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13w pregnant and having extreme gas pain from the beginning of my pregnancy in my whole abdomen and lower back almost everyday. What to do?

13w pregnant and having extreme gas pain from the beginning of my pregnancy in my whole abdomen and lower back almost everyday. What to do?

Tried Gas-X?: Simethicone is considered safe in pregnancy for gas pains. Try taking it as directed on the box for several days, as well as making sure your stools are soft and regular, and avoiding foods that might be causing gas. You can also put a few drops of Beano on gas causing foods before eating them. If this doesn't help in just a few days, get seen to be sure nothing else is wrong. ...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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Six weeks pregnant with cramps in lower abdomen feels like traped gas what could this mean?

Six weeks pregnant with cramps in lower abdomen feels like traped gas what could this mean?

Various: The "big worry" in the first trimester is bleeding and cramps. Cramping alone may be caused by severeal things: trapped gas, uterine "spasm" due to the adjusting pregnancy, or bladder spasms. Is constipation an issue? Try an anti-gas medication like simethicon/gasx. It is safe in pregnancy and may help. If you develope fever or vaginal bleeding, that requires evaluation quickly. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant, I have been feeling some pressure on my lower abdomen like a trapped gas?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant, I have been feeling some pressure on my lower abdomen like a trapped gas?

Most likely gas: Constipation and gas are common problems especially in early pregnancy. Increase you fluid and fiber intake. Get exercise. If the pain is not going away after a bowel movement see your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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I'm def not pregnant but for last 3/4 days I've had sensation of a baby kicking on the mid to left side of abdomen by rib cage. Any ideas? Not gas.

I'm def not pregnant but for last 3/4 days I've had sensation of a baby kicking on the mid to left side of abdomen by rib cage. Any ideas? Not gas.

LUQ: This could be spasm of the left upper quadrant. Possibly a sign of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I would recommend an abdominal series xrays. If negative would recommend antj-spasmodic medications and stop caffeine products ...Read more

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16weeks pregnant. Having sharp pains starting in my lower abdomen. Between belly button and pelvis. It also goes into my back. Could it be gas?

16weeks pregnant. Having sharp pains starting in my lower abdomen. Between belly button and pelvis. It also goes into my back. Could it be gas?

Yes: Sharp and unusual pains can be normal in pregnancy. You want to make sure, however, that it's not a uti, or that you're not having any preterm labor. A urinalysis shows the former and a cervical length ultrasound can show you the latter. ...Read more

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Slight pressure lower abdomen under belly button. Light pain when sitting up. Tightness. Some rumbling and gas. NOT pregnant. No other symptoms.?

Slight pressure lower abdomen under belly button. Light pain when sitting up. Tightness. Some rumbling and gas. NOT pregnant. No other symptoms.?

Abdominal pain: Perhaps you have indigestion. Or you may be constipated. Try an antacid if you are still feeling gassy. Be sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily and add fiber to your diet to have good bowel movements. Some foods high in fiber include, fruits, whole grains, cereal, brown rice. ...Read more

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Pressure in lower abdomen when I need to pee. Peeing every 2-3 hrs. Lots of gas too, not pregnant. What could it be?

Pressure in lower abdomen when I need to pee. Peeing every 2-3 hrs. Lots of gas too, not pregnant. What could it be?

See your physician: Hi, the symptoms could be due to inflammation of the urinary bladder (due to infection- cystitis) or due to irritation of the bladder from an inflamed rectum (less likely). Could also be a post coital infection. Is there a temporal history id coitus preceding the symptoms? If u have any fevers chills or cloudy ursne please make a note of it. See your physician to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Trapped gas in lower abdomen at 6 weeks pregnant with constant pressure hurts to move is that a sign of miscarriage?

Trapped gas in lower abdomen at 6 weeks pregnant with constant pressure hurts to move is that a sign of miscarriage?

Not likely: Pressure is not typical for early misscariage. The sign of impending misscariage is vaginal bleeding with severe cramping abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Slight pressure lower abdomen. Light pain. Tightness. Some rumbling and gas. NOT pregnant. No other symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome?

Slight pressure lower abdomen. Light pain. Tightness. Some rumbling and gas. NOT pregnant. No other symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome?

Is is IBS?: Among the most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or cramping, sensation of bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation with sometimes alternating bouts of each, and mucus in the stool.
This may be gas pain. If trial of anti-gas meds fail, seek medical attention. Bleeding with stool, weight loss, and/or progressive abdominal pain requires prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and having discomfort after eating. Dizziness, upper middle abdomen pain, feeling bloated a gas trapped in my chest, breathless.

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and having discomfort after eating. Dizziness, upper middle abdomen pain, feeling bloated a gas trapped in my chest, breathless.

Gallbladder?: If bloating is mainly upper abdomen and pain radiates around the right and thru to the back it could be representative of gallbladder disease. Please see your doctor to see if an abdominal ultrasound or hida scan is needed. ...Read more

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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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In the middle of the night, around 4 am, I had pain in my stomch & back, effects were gas (poop) & vomitt. I felt better afterwards. Am I pregnant?

In the middle of the night, around 4 am, I had pain in my stomch & back, effects were gas (poop) & vomitt. I felt better afterwards. Am I pregnant?

Can't tell: Many people occasionally have tummy aches and then feel better after pooping or vomiting. Common causes are stomach flu viral infections, contaminated food, food intolerance, etc... Pregnancy may or may not have anything to do with the symptoms. ...Read more

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I 43 have pain in stomach had my period have a lot of gas had blood clots had period 4 for days can I be pregrant?

Possible: Pregnancy is always possible if you are having unprotected intercourse but it does not sound likely. It sounds more likely that you have a GI problem. If in doubt check a pregnancy test and if negative repeat it in one week. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When you are pregnant and always farting is this normal?

When you are pregnant and always farting is this normal?

Increased flatus can: Occur. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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I fart a lot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

I fart a lot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Although increased: Flatus can occur with pregnancy it is not considered a diagnostic sign of pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if you believe you might be pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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Whenever I fart, my stomach seems to deflate, is this normal?

Whenever I fart, my stomach seems to deflate, is this normal?

Yes: The gas that makes up the 'fart' expands the abdomen. It deflates some when a large amount of gas is expelled. ...Read more

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Is farting an early sign of pregnancy?

Is farting an early sign of pregnancy?

Increased flatus: Can occur with pregnancy but is not diagnostic. Take a pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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Being bloated and farting a sign of pregnancy?

Being bloated and farting a sign of pregnancy?

Althougth: Increased flatus and bloating can both occur with pregnancy, they are not diagnostic of pregnancy. Please take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps and smelly farts with back pain, what could it be?

Stomach cramps and smelly farts with back pain, what could it be?

Not absorbing fat: If you are eating very fatty foods and the fat isn't being absorbed, it results in fat being expelled in the stool. Back pain also can be caused by pancreatitis. Suggest you see a GI doc. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach keep hurting? I keep having to fart & or burp when I eat.

Why does my stomach keep hurting? I keep having to fart & or burp when I eat.

Many causes- see MD: There are many potential causes for your symptoms. As common as they may be, may warrant evaluation by Gastroenterology specialist, esp if severe, chronic or diminishing life style. Discuss w your primary care provider;. Red flags would be fever, blood, black stool, jaundice, unexplained weight loss, anemia. happy to consult further. ...Read more

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It feels like my stomach is full of air and its painful. Sometimes farting or burping helps ease the pain?

It feels like my stomach is full of air and its painful. Sometimes farting or burping helps ease the pain?

YouCanSurpassThatGas: Well, if you're burping and farting like a calliope I'll bet you DO have a lotta gas! So first, think about your diet. Legumes (beans), Crucifers (broccolli), Lactose (milk, ice cream, cottage cheese, sour cream, other cheeses, smoothies, etc etc), gluten (wheat, rye, barley), and "other" sensitivities unique to you. Do an elimination trial or, to keep it real simple, go on a cardboard and water diet. ...Read more

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I'm on biaxin (clarithromycin) for the second day, and my stomach sound weird and I can't stop farting, is that usual?

I'm on biaxin (clarithromycin) for the second day, and my stomach sound weird and I can't stop farting, is that usual?

Biaxin (clarithromycin) side effect: Biaxin (clarithromycin) is a very good antibiotic, especially for upper respiratory infections. Some people may experience side effects related to the GI tract. Symptoms such as a metallic taste, heartburn, gas are not of great concern and are usually tolerable. If it becomes intolerable let your doctor know so an adjustment in meds can be done. ...Read more

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Had the stomach flue, ever since have gas like every two mins, big long farts, what can I do was up all night?

Time: This may resolve with time, but restoring your gut normal bacterial population by starting with cultured, non-pasteurized yogurt may help. There are also a variety of products in your pharmacy, most of which contain lactobacilli to repopulate your bowel. ...Read more

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I usually fart a lot throughout the day, but today I haven't farted at all. Is this a sign of a stomach bug or illness, what could cause this?

I usually fart a lot throughout the day, but today I haven't farted at all. Is this a sign of a stomach bug or illness, what could cause this?

No: The fact that you have not noticed the passing of gas but you otherwise have felt well has no clinical significance unless you have just undergone surgery. If you are feeling ill with nausea, vomiting, fevers and chills it may represent an obstruction of your intestines. In that case you should seek medical evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more