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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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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more