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Dark Ring Around Belly Button During Pregnancy
Probably: Please see your obstetrician to be sure this is normal for you. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more
My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after I delivered but why still my belly button didn't go inside.?
Before your pregnancy, your belly button was tacked down on the inside to a ligament (which used to be the umbilical artery and vein) from your umbilical cord when you were born. The degenerated artery and vein- now ligament- delivered blood to your liver.
During your pregnancy that ligament stretched and probably tore so that the internal pucker is no more. ...Read more
No: Unexplained bruising is not normal. You need check with your OB doctor. ...Read more
Will all women get that dark pregnancy line that goes all the way straight down from belly button?
No: One estimate is that it happens in about three quarters of all pregnancies. ...Read more
Is there any medicine or certain jewelry that can help protect a belly button piercing from being ruined during pregnancy? Or can I only take it out?
I have a white ring around my belly button, whole button feels bumpy when pressing down on it. Never had a piercing or pregnancy. Weigh 52kg's normal?
Normal: This is the tendon around where the umbilical cord came through. May feel bumpy but if no pain leave it alone. 52 kgs is not unusal but you did not mention how tall you were. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why would the top of my uterus be 2-3 inches higher than the belly button level its supposed to be at 20 weeks during my 3rd pregnancy?
10 days pp had not one stretch mark during my pregnancy but now after my csection I have developed stretch marks below my belly button whyyy!?!
My belly button piercing completely rejected itself 4 years ago. Now I have a scar where the skin fused itself back together. Is there any risk of the scar tissue tearing during future pregnancy?
Cicatrix: Highly unlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?
At 20 weeks: The uterus should be at the level of the belly button. This is measured with the patient reclining and relaxed by the obstetrician. This cannot be accurately measured while standing or by the patient herself (even if she is an obstetrician-personal experience with this!). ...Read more
My belly button has changed shape, it seems more stretched out now and has a small pink line coming out of it. Could this be a pregnancy sign?
Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. (doubt it). ...Read more
This is not normally: An indicator for pregnancy. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning. ...Read more
Itching navel is not: An early pregnancy indicator. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning. ...Read more
Would get checkeded: Out so that the reasons for pain can be determined ; a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
No: Classic pregnancy sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be ^ white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
Could right side belly button pain be an early symptom of pregnancy or could this be more serious?
Right sided pain.: In general, pregnancy itself should not cause pain. If you are concerned about being pregnant, you need to do a pregnancy test. Pregnancy and pain is a concerning combination and you need to be evaluated by your OB GYN right away. Most of the time, the source of pain associated with a pregnancy is benign but there are certain conditions that are very serious. ...Read more
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