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Doctor insights on: Bloated Belly Vs Pregnant Belly

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Can you easily mistake a bloated belly for a pregnant belly?

Can you easily mistake a bloated belly for a pregnant belly?

Take a test: I suppose someone could but it would be easy to figure out the truth. That person could take a pregnancy test at home and in minutes she would have her answer

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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I'm currently 115 pds and just found out I'm pregnant. I look bloated but wondering what week will my abdomen start feeling hard? I'm showing already

I'm currently 115 pds and just found out I'm pregnant. I look bloated but wondering what week will my abdomen start feeling hard? I'm showing already

Thin preggos!: JeanineH-first, Congratulations! Generally the uterus is at the belly button at 20 weeks, so this is when your belly will start "feeling harder". Your having bloating right now from all of the hormones you are secreting. When you are ready to have your baby, your uterus sits right under your breastbone. That's when your belly feels really hard! Good luck!

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Can your belly get bloated in the second month of pregnancy?

Can your belly get bloated in the second month of pregnancy?

Bloating common: Bloating in pregnancy is common, and as early as the second month, "bloating" isn't due to a large uterus. The uterus is only slightly enlarged. Bloating in pregnancy is caused by the hormone progesterone, produced in high amounts in pregnancy. Progesterone slows down bowel function, often producing constipation and bloating.

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Ttc. Bloated as bad as 4months pregnant and extreme belly noise 5dpo.

Ttc. Bloated as bad as 4months pregnant and extreme belly noise 5dpo.

Intestinal problem: This sounds like a digestive problem. See a gastroenterologist if it continues.

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I feel really sick and my belly feels tight and bloated could I be pregnant?

I feel really sick and my belly feels tight and bloated could I be pregnant?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. If the test is positive you will need to seek prenatal care. If the pregnancy test is negative then wait to see if your cycle comes soon and if not schedule a visit with an obgyn.

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I have severe pain on my abdomen. I feel real gasy and bloated. Am I pregnant?

I have severe pain on my abdomen. I feel real gasy and bloated. Am I pregnant?

Not necessarily: It's probably just as likely that you have a gastrointestinal tract issue. Probably a good idea to check a pregnancy test right away and if negaive and really having severe pain, you should be evaluated.

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If I were one or two months pregnant would my lower abdomen feel hard? I feel pregnant, bloated, hurts 2 push it to

If I were one or two months pregnant would my lower abdomen feel hard? I feel pregnant, bloated, hurts 2 push it to

No: You would not have a tense abdomen from a healthy pregnancy at one to two months. Please take a pregnancy test if you have missed a period.

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My stomach has been very bloated for about two/three weeks. The whole abdomen protrudes and I look pregnant but had a neg. Test. Not sure why?

My stomach has been very bloated for about two/three weeks. The whole abdomen protrudes and I look pregnant but had a neg. Test. Not sure why?

Misinformed?: Bloating, protruding stomach is not in any way a sign of early pregnancy. A baby bump does not develop for months after conception. This is something else.

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I've took a home pregnancy test and it came back negitive. My belly goes brick hard then go soft the goes like its bloated and hard. Help?

I've took a home pregnancy test and it came back negitive. My belly goes brick hard then go soft the goes like its bloated and hard. Help?

Gastroenterologist: You may want to see a gastroenterologist to evaluate your intestines and digestive system since pregnancy has been excluded.

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I'm 115 pds. When I get bloated days before my period my belly protrudes so obviously it makes me look pregnant. 2 days into period it goes flat. Why?

Distended: This is a combination of fluid retention from hormones and effects on GI tract contractions brought on by hormone changes water pills not helpful and maybe dangerous probiotic may help such as align.

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7 weeks pregnant, feel bloated and stretched out why? Is it normal to feel some pressure on lower abdomen once in a while?

7 weeks pregnant, feel bloated and stretched out why? Is it normal to feel some pressure on lower abdomen once in a while?

Yes: Normal to feel everything that you are feeling. The hormones of pregnancy are causing this, and some of it is due to anatomic changes that are occurring in our pelvis as well. Increased blood flow and increased hormones causing your bowel to slow down and become gassier (bloated). Good luck!

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I have the Iud could I be pregnant im getting brown discharge and I feel so bloated and my belly looks big and im cramping a lot?

I have the Iud could I be pregnant im getting brown discharge and I feel so bloated and my belly looks big and im cramping a lot?

IUD failures: IUD failures are rare and usually go unnoticed except for ectopic pregnancies the most common kind of failure. Do a pregnancy test as it is unlikely that you are pregnant.

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I'm on my monthly cycle. My stomach is so bloated I look like I'm 5 months pregnant. The pain in lower back, abdomen is severe no Dr here what to do?

Find a MD somewhere: You need to find a GYN MD somewhere if there are none where you are in North Caroline. It may require a "road" trip, but will be worth it to solve this issue.

Dr. Scott Shapiro
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