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Abdominal obesity can affect pregnancy to happen?

Abdominal obesity can affect  pregnancy to happen?

Yes, not specifc: Any obesity can affect normal fertility because extra weight can disrupt normal ovulations. Abdominal obesity isn't specifically worse than obesity elsewhere, but adbominal obesity is sometimes associated with disorders like pcos in women with irregular cycles. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...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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On implanon,obese,7neg pregnancy tests,hard stomach above and below,movement in stomach..not trying to get pregnant,what could be wrong?

On implanon,obese,7neg pregnancy tests,hard stomach above and below,movement in stomach..not trying to get pregnant,what could be wrong?

?constipation: I assume you are not having periods with the Implanon and that you are within the 3 yr window, also neg UPT. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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3 wks. Ive been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

3 wks. Ive been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. Can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If not pregnant, a doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain occurs while touching lower right side abdomen, is it normal during pregnancy?

See a doctor ASAP: Sharp pain in right low abdomen during pregnancy is abnormal and can have multiple causes including acute appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and urinary tract infection. Please see a doctor or go to ED and run some tests to rule out medical emergency. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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

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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Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Likely normal: It is still best to ask your OB and for explanation and a good exam. As the uterus rises, like any tissue, it causes discomfort and pressures on surrounding tissues even the bladder. It is affixed by the broad ligament which has nerves there and as there is stretch, there is discomfort. I hope my explanation helps, but ask your doctor please. ...Read more

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During pregnancy where is your abdomen located? And around what month should I be able to feel the baby on my own

During pregnancy where is your abdomen located?  And around what month should I be able to feel the baby on my own

Abdominal location: The abdomen is located above the pubic bone and below the diaphragm. Prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy the fetus is below the pubic bone in the pelvis. Fetal movement can be detected in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. ...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