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I have a growing belly but am not pregnant. What is wrong?

I have a growing belly but am not pregnant. What is wrong?

Gas or constipation?: Either of these can cause bloating or the abdomen to appear enlarged. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Woman's belly is growing but not signal of pregnancy, what could be the cause?

Woman's belly is growing but not signal of pregnancy, what could be the cause?

GYN/GI causes: At the age of 49, your risk of cancer can be increased and it's possible that you may have a disorder of your ovaries/liver that may be causing the collection of fluid in your abdomen, leading to your belly growing. I hope it's not the case that this is something bad, but you should really see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I feel as if my pregnant belly has stopped growing. I am 25 weeks along. It has been measuring the same since 22 weeks.

Not normal: That is usually not normal. Is your OB/GYN concerned? Sometimes it is simply the way your uterus sits in your pelvis that the measurement seems to stall for a short time. You may want to ask your doctor about getting an ultrasound and when he/she thinks that would need to be done. ...Read more

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I think I might be pregnant, I have had really bad heattburn, my boobs have started to grow, and now my belly has started to grow?

I think I might be pregnant, I have had really bad heattburn, my boobs have started to grow, and now my belly has started to grow?

Do a home preg test: I will suggest you do an in home pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant. Did you miss your period. If the test is positive you need to make an appointment for prenatal care. ...Read more

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I feel movement in my abdomen, had 3pregnancy tests done, they all came back negative, but my belly is growing, looks like I'm 6months pregnant.

Urgent Exam: If you have not yet, I would contact and see your doctor soon. You are describing changes which definitely requires a face to face history and examination. No time like the present. ...Read more

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I am 10weeks pregnant and I don't feel any pain in my breasts I can't even feel if my belly is growing is it normal? I even did't had any special need

I am 10weeks pregnant and I don't feel any pain in my breasts I can't even feel if my belly is growing is it normal? I even did't had any special need

Normal: All pregnancies are different. Not all women have the same symptoms. So do t worry about the breast tenderness. At 10 wks your uterus is still I side the pelvis. At 20 wks your uterus will be at the belly bottom and you will start feeling movement. ...Read more

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I am 10weeks pregnant and I don't feel any pain in my breasts I can't even feel if my belly is growing is it normal? I even did't had any special need

I am 10weeks pregnant and I don't feel any pain in my breasts I can't even feel if my belly is growing is it normal? I even did't had any special need

Can be normal: Pregnancy symptoms can vary with each individual. Not everybody has breast tenderness. Also it's unusual for your belly to feel much larger at this point in time of 10 weeks. What you are describing may be very normal for you. ...Read more

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I been bleeding but my belly is growing daily I took a test and my results were negative could I be still pregnant and it's un detective right now?

I been bleeding but my belly is growing daily I took a test and my results were negative could I be still pregnant and it's un detective right now?

Bleeding/ bloated: Follow up with doctor/urgent care within 24-48 hours. Was a pregnancy test ever positive? Could be miscarriage, ectopic, or uterine bleeding from fibroids, polyp, mass need sonongram or uterus and ovaries/ abdomen, Check urine ...Read more

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Why my belly is not growing? I`m 5 months pregnant of twins and I have no belly, doctor said everything is ok but why my belly is not growing?

Just wait.: The important thing is how big are the babies---ultrasound should confirm adequate size. You should be gaining weight--with twins at five months about a kilogram every 2 weeks. If not, you need more calories! ...Read more

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I'm almost 29 weeks pregnant. My belly isn't getting any bigger. I been the same size for two months. Is she out of room to grow?

I'm almost 29 weeks pregnant. My belly isn't getting any bigger. I been the same size for two months. Is she out of room to grow?

See your Ob: At your pre-natal care visits, your Ob should measure your belly. The # of centimeters measured should roughly equal the number of weeks. If this measurement hasn't become bigger, you may need an ultrsound to get more precise measurements. It usually doesn't mean the baby is out of room to grow. The belly is able to get bigger and bigger as the baby gets bigger. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I think my irrational fear of being pregnant (i feel like my belly's growing) may be due to my ed. What can I do to stop or help it?

I think my irrational fear of being pregnant (i feel like my belly's growing) may be due to my ed. What can I do to stop or help it?

Irrational fear: We all have fears but when the fears become irrational it is time to seek help. Speak with your doctor or get a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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My belly is growing to the point where I look 8 mths pregnant I'm not sexually active Before my belly started growing I constantly ate hot sauce wit?

My belly is growing to the point where I look 8 mths pregnant I'm not sexually active Before my belly started growing I constantly ate hot sauce wit?

Needs evaluation: This could be a large, ovarian cyst which can be surgically removed with minimal risk. There are other possibilities much less likely given your symptoms and the speed of onset. Check with an OB-GYN specialist and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon.
A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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My belly has been growing and I can see and feel movement like a baby. Ijust finished my cycle and had negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?!

My belly has been growing and I can see and feel movement like a baby. Ijust finished my cycle and had negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?!

If you just had a: Period than you aren't pregnant from sexual intercourse prior to that time. The movement you feel might be gas or liquids moving through your GI tract. ...Read more

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I m getng my normal periods of 3 to 5 days got intimate 8 weks ago. My abdomen is growing m I pregnant? In whch week ur tummy gets bigger during pregnnc

Maybe: You normally will notice an increase in abdominal size at about 3 1/2 - 4 months. You should see your medical clinic. It is very easy, in a number of ways, to see if you are pregnant. Many things, including stress, can cause skipped or unusual pregnancies. ...Read more

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What other than being pregnant could cause me to have a hard mass in my abdomen as if my uterus is growing?

What other than being pregnant could cause me to have a hard mass in my abdomen as if my uterus is growing?

Many things: U need to see a gyn or a surgeon asap or go to the er if u do not have a doc as it could be a large fibroid or an ovarian tumor- not cancerous or cancerous or bowel problems or other problems, not normal u need evaluation asap as an ultrasound, cat scan and or MRI can be done to see what is causing tehegrowth. ...Read more

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My lower abdomen is growing at an alarming rate & has been bloating for about three weeks. Four pregnancy tests, all have been negative. What's wrong?

My lower abdomen is growing at an alarming rate & has been bloating for about three weeks. Four pregnancy tests, all have been negative. What's wrong?

Difficult to say: Without being able to properly examine you. A sensation of bloating or crampiness is commonly associated with constipation or excess gas production in your gut. Increasing the amount of fiber and water in your diet is a good way to combat constipation. Medicines such as docusate, simethicone and senna sometimes help with constipation. ...Read more

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Where do pregnant women first see their stomach growing? Right below my belly button seems to be sticking out. I haven't had sex since september w/con

Where do pregnant women first see their stomach growing? Right below my belly button seems to be sticking out. I haven't had sex since september w/con

Yes: Mentally imagine the connection, an empty uterus sits in the pelvis. One with a fetus in it grows from there. Usually bulge up to belly button by 20 weeks. Should be setting yourself up with good prenatal care, prenatal vitamin, and obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can a HPT be positive at any time during pregnancy? I been having regular menses but think I might be 5 months pregnant cause belly is growing

Can a HPT be positive at any time during pregnancy? I been having regular menses but think I might be 5 months pregnant cause belly is growing

See below: If you are having regular periods, you are not pregnant, not 5 months anyway. You may get an ultrasound examination done to check if there is anything in the uterus. Could it be that you have just gained fat?
If you were 5 months pregnant HPT would be positive. ...Read more

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My weight has not changed yet my stomach keeps growing into what looks like a pregnant belly. I have not had sex since my last period. What is this?

My weight has not changed yet my stomach keeps growing into what looks like a pregnant belly. I have not had sex since my last period. What is this?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant after having a tubaligation I missed two periods and two urine test came out negative and my belly is growing can you tell me why?

Can I be pregnant after having a tubaligation I missed two periods and two urine test came out negative and my belly is growing can you tell me why?

Possible, not likely: The failure rate of a tubal ligation is extremely small - but it is possible to get pregnant. The two negative pregnancy tests make it unlikely, but I don't know what to make of that growing belly. This is where you need to see your doctor and be evaluated. Missed periods are common, and may even be part of the "perimenopause" - time leading up to menopause as your hormones change. Get checked. ...Read more

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Breastfed 1st till 6mths, stopped at 10mths. Period came 7 and 8 months only. No other s/sx except growing belly, bloated and hungry. Am I pregnant?

Breastfed 1st till 6mths, stopped at 10mths. Period came 7 and 8 months only. No other s/sx except growing belly, bloated and hungry. Am I pregnant?

Hard to tell...: 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. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Minor ataxic gait issue. Abs a bit weak. Will pregnancy be difficult? Should I hold belly when walking? How can handle a growing belly w/o falling?

Are you currently: Pregnant? If yes, then would consult with your obstetrician who knows you the best. Most women don't have to support their abdomen with their hands when pregnant. If you aren't pregnant but desire to be -this would be a good time to build on core strength. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a "phantom pregnancy" 4mnths after surgical abortion? I haven't had sex since, but my belly is growing and I can feel movement

Is it possible to have a "phantom pregnancy" 4mnths after surgical abortion? I haven't had sex since, but my belly is growing and I can feel movement

Possible, but...: The key here is "phantom pregnancy" is not a pregnancy; so it's not common but can happen anytime. If your belly is growing but you haven't had sex you are not pregnant; however, you should see a doctor for an exam to see what's up. Good wishes. ...Read more