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Fluttering in lower abdomen and 4 weeks pregnant is it normal? It is my first pregnancy

Fluttering in lower abdomen and 4 weeks pregnant is it normal? It is my first pregnancy

Normal, but: If your dates are accurate, this is too early to feel the baby moving. There are other reasons you might feel fluttering. Good luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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I have went 4 months without a period and i now feel flutters in my lower belly. All 10 store bout test read negative. Is there a chance I'm pregnant?

I have went 4 months without a period and i now feel flutters in my lower belly. All 10 store bout test read negative. Is there a chance I'm pregnant?

Most likely u r not: Pregnant. Follow up with ur gyn and get checked for hormonal imalance, ovarian cyst etc. Check out this links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=106793. http://www.healthline.com/health/secondary-amenorrhea. ...Read more

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What causes a tiny fluttering in my lower abdomen?

What causes a tiny fluttering in my lower abdomen?

Spasms and Twitches: The small muscles around the bowel and muscles of the inner back and abdomen can spasm and twitch. Just is just like the twitches you feel on your skin sometimes. But it's inside on the muscles around the bowels or inner back. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling fluttering and twinges in my lower abdomen-16 sexually active female?

Why am I feeling fluttering and twinges in my lower abdomen-16 sexually active female?

16yr old/sexual: There are several possibilities. Are you practicing safe sex and are you on birth control pills? The question is whether you have a sexually transmitted disease, a pregnancy or some other disorder. You need to be medically evaluated. If you continue to have sex, please be sure you learn all about being safe. If you cannot see a doctor call Planned Parenthood. ...Read more

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I have had a twitch/ fluttering sensation in my lower abdomen? For two days not painful? Unsure what it could be

I have had a twitch/ fluttering sensation in my lower abdomen? For two days not painful? Unsure what it could be

It could just be : Stress related, psychological, problems with ur uterus and intestines etc. Follow up with your doctor for any concerns. Take care and god bless you! ...Read more

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When I sit down there is pain in my lower abdomen. As soon as I'm seated it goes away. There's a little fluttering and slight bloating during the day?

When I sit down there is pain in my lower abdomen. As soon as I'm seated it goes away. There's a little fluttering and slight bloating during the day?

Exam needed to know: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the gut with a scope (endoscopy) is needed. ...Read more

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Feels like something is fluttering in my lower abdomen on my right side right below my bikini line?

Feels like something is fluttering in my lower abdomen on my right side right below my bikini line?

Preg test? : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Intestines move all throughout your abdomen and pelvis. You may simply be feeling that. ...Read more

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I have an on and off stitch like pain on left side lower abdomen which also in the same area I get like a fluttering sensation Help!!

I have an on and off stitch like pain on left side lower abdomen which also in the same area I get like a fluttering sensation Help!!

Clinic visit needed: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the belly with a scope is needed. ...Read more

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I'm having a buzzing sensation In my lower abdomen and rectum, feels like fluttering or like a phone on vibrate. What could It be? Please help? TY!

I'm having a buzzing sensation
In my lower abdomen and rectum, feels like fluttering or like a phone on vibrate. What could It be? Please help?  TY!

Muscular: More than likely these are harmless mild muscle contractions due to irritability of uncertain cause. You could try taking a magnesium supplement which often quiets muscle spasm. If symptoms persist, consult a rectal and colon surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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What causes a fluttering sensation in the lower abdomen? It's happened about 5 times in the last 2 days. Doesn't feel like gas?

What causes a fluttering sensation in the lower abdomen? It's happened about 5 times in the last 2 days. Doesn't feel like gas?

Gas /Air/Peristalsis: Fluttering "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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What is it when my lower abdomen is fluttering or twitching it lasts almost 20 seconds, never felt this before, just wondering, no other issues?

What is it when my lower abdomen is fluttering or twitching it lasts almost 20 seconds, never felt this before, just wondering, no other issues?

Water, fruits, veget: Make sure that you are drinking 1.5-2 liters of water/day. Also, eating 5-7 servings of fruit/vegetables/seeds/nuts daily to get your minerals(especially magnesium & potassium) and vitamins each day. We are what we eat. Decrease or cut out the pop/ junk food.
This does not sound like something serious, but a poor diet can lead to other health problems eventually. ...Read more

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I am having a fluttering feeling in my lower abdomen it will start and then stop. This has been occurring for a couple days now. What could this be?

I am having a fluttering feeling in my lower abdomen it will start and then stop. This has been occurring for a couple days now. What could this be?

Vague: Hard to say without a history and exam. Has this occurred before. Are there certain foods, beverages, supplements, meds, activities that may bring this on. Keep a journal and note when this occurs and what you might have eaten, etc. Prior. ...Read more

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I’ve had this fluttering bubbly like throbbing under my right lower abdomen.. there is no pain and it comes and goes. Should I be concerned?

I’ve had this fluttering bubbly like throbbing under my right lower abdomen.. there is no pain and it comes and goes. Should I be concerned?

Fluttering RLQ: May be gas , do you pass gas shortly afterward?Constipation? If upper abdomen may be gallbladder , if lower abdomen may be ovary or ileitis ( any blood in stool or diarrhea afterward?) or food intolerances ( notice it after certain food?? or even appendix ( though not usual presentation)f/u w/ doc consider ultrasound for gallbladder if upper abdomen, or CT abdomen/pelvis if lower and/ or scope ...Read more

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I had a C-section 14 months ago since then I have been feeling flutters and movement in my lower abdomen and occasional spasms. What causes this?

Are you preg? : Have you done a pregnancy test to see if you're pregnant again? Movement in the abdomen makes me think this is a possibility. If your pregnancy test is negative then the movement is likely gas. ...Read more

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For the last week I have felt almost constant vibrations/fluttering in my lower abdomen & rectum. Could it be caused by an enlarged uterus? Or? Thanks

For the last week I have felt almost constant vibrations/fluttering in my lower abdomen & rectum. Could it be caused by an enlarged uterus? Or? Thanks

Abdominal Flutter : The bowels are a dynamic organ with near constant movement. This may likely explain what you're feeling. However, if you've had unprotected sex, and irregular or late periods, check a home pregnancy test ...Read more

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Contraction like pains in my upper abdomen & lower right and left sides. Feel nauseous and the contractions come more when I eat/drink. Not pregnant.

Contraction like pains in my upper abdomen & lower right and left sides. Feel nauseous and the contractions come more when I eat/drink. Not pregnant.

Abdominal pain: The most likely reason for your pain is bowel/GI in origin. Speak to your primary about your symptoms and obtain a possible referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why do I feel movement around my lower right abdomen?it's like fluttering or heartbeat. I'm 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

Why do I feel movement around my lower right abdomen?it's like fluttering or heartbeat. I'm 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

Unclear: At 6 weeks the baby the very small — only a few millimeters in size so it is too early to feel the baby move yet. You may be feeling gas in your intestines or stool moving through. ...Read more

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My husband and I had unprotected sex the day after I ovulated and I'm feeling flutters in my lower abdomen for the past weeks could i be pregnant?

My husband and I had unprotected sex the day after I ovulated and I'm feeling flutters in my lower abdomen for the past weeks could i be pregnant?

Don't know how long: Ago you had sex. If you have missed your period, you can have ^ in gas — but you would not feel a baby moving early on. If you have missed your period — take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have been feeling flutters and movement in my abdomen (mainly lower,sometimes upper) and have a bloody taste in my mouth. This has been happening since I had Gastro last year Dec. Have done several pregnancy tests and all Have come back negative.

I have been feeling flutters and movement in my abdomen (mainly lower,sometimes upper) and have a bloody taste in my mouth. This has been happening since I had Gastro last year Dec. Have done several pregnancy tests and all Have come back negative.

More info?: Those are such vague symptoms that more info is needed. How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does it radiate to your back? Or shoulder? Have you had any surgery ? How has it changed over the year ? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Cough? Fevers? ...Read more

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I had sex with mah bf and took ipill too.and after 7 days i hv bleding for 5days.i also did lower abdomen ultasound bt it was nrml.am i pregnanant?

I had sex with mah bf and took ipill too.and after 7 days i hv bleding for 5days.i also did lower abdomen ultasound bt it was nrml.am i pregnanant?

Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnt and having some discomfort in lower abdomen plus difficulty when trying to pee. I had a UTI at week 5. Could this be a UTI again?

I am 13 weeks pregnt and having some discomfort in lower abdomen plus difficulty when trying to pee. I had a UTI at week 5. Could this be a UTI again?

It could be: You certainly could have another UTI with those symptoms. Even if it isn't, those symptoms warrant an evaluation. You should check in with your ob/gyn or midwife without delay. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant, Ihave unbearable pain in my lower back, abdomen and pelvis, I'm unable to stand or walk with the pain, also getting sharp pains?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant, Ihave unbearable pain in my lower back, abdomen and pelvis, I'm unable to stand or walk with the pain, also getting sharp pains?

Evaluation: Back pain in the 3rd trimester is a very common issue. If it is so severe that you truly are unable to walk or stand then something more severe may be going on. You will need to see your doctor for a physical exam. Your obgyn can help determine if this is normal back pain of pregnancy or if a referral to a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon is indicated for a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal cramping, a flutter feeling in pelvis, pain in thighs and lower back 4 neg hpt. Sexually active August. 2 periods What is wrong

Lower abdominal cramping, a flutter feeling in pelvis, pain in thighs and lower back 4 neg hpt. Sexually active August. 2 periods What is wrong

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have hep c. I took interon treatment for 12 weeks, but it didn't work. I have a flutter in upper rt quad and swelling in abdomen. Not pregnant.

Hepatitis C: I am worried there is some liver inflammation and without being able to examine you I would wish you an easy way in to a study for the new hepatitis c protease inhibitors. These are definitely showing some promise. They are in clinical trials around the country now. If your doctor does not know please do not give up till you find where they are close to you. ...Read more

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I'm two and half months pregnant and I have fluttering feelings in my lower tummy. Is this normal?

See your gyn: It is not from the baby moving, way too earlly for that, u need an ultrasound to make sure u have a viable iup with ht beat as if u are 10 weeks should be able to see that could be from bowels or ovaries. ...Read more

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2nd pregnant and I'm now 8 weeks, I keep feeling flutters and a brushing feeling on my lower right stomach press and feel lump, can it be baby?!

2nd pregnant and I'm now 8 weeks, I keep feeling flutters and a brushing feeling on my lower right stomach press and feel lump, can it be baby?!

Too early: For a first pregnancy may feel fetal movements around 18 to 20 weeks. For a repeat pregnancy may be felt as early at week 16. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more