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Pass gas and bloated during pregnancy?

Pass gas and bloated during pregnancy?

Normal: The growing uterus is putting pressure on your intestinal tract causing the bloating and subsequent gas passage. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Terrible stomach pains and cramping with heartburn and gurgling noise during pregnancy?

Terrible stomach pains and cramping with heartburn and gurgling noise during pregnancy?

Talk to ob/gyn: These are important symptoms to talk to your obstetrician. You are having stomach pains and heartburn during your pregnancy. This is not uncommon. Your doctor will want to know about this. Try to notice when you get it and what makes it better. Before taking any medication talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

Progesterone: The Progesterone level is markedly elevated during pregnancy. The Progesterone causes smooth muscle to relax. This allows the uterus to expand, but also causes the intestines to slow down which can result in consitpation, bloating, and colicky pain. ...Read more

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Is headaches and abdominal cramps normal during pregnancy?

Is headaches and abdominal cramps normal during pregnancy?

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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Pelvic pain and bloating during ovulation, help?

Pelvic pain and bloating during ovulation, help?

Hormonal Suppression: If these symptoms are always happening during ovulation (mid-cycle), it may be worth considering hormonal control and the prevention of ovulation using oral contraceptive/birth control pills continuously (skipping periods and only using active pills). Bloating tends to occur from the release of Progesterone that occurs when you ovulate. ...Read more

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Stomach upset, nausea and passing gas, are these early signs of pregnancy?

Stomach upset, nausea and passing gas, are these early signs of pregnancy?

These symptoms can: Occur in early pregnancy but are not diagnostic of pregnancy. Please take a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Take care. ...Read more

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BLoating after period and hardly any bowel movement.possible SIgn of pregnacy?

BLoating after period and hardly any bowel movement.possible SIgn of pregnacy?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping is common.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Constipation can occur. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness and constipation. The following also describe me: Passing gas and Abdominal discomfor?

I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness and constipation. The following also describe me: Passing gas and Abdominal discomfor?

IBS?: This could be a number of things but IBS is at the top of my list. You need a diet that reduces gas and perhaps a medicine for the cramping and constipation. Go see a GI doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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16 wks pregnant.From a week getting mild pains,palpitations in abdomen,freq gas formation,short painful gas discharge, distended,crampy abdomen.Isok?

16 wks pregnant.From a week getting mild pains,palpitations in abdomen,freq gas formation,short painful gas discharge, distended,crampy abdomen.Isok?

Call your OB: Gas, pains,abdominal distension, and 'palpitations in abdomen' at 16 weeks are not normal. They may just be because of something you ate but abnormal symptoms during pregnancy should always be evaluated. Be safe. Call your OB now. ...Read more

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Do constant stomach cramps, gassiness and bowel movement indicate signs of pregnancy? No spotting, morning sickness. Stomach pains come and go

Do constant stomach cramps, gassiness and bowel movement indicate signs of pregnancy? No spotting, morning sickness. Stomach pains come and go

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Your gastrointestinal symptoms may indicate a problem with your G.I. tract. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more

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Is bloating or having gas mid cycle a sign of pregnancy?

Is bloating or having gas mid cycle a sign of pregnancy?

No: Mid cycle is when ovulation occurs. That would be the time conception could happen and would likely be too early for pregnancy related symptoms. ...Read more

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Pregnancy 12 years after tubal? 5 days late, bloating & gas, mood swings, aversion to food.

Pregnancy 12 years after tubal?  5 days late, bloating & gas, mood swings, aversion to food.

Possible : It is definetly possible based on symptoms. The incidence of tubal failure can vary depending on type of tubal. For your tubal procedure we usually state 5 % failure rate. ...Read more

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bloating &gases without causes for >week ,pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast ,we had sex on 10th,11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

 bloating &gases without causes for >week ,pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast ,we had sex on 10th,11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

If you had have had: sex and there is no barrier to stop pregnancy- like birth control pills/condoms, then yes you might be. Get a pregnancy test to be sure then see a doctor asap to verify everything is in order with you and your body to prepare for a health pregnancy. ...Read more

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bloating &gases without causes for >week ,pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast ,we had sex on 10th,11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

 bloating &gases without causes for >week ,pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast ,we had sex on 10th,11day 
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Not likely: If you had your last period, then these are not likely symptoms due to pregnancy. Pregnancy symptoms don't usually begin until after you miss your first period. But, do take a HPT if you miss your period. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloating discomfort during pregnancy?

Bloating, pregnancy : Eat non spicy foods in small portions. Do not eat late into the night. Maalox or Pepcid (famotidine) can be helpful. Please see your doctor as well. It is not good to self treat while pregnant. It can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Excessive bloating (5 CM) in 5th week of pregnancy. 2 doctors said no meds allowed. I gain/lose 3 kilos during day. 1st pregnancy was the same! ?

Actually: I allow my patients to use simethicone (gas x) for bloating. If this is from constipation, you can also use metamucil, colace, dulcolax and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If your IBD causes diarrhea you can safely use immodium (generic fine), pepto bismol, kaopectate. I usually hand a list of safe meds for common problems at the first visit. Ask your OB if he/she has one. ...Read more

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Are digestive enzyme supplements helpful during pregnancy in alleviating symptoms such as heartburn and or constipation and or gas/bloating?

Are digestive enzyme supplements helpful during pregnancy in alleviating symptoms such as heartburn and or constipation and or gas/bloating?

Probably not...: Taking additional digestive enzymes is not likely to help with symptoms such as heartburn, constipation, or gas bloating unless a person has an underlying deficiency of digestive enzymes. Changes in the types of foods, the size of meals, the body position during/after meals, etc..., can help symptoms somewhat. An ob-gyn or G.I. Doctor may evaluate to see if symptoms are typical for a pregnancy. ...Read more

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When does bloating in pregnancy start?

Bloating: There is no specific time that "bloating develops." not all women develop "bloating.". ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pregnancy bloating?

How do I get rid of pregnancy bloating?

Sometimes bloating: Can be related to constipation. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. ...Read more

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Does lots of bloating mean period or pregnancy?

Maybe: Or it could mean other things like intestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, or even something very serious like ovarian cancer. If its persistent and not just occasional, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is on and off cramping and bloating in the span of a few days a sign of early pregnancy?

PREGNANCY: Before you have am sickness, you will miss your period first. Sx of pregnancy are: breast congestion, frequent urination, vomiting, etc. Then get your pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if pregnancy and bloating look the same?

I'm wondering if pregnancy and bloating look the same?

Not really: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Don’t try to guess if you are pregnant. Just take a test and find out ...Read more

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Is bloating alone a sign of pregnancy?

Is bloating alone a sign of pregnancy?

It is not a : Diagnostic sign of pregnancy. Some pregnant women may bloat due to constipation. If your period is late please take a home pregnancy test. ...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