrong no matter how much I read. I'm cramping...not too severe but definitely unpleasant. No spotting at all, but lots of lower back pain and the lower abdominal cramps. Should I be worried?

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amyrebecca1853

Asked by amyrebecca1853 at 10:11 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Have you timed them to see how far apart they are if they are coming regularly? If they aren't, it's probably braxton-hicks contractions. If you are still concerned, call your doctor and ask.
    musicalbabe85

    Answer by musicalbabe85 at 10:13 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I thought they might be braxton-hicks, but I read they aren't supposed to be painful. Can they be? It's pretty constant too...not really lessening at all.
    amyrebecca1853

    Comment by amyrebecca1853 (original poster) at 10:16 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Are they getting closer together or more painful? BH can be somewhat painful haven't had back pain with them though...could the lower back pain be associated with carrying twins or is it related to the cramping...can you tell?
    bookworm23

    Answer by bookworm23 at 10:28 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I have back pain usually, I have fibromyalgia, which makes pregnancy difficult cuz every pain I have is amplified. They seem to have calmed down, maybe they were braxton-hicks. There are so many things to be concerned with, I've become a hypochondriac. Thanks for the help. :)
    amyrebecca1853

    Comment by amyrebecca1853 (original poster) at 10:45 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Glad they have calmed...if they get progressively more painful and closer together you should get checked out!
    bookworm23

    Answer by bookworm23 at 10:53 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I definitely will. Thanks again!
    amyrebecca1853

    Comment by amyrebecca1853 (original poster) at 10:55 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Good Luck and congrats.
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 7:46 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

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