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14 months postpartum still having contractions

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I'm 35 years old. Have had 3 kids and 14 months postpartum. My husband had his vasectomy June 6th this year and we are using condoms (a couple times they have broken). The night before last I started experiencing that unmistakeable feeling of contractions! I wasn't nursing or anything, just eating dinner. I am still nursing our 14 month old. 2 negative pregnancy tests and I've been having these contractions where the uterus and abdomen area tightens (on the inside as it can't always be felt from the outside) it knocks the wind out of me! Every 2 min. The doc is stumped and had me come in for a urine culture and hCG Quant just to be sure. I have to wait until monday for results. I am still having contractions and heart burn. Constricting and stabbing pains or cramps down the sides and into the pelvis. Any ideas? Even drinking tons of water and laying on the left side (as in pregnancy) doesn't help. I swear I feel fetal movement at times!


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replied September 24th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A38945
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the abdominal symptoms that you describe without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. Wait and watch for your investigation results. If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation should be done to look for causes like endometriosis, adenomyosis, PID, pelvic adhesions, etc. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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