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Endo cramps and pregnancy

Hey everyone, recently found out i am pregnant! Has anyone experienced cramps that they would similar to when having an endo flare up but not lasting as long? Still quite painful and intense... Just slightly worried it could mean something is wrong..

Thanks in advance

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Yeah I got lots of endo cramps when pregnant with my daughter but settled down after 3months x

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Thanks for replying, put my mind at ease a little bit :D x

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Yeah I had to get early scan but everything was ok but got lots of scans through my pregnancy just to keep a eye on things

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I had a lot of cramps early pregnancy, so much so I was convinced I'd read the pregnancy test wrong and would come on my period. All the way up to my 12 week scan I had cramps.......then saw I was carrying healthy twins.

Don't panic too much, cramps are pretty normal. However if they take your breath away or are quite intense just mention it to your midwife/doctor and get checked over just to be safe x

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Thanks for replying, glad to know that I'm not on my own! Haha x

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I was the same they just eased through the pregnancy. The Drs told they weren’t endo pains but after having endo pains for years I would say they were wrong. Mine eased 3-4 months but came again later as I think the endo areas were being stretched with the pregnancy. Good Luck as best wishes with baby xx

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Thank you xx

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I had horrendous early pregnancy cramping. Every single book I read lead me to believe it wasn’t normal. I can remember every single night I would lay there and they would start about 11pm, so so strong. I now have a 12 month old and I swear they were as painful as early labour cramps! I think it’s everything stretching and pulling on the endo scarring/nodules. Try not to worry. Cramping is also a good sign that little bean is bedding in nicely. I can see why you would be worried as I was but no bleeding is good news! Good luck!xx

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Could just be round ligament pain. Totally normal during pregnancy.

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It’s likely to be stretching of the uterus rather than endo pain. I had it low down in my pelvis and it felt like I’d come on really heavy any moment for the first 8 weeks. After that I barely felt it, or got used to it xx

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