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#1 of 5 Old 07-31-2011, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
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For the past hour I've had contraction pain...very mild menstrual cramp pain but only on the right side by my hip and on my back... I haven't timed them or anything but they're fairly frequent. Is it possible to have real contractions limited to one side in the beginning? I have to be cautious as I have a 90 minute drive to the hospital and have fast deliveries but I don't want to jump the gun. I've also been getting braxton hicks for the past hour that seem to almost be alternating with the pain...I dunno. I had bloody show long ago and have had every other sign. 


Is it possible to have real contractions on one side? 

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#2 of 5 Old 07-31-2011, 04:42 PM
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DDC crashing but I wonder if it is possible that you have a kidney infection?

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Never heard of it, but could it be that it just hurts more on that side, due to some pelvic imbalance or something?  


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I thought I was having one-sided contractions a few days ago (along with diarrhea and losing mucus). It was the whole left side of my abdomen and back. Turns out the baby was just really low and pinching a nerve. I've had every sign multiple times and still no baby. :/ Very frustrating.

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