A 26-year-old female asked:
if my belly is showing at only four weeks into my pregnancy does that mean twins?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
NO: Make sure you have "regular" menses. It may be fibroids too. See a gyn.
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Maybe: How much you show and how early depends on several factors. If this is other than your first pregnancy you will show sooner. If you are short waisted you will show sooner. If your uterus is already enlarged with fibroids you will show sooner. Having twins will also make you show sooner.
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not pregnancy: At 4 wks the embryo is less than a fourth of an inch in length and its surrounding structures occupy a similar small volume. If you at pouching out it would be from lax muscles from prior childbirth, gas, both or something abnormal.
Last updated Jul 28, 2017
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