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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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Can IBS be the reason I have morning nausea and nausea after eating, bloating, sharp abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, heartburn and burping?

Can IBS be the reason I have morning nausea and nausea after eating, bloating, sharp abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, heartburn and burping?

All these symptoms: could be from IBS. Seek a professional evaluation by a gastroenterologist and expect some testing to rule out other potentially more serious disorders, infections and parasites. ...Read more

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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

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What causes diarrhea and vomiting during pregnancy?

What causes diarrhea and vomiting during pregnancy?

Gastroenteritis: During pregnancy, the immune system 'down regulates' or weakens because there is a baby on board. So this makes the mom more susceptible to infections. With nausea/vomiting/diarrhea - those are symptoms of a GI bug. You have to be very careful since you need to stay healthy enough to keep supporting your baby. I think you should try to see your doctor NOW. Try to drink/replace fluids too. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?

Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes,  before period?

We hope not: That does sound like more than annoying PMS. Even if an exam determines thatit is all PMS, it's a severe type and you can find help from an OBGYN. Have an exam and discover what's going on. That's too bad to just allow it to go on and on w/out putting up a fight. I hope it's an easy win. ...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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Why are pregnant women prone to heartburn, indigestion, constipation and haemorrhoids?

Why are pregnant women prone to heartburn, indigestion, constipation and haemorrhoids?

Fetus/uterus growth: Heartburn and indigestion are caused by the increasing abdominal pressure, due to the enlarging uterus. Hemorrhoids are caused by increased pelvic venous pressure - same cause. Not all pregnant women become constipated, but the fetal and uterine enlargement surely can lead to GI distress. I suggest a good diet and good hydration. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of stomach pains and nausea during early pregnancy?

What is the cause of stomach pains and nausea during early pregnancy?

Classic: Nausea and/of vomiting is a common problem in pregnancy and is related to "junk" diet. It endangers the future health of the baby so please get some good information about the fuel that you provide yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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Does burping lead to vomiting during pregnancy?

Does burping lead to vomiting during pregnancy?

No: Although nausea and oftentimes vomiting is common in pregnancy, particularly in the first three months, burping is not a cause. If your stomach is upset to begin with, it is possible that burping could trigger or lead to vomiting making it seem like burping "caused" the vomiting. ...Read more

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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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Stomach hard and bloated, pregnancy symptom?

Stomach hard and bloated, pregnancy symptom?

Although: Constipation ; increased gas (flatus) can occur in early pregnancy - they are not diagnostic for pregnancy. Constipation can cause bloating. Hard stomach is not a classical pregnancy symptom. If you have missed your period, - please take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can a women have acid reflux instead of morning sickness during pregnancy?

Can a women have acid reflux instead of morning sickness during pregnancy?

Acid Reflux: Pregnancy can potentially worsen pre-existing reflux or reflux symptoms can occur during pregnancy. The presence of acid reflux however does not necessarily mean that a person is pregnant . A person can have either or both symptoms during pregnancy. ...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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Light cramps in abdomen and rectal bleeding no constipation, diarreah. I drink plenty of water... I heard it may be an early pregnancy symptom?

Light cramps in abdomen and rectal bleeding no constipation, diarreah. I drink plenty of water... I heard it may be an early pregnancy symptom?

See your doctor: Rectal bleeding is not a sign of pregnancy. It can be related to constipation or polyps. It may be a minor problem or a serious problem. Please see your doctor and get yourself checked. Cramping can be due to constipation. Cramping if pregnant requires a check-up rightaway. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Constipation (Definition)

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