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3 wks. I've been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

3 wks. I've been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. Can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If not pregnant, a doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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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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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period — then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My medical report showed a lipoma on left side of my abdominal wall since 13 months, size is 5*4*1.3cm. Shud I get it removed. Wil it effect pregnancy?

My medical report showed a lipoma on left side of my abdominal wall since 13 months, size is 5*4*1.3cm. Shud I get it removed. Wil it effect pregnancy?

If your doctor is: Sure that this is nothing more than a lipoma, you should wait until you deliver to have it removed. You should show it to a surgeon too, because it could be an abdominal wall hernia. ...Read more

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Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate — call your doctor! ...Read more

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How many days after concieving can you get pregnancy symtoms, since I had unprotected sex i been having on and off slight cramping on my left abdomen?

How many days after concieving can you get pregnancy symtoms, since I had unprotected sex i been having on and off slight cramping on my left abdomen?

Feeling Pregnant: Remember, your body does not know you are pregnant until the fertilized egg has implanted on the wall of the uterus and is growing big enough to leak HCG into the mother's blood stream. Probably close to two weeks. Your symptoms most likely have nothing to do with pregnancy until at least two weeks past conception. ...Read more

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Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?

Yes: I have had several patients have a successful pregnancy after laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, some with large mesh. Should be equally fine after a full abdominal wall reconstruction as well. ...Read more

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Should I get a pregnancy test? My stomach has been hurting off and on for about a year, my periods are irregular, odd sensations in my abdomen, eating more than usual, frequent urination, feeling sick when I don't eat or in certain places and feeling very

Should I get a pregnancy test? My stomach has been hurting off and on for about a year, my periods are irregular, odd sensations in my abdomen, eating more than usual, frequent urination, feeling sick when I don't eat or in certain places and feeling very

"Any : "Any woman between 8 and 80 with abdominal pain is pregnant until proven otherwise!" that is drilled into us in training. Have you taken any home pregnancy tests? When was your last menstrual period?

Assuming, after a year of symptoms, that you are not pregnant, there can be any number of things going on. We call symptoms like these "constitutional symptoms." they can be vague and it can be difficult to find a cause. Are you losing weight despite eating more? If so, you need to look into this thoroughly and soon. Fevers and night sweats are also concerning.

You need to find a good primary care physician to do some thoughtful investigation. Be patient, as it may take months before they pin down a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and when I sneeze I get severe pain in my lower abdomen and little cramping this is my 2nd pregnancy?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and when I sneeze I get severe pain in my lower abdomen and little cramping this is my 2nd pregnancy?

Ligament pain?: Could be a number of things causing your pain — it could be a ligament, or some scar tissue if you had a c-section.

It is likely something muscular or soft tissue — if it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe? : Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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I've been having bad pains in my stomach and been putting on a lot of weight which leaves my belly hard and sore. I've been having signs of pregancy?

I've been having bad pains in my stomach and been putting on a lot of weight which leaves my belly hard and sore. I've been having signs of pregancy?

Many causes: Abdominal pain can be associated with many etiologies. Chronic abdominal pain is a common complaint and could be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). LUQ pain could be splenic etiology. Epigastric could be pancreatitis, ulcer or other gastric etiology. Pregnancy should be considered. You should see your PMD if persistent or worse. Online consult may help determine next steps. ...Read more

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I had anal sex I'm on my period (4th day) but my stomach feels kinda hard but not very hard help I'm really worried but I have no pregnacy symptoms?

I had anal sex I'm on my period (4th day) but my stomach feels kinda hard but not very hard help I'm really worried but I have no pregnacy symptoms?

Take pregnancy test: Taking home pregnancy test is the best way to address your worries. Test is especially accurate once you've missed your period (so you may need to take twice, once now & again if late). If you only engage in anal sex then it's unlikely that you could become pregnant. But if you engage in unprotected vaginal sex even just once, then yes, you could be(come) pregnant. ...Read more

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Got my tubes clamped four years ago but now my stomach is hard n missed my period for six weeks but pregnency tests come backnegative?

Got my tubes clamped four years ago but now my stomach is hard n missed my period for six weeks but pregnency tests come backnegative?

See a GYN MD: Although pregnancies outside of the uterus (ectopic), are more common in patient's who have had tubal infections, and tubal ligations when they fail. Have a GYN MD run a blood pregnancy test and do a pelvic exam/ultrasound. ...Read more

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I've been having pregnancy symptoms for a few months I've gained weight but my appetite had decreased I feel movement in my lower left abdomen neg p. T?

I've been having pregnancy symptoms for a few months I've gained weight but my appetite had decreased I feel movement in my lower left abdomen neg p. T?

Pregnancy sysmptoms: If negative preg. Test most likely you are not pregnant. Do a blood preg. Test if still have doubts. Check your thyroid or gastrointestinal tract to find causes of your symptoms. Define pregnancy symptoms as well. ...Read more

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My stomach is still enlarged after 2 pregnancies why?

Stretching: Sometimes, the skin can stretch and cause an enlarged stomach area after pregnancy, especially two. Exercises that concentrate on your "core" can help to tone up the area and often need to be done, as time does not always bring it back into its pre-pregnancy state. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I still have pain in my abdomen on day 19 aftre my triger shot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Wait and see: Pain is not predictive of successful fertility treatment. If the pain is severe see your obgyn to rule out ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. ...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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Is it possible that abdominal growling be an 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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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?

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

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