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I had my pap smear the 26th and started bleeding the next morning still bleeding its not heavy unless I wipe, is this normal?? I'm about 3-4 weeks and this is my 2nd pregnancy I didn't do this with my first I'm a little crampy in my back and lower belly

I had my pap smear the 26th and started bleeding the next morning still bleeding its not heavy unless I wipe, is this normal?? I'm about 3-4 weeks and this is my 2nd pregnancy I didn't do this with my first I'm a little crampy in my back and lower belly

Yes: Pap smears can traumatize the cervix sufficiently to cause slight bleeding for a couple of days. Cramping is also common, and every pregnancy is different. It is also possible that this represents early signs of a miscarriage but this seems less likely. ...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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I'm running out of time to lose the pregnancy weight. Which exercises can I do to get rid of the lower belly flab?

I'm running out of time to lose the pregnancy weight. Which exercises can I do to get rid of the lower belly flab?

Postpartum weight: Hi andresparadaiz,

weight loss after childbirth is a common challenge. Unfortunately it's difficult to lose weight in just one area. Depending on how long it's been since birth you may still see some natural skin regression. Strengthening the stomach muscles will help reduce the bulge but not the loose skin. If you are particularly concerned you may need a cosmetic surgery evaluation.

Doc ripley. ...Read more

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I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

Maybe: It may or not be normal, so I hope you addressed this question to your treating OB MD who has examined you and knows your history during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort?

Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort?

Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...Read more

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Is bleeding normal with pregnancy I have a pain in my lower belly followed with bleeding. This has been going on for more then 4 days and its not a lite bleeding. The blood is dark red... What does this mean and what should I do?

Is bleeding normal with pregnancy I have a pain in my lower belly followed with bleeding. This has been going on for more then 4 days and its not a lite bleeding. The blood is dark red... What does this mean and what should I do?

Call: Call your doctor right away.

20-30% of women will have some vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. First trimester bleeding can have many causes such as:
threatened miscarriage - bleeding, but the fetus is still alive inside
miscarriage - lost pregnancy
ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy which implants in the fallopian tube
molar pregnancy - abnormal tissue developing instead of a fetus
post-coital bleeding - bleeding after sex from a sensitive cervix
trauma or infection unrelated to pregnancy - small cuts or tears in the vagina or an infection such as pelvic inflammatory disease

since some of these can be dangerous and since vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is always considered abnormal, you should call you ob/gyne doctor for any bleeding. They will be able to check you and treat you appropriately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Constant trapped wind in lower belly 8wks after ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Constant trapped wind in lower belly 8wks after ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Postop evaluation: Eight weeks is a fairly long time to still be having symptoms after surgery. Consider scheduling a follow up with the doctor who did your surgery. They can evaluate you and determine if any testing is needed. They may want to consider a gastrointestinal evaluation to determine if a digestive issue is happening ...Read more

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I feel very dry no discharge but this is my 10wk of pregnancy sometimes just watery is it normal have backache plus left side pain under lower belly?

I feel very dry no discharge but this is my 10wk of pregnancy sometimes just watery is it normal have backache plus left side pain under lower belly?

Lower belly pain: Often in early pregnancy people experience pain in lower abdomen described as cramping/pulling... This could be due to change in bowel patterns, or stretching of the ligaments attached to your uterus... If very severe pain you should definitely see your doc for an eval. ...Read more

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Jo, I've been experience 'pregnancy symptoms' I'm on the cerezette pill & don't have periods been on it for 3 years lower belly ache & spotting help?

Jo, I've been experience 'pregnancy symptoms' I'm on the cerezette pill & don't have periods been on it for 3 years lower belly ache & spotting help?

See your GYN: First you need to take/get a pregnancy test. Then you need to see your gyn doc and see if its related to the birth control pill. You may need to take a "holiday" from the pill... ...Read more

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No period for 4 months negative pregnancy test and lower belly pain and back pain?

No period for 4 months negative pregnancy test and lower belly pain and back pain?

This needs medical: Eval. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible? Had 2 regular periods, negative preg. Test but having a stomach ache in lower belly and ovulation spotting for 1st time...

Pelvic Pain: Regular periods mean you're not pregnant but it doesn't mean that there aren't other gynecological reasons for your pain and spotting. You should consider seeing your primary doctor or a gyn to be examined for what could be going on. Can be an infection, can be a cyst, etc. If you're worried about an unplanned pregnancy start a birth control method! Make sure you aren't constipated. ...Read more

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Sometimes my stomach/pelvis randomly pulses. I can see it. No sex for 3 months and 7 negative pregnancy tests. Ideas? I'm terrified of pregnancy.

Sometimes my stomach/pelvis randomly pulses. I can see it. No sex for 3 months and 7 negative pregnancy tests. Ideas? I'm terrified of pregnancy.

What are you seeing?: If this is your abdominal aortic pulse, it's normal -- many people never notice it, and it is visible at random times depending on your state of relaxation and your bowel habits. If I've misunderstood, please forgive me. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stomache pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy 26 weeks?

Is it normal to have stomache pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy 26 weeks?

NO!: See your local Labor and delivery immediately and be evaluated for possible premature labor or cervical shortening ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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