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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Bloating Associated With Pregnancy Last

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Spotting x2 within last month, constant headache, bloating, fatigue. Took 1 "new choice" pregnancy test & it was negative. What does this mean?

Spotting x2 within last month, constant headache, bloating, fatigue. Took 1 "new choice" pregnancy test & it was negative. What does this mean?

Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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My stomach is bloated.i had last sex in 14th febuary 2015 n i took a pregnancy test on 14th march,it came negative,no spotting,no cramps only bloating?

My stomach is bloated.i had last sex in 14th febuary 2015 n i took a pregnancy test on 14th march,it came negative,no spotting,no cramps only bloating?

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract or pregnancy. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However PSBO (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract) must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Can i still be pregnant despite negative home pregnancy tests? What are other reasons for missing period for this long? Hi! I am about 15 days late on my period. I have some pregnancy symptoms such as dull pain in my back and lower abd, pimples, bloating,

Can i still be pregnant despite negative home pregnancy tests? What are other reasons for missing period for this long? Hi! I am about 15 days late on my period. I have some pregnancy symptoms such as dull pain in my back and lower abd, pimples, bloating,

Possible reasons: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hello ive been cramping,bloating bout no period my last period was dec 4th and its still not on i took 2 pregnacy tests but they were negative??

Missed period/crampi: May consider blood HCG, it is more sensitive.Note menstrual irregularities are very common so do not worry. May be infection ( mycoplasma,ureoplasma, yeast. BV), UTI, . Would also check thyroid. Follow up with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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My period was due today last actyvity was on 2nd I've had period like but tickling pain, tenderness in breasts, bloating, and pain in my legs.Pragnancy?

My period was due today last actyvity was on 2nd I've had period like but tickling pain, tenderness in breasts, bloating, and pain in my legs.Pragnancy?

Not sure: It is important to know the duration of menstrual cycle and whether, any type of contraceptive method was used or not. Considering the cycle to be 28 days in duration, ovulation date may be 8/30/13. Conception is possible with sex on 9/2/13. The above symptoms are possible, both with or without being pregnant, slightly more likely without being pregnant. Home pregnancy test is needed to confirm. ...Read more

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