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25 Nov 2004

Period pain s and Pregnant
Hi I am 12 weeks pregnant and my friend is about 8 weks along.
We are both experiencing period pains and need to know if this is normal. Her's is so bad she has taken pain killers prescribed by her doctor.
Is this normal during the first trimester?
Or should we be concerned?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It may be due to stretching of the uterine ligaments but, if you have not had a scan to exclude an ectopic pregnancy, you should do so.

Best wishes
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