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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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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've had three abdominal surgeries & no large bowel. I have alot of scar tissue on GI track, is pregnancy possible for streching without blocking?

I've had three abdominal surgeries & no large bowel. I have alot of scar tissue on GI track, is pregnancy possible for streching without blocking?

Pregnancy possible: Pregnancy is possible as long as your have the reproductive organs to do the same. If you have a colostomy, obstruction during pregnancy is not very common. ...Read more

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How to remove the marks of pregnancy from abdomen?

Cocoa butter: This can help, sometimes, with stretch marks. If it's really bad, plastic surgery intervention may be needed. ...Read more

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Is pain while coughing a symptom of abdominal pregnancy?

Is pain while coughing a symptom of abdominal pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: 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 pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Can I get a pregnancy in the abdomen if my tubes are removed?

Can I get a pregnancy in the abdomen if my tubes are removed?

Possible but rare: Tubes are usually necessary but sperm can rarely get to the egg without the tubes
abdominal pregnancy is dangerous. ...Read more

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How to get rrid of 6 year old pregnancy stretch marks. On abdomen?

How to get rrid of 6 year old pregnancy stretch marks. On abdomen?

Surgery: Unfortunately, for most part, pregnancy related stretch marks can only be permanently removed via an excision, in the likes of a tummy tuck surgery. There are various non-surgical options available as well, but please do your research, as many tend to overpromise and underdeliver. Consult your local healthcare expert for a detailed evaluation and consultation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that abdominal growling be a early sign of pregnancy?

Although increased: Gas can occur with pregnancy - this is by no means an indicator for pregnancy. So, if you have missed your period - recommend taking a home pregnancy test so that you know one way or another. ...Read more

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Why is it that the pregnancy women get the stretch marks over their abdominal?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks (striae) are caused by tearing of the dermis which leads to scarring. In pregnancy, development of striae may be due to hormonal changes as well as rapid weight increase and stretching of skin. ...Read more

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I'm having Right abdominal pregnancy pains and I'm like 1-3 weeks, is that normal?

I'm having Right abdominal pregnancy pains and I'm like 1-3 weeks, is that normal?

Pain is not normal: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I felt a vibrating sensation near lower right side of my abdomen 5 negative pregnancy tests could I be pregnant i'd be 22 weeks?

I felt a vibrating sensation near lower right side of my abdomen 5 negative pregnancy tests could I be pregnant i'd be 22 weeks?

Please see a gyn!!!: That sensation could be anything an ovarian cyst, bowels, a hernia, etc, if you were 22 weeks u would see your uterus above your belly button and feel the baby moving around and your preg test would be +! and if u were 22 weeks u shoul d have gone for prenatal care a long time ago so please see a gyn on monday for exam, blood work and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is pulling/stretching feeling in lower right abdomen/overy a sign or early pregnancy symptoms? And sometimes occassionally on the left side?

Is pulling/stretching feeling in lower right abdomen/overy a sign or early pregnancy symptoms? And sometimes occassionally on the left side?

Normal and common: I'm afraid it's too common to be specific: in other words, can't say it's good or bad - but it is normal. The only reliable pregnancy sign before a missed period is a positive test. Best of luck next few days! ...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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Management of abdominal pains and burning micturation in pregnancy?

Management of abdominal pains and burning micturation in pregnancy?

Exam & urinalysis: Anytime in pregnancy that you have abdominal pain, you want to see your OB to determine if a miscarriage is occurring, infection, or preterm contractions after 2nd trimester. A urine test is needed if indeed you have burning & a careful exam to check for other causes of abdominal pain. Take care. ...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

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