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Can occasional pain in both sides of my ribs be a sign of pregnancy?

Can occasional pain in both sides of my ribs be a sign of pregnancy?

Not common symptoms: Rib pain is not a common symptom of early pregnancy. More commonly, it's missing period, nausea...If you are worried about pregnancy, get tested, either over the counter kit or see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Can pain in my side be a sign of pregnancy?

Can pain in my side be a sign of pregnancy?

Yes: Sometimes it's ok to have pain during pregnancy, but sometimes it's not ok to have the pain. For example, some pregnant women have a cyst called a corpus luteum cyst, and that can cause some pain. Others can have a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. It's imperative to be tested to see if you are pregnant, and, if pregnant, what the pain is from asap! ...Read more

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I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be ?

I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be ?

Possible costochondr: You ust be examined and have your chest palpated by your physician. This may be an inflammation of the chest wall or rib cartilages. You may need a chest xray for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain in both of my forearms. What could be the cause of the pain?

I have a bad pain in both of my forearms. What could be the cause of the pain?

How is your neck?: Unlikely you hurt both your elbows, or used both your hands so much, you affected muscles in forearms, which leaves your neck as source of pain in both forearms. But, pinched nerves from neck don't typically skip arms (between shoulders and elbows) to only affect forearms. So, need more information. ...Read more

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Can occasional sharp pains in the stomach be an early symptom of pregnancy?

Can occasional sharp pains in the stomach be an early symptom of pregnancy?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...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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Sometimes with my periods I get migraine symptoms without the pain. Could bilateral tingling in the chin and lower lip be a symptom of that?

Sometimes with my periods I get migraine symptoms without the pain. Could bilateral tingling in the chin and lower lip be a symptom of that?

Prodrome, aura: In general, any prodrome or aura and the migraine pain can be associated with menses (catamenial migraine). If the symptoms you describe on the chin and lower lip have occurred before as an aura or prodrome, then certainly that's a possibility; however, if these are new, you should be seen by your health care provider to ensure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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All of the sudden my mom started having severe pain under both breasts. Could that be a sign of a heart attack? Also her stomach has started swelling.

All of the sudden my mom started having severe pain under both breasts. Could that be a sign of a heart attack? Also her stomach has started swelling.

Not likely: While chest pain is still the primary symptom of a heart attack, it is by no means the only one. Your mom"s symptoms could be vascular, gi, musculoskeletal, or gynecologic. If you cannot see her primary physician today, a trip to a quik med or er visit would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long , you need to get checked. ...Read more

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I have transient sharp pain high in my stomach ( just under the lung area), along with a slight feeling of bloating. What could be the cause?

Abdominal pain.: This could be a number of different causes. It could relate to acid reflux/peptic ulcer disease, gallbladder dysfunction, dyspepsia, constipation, h. Pylori infection, or just functional disorder. If symptoms persist and worsened, suggest to discuss more in details in a local physician. ...Read more

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Im having pain at the end of urinating and a very strong oder. Can this be the cause of my bad back pain as well?

Im having pain at the end of urinating and a very strong oder. Can this be the cause of my bad back pain as well?

Urine: You have symptoms and signs of infection. If your pain is mid back, it may be affecting your kidneys. Be examined and have your urine checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Can upper back pains be a sign of pregnancy?

Can upper back pains be a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe. Maybe not.: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Been having a dull ache for a while in the right side of my back around the middle, no other symptoms an pain is bearable. Could this be lung cancer?

Unlikely. : Although lung cancer can occur in young people, it would be unlikely and even less likely in a non- smoker. The type of pain you describe sounds more musculoskeletal in nature, perhaps related to exercise, lifting, etc. Although lung cancer can present with back pain, that would indicate a more advanced form of the disease. However, if the pain persists, discuss having an X-ray with your physician ...Read more

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Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

Unlikely.: There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. Cold symptoms and slight cramping are not typically signs of early pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care. ...Read more

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My girlfriend have sharp stabbing pains in the abdominal area only at night could that be a sign of pregnancy?

Can she be pregnant?: There is nothing in your question that would make me think your friend is pregnant. Pains represent to a doctor the need for a thorough evaluation and examination. Please help your friend get to her family doctor. ...Read more