I think I had a miscarriage I was only 3 weeks but I didn’t know if I was pregnant but I started spotting two days ago and then yesterday I started getting bad abdominal pain and started feeling shaky and ever since yesterday IV been bleeding a lot and a lot if blood clots have been coming out. Did I really have a miscarriage and the pain is still there is that normal?
We don’t know if you had a miscarriage. This could be normal menstrual cramps. The cramps are caused by contractions of the uterus before and during your period. The contractions cause the uterus to press against blood vessels which briefly cuts off the oxygen supply to the muscle tissue of the uterus, which is what caused the pain.
Some things you can do are to avoid salt, caffeine, smoking and alcohol which can all make them worse. Rest when you need to. Massage your back and abdomen. Use a heating pad or hot water bottle to apply heat or take a warm bath or shower – heat can often relieve the cramps. And get more exercise as a general rule. Women who exercise regularly tend to have less trouble with cramps.
You will find more information here.
If you think you did have a miscarriage you should probably check with your doctor.
on: 24th February 13
I have had bronchitis last summer, started experiencing back pain, got diagnosed with bronchitis again. I was given antibiotics and now, 6 days in to the cure Ive started experiencing joint and muscle pain in my legs and arms. The doctor said it was because of the the antibiotics, but Im not sure, and im really worried. Any advice is appreciated, thanks!
problems from diabetes? Avoid sugar. get tested
by: rob d
on: 20th December 11
I’ve just started up running and I’ve been running for about four weeks. After every run, I tend to have a lot of pain from muscle soreness. It’s not as bad as it was in the beginning, but I still wouldn’t mind preventing it in some way. A friend of mine recommended stretching before and after running, but this really only alleviates the pain for a few minutes. What else can I do to prevent soreness?
You need to prevent the soreness while you are running. You are probably holding your muscles too tight and creating tension. You need to learn how to keep your body relaxed while running. I used to have this problem too. I was always sore after running and I keep stretching and stretching, but I would still feel stiff and sore. Now I practice being relaxed while running and I rarely stretch any more.
I hope this works for you too.
on: 5th June 11
I have been having muscle and tendon pains now for 4 days. I also have sore feeling testicles. The pain in my muscles and tendons doesn’t feel like it is going away but it feels the same as when it started. I haven’t taken my temp yet.
you don’t say what you are doing when the pain starts were you doing any strenuous activity? sounds like you may have caused a stress injury done any heavy lifting? do the right thing have a chat with your GP
on: 24th June 09
I started exercising and have been doing sit-ups and crunches, but I get a nice amount of pain in my lower back. Is this temporary or permanent? Are there exercises I can do (without equipment) to improve my lower back muscles and make this pain go away?
Swimming and walking are the way to go to strengthen your back muscles and core muscles. Yoga, Qi Gong, and Pilates are also very helpful with core strengthening.
Do NOT do sit ups and crunches….they are terrible for the back, especially the lower back. Most physical therapists don’t even do these anymore because of the pain and injury to the lower back.
I also highly recommend an acupuncture by a licensed Chinese medicine doctor.
on: 8th April 11
Has anyone used deep heat rub for neck pain and shoulder muscle pain ?
There are two kinds of neck pain: acute and chronic.
Acute pain is strong pain that started 72 hrs ago or less. For this kind of pain it is better to use a cold compress.
If the pain has lasted more then 72 hrs it would be considered chronic. Pain would also be considered chronic if it comes and goes: for example, the pain in chronic arthritis. For chronic pain, hot rub is the best.
by: veronica w
on: 15th November 08
on most days i suffer with muscle cramps and pain in my arms, legs and fingers it seems to be worse when my heartburn and indigestion are bad. this all started after i was diagnosed with anxiety 6 months ago i am 22 and i have had a full blood test which was fine. what else could be causing this?
on: 1st January 70
Ever since I started to exercise vigorously (haven’t exercised in many months), I’ve been having random body aches at random times. Sometimes my arms ache. The other day my cheeks were hurting and now my leg muscles hurt.
The pain is sudden and it only lasts for a few seconds. Also I can’t touch surfaces that are too cold or I feel pain. Should I tell my doctor about this? It’s been going on for a couple of weeks.
Sorry to here about how you feel,apply ice for the first 24 – 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing.
on: 12th November 12
its 2 day that i have started bodybuilding and some of my muscles have started to pain
is it normal? whats the cause of it? what is happening and what should i do?
Its perfectly normal after a hard workout.
Its your muscles calming doen after being worked. They’ll grow a bit (unnoticeable in 1 day).
Just take a day off and it’ll fix itself.
Keep in mind that ur not supposed to work out every day or gains will be reduced. Leave a day inbetween to let musle recover even if they dont hurt.
on: 17th October 12
I have been feeling like this for a week and it’s getting more intense. I also have the hip pain, sore butt muscles and pain in my thighs. Do these pains usually begin so early before labor or is it likely that it’ll be sooner than 40 wks? Just curious how your experiences were.
hi im 36 weeks tomorrow and since 35 weeks ive been experiencing these cramps throughout the day and night, they dont really hrt but are just like period pains, i figured as they arent regular or have any pattern they are just braxton hicks, im seeing my midwife wed so i shall ask then. if you are worried i would keep an eye on them and let your midwife know if they become regular, although i think its one of the ‘joys’ of pregnancy. good luck x
by: baby oliver born 11/01/10
on: 1st December 09