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8 Months Pregnant Constant Tightening Of The Stomach
My girlfriend started having a tight stomach about a week ago it is really tight in the upper and middle parts and she thinks it may be early pregnanc?
Possible: It is hard to know what is happening based upon the description but if she is sexually active pregnancy is always possible. I would recommend a pregnancy test and discussion with her primary physician. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more
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
I've been feeling nauseous lately I've thrown up twice early in the morning I've took a test came that back neg and had an ultrasound on abdomen for other problems am I pregnant? Is there any way? The ultrasound was mainly to see why I've been constant
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 14 weeks pregnant and I have pain in the right side in my lower abdomen is not constantly is more like a pinch or a tear? Is that normal?
I am 21 weeks pregnant and have had constant lower abdomen and lower pack pain for 2 days, is this normal?
32 weeks pregnant. Have had this constant tight feeling in abdomen. Back hurts, lots of pain and pressure down there. Should I be worried?
Pregnancy pain: Anytime you feel pelvic pressure and pain at 32 weeks you should probably be seen by your doctor, the concern being preterm labor. That being said it is a common complaint among pregnant women in the third trimester. The baby is growing in size and occupying a space that was un occupied. ...Read more
20 weeks pregnant. Constant pain in lower left abdomen. Blood work and ultrasound are normal. Been in pain for at least 4 weeks. What could cause this?
Musculoskeletal: The pain could be due to the ligaments that hold your uterus are stretching due to your enlarging uterus. ...Read more
I'm on mirena (levonorgestrel) but I feel fluttering in my abdomen and im constantly tired nauseated bloated in massive all over body pain. .. Am I pregnant?
Do a test: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a very effective method of birth control, but it is still possible to get pregnant with it in. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, then you need to look for another cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
18 weeks pregnant, sudden constant pain in lower abdomen, have had it for 30 minutes now. Round ligament pain or more serious?
Hard to tell.: Without more detail and a physical exam, it is hard to tell if this is a major concern or not. If it persists, I would call your obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 40 weeks pregnant my due date is the 10th which is tomorrow and all day long I have been having a constant cramp feeling in my lower abdomen which?
Early labor: It's possible that you're having signs of early labor. If there's no bleeding, good fetal movements, & no fluid leakage; see how your day goes. If you're concerned about anything, call your OB or go to labor & delivery for a quick check. It never hurts to make sure your baby is ok. Congratulations on your new baby! ...Read more
Just confirmed pregnancy. Dull ache on my right lower abdomen and pulling on right hip and back. Not constant. Not No bleed. Could this be ectopic?
Right abd pain: The ovary in early pregnancy produces hormones to support the pregnancy until the placenta is fully formed. This makes the ovary very sensitive on the side which released the egg. By itself it is not abnormal, but if the pain continues and you start to have bleeding, it could be an ectopic. Get a serum quantitative HCG and an ultrasound to be certain from your provider. ...Read more
14 weeks and 5 days pregnant experiencing constant pulsating pain in upper abdomen. Had several bouts of vomiting before pain. No fever slight headach?
Emergency Room: I think you should have this fully evaluated right away. See your primary or OB or go to Emergency Room/Department ...Read more
Trapped gas in lower abdomen at 6 weeks pregnant with constant pressure hurts to move is that a sign of miscarriage?
Periods on time but brown string spotting 2 days, still getting constant lower back ache, tingling nipples, pinching feeling in lower abdomen, Pregnant?
Signs of preterm labor I'm 24 years old and 27 weeks pregnant. I think I'm having normal aches and pains of pregnancy, but need to make sure. Braxton hicks (5-6 a day) hip pain (constant) heaviness in abdomen and thighs (off and on for weeks now) sharp
All of the above symptoms you described are common at your stage of pregnancy. However, my rule of thumb for any pregnant patient is to contact your ob/gyn if you have any concerns, even the slightest. You can call your doctor's office 24/7 and there will always be someone on call to take your call.
If you have any of the following signs of preterm labor present to OB triage right away:
contractions that occur every 10 min. Or more frequently
leakage of fluid or blood from your vagina
increase in pelvic pressure
cramps (like your period)
best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy! ...Read more
Sharp constant pain upper right abdomen worse after eating, with muscle spasms over all stomach, naseua vomiting fever and dizziness? Not pregnant
Gallbladder vs ulcer: Right upper quadrant pain makes us think of gallbladder issues, whether due to stones or infection. However, gastritis ; ulcers can also manifest as RUQ pain. Rarely, sexually transmitted infections can present w/ruq pain eg fitz hugh curtis syndrome. Of course, liver is also in RUQ but less likely to cause pain after eating (same goes for fhc). Any specific food? Go see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more
My wife is 7 months pregnan and experiencing a constant sharp pain in her abdomen. Please advise if this is normal, or do I need to take her to hospit?
Not normal: Call her Ob as soon as possible ...Read more
No fat change: Stomach fat doesn't tighten. But you can strenghten & improve abdominal appearance through exercise. ...Read more
Loose skin: There are several ways including plastic surgery to remove excess skin or an nonsurgical treatment called thermage. ...Read more
Many: Check out "core " exercises online. Everything from crunches to leg lifts will help tighten muscles, but remember to lose the fat around the midsection you have to lose total body fat, and that often involves aerobic exercise. Spot losing fat is a myth, as are most fad diets and contraptions. Stick to the basics of good nutrition and exercise. ...Read more
Yes: If you lose fat under the abdominal wall, you should be palpating abdominal wall skin and muscle and abdominal contents only. If his is the case you may feel your abdomen tightened up. You might also carried out abdominal muscle exercises such as push ups with your face down or lifting head up while lying down on your back. These exercise should strengthen and tighten up our abdominal wall muscles ...Read more
AB Workouts: Yes, it is very important to tighten your stomach muscles before doing abdominal exercises. This helps protect your spine, plus pre tones them preventing excessive jerking in some exercises. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
Too fast-abdominal: Toning. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more
Skin probably won't: Tighten. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more