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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Can I use a heating pad on my belly while pregnant?

Can I use a heating pad on my belly while pregnant?

No: It is not advisable to use a heat pad directly on the belly. Elevated temperatures in early pregnancy can cause neural tube defects. Later in pregnancy the concern is more for burns on sensitive pregnant skin, but is unlikely to cause harm to the baby if the heat is low and only applied for short intervals. It is safer to place heating pads on the low back. ...Read more

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I had first IUI today then got a massage. Woke up in the middle of massage with heating pad on my abdomen for 30-60 mins. Is this a problem?

I had first IUI today then got a massage. Woke up in the middle of massage with heating pad on my abdomen for 30-60 mins.  Is this a problem?

No: Heat is only a problem for sperm when it is stored in the testicle (boxers versus briefs) but not at body temperature inside of the female. ...Read more

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Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Yes, if...: If it helps decrease the discomfort. But if this is chronic, you need a diagnosis. Could be many things, including diverticulitis. ...Read more

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A lot of pain in lower back and abdomen! Pain is off and on. Been this way for 3 weeks. Pain 8-9! Take ib and tylenol (acetaminophen) with heating pad! No other sympt?

A lot of pain in lower back and abdomen! Pain is off and on. Been this way for 3 weeks. Pain 8-9! Take ib and tylenol (acetaminophen) with heating pad! No other sympt?

Go to ER NOW!: Enough is enough! You are a trooper, but 8-9 out of 10 on a pain analogue scale, uncoltrolled with OTC or other meds, and a heating pad is enough torture. Go to the ER or Urgent Care Center today and get relief! There may be something going on that you won't know without a physical exam done by a doctor. Don't delay! ...Read more

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I used a heating pad at 6 weeks on belly for 20 minutes on high and then on my back. Could I have caused harm?

I used a heating pad at 6 weeks on belly for 20 minutes on high and then on my back. Could I have caused harm?

No worries: If the skin looks normal, no worries. What will be, will be. Many things are possible in life, so we can't about "sweatin' the small stuff", as they say. ...Read more

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During weeks 6 through 8 i used a heating pad on medium setting for long periods of time on my belly. Will my baby be ok?

During weeks 6 through 8 i used a heating pad on medium setting for long periods of time on my belly. Will my baby be ok?

Not a problem: I wouldn't lose any sleep over this issue. Babies well cushioned from external heat & anything that doesn't raise your whole body temperature will not raise babies in the womb. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Doe
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Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more