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Doctor insights on: 4 Months Pregnant Stomach

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Doctor said I'm 4 months pregnant but my stomach isn't even big and hard also my belly button is still normal?

Doctor said I'm 4 months pregnant but my stomach isn't even big and hard also my belly button is still normal?

Yes: Depends on if it is your first baby, you size weight and physical condition. If you have very developed abdominal muscles it will appear that you do not show/ if there is a concern see your md. Your uterus does not reach the umbilicus until you are about 20weeks. ...Read more

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4 months pregnant. Full intense stomach cramp (not like menstrual cramp) after lunch. Lasted 5 minutes or less. Should I be concerned? Feels fine now.

4 months pregnant. Full intense stomach cramp (not like menstrual cramp) after lunch. Lasted 5 minutes or less. Should I be concerned? Feels fine now.

Likely okay: The intestines, which sit on top of the uterus, are more sensitive throughout pregnancy. Food that used to be eaten without a worry, can sometimes cause pain, diarrhea, constipation etc. Stomach cramps such as the ones you describe are common in pregnancy. The hormones of pregnancy slow your foods transit time through intestine down, so more pains, naturally. If it's gone, you're likely good. ...Read more

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I'm about four weeks pregnant with lower right abdomen pain when I cough. Is this normal?

I'm about four weeks pregnant with lower right abdomen pain when I cough. Is this normal?

No not normal: Call your obgyn as you may have an ovarian cyst and you want to make sure u do not have a pregnancy in the tube or go to the er, they should be able to see a sac in the uterus once the bhcg is 2500 or depending on the us machine sometimes earlier, a normall gestational sac in the uterus will r/o ectopic and they they should be able to see a ht beat at 6 1/2 weeks gestation to confirm a viable pre. ...Read more

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Can sore lower abdomen be a symptom of pregnancy? I am four days late. And I would assume if I am id only be one week. To soon to test?

Can sore lower abdomen be a symptom of pregnancy? I am four days late. And I would assume if I am id only be one week. To soon to test?

Can I be pregnant?: It is impossible to give you any valid answer for your life. You failed to mention when you ovulate in your cycle and where you were in this cycle when you had sexual exposure to fresh semen.

But, in general, if a period is delayed it is time to test. This is usually more than fourteen days after ovulation and thus plenty of time for an impregnated fetus to implant and be growing in the uterus. ...Read more

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My lower abdomen is growing at an alarming rate & has been bloating for about three weeks. Four pregnancy tests, all have been negative. What's wrong?

My lower abdomen is growing at an alarming rate & has been bloating for about three weeks. Four pregnancy tests, all have been negative. What's wrong?

Difficult to say: Without being able to properly examine you. A sensation of bloating or crampiness is commonly associated with constipation or excess gas production in your gut. Increasing the amount of fiber and water in your diet is a good way to combat constipation. Medicines such as docusate, simethicone and senna sometimes help with constipation. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant I am experiencing tightness in my lower abdomen. This has been happening for the past four days. Is this a contraction?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant I am experiencing tightness in my lower abdomen. This has been happening for the past four days. Is this a contraction?

18 week 'tightening': Between 16 and 20 weeks your baby and your uterus are growing at a tremendous rate and are gaining a lot of weight. This causes more pressure on the ligaments (called 'round' ligaments) that hold up your uterus. It is very common to get a sensation of discomfort, tightness, or actual pain between 16 and 20 weeks. You can take either tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for this. ...Read more

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Had sex four days after my period my period last 7 days the condom broke nd I have been having mild cramping in my lower abdomen could I be pregnan?

Had sex four days after my period my period last 7 days the condom broke nd I have been having mild cramping in my lower abdomen could I be pregnan?

Unlikely: If I am interpreting your question correctly, the condom broke about day 11 of your menstrual cycle. Assuming you have an approximate 28 day cycle, you would not be expected to ovulate by then. Cramping likely not due to pregnancy. Take some naproxen or ibuprofen for a couple of days. I expect your period on time; if not, do pregnancy test a week later. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Am 10 week 4 days in pregnancy. Am getting pain often in my left abdomen. Is there any problem for baby or it is quite normal??? .

Am 10 week 4 days in pregnancy. Am getting pain often in my left abdomen. Is there any problem for baby or it is quite normal??? .

Probably normal: People often forget to mention just how painful pregnancy can be! Your joints are spreading in the pelvis, ligaments around the uterus are stretching, the organs are getting squished. Aches and pains are pretty much the norm in every pregnancy. If you have vaginal bleeding associated the you need to be seen. ...Read more

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As early as 4 weeks pregnant, will you feel your abdomen contracting?

As early as 4 weeks pregnant, will you feel your abdomen contracting?

No: You may feel some ligament stretching this early. If you have bleeding you may be at risk for miscarriage. This could cause cramping that might feel like contractions. ...Read more

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I'm 4 weeks pregnant, I have pain when pushing down on lower right part of abdomen, what can it be?

I'm 4 weeks pregnant, I have pain when pushing down on lower right part of abdomen, what can it be?

Tough to say: At 4 weeks gestation the likelihood that the discomfort is due to the pregnancy is small. It could be muscular esp. If reproducible. Sometimes women can have fibroids and not experience discomfort until pregnancy. The two most concerning possibilities are appendicitis and ectopic. Both conditions require evaluation by a doctor--pursue f/u if pain persists or worsens. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I’ve been experiencing sharp twinges on my right side near abdomen. It’s happened 3-4 times in the last two days?

I am 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I’ve been experiencing sharp twinges on my right side near abdomen. It’s happened 3-4 times in the last two days?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is a complex issue with many possible causes. Right lower abdominal pain is always a conner for appendicitis. If the pain is severe and if you have nausea, vomiting or fever you should be evaluated immediately. Consider having your Obgyn do an exam to make sure all is ok ...Read more

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Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Depends: The answer depends on the specific exercise, your medical history, level of fitness prior to pregnancy, and other factors. In normal pregnancies, exercise is generally ok, but your program should be cleared by the md providing your care to ensure safety and specific parameters. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...Read more

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Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

Not reliable: Abdominal heaviness is not a reliable sign of early pregnancy. More reliable is a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness. Check a pregnancy test starting 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. Abdominal heaviness more likely to be intestinal, possibly related to food impacting intestines. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Yes, but: If you are having pain in your abdomen (and you are not specific about this at all) you should contact your ob/gyn. This could be anything from fetal movement, to bladder infections to labor. This list is huge! ...Read more

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I'm almost 4weeks pregnant and I have severe abdominal pains?

Need more info: Are you spotting? Do you have any vaginal discharge? Do you have any past medical issues? If you are having severe pain you should seriously consider have an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain on my abdomen on the 31st week pregnancy?

What causes sharp pain on my abdomen on the 31st week pregnancy?

Pain: If you are having very severe pain, please see your doctor as soon as possible, or at least call into your ob/gyn clinic to let your doctor know what is happening. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and im feeling tightness in my abdomen I want to know why?

I'm pregnant and im feeling tightness in my abdomen I want to know why?

We can not answer: We do not have enough information. We don't know how many weeks you are in gestation age
It is better you contact your Ob Doctor ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and make sure that they do not need to do an ultrasound of the uterus. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

In the genes: Unfortunately there is nothing available that will prevent stretch marks. They have a genetic tendency so talk to your relatives. ...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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But a have a visible line below my abdomen part? Is it a sign of pregnancy?

But a have a visible line below my abdomen part? Is it a sign of pregnancy?

Probably not: Only a pregnancy test will reliably tell, if a woman is pregnant. While there can be changes in a woman's body's physique in pregnancy, these signs can be misleading. ...Read more

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I'm not sure whether im pregnant or not, I feel movements in the abdomen constantly?

I'm not sure whether im pregnant or not, I feel movements in the abdomen constantly?

Test for pregnancy: Doctors do not ever guess when it comes to pregnancy. If you have missed a period and have been sexual then it is time for a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to feel burning and nauseousness in your abdomen when you're pregnant?

Are you supposed to feel burning and nauseousness in your abdomen when you're pregnant?

Possible: It is possible. Pregnancy does cause nausea often referred to as morning sickness. This can have varying degrees of intensity and timing. However, usually gets better as more time progresses into the pregnancy and esp by the 3rd trimester. Pregnancy can also increase chances of reflux which may be the burning sensation you are experiencing. See you md for more information and clarification. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain occurs while touching lower right side abdomen, is it normal during pregnancy?

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 tract infection. Please see a doctor or go to ED and run some tests to rule out medical emergency. ...Read more

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I still have pain in my abdomen on day 19 aftre my triger shot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Wait and see: Pain is not predictive of successful fertility treatment. If the pain is severe see your obgyn to rule out ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. ...Read more

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Is a mild dull pain on the right side of my abdomen in early pregnancy something to worry about?

Is a mild dull pain on the right side of my abdomen in early pregnancy something to worry about?

NO but need investig: If the pain is lower abdomen and pelvic area, you have to make sure you did not have tubal pregnancy, to make sure see your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Currently 8 week pregnant. I'm experiencing very sharp pains in upper abdomen is something wrong?

Currently 8 week pregnant. I'm experiencing very sharp pains in upper abdomen is something wrong?

Please call your OB: ASAP, depending on where it is in the upper abdomen, could be a number of things ...Read more

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My wife has continuous pain in lower abdominal as she is 14 week pregnant? Is it normal or need to worry?

My wife has continuous pain in lower abdominal as she is 14 week pregnant? Is it normal or need to worry?

Talk to doctor: Continuous pain doesn't sound normal. Sometimes women do have some ligament pain with pregnancy, even at 14 weeks, but continuous pain makes me think she deserves to be checked out by doctor. Could be pregnancy related, or could be her appendix, constipation, gastroenteritis or something else as well. An exam and history are in order. Hope everything is okay. ...Read more

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For about 1 week I feel a pain and vibration at the lower left abdomen, is this is the symtom of pregnancy?

For about 1 week I feel a pain and vibration at the lower left abdomen, is this is the symtom of pregnancy?

Not typical: Not a typical symptom, but it could be possible. To rule out pregnancy, take a test. Other possible cause could be colon spasms if you are constipated. ...Read more

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I have been having light cramps in my abdomen could I be pregnant? I have been consfipated for two days also.

I have been having light cramps in my abdomen could I be pregnant? I have been consfipated for two days also.

Light cramps can be: From multiple reasons both obgyn and non obgyn, if u are a few days away from your period or at the time of the missed period a blood preg test would be + so your obgyn can do that if neg then an ultrasound can be done and cultures to see if it is from the pelvic organs or not, since u have already had 4 births most likely u should ahve an idea if u are preg or not. ...Read more

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side. ...Read more

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side. ...Read more

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side. ...Read more

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Is the sharp pain in my lower left abdominal cause me not to get pregnant? I've been trying for months now.. no positive results.

Consider ovarian cys: If it happened every other month it could be the pain of ovulation. On the other hand its sounding more like an ovarian cyst. Check with your doctor and he may want to order an ultrasound. ...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