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I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. Experiencing some cramping in lower abdomen during day and @ night when asleep. Is this normal?

I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. Experiencing some cramping in lower abdomen during day and @ night when asleep. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Your pregnancy is a very unique experience.Every woman has different feelings and we dr's should respect how you are affected.I often defer to your mother (because she knows you) to gauge these sensations.To have some discomfort-even early in the pregnancy-may be O.K. But if you think the sensation is abnormal a discussion with your ob-gyn is called for. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Why is it that the pregnancy women get the stretch marks over their abdominal ?

Why is it that the pregnancy women get the stretch marks over their abdominal ?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks (striae) are caused by tearing of the dermis which leads to scarring. In pregnancy, development of striae may be due to hormonal changes as well as rapid weight increase and stretching of skin. ...Read more

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Is it normal for pregnant woman having abdominal or like dismenorhea pain kind of thing?

Is it normal for pregnant woman having abdominal or like dismenorhea pain kind of thing?

Occasionally : Lower abdomen-pelvic discomfort is normal in pregnancy as long as is short lasting and relieved by resting, voiding or having a bowel movement. Consult with your health provider. ...Read more

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When a pregnant woman is coughing too much, could it harm the baby and could she have some pain on lower part of the abdomen due to the coughing?

When a pregnant woman is coughing too much, could it harm the baby and could she have some pain on lower  part of the abdomen due to the coughing?

No: No, the coughing won't hurt the baby. It is very common, though, to develop sore muscles in the abdomen because of the stress of the coughing. Pregnant women may feel this even more because the muscles are already stretched. ...Read more

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I've been feeling an odd stretching or pulling sensation in my abdomen around my navel. I've heard it described by pregnant women but i'm not pregnant.?

I've been feeling an odd stretching or pulling sensation in my abdomen around my navel. I've heard it described by pregnant women but i'm not pregnant.?

Need evaluation: This really can be anything. Depending on age, history, clinical scenario (e.g. Recent surgery), etc..., a variety of diagnoses can be applied. Need more information that only a thorough history & physical can provide. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the doctor measure a pregnant woman's abdomen?

For what reasons might the doctor measure a pregnant woman's abdomen?

Fundal height: Fundal height is one of a number of measurements to help determine gestational age and how the baby is growing. ...Read more

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I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

GI, GYN; C ur Doc: Don't know your age, menstrual/pregnancy history. Things to check for: duration of symptoms, fever, timing related to meals, nighttime, urinary complaints, bowel changes, appetite changes, weight loss, nausea, bleeding; last md was when? Age related re: colon polyps, ca, ovarian cysts, etc. May be gas but... Acute symptoms- maybe infection, inflammatory bowel or early appendicitis. C ur doc now. ...Read more

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I'm am female 26 and trying to get pregnant, for last few days I have sharp non lasting pain in my lower right abdomen. Hurt when peeing?

I'm am female 26 and trying to get pregnant, for last few days I have sharp non lasting pain in my lower right abdomen. Hurt when peeing?

Here are some ...: Collect the info on the onset, degree, possible fluctuation, interval, progress, possible associated symptoms, etc. of the pain over time and bring those to urgent care or Doc for analysis, physicals, & possible tests such as UA, CT, etc. to make sure of no right ureteral stone, ovarian disorders, etc. for proposing reasonable Rx / care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I am a 23 yr old female and I am not pregnant. I feel weird gurgles/movements in my stomach/abdominal quite frequently. Is this normal?

I am a 23 yr old female and I am not pregnant. I feel weird gurgles/movements in my stomach/abdominal quite frequently. Is this normal?

Could be.: If these sensations are not accompanied by other symptoms or signs and have been present for a long time, they are just your gut doing what it should be doing... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more