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Doctor insights on: I Feel Bloated Could I Be Pregnant

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 have been having lower back pain, light blood and black/ brown mucus discharge 2 days before my period, I also feel bloated. Could I be pregnant?

I have been having lower back pain, light blood and black/ brown mucus discharge 2 days before my period, I also feel bloated. Could I be pregnant?

Unrelated stages: How old are you? The low back pain and the brown mucus discharge most likely are not related. If you are within the child bearing age and you are sexually active you may be pregnant with or without back pain or brwonish discharge. If the bak pain does not radiate down the thighs it can be muscular. If it radiates down the thighs it may be irritation of a root in the back. Need gyn routine. ...Read more

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I feel really sick and my belly feels tight and bloated could i be pregnant?

I feel really sick and my belly feels tight and bloated  could i be pregnant?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. If the test is positive you will need to seek prenatal care. If the pregnancy test is negative then wait to see if your cycle comes soon and if not schedule a visit with an obgyn. ...Read more

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I had unprote sex once 4months ago but got my period for the last 3months I am late 7days and visibly bloated.could I be pregnant?3 negative preg test

I had unprote sex once 4months ago but got my period for the last 3months I am late 7days and visibly bloated.could I be pregnant?3 negative preg test

Pregnancy unlikely: Pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and cramps I also am bloated could I be pregnant?

Lower back pain and cramps I also am bloated could I be pregnant?

Hard to guess, but: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more