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My stomach has been very bloated for about two/three weeks. The whole abdomen protrudes and i look pregnant but had a neg. Test. Not sure why?

My stomach has been very bloated for about two/three weeks.  The whole abdomen protrudes and i look pregnant but had a neg. Test.  Not sure why?

Misinformed?: Bloating, protruding stomach is not in any way a sign of early pregnancy. A baby bump does not develop for months after conception. This is something else. ...Read more

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Dr. L. Collins
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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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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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I took the morning after pill three days ago, i took it at the 48 hour mark. Feeling twinges in lower abdomen. Is it the pill or pregnant?

I took the morning after pill three days ago, i took it at the 48 hour mark. Feeling twinges in lower abdomen. Is it the pill or pregnant?

Not pregnant: Remember your health class? A pregnant female's body does not even know it is pregnant till about fourteen days after impregnation. So, it would be physically impossible for you to be feeling any symptoms due to pregnancy this soon. ...Read more

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25 years, married 10 months back, normal menstrus. Put on 8 kgs after marriage. Big stomach like pregnant lady. Pain often in lower abdomen after sex?

25 years, married 10 months back, normal menstrus. Put on 8 kgs after marriage. Big stomach like pregnant lady. Pain often in lower abdomen after sex?

See your doctor: An 8 kg weight gain over 10 months with an enlarging abdomen should be checked by your gynecologist or family doctor. Some possibile causes include pregnancy, fibroids, tumor, and many other causes. Your doctor will be able to be more specific as to the cause after a thorough examination and possibly some diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa

For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa

ASAP...: If you are pregnant and are having unexplained bruises appear on your abdomen, you need to be seen ASAP This can sometimes be serious and its not possible to know without more information and labwork. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Only my abdomen is getting big. No wight gain any where else. My breast r sore am nauseated low stomach pain. Not pregnant. What is it? Gyn seen toda

Only my abdomen is getting big. No wight gain any where else.  My breast r sore am nauseated low stomach pain. Not pregnant. What is it? Gyn seen toda

Abdominal distension: A distended abdomen is only normal during pregnancy or after an enormous meal. If persistent or recurrent, you are best served by a medical evaluation to localize what's swollen, and what can be done to fix it. This question was recently asked on healthtap, so i refer you to that answer which details the differential diagnosis of abdominal swelling, and what questions to expect from your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 17 weeks pregrnant is it normal for my stomach to be big one day small the next?

Im 17 weeks pregrnant is it normal for my stomach to be big one day small the next?

Yes: During pregnancy it's common for the stomach to be bigger and smaller day to day. That's because sometimes the intestines are more or less full and the uterus can sit higher or lower. But over time your stomach will get bigger and bigger. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is my friend prenant? She says her stomach is a little big but barely her breasts are growling and her butt, she feels sick but barely, what's wrong?

Is my friend prenant? She says her stomach is a little big but barely her breasts are growling and her butt, she feels sick but barely, what's wrong?

Can She be Pregnant?: Unfortunately there is nothing in your question that would be a clue as to whether your friend is pregnant. Here are the facts. If she was sexual during the five days leading up to her ovulation then if her period is delayed she should do a pregnancy test. If she is on birth control it is very unlikely that she is pregnant. You and her both need good access to gyn care. ...Read more

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My stomach gets big when drinking water or eating a meal what can i do i look really pregeant?

My stomach gets big when drinking water or eating a meal what can i do i look really pregeant?

Try smaller amounts: Try to vary how much you drink at one time to see if this improves the symptoms. Sometimes gentle exercise after eating or drinking can help with bloating. ...Read more

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Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Depends: It all depends on the type of scan and the gestational age of the embryo or fetus...But remember... "scans" that use radiation such as a ct should not be used if possible while pregnant due to potentially harmful effects of radiation on the developing embryo or fetus. For this reason, essentially all centers will first screen a woman of child bearing age with a pregnancy test before ordering a ct. ...Read more

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If you feel quivering in your abdomen, could that be an early symptom of pregnancy?

If you feel quivering in your abdomen, could that be an early symptom of pregnancy?

Quivering might be: Due to gas. ^'ed gas can occur but isn't diagnostic. 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. Take hpt. ...Read more

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Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Depends: The answer depends on the specific exercise, your medical history, level of fitness prior to pregnancy, and other factors. In normal pregnancies, exercise is generally ok, but your program should be cleared by the md providing your care to ensure safety and specific parameters. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...Read more

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Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

Not reliable: Abdominal heaviness is not a reliable sign of early pregnancy. More reliable is a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness. Check a pregnancy test starting 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. Abdominal heaviness more likely to be intestinal, possibly related to food impacting intestines. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more