Is it normal to have abdominal pains and cramps within 9 weeks of pregnancy?

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Is it a normal pregnancy routine to have abdominal pains and cramps within 9 weeks of pregnancy?

It is quite normal for occasional slight abdominal pain or cramps during 9 weeks of pregnancy due to an enlarged uterus with increased blood supply in this area. However, if the pain persists or becomes progressive, or if it is joined with some vaginal spotting, then you should meet your obstetrician for ultrasonography to rule out threatened abortion and evaluate fetal size, fetal heart activities, and placental implantation site and/or retroplacental bleeding if any.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to ask.

Phunsak Suchonwanit, M.D.
Samitivej Hospital

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