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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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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