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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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Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

Not really: Some pregnant patients will mistake gas pain for contractions but gas would not actually trigger contractions. From your previous questions I remember that you have a short cervix, a cerclage and are at risk for preterm labor. If you think you might be contracting you need to be evaluated on labor and delivery now. ...Read more

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When you are pregnant and always farting is this normal?

When you are pregnant and always farting is this normal?

Increased flatus can: Occur. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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I fart a lot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

I fart a lot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Although increased: Flatus can occur with pregnancy it is not considered a diagnostic sign of pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if you believe you might be pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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I fart a lot and early periods, could I be pregnant?

I fart a lot and early periods, could I be pregnant?

Maybe: If you have noticed a change in your bowel habits, are sexually active and are having unusual bleeding, then certainly you might be pregnant. Take a test! ...Read more

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Is farting an early sign of pregnancy?

Is farting an early sign of pregnancy?

Increased flatus: Can occur with pregnancy but is not diagnostic. Take a pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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Being bloated and farting a sign of pregnancy?

Althougth: Increased flatus and bloating can both occur with pregnancy, they are not diagnostic of pregnancy. Please take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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Painful nipples and the area around nipples and farting a lot, could I be pregnant?

Possibly: Sore nipples ; ^ flatus can occur with early pregnancy. But they are not diagnostic of pregnancy. So, it you miss your period - please take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant! In the middle of the night for the past 2days iwake up2 a fart bubble feel all over my belly its uncomfortable is that normal? Bout9wks

Yes: When we are pregnant, a hormone, Progesterone is elevated. This hormone causes all of the smooth muscle to slow down. This is good, because your uterus is smooth muscle. However, so is your intestine lined with smooth muscle, thus your food and poop move more slowly through your bowels causing increased gas production and farting. So while normal... It can be a little uncomfortable and embarras. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant, I have been having issues with constipation. I used an enema yesterday and went a little, now I'm in pain and can't even fart?

I am 20 weeks pregnant, I have been having issues with constipation. I used an enema yesterday and went a little, now I'm in pain and can't even fart?

See your Ob...: If you are in pain and unable to pass gas, you need to see your doctor. You may be right that it is just constipation but it could also be something more serious and require intervention that you cannot do for yourself at home. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and my stomach makes a lot of likefarting noises. I know its normal for noises to come from your stomach but why farting noises?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and my stomach makes a lot of likefarting noises. I know its normal for noises to come from your stomach but why farting noises?

Constipation: Pregnancy can lead to constipation and that can lead to your bowels working harder to pass a stool, thus creating excessive noise or bowel movement. Passing gas is also common during pregnancy. Talk to your obgyn if you think you might be constipated. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and my stomach makes a lot of like farting noises... I'm not constipated. Is it my water getting ready to break?

Pregnancy symptoms: Your water does not make those noises when you are in labor or about to. Uterine contractions also do not make noises, just symptoms of pelvic pressure, back pain etc. What you are describing sounds like a gastrointestinal issue, not signs on labor. Signs of labor are bleeding, pelvic pain, pelvic pressure, pelvic cramps, mucous discharge, mild bleeding etc. Call obgyn if you think you're in labor. ...Read more

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I have this weird feeling of me frequently farting& going to the bathroom more often 2 days after having sex, & also had trouble sleeping. Am I pregnant?

I have this weird feeling of me frequently farting& going to the bathroom more often 2 days after having sex, & also had trouble sleeping. Am I pregnant?

Explanation: None of this symptoms related to pregnancy. To figure out about pregnancy you can use urine pregnancy test if your period is one week late and 3 weeks after sex. Or go to the doctor for blood test. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more