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Pressure in pelvis at 34.5 weeks

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I went to the Obgyn yesterday, 34.5 wks pregnant, after having been there 3 days last week with preterm labor. She saw me for maybe 2 minutes and did no cervix check or litmus test. Today my stomach is incredibly tight and I am contracting again. I have an immense amount of pressure in my pelvis and the baby hasn't had much movement. I have had an increase in diarrhea but no ruptured membranes yet. I feel like I am over reacting since I was there last week and they did a preterm labor test and it came back negative. What should I do?

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replied October 16th, 2010
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A16679
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Ok you can do a simple test and see. Walk around or change position and see if the contractions stop or slow down. If they do it is a false alarm. Also such false contractions are felt only in lower abdomen and pelvis and not in the back. Their force does not increase with time. Such contractions are also called Braxton Hick’s contractions. If the pains do not fit the above criteria, please consult an obstetrician immediately.

Since I cannot examine you and since your last observation did not reveal you are close to child birth, please be in touch with your obstetrician on a regular basis. Hope this helps. Take care!

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