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#1 of 6 Old 02-27-2009, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Occasionally I get menstrual like cramps after urinating, especially if my bladder was full, and it seems to be getting more frequent. Last night and in the middle of the night I got some really bad cramping that got very uncomfortable after each bathroom trip. Is this a sign of a uti or anything else to worry about? Or is it just my irritable uterus complaining? lol
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It's normal. It happens to me. I find the more often you empty your bladder, the less drastic the cramping.

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I get my cramping before I go instead of after, but only in the evenings. I have no idea what causes it, but I'm hoping it's normal. I didn't get this with my last pregnancy though.

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I get braxton hicks before and after if my bladder is full. Could it be a bh? I'd say, too, it's totally normal.
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Sounds normal to me too. I get this sometimes. My OB said BH are common on a full bladder if it could be them. I know what you mean though and I imagine it has to do with our irritable uteruses!!

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Thanks for putting me at ease! I had a scare last week that I thought was the beginning of pre-term labor (ctxs 3-5 mins apart for about 3 hours!) but luckily it subsided. Since then it seems like I'm getting a lot more of the painful kind of BH than before, so I'm just a little nervous. I guess it just goes with the territory of being almost full term!
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