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Do Obese Womens Stomachs Get Hard During Pregnancy
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
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,7negative pregnancy tests,bottom and top of stomach is hard, movement in stomach..no pregnancy symptoms,bloated.what could be wrong?
Stomach hardness: Could be related to constipation, reflux, gallbladder, or ovarian pathology. A sonogram could check for pregnancy and ovarian/uterine pathology ,a plain abdominal film would assess constipation. Consider a trial of milk of magnesia for 3 days and see if there is result and change.Follow up with a doctor/urgent care this week ...Read more
Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more
Maybe: 80% of childhood obesity is genetic, if one parent is obese 50% chance each child will be oveweight, both parents its 80=90% chance. The other 10 or 20% is solely environment (soda, juices, fast food etc) excessive weight gain may indicate diabetes however. Best advice is not to gain too much weight whether you are normal or overweight when you conceive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use endermologie after pregnancy? I'm having a baby in a few months, and i'm afraid the skin on my stomach won't shrink back after i deliver. Can endermologie get rid of the extra fat and skin on my abdomen after I have the baby?
I : I am afraid that endermologie will do little to help your skin shrink or to lose fat in that area. ...Read more
Should i get a pregnancy test? My stomach has been hurting off and on for about a year, my periods are irregular, odd sensations in my abdomen, eating more than usual, frequent urination, feeling sick when i don't eat or in certain places and feeling very
"Any : "any woman between 8 and 80 with abdominal pain is pregnant until proven otherwise!" that is drilled into us in training. Have you taken any home pregnancy tests? When was your last menstrual period? Assuming, after a year of symptoms, that you are not pregnant, there can be any number of things going on. We call symptoms like these "constitutional symptoms." they can be vague and it can be difficult to find a cause. Are you losing weight despite eating more? If so, you need to look into this thoroughly and soon. Fevers and night sweats are also concerning. You need to find a good primary care physician to do some thoughtful investigation. Be patient, as it may take months before they pin down a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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