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

3 wks. I've 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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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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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side. ...Read more

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side. ...Read more

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side. ...Read more

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During early pregnancy can it hurt when pushing on lower abdomen?

During early pregnancy can it hurt when pushing on lower abdomen?

Sure: If something hurts then its best not to do it. Avoid pushing on your abdomen ifit hurts and tell your doctor at your prenatal appointment. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen pain early pregnancy. Best way to treat this?

See your doc: You should have no lower abdominal pain during pregnancy. Seek medical help. Many things can cause abdominal pain during pregnancy. Examples: urinary tract infection, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, vaginal infections.... ...Read more

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My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.

My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.

My adivse is to: Get a home pregnancy test and go from there. You sound like you could be pregnant assuming your sexually active, which I assume you are or wouldn't be asking :-) If your worried about family and friends, share with those you trust. If you are pregnant, it's important ot have support people in place. Best to you and be well! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more

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Can the use of progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy cause light pink spotting and lower abdominal pressure?

Can the use of progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy cause light pink spotting and lower abdominal pressure?

Yes: Place the suppository no further than one fingerjoint or approximately an inch and a half into the vaginal canal and no further. Placing it too far can irritate the cervix and also cause cramping and a fullness feeling along with spotting. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen in early pregnancy and it feels like how it feels in periods. Its my 6th week and I have not had my ultrasound yet. Is it normal?

Pain in lower abdomen in early pregnancy and it feels like how it feels in periods. Its my 6th week and I have not had my ultrasound yet. Is it normal?

Most likely: Mild cramping is common in early pregnancy. Increase fluids and rest. See doctor for ultrasound and possibly hormone levels to make sure everything is progressing as it should. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and when I sneeze I get severe pain in my lower abdomen and little cramping this is my 2nd pregnancy?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and when I sneeze I get severe pain in my lower abdomen and little cramping this is my 2nd pregnancy?

Ligament pain?: Could be a number of things causing your pain - it could be a ligament, or some scar tissue if you had a c-section.

It is likely something muscular or soft tissue - if it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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I had early symptoms of pregnancy at 6 dpo. Metallic taste in mouth, tugging and pulling in my lower abdomen, and mild cramps, but now don't have any?

I had early symptoms of pregnancy at 6 dpo. Metallic taste in mouth, tugging and pulling in my lower abdomen, and mild cramps, but now don't have any?

Pregnancy Symptoms: It would be impossible for your body to know if you were pregnant that early. The fertilized egg is in no way connected to the body for many days post impregnation. The fertilized egg has to travel from the pelvis through the fallopian tubes. It then has to land on and implant on the wall of the uterus. And then it has to grow to a big enough size to have enough cells to be leaking the HCG hormone. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and abdomen. About 4 weeks pregnant. No sign of pregnancy in uterus. Er doctor thinks possible ectopic? Could I just be to early?

Pain in lower back and abdomen. About 4 weeks pregnant. No sign of pregnancy in uterus. Er doctor thinks possible ectopic? Could I just be to early?

Yes to both: It might be ectopic, or it might be early, at this point you can't be sure. See your OB asap for further evaluation and advice; ectopic pregnancies can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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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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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?

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 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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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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Is hardness at the lower abdomen normal in pregnancy?

Is hardness at the lower abdomen normal in pregnancy?

It depends: It depends on the stage of pregnancy and other factors (pain, bleeding, tender to touch, comes and goes, midline or on the side). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stomache pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy 26 weeks?

NO!: See your local Labor and delivery immediately and be evaluated for possible premature labor or cervical shortening ...Read more

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I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. What's going on?

I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. What's going on?

See you Ob: Not all women have symptoms in early pregnancy. If you are cramping; however, its a good idea to see your Ob doc and find out what is going on. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Maybe: After 18-20 weeks pregnancy, pregnant women ill be "showing", with visible enlargement of the abdomen. Around that time, "quickening" occurs, which is the first sensation or perception of fetal movement. If you think you're pregnant, do a test and see your doctor. ...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

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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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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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Is a mild dull pain on the right side of my abdomen in early pregnancy something to worry about?

Is a mild dull pain on the right side of my abdomen in early pregnancy something to worry about?

NO but need investig: If the pain is lower abdomen and pelvic area, you have to make sure you did not have tubal pregnancy, to make sure see your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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For about 1 week I feel a pain and vibration at the lower left abdomen, is this is the symtom of pregnancy?

For about 1 week I feel a pain and vibration at the lower left abdomen, is this is the symtom of pregnancy?

Not typical: Not a typical symptom, but it could be possible. To rule out pregnancy, take a test. Other possible cause could be colon spasms if you are constipated. ...Read more

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I am 31 y/o, in the very first weeks of pregnancy. I have been having pain in my lower left abdomen. What could this be? Is this cause for concern?

I am 31 y/o, in the very first weeks of pregnancy. I have been having pain in my lower left abdomen. What could this be? Is this cause for concern?

Ectopic & Yes: Any time someone has one sided pain in early pregnancy, they need to be seen to rule out an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy can rupture and cause life threatening bleeding. See an OB asap. An HCG titer will be drawn, an exam, & pelvic ultrasound should be done. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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I'm at week 7, sometime I feel pain in my lower abdominal region, is it normal during pregnancy?

See your Ob: Ligament strain on the uterus can cause pelvic pain in pregnancy but this is a diagnosis of exclusion, please see your OB & get checked out with an exam and possibly a sonogram ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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