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Diarrhea and cramping at 38 weeks

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i am 38 weeks pregnant and i have had diarrhea for the past three days... just before i go to the bathroom i experiance really sharp pains. like cramping as if i was on my period but then i go to the bathroom and the pain goes away, should i call my doctor?

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replied September 21st, 2010
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A16238
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The sudden appearance of diarrhea in late pregnancy can indicate starting of labor pains. Do not delay your visit to your gynecologist /midwife to get examined to look for cervix dilation and other signs of labor. Your symptoms suggest that you can start with labor pains anytime. Look for contraction or tightening of uterus.
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