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Can you tell you are pregnant by touching belly

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Dahm
59 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, you will not fell the enlarging uterus until approx. 16- 18 wks pregnant..

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor ASAP: Sharp pain in right low abdomen during pregnancy is abnormal and can have multiple causes including acute appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and urinary ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take pregnancy test: You can't always tell just by looking. But a positive pregnancy test will give you the answer!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Pelvic pain : Any pelvic pain not resolving and worsening or in your case chronic needs to be taken seriously. You need to get a pelvic exam now, and possibly a fet ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: No. In early pregnancy the uterus is quite small, low in the pelvis. Feeling your abdomen won't tell you anything. Just do a pregnancy test.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Anytime: Semi-facetious answer, but the classic joke goes "what do you call the couple that practice the rhythm method?" "parents!" that being said, the t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
35 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: The diagnosis of pregnancy cannot be made by cervical position. The only reliable early confirmation of pregnancy is by a pregnancy test. Obviously, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sexual play: It would be very hard for your partner to be able to even reach your cervix during fingering. So , this question seems like you may be meaning somethi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You ca ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tyrone Malloy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anovulation: Anovulation, not making an egg, is what usually causes a woman to miss her cycle and not be pregnant.
A female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience Dentistry
Nearly all: Most std's can be transmitted via oral routes. Some have higher virulence(catch-ability) than others. If you think you've come in contact then get tes ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Early on-you can't: Unless you are well into your pregnancy and can start to feel the growing fetus, you can not tel if your pregnant by feeling your stomach. If you had ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy test: Either see your doctor, or obtain a home pregnancy test.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Symptoms of ulcer?: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your doctor: Ovary cancer is a big deal. Depending on how far along you are in the pregnancy, the ovary may be removed during the pregnancy. In advanced cancer ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Shouldn't!: You can, but you shouldn't - it only ever happens by mistake, we try hard to avoid this. When it does happen, the studies suggest that 9 out of 10 tim ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Hopefully not: If you are pregnant and don't want to be, please discuss this with your doctor. There are safer ways to deal with this than punching yourself in the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
No worries: There is nothing to worry about from the series of events that you just described.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Any time that you have vaginal intercourse, there is a chance of pregnancy! be sure to use protection- condoms and another birth control method every ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You could start: To experience pregnancy symptoms as early as your missed period.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza: To avoid catching the Flu – wash your hands often or use alcohol – based sanitizers. Wash hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Coughing or ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: You can take a urine pregnancy test and know in a few minutes if you are pregnant.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Horvath
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Any position usually: In general, it doesn't make a difference. In some cases, if a woman's cervix is in an extreme position (say pointing "up" towards her pubic bone, rat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Women who have abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy have slightly more issues with scarring and Asherman's syndrome because of the need for more aggr ... Read More

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