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Doctor insights on: 20 Weeks Pregnant Pain In Lower Abdomen

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am experiencing side pain, tender abdomen, lower abdominal pain (side: right), generalized abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: ...

I am experiencing side pain, tender abdomen, lower abdominal pain (side: right), generalized abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: ...

E.R. checks appendix: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. The Emergency Room doctor can check now. Somebody else should drive. ...Read more

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Period came twice in one month. Took a test said not pregant. Lower abdominal pain. What can this be?

Period came twice in one month. Took a test said not pregant.  Lower abdominal pain.  What can this be?

Gynecologic vs. g.i: I would recommend you see a gynecologist first. Although gastrointestinal issues like ibs are in the differential. More likely this could be menstrual cramps, pevlic inflammatory disease or ovarian cyst which a gynecologist would be better at diagnosing. ...Read more

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My boy just rub his penis over my vagina but did not penetration. I had postinor1 .within 24h. Im having a low lower abdominal pain.am i pergnant?

My boy just rub his penis over my vagina but did not penetration. I had postinor1 .within 24h. Im having a low lower abdominal pain.am i pergnant?

Unlikely: Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a risk of pregnancy. If you are concerned, do a home pregnancy test. If you do not wish to become pregnant at this time, use condoms for STD protection and a reliable birth control method as well. ...Read more

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I have heavy lower back pain, lower abdominal pain it feels like I have a huge bubble in my lower belly.

You need an exam: By your internist or you need to go to the emergency room if this suddenly gets worse. ...Read more

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Hi there. I am 24 weeks pregnant and have lower abdominal pain and discomfort, and pressure in pelvis area, could this be ligament pain?

Hi there. I am 24 weeks pregnant and have lower abdominal pain and discomfort, and pressure in pelvis area, could this be ligament pain?

Pregnant abd pain: Please cal you doctor today could be a urinary infection which needs treatment , or premature labor or an abruption. Call your doctor as soon as possible and be seen in an ER or doctors office today ...Read more

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Can a pulmonary function test be done safely with a patient with ruptured ovarion cyst and lower abdominal pain with free fluid in the pelvis?

Certainly : The required deep inspiration during the test may be limited by the abdominal pain. If a restrictive pattern is seen, this should be suspected. If you can blow out b-day candles really hard, then no problem. ...Read more

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Contraction like pains in my upper abdomen & lower right and left sides. Feel nauseous and the contractions come more when I eat/drink. Not pregnant.

Contraction like pains in my upper abdomen & lower right and left sides. Feel nauseous and the contractions come more when I eat/drink. Not pregnant.

Abdominal pain: The most likely reason for your pain is bowel/GI in origin. Speak to your primary about your symptoms and obtain a possible referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I have some times were I feel very horrible in the morning with sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen, is this?

I'm 20 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I have some times were I feel very horrible in the morning with sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen, is this?

Uterus/Bladder/Bowel: There are three main structures in the lower abdomen. Infection in them can hurt. Labor can also--even at 20 weeks. There is no way to know what is causing pain without an exam by a doctor. Because of the pregnancy, it is important for a woman to call OB or go directly to the hospital. An evaluation might include blood and urine tests as well as ultrasound and pelvic exam for labor, uti, etc. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant lots of pressure in lower abdomen and its wuite uncomfortable what is it?

I am 20 weeks pregnant lots of pressure in lower abdomen and its wuite uncomfortable what is it?

Pain: The lower abdomen must adjust to the pregnancy and will experience pain however the fact that you state the pressure is quite a lot is worrisome and I would contact your ob/gyn or have the emergency room give you a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had sex with mah bf and took ipill too.and after 7 days i hv bleding for 5days.i also did lower abdomen ultasound bt it was nrml.am i pregnanant?

I had sex with mah bf and took ipill too.and after 7 days i hv bleding for 5days.i also did lower abdomen ultasound bt it was nrml.am i pregnanant?

Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I have a light sharp pain in my left lower abdomen I'm 20 weeks pregnant and yesterday I was just diagnosed with uti. What could it be?

I have a light sharp pain in my left lower abdomen I'm 20 weeks pregnant and yesterday I was just diagnosed with uti. What could it be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnt and having some discomfort in lower abdomen plus difficulty when trying to pee. I had a UTI at week 5. Could this be a UTI again?

I am 13 weeks pregnt and having some discomfort in lower abdomen plus difficulty when trying to pee. I had a UTI at week 5. Could this be a UTI again?

It could be: You certainly could have another UTI with those symptoms. Even if it isn't, those symptoms warrant an evaluation. You should check in with your ob/gyn or midwife without delay. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and it's starting to hurt one I get up is that bad it's mainly my back n lower belly?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and it's starting to hurt one I get up is that bad it's mainly my back n lower belly?

Probably not: Check with your doctor first, but an exercise class for pregnant women will help your body adjust. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and my insides are hurting and lower stomach is this normal?

I am 20 weeks pregnant and my insides are hurting and lower stomach is this normal?

Call your OB: Have to make sure u are not having contartcions, or other problems, u should not be hurting, u need an exam and, and an ultrasound to check everything. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain from about a day. There is a sharp pain at the right side of abdomen only when i lough or cough, Otherwise no pain?

Lower abdominal pain from about a day. There is a sharp pain at the right side of abdomen only when i lough or cough, Otherwise no pain?

Tendinitis: It appears that musculoskeletal inflammation is causing muscle contraction related pain, especially during those activities, it can also due to irritation of diaphragm due to lung, liver or subdiapjragmatic infection. It is the severity of illness which will narrow down the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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5 week pregnant and right side of my lower belly has an annoying sensation no pain just annoyin no cramps or spottin what could it be?? It dnt hurt

Growing pains: Most likely this is from the uterus starting to enlarge. Another possibility is a small ovarian cyst. Both are normal. Either way you don't need to do anything right now. ...Read more

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I have went 4 months without a period and i now feel flutters in my lower belly. All 10 store bout test read negative. Is there a chance I'm pregnant?

I have went 4 months without a period and i now feel flutters in my lower belly. All 10 store bout test read negative. Is there a chance I'm pregnant?

Most likely u r not: Pregnant. Follow up with ur gyn and get checked for hormonal imalance, ovarian cyst etc. Check out this links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=106793. http://www.healthline.com/health/secondary-amenorrhea. ...Read more

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I want to know if there is a chance that I might be pregnant. I had unprotected sex and since then my chest has been hurting, and my lower belly has been hurting too.

I want to know if there is a chance that I might be pregnant. I had unprotected sex and since then my chest has been hurting, and my lower belly has been hurting too.

Possible: There is a chance of pregnancy every time with unprotected sex. Chest pain and lower belly pain could be caused by many things. If it has been over 2 weeks since unprotected sex, take a pregnancy test. If it has been less than 3 days, and pregnancy is not wanted, I would consider trying plan B or the morning after pill. If negative pregnancy test, and your pain continues, you need to see a dr ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left). The following also describes me: Tender abdomen. What should I do?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left). The following also describes me: Tender abdomen. What should I do?

See Gyn: It is not uncommon to experience lower abdominal pain in a 27-year-old female. In the rt. lower quad if an AP flares up, symptoms start peri umbilically and move to rt. lower quad. On left, pain frequently diverticular in origin but mostly in older patients. In younger patients a ruptured ovarian follicular cyst releases blood which causes pain. If persists see GYN ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: right) and tender abdomen. Pain started suddenly. 2 days. What could it be? It won't ease or go away.

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: right) and tender abdomen. Pain started suddenly. 2 days. What could it be? It won't ease or go away.

Dr. checks appendix: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. One's primary care doctor or an ER doctor can check now. ...Read more

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Hi I am 23 years old, experiencing light menatrual flow and pain lower belly but I am not pregnant because I am single, is there something wrong?

Hi I am 23 years old, experiencing light menatrual flow and pain lower belly but I am not pregnant because I am single, is there something wrong?

Possibly: You didn't say whether this is your normal time to bleed or not. If both bleeding and pain is not usual for you then possible reasons could be hormones being off, infection in uterus, a polyp in the uterus or cervix. If it doesn't resolve then get checked. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more