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What can I do for abdominal pain during pregnancy?

What can I do for abdominal pain during pregnancy?

Get bowels moving: Stay on schedule for routine check ups with your OB doc, and get your bowels moving. A bowel regimen may be needed, discuss with your ob. Constipation and pelvic congestion are common source of discomfort during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Is it normal to have abdominal pain during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have abdominal pain during pregnancy?

Sometimes: Yes- you can have some normal abdominal pain due to stretching of ligaments. I would be worried if the pain however becomes severe- especially in either the upper right side or the lower right side of your abdomen. This kind of pain could be related to gallbladder or appendix problems or ovarian cysts- all of which are possible during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain during pregnancy, is it normal or situation to panic?

Abdominal pain during pregnancy,  is it normal or situation to panic?

Impossible: To say. You need to call your OB and discuss further. A lot depends on duration of pregnancy and associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain during 16 week pregnancy?

Lower abdominal pain during 16 week pregnancy?

Anything: Lots of things could cause it. I assume you have had an ultrasound to confirm that it is an intra-uterine pregnancy and not ectopic. It could be stretching of the uterus, or the ligaments. Lots of aches and pains that will be new. Good luck, and congratulations- my son is the joy of my life! ...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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Are sharp lower abdomen pain normal during 9 weeks pregnancy? What are its possible causes and when does it go away? Thanks

Early Pregnancy pain: It's common to have pain early in pregnancy. Typically this pain is due to ligament stretching and growing of the uterus. Unless accompanied by bleeding and cramping, this pain is typically normal. One would want to make sure that you don't have a urinary tract infection, appendicitis, or gastrointestinal problems. Sharp lower abdominal pain in pregnancy can come and go throughout the pregnanc. ...Read more

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Hi, is right side lower abdomen pain normal during 33 weeks of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

Hi, is right side lower abdomen pain normal during 33 weeks of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

Yes : Your appendix is over there too so watch for signs of fever, severe tenderness, loss of appetite. Aches on side of abdomen are normal in pregnancy however. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen pain early pregnancy. Best way to treat this?

See your doc: You should have no lower abdominal pain during pregnancy. Seek medical help. Many things can cause abdominal pain during pregnancy. Examples: urinary tract infection, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, vaginal infections.... ...Read more

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Recently I have started having trouble keeping my food down and lower abdomen pain but no infections does that mean pregnancy is the only possibility?

Recently I have started having trouble keeping my food down and lower abdomen pain but no infections does that mean pregnancy is the only possibility?

Maybe something els: The symptoms could be caused by a virus ot gastointestinal infection. You may need to see your clinician to rule out all of these and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hii, My periods are 1 week later, having ;lower abdomen pain and feeling so tired and pregnancy result are negative. Please suggest?

Hii, My periods are 1 week later, having ;lower abdomen pain and feeling so tired and pregnancy result are negative. Please suggest?

Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to repeat the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Stomach ache as a sign of pregnancy?

Stomach ache as a sign of pregnancy?

Sure: Women have all kinds of symptoms that show they are pregnant. Upset stomach, nausea, stomach ache, can all be signs of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Stomach ache in early pregnancy is it normal

Stomach ache in early pregnancy is it normal

Can be: Abdominal pain during pregnancy is very common, but you should see your OB doctor if it persists, gets worse, or you are concerned something is wrong. ...Read more

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Could upper abdominal pain and weird flutters in the lower stomach be a possible pregnancy?

Could upper abdominal pain and weird flutters in the lower stomach be a possible pregnancy?

Stomach flutters: The most common reason for abdominal fluttering with a negative pregnancy test is spasms in the muscles surrounding the bowels. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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