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Doctor insights on: Difference Between A Fat Tummy And Pregnancy

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Can you tell a difference between a baby bump and belly fat? I'm worried I'm pregnant. Negative pregnancy tests. Lost 12 lbs but gaining belly fat

Can you tell a difference between a baby bump and belly fat? I'm worried I'm pregnant. Negative pregnancy tests. Lost 12 lbs but gaining belly fat

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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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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How accurate is an abdominal ultrasound at 10-11 weeks pregnant? Is there a difference in accuracy of vaginal or abdominal at this stage in pregnancy?

How accurate is an abdominal ultrasound at 10-11 weeks pregnant? Is there a difference in accuracy of vaginal or abdominal at this stage in pregnancy?

Very accurate: Goose: the transabdominal ultrasound is very accurate at that gestational age. The transvaginal is typically done early on in pregnancy to better see the fetal pole and heartbeat. By 10-11 weeks, the pole should be easily seen transabdominally and there should definitely be a heartbeat. ...Read more

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How do I lose belly fat after my pregnancy?

How do I lose belly fat after my pregnancy?

Tighten Up: For flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

Maintain 25 lbs limt: It is expected to gain upto 25 pounds during pregnancy so - check and make sure you do not exceed this limit and do not worry about weight gain excessively the tough part is postpartum to switch gears to bring down your hunger and diet habits if you switch back your eating pattern between 15 days - 21 days post pregnancy you will do fine. ...Read more

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What would you suggest to help me lose belly fat fast after pregnancy?

What would you suggest to help me lose belly fat fast after pregnancy?

There is no such: Thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball >>. ...Read more

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When do you typically start showing with your second pregnancy. 15w and feel like I have a little belly when I stand but when I sit it looks like fat.

When do you typically start showing with your second pregnancy. 15w and feel like I have a little belly when I stand but when I sit it looks like fat.

Yes: You tend to show earlier with the next pregnancies The muscles relax earlier and you show earlier than with your first baby If there is a question get an Ultrasound congrats on your pregnancy ...Read more

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2 negative at home pregnancy tests. No sex since september w/condom. Seems to be a pocket of fat around belly button? It's kinda hard. Possible preg?

2 negative at home pregnancy tests. No sex since september w/condom. Seems to be a pocket of fat around belly button? It's kinda hard. Possible preg?

Not pregnant: Are you graving your periods? A pocket if date at your belly button is not any kind of symptom representing pregnancy. You cannot get pregnant without sperm. I think it time for you to go to health class. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to confuse chubby " out there " stomach with pregnancy bump? I'm 16 and I'm not really fat but I'm chubby around the adomin

Is there any possible way to confuse chubby " out there " stomach with pregnancy bump? I'm 16 and I'm not really fat but I'm chubby around the adomin

Can do a preg. Test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Fat belly since molar pregnancy. I've been negative 1year and belly still the same size. What could be the cause. Ultrasound a month ago was normal?

Fat belly since molar pregnancy. I've been negative 1year and belly still the same size. What could be the cause. Ultrasound a month ago was normal?

Body changes: It sounds like the increase in abdominal size at this point is not related to your past molar pregnancy. Have you gained weight overall? If your Gyn problem has been cleared then focus attention on diet and weight loss is applicable. Focus on exercise to strengthen the abdominal muscles and core. ...Read more

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How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that I get a tummy tuck, but I am

How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that I get a tummy tuck, but I am

incision: Incision for a tummy tuck procedure generally goes from hip to hip within the waistline, and is generally well hidden underneath clothing and even a bathing suit. There is a another incision around the bellybutton which also can be well hidden and inconspicuous. ...Read more

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I felt a vibrating sensation near lower right side of my abdomen 5 negative pregnancy tests could I be pregnant i'd be 22 weeks?

I felt a vibrating sensation near lower right side of my abdomen 5 negative pregnancy tests could I be pregnant i'd be 22 weeks?

Please see a gyn!!!: That sensation could be anything an ovarian cyst, bowels, a hernia, etc, if you were 22 weeks u would see your uterus above your belly button and feel the baby moving around and your preg test would be +! and if u were 22 weeks u shoul d have gone for prenatal care a long time ago so please see a gyn on monday for exam, blood work and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain on my abdomen on the 31st week pregnancy?

What causes sharp pain on my abdomen on the 31st week pregnancy?

Pain: If you are having very severe pain, please see your doctor as soon as possible, or at least call into your ob/gyn clinic to let your doctor know what is happening. ...Read more

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I still have pain in my abdomen on day 19 aftre my triger shot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

I still have pain in my abdomen on day 19 aftre my triger shot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Wait and see: Pain is not predictive of successful fertility treatment. If the pain is severe see your obgyn to rule out ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. ...Read more

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Is pain while coughing a symptom of abdominal pregnancy?

Is pain while coughing a symptom of abdominal pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s 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 ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Can I get a pregnancy in the abdomen if my tubes are removed?

Can I get a pregnancy in the abdomen if my tubes are removed?

Possible but rare: Tubes are usually necessary but sperm can rarely get to the egg without the tubes
abdominal pregnancy is dangerous. ...Read more

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How to get rrid of 6 year old pregnancy stretch marks. On abdomen?

How to get rrid of 6 year old pregnancy stretch marks. On abdomen?

Surgery: Unfortunately, for most part, pregnancy related stretch marks can only be permanently removed via an excision, in the likes of a tummy tuck surgery. There are various non-surgical options available as well, but please do your research, as many tend to overpromise and underdeliver. Consult your local healthcare expert for a detailed evaluation and consultation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that abdominal growling be a early sign of pregnancy?

Although increased: Gas can occur with pregnancy - this is by no means an indicator for pregnancy. So, if you have missed your period - recommend taking a home pregnancy test so that you know one way or another. ...Read more

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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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I'm having Right abdominal pregnancy pains and I'm like 1-3 weeks, is that normal?

I'm having Right abdominal pregnancy pains and I'm like 1-3 weeks, is that normal?

Pain is not normal: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...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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I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

Maybe: It may or not be normal, so I hope you addressed this question to your treating OB MD who has examined you and knows your history during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort?

Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort?

Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...Read more

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How do I manage abdominal aching in pregnancy?

How do I manage abdominal aching in pregnancy?

Abd pain: In most cases, rest will help or stopping the activity that triggered it. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used safely. If no relief from that, changing positions may help. If still no relief, call your ob. ...Read more

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My wife may b pregnant, she's late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive. She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen. What is this?

My wife may b pregnant, she's late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive. She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen. What is this?

Time to see OB: Sometimes it is difficult to get a new prenatal visit immediately. However, if a woman is having pain or bleeding, the office nurse might arrange for her to be seen more quickly. Going to the emergency room is sometimes necessary if an OB provider recommends it. ...Read more

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Could this be pregnancy? I have fluttering movement in my upper abdomen.

Could this be pregnancy? I have fluttering movement in my upper abdomen.

No: Fluttering is not typically a sign of pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test, they are safe and accurate. ...Read more

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Are abdominal ultrasounds just as accurate at dating pregnancies at 8 weeks as transvaginal?

Are abdominal ultrasounds just as accurate at dating pregnancies at 8 weeks as transvaginal?

Transvag better: Generally, transvag more accurate as you can get better views (usually). But if thin patient, experienced operator of the ultrasound and good views it can be very accurate. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Depends: It all depends on the type of scan and the gestational age of the embryo or fetus...But remember... "scans" that use radiation such as a ct should not be used if possible while pregnant due to potentially harmful effects of radiation on the developing embryo or fetus. For this reason, essentially all centers will first screen a woman of child bearing age with a pregnancy test before ordering a ct. ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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If you feel quivering in your abdomen, could that be an early symptom of pregnancy?

Quivering might be: Due to gas. ^'ed gas can occur but isn't diagnostic. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s 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 ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take hpt. ...Read more

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Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

Not reliable: Abdominal heaviness is not a reliable sign of early pregnancy. More reliable is a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness. Check a pregnancy test starting 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. Abdominal heaviness more likely to be intestinal, possibly related to food impacting intestines. ...Read more