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how big should my belly be at 18 weeks pregnant

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
What is important: is the size of your uterus - not the size of your abdomen. Take care.

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Correct!: Enlarging uterine fibroids can and do simulate a pregnant appearance at 18 weeks size with abdominal protuberance.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No harm: The uterus and its enclosed developing baby are well protected and ordinary touching and probing will do no harm.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO NOT NORMAL: Please call your OB now.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Round ligament: pain, is likely source and ok if not getting worse. The right and left round ligaments stretch as the uterus grows larger.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnant: You must see a Gynecologist as soon as possible! Everything should work out OK. Please let me know how things go!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things: Round ligament pain is common cause of discomfort. Urinary tract infections can cause burning especially with urination. An exam and testing is import ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: Wow. It means your uterus is getting big, the organs in your body are being squeezed. You are pregnant.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes. : You need to check a pregnancy test or see your doctor. Any contraceptive can fail and ovulation can occur early in the cycle (as early as day 8 or 9) ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain/18 wks pregnant: At 18 weeks, the fetus is getting large enough to cause pain when he/she is changing position. In addition, you may have a urinary tract infection, an ... Read More
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