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Extreme pain just below sternum and on left side, is it a sign of pregnancy?

Extreme pain just below sternum and on left side, is it a sign of pregnancy?

Not typically: A pregnancy test a better way to know that. Stress/your stomach may be the cause of your pain. Try drinking some milk think about going to the hospital. If your pain gets better with the cold milk, it was your stomach and you can see your doctor, tomorrow, if not, emergency room today to rule out problems with your heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 pulling/stretching feeling in lower right abdomen/overy a sign or early pregnancy symptoms? And sometimes occassionally on the left side?

Is pulling/stretching feeling in lower right abdomen/overy a sign or early pregnancy symptoms? And sometimes occassionally on the left side?

Normal and common: I'm afraid it's too common to be specific: in other words, can't say it's good or bad - but it is normal. The only reliable pregnancy sign before a missed period is a positive test. Best of luck next few days! ...Read more

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Im having cramps of the left side for one week. . My period is tomorrow. Is it pregnancy sign?

Im having cramps of the left side for one week. . My period is tomorrow. Is it pregnancy sign?

Possible: It's always possible to be some signs of pregnancy, but if becomes concerning if it becomes severe pain on one side because that may suggest a tubal pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy. Most likely it's not that but possibly an ovarian cyst or intestinal cramping. If it continues to persist you should see an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Im having cramps on my left side for past few days two weeks before my period. . Is it signs of early pregnancy?

Im having cramps on my left side for past few days two weeks before my period. . Is it signs of early pregnancy?

Probably not: Most likely you are experiencing ovulatory pain, or 'mittelschmerz'. Why is it called 'mittelschermz'? Ask the germans. I don't speak german. ...Read more

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Is constant pain in lumbar left side normal in 40th week of pregnancy? No signs of active labor. Pain doesn't allow for waking and sitting.

Is constant pain in lumbar left side normal in 40th week of pregnancy? No signs of active labor. Pain doesn't allow for waking and sitting.

Not normal but seen: Constant back pain limiting basic activities of daily living (e.g. Walking or sitting) isn't normal; not even at 40 week of pregnancy. The weight gain, the "basketball" & surge in hormone preparing pelvic bones for delivery may contribute to the problem. Constant severe activity limiting pain should be discussed with ob. C-section is considered as the condition may interfere w/ vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Why does the lower left side of my stomach hurt is it a pregnancy sign? Haven't had my period for 7months. My boobs, hands, and feet are sensitive .

Why does the lower left side of my stomach hurt is it a pregnancy sign? Haven't had my period for 7months. My boobs, hands, and feet are sensitive .

Perhaps: If you have not had a period for 7 months, you absolutely should take a pregnancy test. Other reasons for left lower quadrant pain could be ovulation, constipation, infection or musculoskeletal. If the pain has been severe or persistent, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have regular cycle of 30.Lastcycle1/9 i sufer from backpain and left side cramp, breast tenderness, temp.Is that signs&when should take pregnancy test?

After missed period: It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do home pregnancy test. Blood test may be done as soon as one day after a missed period but you need to see your doctor for that. ...Read more