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Doctor insights on: 40 Weeks Pregnant And A Lot Of Gas

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Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? Had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? Had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Counting the weeks: Conception time is estimated as 2 weeks after the "start of the pregnancy" when doctors are counting the weeks. All dates are only estimates. If a pregnancy is counted starting from August 3rd, conception is about 2 weeks later in mid-August. ...Read more

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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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40 weeks & 2 days pregnant. Was 1 CM dilated weds., losing mucus plug today, a lot of lower back pain & cramping in pelvis. What does all this mean?

40 weeks & 2 days pregnant. Was 1 CM dilated weds., losing mucus plug today, a lot of lower back pain & cramping in pelvis. What does all this mean?

Delivery!: Sounds like labor is close by. Lower back pain is often a symptoms of the cervix dilating. Your doctor should have given you instructions on when to go to the hospital. If not, call the labor and delivery unit at the local hospital for advice. ...Read more

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I'm currently 40 weeks +2 days having a lot of bad gas, back pain, pelvic pain and period like cramping in stomach am I in labor should I go to hospital?

I'm currently 40 weeks +2 days having a lot of bad gas, back pain, pelvic pain and period like cramping in stomach am I in labor should I go to hospital?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Asap all? S at your stage of pregnancy should never be asked here 1st, your doc would wientt to know what is going on with you, if you were my patient, I would send you to l;d to be evaluated but you must call your doc now. ...Read more

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Can you get a lot of gas when pregnant?

Pregnancy, gas: Yes, increase in gas in pregnancy is common. Constipation is another common complaint. ...Read more

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Is common to get a lot of gas when pregnant?

Is common to get a lot of gas when pregnant?

Yes: The intestines and uterus containing the baby are sharing the same "apartment space.". ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 38 years old, 6 weeks pregnant and I have a lot of gas... Why would my stomach above the belly button be hard to the touch but with no pain?

Gas: Gaseous distention is a fairly common problem since progesterone relaxes smooth muscles. This is good in the uterus since it prevents it from contracting and expelling the fetus but less good since it also relaxes the bowel and makes it move food and gas along less efficiently and relaxes the sphincter at the top of the stomach increasing reflux.As long as there is no pain it is nothing to worry u ...Read more

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Ovulated 25feb. Had sex that day and 4 days after. I am bloated and have a lot more gas now! Pregnant or what? Negative test today?

Feb 25: Ah, now I get it. Bloating and gas do not mean anything either way. If you're dead certain of ovulating feb. 25 then you might still need to wait another 1-2 days to be sure about the test. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Yes it is normal. The symptoms will be much less on the second trimester as the baby starts to get bigger and move to the top part and not so much pressing the bladder- but the symptoms will come back on third trimester as the baby starts to move down. ...Read more

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I keep having a lot of " fluttering" at the bottom of my stomach. I'm not pregnant & don't have gas, what could it b? Its doin it a lot & just started 2dy

I keep having a lot of " fluttering" at the bottom of my stomach. I'm not pregnant & don't have gas, what could it b? Its doin it a lot & just started 2dy

Not sure: "fluttering" can be from many things such as you mentioned. It can be muscular as twitching muscles can act like they are fluttering. Usually you would see the muscles twitching. Also, you have to consider the symptom coming from your heart and referred to your stomach. Since you have had it for two days, and you are concerned, best to get a good history and exam so you can find out! Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant and I've been working at a gas station for about a year now but lately it's been smelling a lot like natural gas. Any advice?

Employer issue: Ask your employer to check the premises for a propane or natural gas leak. Keep in mind that pregnant women often have difficulty with smelling and are hypersensitive to odors. ...Read more

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I think I might be pregnant cause my legs/thighs are swollen and I'm eating a lot then usual and also I'm peeing a lot, and also I'm having gas, am I?

I think I might be pregnant cause my legs/thighs are swollen and I'm eating a lot then usual and also I'm peeing a lot, and also I'm having gas, am I?

Possible: Over the counter pregnancy tests are so easy to find these days. You can even find them in some dollar stores. If you're having unprotected sex and you have any pregnancy symptoms, you should check a test. If you're not ready to have a baby then see your physician for the pregnancy test and discuss your symptoms and consider birth control ...Read more

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I haven't had my period for 2 months I took 1 home pregnancy test and came back negative sickness feeling till I eat, and lots of gas. Could I b preg?

I haven't had my period for 2 months I took 1 home pregnancy test and came back negative sickness feeling till I eat, and lots of gas. Could I b preg?

Not likely: If you did the test correctly and it was negative a month after a missed period, you are not pregnant. The missed periods may be due to hormonal imbalance which could also be causing the symptoms. If you miss one more period, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling sick after eating, light headed, gas, lots of runny clear discharge with white bits-feeling like I wet my self, tired all the time. Pregnant?

Feeling sick after eating, light headed, gas, lots of runny clear discharge with white bits-feeling like I wet my self, tired all the time. Pregnant?

Many possibilities: It could be a viral infection, allergies, vaginitis, gastritis/stomach irritation, thyroid condition, pregnancy, fatigue/ exhaustion etc. See your dr for reassurance. God bless u! ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more