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PP Cramping

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I had pretty severe cramping right after birth but it has been all but gone the last couple of days. But this morning I woke up with very painful cramping in my lower abdomen and pain in my perineum. Is this a cause for concern or can the cramping come and go like this?
post #2 of 5

IME it has been normal for cramping and bleeding to come and go for the first couple of weeks, so it sounds normal to me.  Obviously, I don't want to tell you not to call your dr if you're worried, though!  Hope you can stay off your feet and get some rest today.

post #3 of 5
I also had some issues with it after my third pregnancy. I'd say to also watch for changes with PP bleeding/discharge that might indicate infection or like PP said - call if it eases your mind!
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reassurance. I took a Tylenol and that made the pain cease. I think if it continues I will call, otherwise I should be fine. I think the perineum pain might be a light case of the 'roids :( so witch hazel wipes it is for me for awhile.

post #5 of 5

I hope the pains stop soon, Triple07!  Hugs!

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