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I'm a month pregnant and I couldn't eat healthy due to nausea. I suffer stomach burn & ache. Wt to do?

I'm a month pregnant and I couldn't eat healthy due to nausea. I suffer stomach burn & ache. Wt to do?

See your doc: Your doc may be able to give you some basic medications (eg vitamin b6) to control your nausea. Eating smaller portioned meals may help your nausea and avoid spicy foods/caffeine if possible until the nausea reduces.
If your nausea persists despite treatment, you may need some stronger medications and IV fluids. ...Read more

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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 am 7 dpo, having mild cramps under the belly, had a weird craving today for pickles n nutri grain bars. Also CM was creamy. Could I be pregnant?

I am 7 dpo, having mild cramps under the belly, had a weird craving today for pickles n nutri grain bars. Also CM was creamy. Could I be pregnant?

Yes: Unfortunately subjective signs of pregnancy are just that so no way to know for sure until you check a blood or urine pregnancy test...If you had sex around ovulation then anything is possible. ...Read more

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I am 21 week pregnant my stomach is not big it's not hard and belly bottom is not out but baby is healthy?

I am 21 week pregnant my stomach is not big it's not hard and belly bottom is not out but baby is healthy?

Most likely yes...: Most likely yes, because most women have healthy baby fetuses, except for the unlucky few. Good prenatal care is needed, and the ob-gyn doctor can evaluate at each visit to see if there is any reason to suspect an unhealthy situation. ...Read more

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My friend is pregnant. Whatever she eats so vomits out and likes to eat sour things. Her lower abdomen pains since 2months. What would be the reaso?

My friend is pregnant. Whatever she eats so vomits out and likes to eat sour things. Her lower abdomen pains since 2months. What would be the reaso?

Nausea and vomiting: Sounds like you friend has nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Sour foods often are appealing. If she is getting dehydrated, dizzy or not keeping anything down she should call her doctor. There are many remedies to try. ...Read more

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I'm 21 week pregnant baby is healthy but my stomach is small compared to other women around 21 weeks and my belly bottom didn't pop out yet?

I'm 21 week pregnant baby is healthy but my stomach is small compared to other women around 21 weeks and my belly bottom didn't pop out yet?

Probably ok: Next visit, discuss this with you obstetrician. Review your fetal ultrasound (s) and see how the baby is growing. Check how much weight you've gained, it should be 5-8 lbs by now. Your belly will probably "pop out" in the next week or two. ...Read more

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I think im pregnant but ain't sure I have back pain weird feelings in my belly I get tired so fast some days I can eat 24/7 but some days im in the middle I crave for things I don't like all my friends keep saying do a test but not sure what to do?

I think im pregnant but ain't sure I have back pain weird feelings in my belly I get tired so fast some days I can eat 24/7 but some days im in the middle I crave for things I don't like all my friends keep saying do a test but not sure what to do?

Unsure if pregnant: You won't like my answer either! Take home pregnancy test! It's best way to confirm whether or not you're pregnant. If positive, see your GP about options. If negative, see your GP anyway to discuss birth control options. ...Read more

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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon.
A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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Why is my belly bulging out after eating it happens if I drink or eat even little anything anytime it look embarrassing as if I am pregnant I eat lit?

Why is my belly bulging out after eating it happens if I drink or eat even little anything anytime it look embarrassing as if I am pregnant I eat lit?

Food allergy: Sometimes people may have" food allergies". Celiac or gluten intolerance. If you notice bloating afterward. They're tests that your doctor can perform. Do you get diarrhea too? Some people test negative but improve when gluten free. See your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a moveable large mass in lower abdomen when sitting/laying down. I also have painful bloating-look pregnant every time I eat or drink.

I have a moveable large mass in lower abdomen when sitting/laying down. I also have painful bloating-look pregnant every time I eat or drink.

That means it's time: It's time to visit one's primary care doctor. The doctor will do a good exam and figure out what the large movable abdominal mass might be. It could be a huge lump of poop, or some enlarging tumor or cyst. Tomorrow is the day. Time for action. ...Read more

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Everytime after I eat my belly looks bigger, Could I be pregnant? I had my monthly periods for two months since sex and 2 negative tests. Or paranoia?

Everytime after I eat my belly looks bigger, Could I be pregnant? I had my monthly periods for two months since sex and 2 negative tests. Or paranoia?

Why that choice?: Firstly, you are not pregnant if you've had your period (s) and two neg tests. Gastrointestinal issues jump to my mind - not psychiatric ones - regarding bloating. This is not to say that you have no need for therapy if Health Anxiety issues cause you distress. Learning how to treat your body well and how to read its' messages to you correctly can be a very good idea. Best! ...Read more

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I am almost 37 weeks pregnant and I have a rash on my belly and is extremely itchy. What could it be? 37 weeks pregnant g4p2, otherwise healthy

I am almost 37 weeks pregnant and I have a rash on my belly and is extremely itchy. What could it be? 37 weeks pregnant g4p2, otherwise healthy

Many potentials: Some people develop an ugly looking rash during pregnancy which is often treated with a short-course of cortisone. On the other hand, you can also have a contact allergy. See your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, but after meals im extremely bloated & my belly swells up. Not pregnant. No other issues. No food allergies. What meds can I take?

I'm healthy, but after meals im extremely bloated & my belly swells up. Not pregnant. No other issues. No food allergies. What meds can I take?

Reflux?: You may have a condition called GERD or air swallowing which is associated with bloating due to slowing in bowel activities. Foods which worsen it include fatty and acidic ones. Certain foods such as beans, cabbage etc can increase bloating for some people. Regular exercise and eating smaller portions slowly may help. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Contraction like pains in my upper abdomen & lower right and left sides. Feel nauseous and the contractions come more when I eat/drink. Not pregnant.

Contraction like pains in my upper abdomen & lower right and left sides. Feel nauseous and the contractions come more when I eat/drink. Not pregnant.

Abdominal pain: The most likely reason for your pain is bowel/GI in origin. Speak to your primary about your symptoms and obtain a possible referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Sudden onset pelvic pain 7 days aft conception.3 weeks on pregnancy is healthy but pelvic, abdo, lower back, belly button pain continue. Gynae unsure?

Sudden onset pelvic pain 7 days aft conception.3 weeks on pregnancy is healthy but pelvic, abdo, lower back, belly button pain continue. Gynae unsure?

Pregnancy related?: It sounds like your doctor is monitoring your pregnancy, probably with ultrasound, & has reassured you that nothing catastrophic-such as rupture of an ectopic pregnancy-happened Also, apparently the cause is not a threatened miscarriage. So cause of discomfort may not be pregnancy related. Review function/symptoms related to urinary or GI tracts; report any changes/new symptoms promptly to your OB ...Read more

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4/11 had emergency APPY, since I have a mass above the belly button incision that is shaped like a banana and hurts. I have gained 35 pounds and yet I cant eat cause I am always feeling sick/puking/diahreah/fatigue. I look 9 months pregnant.

4/11 had emergency APPY, since I have a mass above the belly button incision that is shaped like a banana and hurts. I have gained 35 pounds and yet I cant eat cause I am always feeling sick/puking/diahreah/fatigue. I look 9 months pregnant.

You should: Have that "mass" checked out by the surgeon who did your procedure!! ASAP!!! Sounds like you have a HEMATOMA (Collection of blood) due to the procedure. (A known complication!)
Hope this help and BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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Constant nausea (not pregnant), pains from my belly button down, constantly hungry. Had scope; stomach is healthy, no ulcers. Please help! Thanks?

Constant nausea (not pregnant), pains from my belly button down, constantly hungry. Had scope; stomach is healthy, no ulcers. Please help! Thanks?

It is brain: That is affected because it depends on signals to and fro between body organs and control mechanisms in the lower part of the brain. Commonest cause is sugary stuff in diet. That explains why all the tests are negative. The search is in the wrong place. It is biochemical in its actions and sugar will create secondary vitamin b deficiency. ...Read more

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Should I get a pregnancy test? My stomach has been hurting off and on for about a year, my periods are irregular, odd sensations in my abdomen, eating more than usual, frequent urination, feeling sick when I don't eat or in certain places and feeling very

Should I get a pregnancy test? My stomach has been hurting off and on for about a year, my periods are irregular, odd sensations in my abdomen, eating more than usual, frequent urination, feeling sick when I don't eat or in certain places and feeling very

"Any: "any woman between 8 and 80 with abdominal pain is pregnant until proven otherwise! " that is drilled into us in training. Have you taken any home pregnancy tests? When was your last menstrual period?

Assuming, after a year of symptoms, that you are not pregnant, there can be any number of things going on. We call symptoms like these "constitutional symptoms." they can be vague and it can be difficult to find a cause. Are you losing weight despite eating more? If so, you need to look into this thoroughly and soon. Fevers and night sweats are also concerning.

You need to find a good primary care physician to do some thoughtful investigation. Be patient, as it may take months before they pin down a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have the birth control bar and I've been feeling this fluttering in my stomach for about a month and I've had a period once, could I be pregnant?

I have the birth control bar and I've been feeling this fluttering in my stomach for about a month and I've had a period once, could I be pregnant?

Very effective: Implanon or Nexplanon are very effective insofar as they are permanently inserted and therefore the women cannot be off like when on birth control pills when she misses a pill. Breakthrough bleeding can occur. No birth control method including tubal ligation is 100 % effective. When pregnancy is suspected, a home urine pregnancy test can tell. ...Read more

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Sick to my stomach after everything I eat, haven't actually thrown up. Could I be pregnant?

Sick to my stomach after everything I eat, haven't actually thrown up. Could I be pregnant?

While nausea is: A symptom of early pregnancy, there are many other possible causes. Since you're obviously worried about pregnancy, you should get a pregnancy test. If it's negative, then it's most likely a problem with your digestive system. If it doesn't go away in a couple of days, gets worse or is accompanied by other symptoms, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant first time I'm 7 weeks and when I wake up my stomach feels like it's on fire can u tell my why? Is it because I need to eat or what?

I'm pregnant first time I'm 7 weeks and when I wake up my stomach feels like it's on fire can u tell my why? Is it because I need to eat or what?

Probably acid reflux: Acid reflux is very common in pregnancy, especially towards the later stages. But even women who are early in their pregnancy can be bothered by it. The thinking is that the hormonal changes in pregnancy cause the 'valve' that allows food into the stomach to relax. Early in the morning, when you are lying flat and with an empty stomach, the acid comes up into your oesophagus and irritates it. ...Read more

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I feel sick to my stomach and nauseated and don't want to eat could I be pregnant?

I feel sick to my stomach and nauseated and don't want to eat could I be pregnant?

Being Sick: Physicians will never guess when it comes to pregnancy. You did not share your menstrual, sexual, or more importantly, your ovulatory history. If you have missed a period then you go get a pregnancy test. If you have not missed a period then you do not need to do a pregnancy test. There are a thousand different reasons for nausea other than pregnancy. ...Read more

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My stomach really hurts I feel like eating but I'm to sick to eat. Am I pregnant!?

My stomach really hurts I feel like eating but I'm to sick to eat. Am I pregnant!?

That's quite a leap: Lots to consider, including ibs--a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, ; among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress play significant roles in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia ; infection. See doc. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant and on depo? My stomach is big and I eat weird things and I'm very sleepy I need answers

Could I be pregnant and on depo? My stomach is big and I eat weird things and I'm very sleepy I need answers

Very unlikely: If you have been getting your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots on time. It is very effective in preventing pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach get really big like I'm pregnant, after I eat?

Why does my stomach get really big like I'm pregnant, after I eat?

Bloating: Gas and bloating can cause your stomach to swell after eating. This can be due to dietary intolerances such as gluten sensitivity or lactose intolerance or to problems like IBS. Watch your diet and see if what you eat has any association with the bloating. You might find OTC meds that help or discuss this with your PCP. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat anything.....My tummy grows as if I am pregnant.....What to do? Only my stomach region increases in size

Whenever I eat anything.....My tummy grows as if I am pregnant.....What to do? Only my stomach region increases in size

Bloating: Bloating may be caused by different things. Most common is you inability to digest certain foods properly, like lactose intolerance. But it may also be caused by gall bladder or liver problems. Avoid foods that make more gas, like beans, or some vegetables, if persists you must be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more