Top
30
Doctor insights on: Heavy Feeling In Lower Abdomen In Pregnancy

Share
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
4 Doctors shared insights

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


5

5
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

7

7
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

8

8
Are little vibrations in your lower abdomen a symptom of pregnacy?

Are little vibrations in your lower abdomen a symptom of pregnacy?

No: Early pregnancy is not associated with abdominal vibrations. Usual signs are missed or abnormal menses, nausea, breast tenderness and fatigue. These may vary in intensity. If in doubt, testing can be helpful-perhaps even before symptoms are apparent ...Read more

9

9
Is twitching in lower abdomen pregnacy?

Is twitching in lower abdomen pregnacy?

Nope: Not in the lower abdomen,
Not in the upper abdomen,
Not twitching in a box,
Not twitching with a fox!
I do not like Green Eggs and Ham.
I do not Like them Sam I am.

Couldn't resist that memory spark. Perhaps Dr. Seuss would've found a way to incorporate that into a rhyme had he been a gynecologist!
Pregnancy's not predicted by abdominal twitching.

Talk to me about the pregnancy test. ...Read more

10

10
7dpo, tight feeling in lower belly, feeling a bit sore. Mild cramps. Breasts slight painful. Ttc sign of pregnany?

7dpo, tight feeling in lower belly, feeling a bit sore. Mild cramps. Breasts slight painful. Ttc sign of pregnany?

Way to early: Seven days post ovulation is way too early to be having pregnancy symptoms. The best way to determine if you are pregnant is to check a home pregnancy test when you miss your period. ...Read more

12

12
4weeks pergnant w baby #3 feel a pulling sensation in lower belly don't remember this w other pregnancies is this normal?

4weeks pergnant w baby #3 feel a pulling sensation in lower belly don't remember this w other pregnancies is this normal?

Normal: There is an increase in blood flow in the uterus so it is not uncommon to feel pulsation. Yiu should however see your doctor soon and get an ultrasound do to make sure that everything is ok. ...Read more

13

13
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

15

15
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

17

17
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
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

24

24
Menopausal. Spotting for a wk - sometimes enough to need a pad. Today, heavy feeling in lower abdomen?

Needs evaluation: You need to contact your GYN, most likely the work up will be benign, but these symptoms should not be ignored. Best Wishes ...Read more

25

25
I am a female. I have a constant heavy feeling in lower abdomen, sharp pain on the right side during sex and lower back pain?

I am a female. I have a constant heavy feeling in lower abdomen, sharp pain on the right side during sex and lower back pain?

Right SIJ disorder: ? why right low back pain, "heavy lower abdomen feeling" & dyspaerunia. Unifying disorder might be right sacroiliac joint hypermobility disorder, which can be associated with IBS and/or refer pain to the mid-pelvis. During sex in the missionary position, the femur leverages this joint arousing subluxation and pain generation. ...Read more

27

27
Last 3 months I have been having a strange tight heavy feeling in left lower abdomen sometimes sharp I do a lot of lifting, my urine/stools are fine.

Last 3 months I have been having a strange tight heavy feeling in left lower abdomen sometimes sharp I do a lot of lifting, my urine/stools are fine.

Possible Hernia: Given your history of heavy lifting you may want to be seen for a possible hernia. Don't delay as some hernias can be dangerous. ...Read more

30

30
I'm 19 and have had like a heaviness feeling in my lower abdomen along with almost blacking out a few times and tender breasts. What could it be?

I'm 19 and have had like a heaviness feeling in my lower abdomen along with almost blacking out a few times and tender breasts. What could it be?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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