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I keep having stomach twitches that feel like a baby kicking. I am not pregnant. What might it be?

I keep having stomach twitches that feel like a baby kicking. I am not pregnant. What might it be?

GI: This is most likely related to the GI tract, more specifically your intestines. They are constantly in motion and some women perceive this as similar to early fetal movement. ...Read more

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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 low/middle abdomen where uterus is keeps twitching intermittently, doesn't hurt, but feels like a baby kicking almost. Is this cause for concern?

My low/middle abdomen where uterus is keeps twitching intermittently, doesn't hurt, but feels like a baby kicking almost. Is this cause for concern?

Are you pregnant?: It sounds like you may be concerned about a possible pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If negative then consider scheduling a visit for a pelvic exam to determine what might be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a feel of baby kicking on my left abdomen for 2 days but I am not pregnant. What is that?

Had a feel of baby kicking on my left abdomen for 2 days but I am not pregnant. What is that?

Pseudocyesis: A fancy word to denote a "false" pregnancy. It could also be an ovarian cyst on a stalk that is swinging around in your abdomen that can be felt on MD exam or seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm def not pregnant but for last 3/4 days I've had sensation of a baby kicking on the mid to left side of abdomen by rib cage. Any ideas? Not gas.

I'm def not pregnant but for last 3/4 days I've had sensation of a baby kicking on the mid to left side of abdomen by rib cage. Any ideas? Not gas.

LUQ: This could be spasm of the left upper quadrant. Possibly a sign of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I would recommend an abdominal series xrays. If negative would recommend antj-spasmodic medications and stop caffeine products ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant and feeling light twitches on my lower left abdomen. Are these fetus kicks?

18 weeks pregnant and feeling light twitches on my lower left abdomen. Are these fetus kicks?

Baby kicks!: Only time would tell you if that is the baby kicking. The fetus usually starts to kick around week 18, so there's a good chance that this is what you are experiencing. It may not happen daily for a while until your baby gets bigger but it should come and go randomly for a while. Good luck & congrats. ...Read more

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Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Maybe: After 18-20 weeks pregnancy, pregnant women ill be "showing", with visible enlargement of the abdomen. Around that time, "quickening" occurs, which is the first sensation or perception of fetal movement. If you think you're pregnant, do a test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal twitching and jiggling between navel and lower ribs. ...... Not pregnant?

Abdominal twitching and jiggling between navel and lower ribs. ...... Not pregnant?

See doctor: You will need to talk to your doctor about this. He may order an ultrasound to find out what is happening. Do you feel any mass in the abdomen when you place your hand on it? If so, does it pulsate? Either way, consult your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Why do I have palpitations in my lower abdomen? (no pregnancy)

Why do I have palpitations in my lower abdomen? (no pregnancy)

Palpitations?: Palpitations is a word used exclusively for the heart. If you mean that you feel vibrations or something moving in the abdomen likely caused by your intestines.. ...Read more

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No penetration. Fluids outside. 4 months regular periods. Abdomen feels slightly swollen but not very tight. No pregnancy test yet. No other symptoms.

Unclear question: If you had a period after you episode of"fluid outside" you are not pregnant. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more

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I keep getting fluttery twitches in my lower abdomen, I'm on the implant and done a pregnancy test which was negative, any idea as to what it could be?

I keep getting fluttery twitches in my lower abdomen, I'm on the implant and done a pregnancy test which was negative, any idea as to what it could be?

Where is your: implant? If it is in your abdomen, perhaps your abdominal muscles are twitching because they do not like the hormones there. In all seriousness Muscles twitch because they are fatigued or spasm b/c overuse, like vigorous exercise or dehydration or electrolyte abnormalities (like low potassium or magnesium). Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Usually not: What you are probably feeling are random movements from the baby, or possibly hiccups. Both are very common and normal. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

Likely hiccups: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby. Not a seizure! ...Read more

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Twitching left side of stomach about 3 inches from belly button? I felt this after my child was born 10 months ago, But not its constant.

Twitching left side of stomach about 3 inches from belly button? I felt this after my child was born 10 months ago, But not its constant.

Spasm?: I assume you had a vaginal delivery. The uterus enlarged during pregnancy and may have affected an organ in your abdomen. I would suggest that you make an appt with your primary care physician and let him/her check you out. ...Read more

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3rd pregnancy, I'm 11 weeks and feel like twitching like symptom or a pinch like system, in the area where baby is, is baby I feel?

3rd pregnancy, I'm 11 weeks and feel like twitching like symptom or a pinch like system, in the area where baby is, is baby I feel?

Fetal movements: Most women begin to feel the movement of the baby around week 20. 11 weeks is too early to feel the movement. It is simply too small at that gestation. ...Read more

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What does stomach fluttering/twitching mean when your trying for a baby?

What does stomach fluttering/twitching mean when your trying for a baby?

Fluttering: Are you pregnant or trying? Stomach fluttering can be functional, excessive peristalsis, or if pregnant, your baby is there. ...Read more

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So if twitching in my stomach but it is only on one side does that mean that they baby is on that side?

So if twitching in my stomach but it is only on one side does that mean that they baby is on that side?

Ans: Need more history here. How far along are you? A lot depends on the gestational age. If you are very early on in your first trimester you can feel a fluttering like feeling. So give a better history of the pregnancy and be sure to gave your prenatal care ...Read more

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A feeling in mostly right side of stomach like a twitching almost like I'm pregnant and a baby is moving but I'm not pregnant?

A feeling in mostly right side of stomach like a twitching almost like I'm pregnant and a baby is moving but I'm not pregnant?

Ulcer vsgall bladder: Stones or just viral illness or constipation or excess gas from carbinated drinks or food reaction, if persist see gastroenterologist. If take alot of pain meds like aspirin or aleve could be twinge of ulcer but usually pain/burning. Could be reflux, but check pregnancy test agin if at risk ...Read more

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Im12 weeks pregnant and showing a lot and I felt a movement in my lower abdominal like some1 poking me or a muscle twitching. Could it be baby moving?

Im12 weeks pregnant and showing a lot and I felt a movement in my lower abdominal like some1 poking me or a muscle twitching. Could it be baby moving?

Sensitive?: First movements can be there at 12 wks. Most women don't feel it since the baby is so small. Yours might be larger than the average and you may be more sensitive. See your OBGYN a bit before the next scheduled time to verify if you wish. Congrats! ...Read more

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Doctor found 2 thyroid nodules in my child's neck (12). She is having muscle twitching EVERYWHERE and stomach cramps. Any connection with the thyroid?

Doctor found 2 thyroid nodules in my child's neck (12). She is having muscle twitching EVERYWHERE and stomach cramps. Any connection with the thyroid?

See an ENT: For comprehensive workup: 1. History and physical examination. 2 Thyroid labs. 3. Ultrasound or other imaging. 4. Aspiration biopsy. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant, and I am now complaining about pain in my abdomen and felt like the baby is about to fall. Is this normal?

I am 17 weeks pregnant, and I am now complaining about pain in my abdomen and felt like the baby is about to fall. Is this normal?

Not normal: Pressure and pain during early pregnancy is not considered normal until proven otherwise. An evaluation by an obstetrician would be wise. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and had sex an start feeling cramping in abdomen could be the baby sitting low?

7 months pregnant and had sex an start feeling cramping in abdomen could be the baby sitting low?

Contractions: It is not unusual to have occasional contractions of the uterus at this stage of pregnancy. They may be triggered by having an orgasm. ...Read more

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I'm 30 weeks pregnant & have had pain in lower right abdomen for 2 days. Is it from the way the baby is positioned?

Or something else: It is hard to say. If the pain is constant and pretty bad or if you have spotting or any other symptoms I would get checked out by your OB soon. ...Read more

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Can a 4 month internal And a 5 month abdominal scan miss a baby? If you have had 10 negative urine pregnancy tests? Scared I'm pregnant

Can a 4 month internal And a 5 month abdominal scan miss a baby? If you have had 10 negative urine pregnancy tests? Scared I'm pregnant

No: 10 negative tests and two ultrasound a month apart. You are not pregnant. I say this with concern, have you seen a therapist for your unreasonable fears? ...Read more

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Skin sensitive to touch around lower abdomen and waist. Roughly 6weeks pregnant with baby #2. Is this a normal symptom? What would cause this?

Skin sensitive to touch around lower abdomen and waist. Roughly 6weeks pregnant with baby #2. Is this a normal symptom? What would cause this?

Sensitive skin: I do not believe that is a common symptom. It doesn't necessarily sound worrisome, though. If you are worried still, see your obstetrician. ...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