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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'm 28 weeks pregnant and have had a constant sharp pain in lower left abdomen area for about 20 hours. Could it just be baby in a bad spot?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and have had a constant sharp pain in lower left abdomen area for about 20 hours. Could it just be baby in a bad spot?

Yes possible: Call you doctor or even better go to er, you may have tubal pregnancy, if some one have such pain want to make sure it is not in your tube, detected by simple sonogram, take care of it immediately with out delay ...Read more

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Would stomach size interfere with getting abdominal aorta measurements by ultrasound if im pregnant. 28 weeks?

Would stomach size interfere with getting abdominal aorta measurements by ultrasound if im pregnant. 28 weeks?

Sure: Pregnancy at 28 weeks could certainly interfere with abdominal aorta measurements on ultrasound. The likelihood of a related problem would be rare at your young age. If you and/or your physician are concerned, consider having an ultrasound to assess the abdominal aorta 3-6 months after delivery. ...Read more

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I am almost 28 weeks pregnant and having pain in my lower abdomen. It feels ike mucle soreness. Should I be concerned?

I am almost 28 weeks pregnant and having pain in my lower abdomen. It feels ike mucle soreness. Should I be concerned?

Get checked: Any pain at this point of pregancy needs to be checked. It could be normal but also could be the start of preterm labor. Can not be certain without getting evluated. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my lower abdominal is hurting like it needs to be stretched. After I've been sitting in the same spot when I stand it's sore.

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my lower abdominal is hurting like it needs to be stretched. After I've been sitting in the same spot when I stand it's sore.

Correct: You are stretching. The pelvic joints are loosening from increased ligament stretchability from a pregnancy hormone called "relaxin". As the three pelvic joints become lax, the birth canal is enhanced for birth. Unfortunately, sacroiliac joint increased laxity causes pelvic neural plexus irritation, sciatica, & low back pain. Some women have joint hypermobility syndrome & pain similar to yours. ...Read more

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Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate - call your doctor! ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks & 1 day pregnant. I am having cramping in my lower abdomen. I have pains with burning sensation mostly in my right side. Should I worry?

I am 28 weeks & 1 day pregnant. I am having cramping in my lower abdomen. I have pains with burning sensation mostly in my right side. Should I worry?

Pre-term labor: Cramping in the lower abdomen can be a sign of premature labor, particularly if it occurs in a regular pattern. A burning sensation is harder to explain. You should be seen by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant they said my baby has hydrops and fluid around abdomen and skin heart and left ventricle enlarged and that she won't make it to term most likely. I also just found out I have thyroid problems is there any way I can help her?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant they said my baby has hydrops and fluid around abdomen and skin heart and left ventricle enlarged and that she won't make it to term most likely. I also just found out I have thyroid problems is there any way I can help her?

Consult perinatology: It is very important to see a perinatologist if you have not done so. The best way to help is to follow the advice they give you, take the suggested medication. Prepare a list of questions about the mode of delivery, how she cared for after birth etc. Learn as much as you can prior to birth. You will also need to speak to a neonatolgist ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant and my lower stomachs and cervical area has a lot of pressure along with a sharp pain shooting down my vagina. Is this normal?

I am 28 weeks pregnant and my lower stomachs and cervical area has a lot of pressure along with a sharp pain shooting down my vagina. Is this normal?

Could: A lot of women at 28 weeks have pressure/pain in the pelvis, but sometimes preterm labor/contractions could cause similar discomforts. If this is bothering you then you should consult with your ob. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant the past 2 dayd ive coughed so hard its causing me to throw up?

I am 28 weeks pregnant the past 2 dayd ive coughed so hard its causing me to throw up?

Get off the internet: ...and please call your Obstetrician. There are lots of possibilities here. Don't put your pregnancy at risk by delaying diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having a hard belly for 4 hours now!! I am 28 weeks, and I'm getting scared because its my first pregnancy!! ?

I've been having a hard belly for 4 hours now!! I am 28 weeks, and I'm getting scared because its my first pregnancy!! ?

Medical Evaluation: Give your doctor a call immediately and if unable to get through to her, go to the ER for evaluation. Even if it is false labor, it is always better to have the OB tell you it is. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and me and my boyfriend had sex. Now I'm hurting down there and it's hard to pee. Plus he is pushing low is this normal?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and me and my boyfriend had sex. Now I'm hurting down there and it's hard to pee. Plus he is pushing low is this normal?

UTI?: Sounds like a possible bladder infection, which can happen after intercourse. Having a lot of vaginal pressure is more common after the first pregnancy. It's not usually anything dangerous. You may just have some soreness of the vagina from some friction or irritation. ...Read more

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Went through a very hard time at 28 weeks pregnant and dr prescribed xanax (.5mg/ day). Took it for 9 days only. Will baby be okay?

Went through a very hard time at 28 weeks pregnant and dr prescribed xanax (.5mg/ day). Took it for 9 days only. Will baby be okay?

Hopefully so: Hopefully your baby will be okay. Xanax (alprazolam) and other benzodiazepines have been associated with some difficulties in babies, but you were at least past your first trimester when your doctor prescribed the medication. Please know for the future that there are non-pharmaceutical ways to help anxiety. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant. I keep having spells where my chest feels extremely heavy, and its hard to breathe, and I get very dizzy. Is this normal?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant. I keep having spells where my chest feels extremely heavy, and its hard to breathe, and I get very dizzy. Is this normal?

Breathing: It may be normal if there is no underlying physical problem. Things we worry about include pulmonary embolism (clots in the lungs) due to the fact pregnancy predisposes to clot formation. While this condition is fairly rare overall, cases of it happen and you've not been evaluated, you need to be. It often goes hand in hand with leg swelling (clot formation), fairly sudden onset. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant and having a hard and tight belly. Not all the time but once in a while. I've also been having sharp pain in belly?

28 weeks pregnant and having a hard and tight belly. Not all the time but once in a while. I've also been having sharp pain in belly?

Seek attention!: As you are 28 weeks, with pregnancy, there are many medical issues which could explain abdominal pain this late in the term. Therefore, I would strongly error on the side of prudence and have this evaluated as soon as feasible. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant IV a lot of pressure when I walk and get out of breath easy my stomach is very hard I get stabbing pains should I b worry?

Maybe: At 28 weeks you should not be feeling stabbing pains and having a hard stomach. At 39 years of age you are a high risk pregnancy and when you are worried about anything you should contact your doctor or go to the hospital for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 17weeks pregnant, I notice a painless hard lump on my lower abdomen. What are the possible causes and how can it be treated. Thank you?

I am 17weeks pregnant, I notice a painless hard lump on my lower abdomen. What are the possible causes and how can it be treated. Thank you?

Exam needed: Unfortunately we cannot begin to recommend treatment until we have a better idea of what this phone is. Your description is not enough and I would recommend a formal consultation and exam with your doctor who is taking care of you and your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hard lower abdomen 5 days after unprotected sex but definitely no shooting in, is my girlfriend pregnant after that single symptom? What's happening?

Hard lower abdomen 5 days after unprotected sex but definitely no shooting in, is my girlfriend pregnant after that single symptom? What's happening?

Pregnancy test: These test strips are quite sensitive, but not until 7-10 days after ovulation and contact with sperm and egg. If you are having unprotected sex it does not matter if you have a full ejaculation inside her vagina. Sperm can still be present and get into the cervical opening and up to fertilize her. Do not know what "hard abdomen" is, but if questions see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I m 37+1 week pregnant. I feel my abdomen very hard for 15/20 sec. N then it goes normal. Also I have frequent bowl movements from today. Is this labour?

I m 37+1 week pregnant. I feel my abdomen very hard for 15/20 sec. N then it goes normal. Also I have frequent bowl movements from today. Is this labour?

Maybe: Contractions every 3 to 5 minutes lastin 45 to 60 seconds, contractions with bleeding, or if you are leaking are signs of labor. If in doubt, go get checked. ...Read more

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Does your abdomen get hard when you get pregnant?

Does your abdomen get hard when you get pregnant?

Can be: Hi,

I think any woman who has been or is pregnant will say that they experienced increasing firmness of their abdomen. In the first weeks I think this can be attributed to increased bloating caused by the change in hormone status. Then of course as the uterus rises out of the pelvis and the woman begins to 'show' the uterus can be felt as a fullness or firmness in the center of the belly. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top?

Braxton Hicks?: It sounds like you are describing braxton hicks, or false labor contractions. Real labor typically involves the whole belly getting hard and tight with cramping. False labor is the body's way of preparing for the "real deal.". ...Read more

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What could cause a hard painfull popping feeling in my abdomen at 27 weeks pregnant?

What could cause a hard painfull popping feeling in my abdomen at 27 weeks pregnant?

Round ligament pain: Depending on the location you may be feeling some round ligament pain which would be located just above the groin area. Heat, tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest usually take care of it. You may want to see your doctor if it last more than 24 hr. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant. I was coughing hard earlier and now I have llq pain when I move or tighten my abdomen. What could this be? Any danger to baby?

Strained muscle/lig: You likely strained some tendons/muscles and/or ligaments in the area causing some pain. If laying still does not cause pain, then it is likely so. If it is hurting constantly, you should have it checked out... ...Read more

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If your lower abdominal feels hard could I be pregnant? My back been hurting along with my left and right side! Plus the top of my stomach hurts too!

If your lower abdominal feels hard could I be pregnant? My back been hurting along with my left and right side! Plus the top of my stomach hurts too!

Did you miss period: If you missed your period and you can do a inhome pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant
the symptoms you have described are not specific for pregnancy if you did not miss your period you can not be pregnant. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more